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  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Local laws and customs
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Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 19 May 2019.

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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
Currency: Albanian Lek (ALL)
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ALL
Dialling Code: 355
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 2,932,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Albanian (official language) 100%


Capital City(s):
Tirana
Telephone Area Code: +355 4
Population:
Latitude: Longitude:



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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