COVID-19 Travel Update

Updated: 27/11/2021

“This crisis is an opportunity to rethink the tourism sector and its contribution to the people and planet; an opportunity to build back better towards a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient tourism sector that ensure the benefits of tourism are enjoyed widely and fairly.”

Zurab Pololikashvili, UNWTO Secretary-General

According to UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization), 21% of all destinations worldwide currently have their borders completely closed to tourists. These numbers and measurements have made everyone think if they would ever travel again easily. Hard to believe one year ago, yet the situation has changed since the vaccine rolled out. 

People have slowly continued to travel and the Balkan region is strongly becoming a hot destination. Covid-19 cases have been under control and the borders have been partially open for international tourists. 

However, each tourist needs to double-check the travel restriction while traveling from a country to another. We will list below useful information to know before traveling in Albania or the Balkan region.

The following restriction are applied when entering countries: Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Republic of Serbia. 

  • Vaccination passport, where at least two weeks have passed from the date of full vaccination; or
  • PCR test performed within 72 hours; or
  • Rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours OR
  • Document/proof proving that you have passed or recovered from Covid-19 valid up to 6 months after recovery;
  • These criteria also apply to those travelers who transit through these countries
  • Children up to the age of 6 are exempt from these criteria.

All travelers must complete their PLF form before entering the countries: 

Greece travel.gov.gr

Croatia entercroatia.mup.hr

Additional information when arriving at Tirana Airport:

https://www.tirana-airport.com/d/375/vaccine-or-test-covid-information-on-direct-destinations-from-tia

Please feel free to reach out to us if you are unsure before arriving in the Balkans. We will provide the useful information to make you sure that you are traveling safe and sound.