Official Travel Advice for Albania
Safety and security (Political situation) - Large-scale protests and acts of civil disobedience are possible country-wide in the run-up to, during and after local elections due on Sunday 30 June; you should check local media for the latest information, remain vigilant and avoid any demonstrations
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Jul 2019.
Over 120,000 British nationals visit Albania every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
From December to February severe weather may cause flooding, particularly in northern Albania. Heavy snowfall in mountainous areas can lead to disruption to transport and services. Monitor local and international media for the latest information.
Public security is generally good, particularly in Tirana. Crime and violence does occur in some areas, but is not typically targeted at foreigners. Gun ownership is widespread. See Crime
When visiting hill towns on the northern border with Kosovo, you should exercise caution and heed warning signs about unexploded landmines and other unexploded ordnance. See Landmines
Terrorist attacks in Albania can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Albania
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Visitors/Tourists: 2,932,000 in 2011