| A travel guide for Albania   (Tuesday, 23 April, 2024)

Albania: the land of the Eagle

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Albanian Currency

Albania has the leke (or lek) as its currency. It is subdivided into 100 qindarka (singular qindarkë), although qindarka are no longer issued. Roughly I euro in about, 140 leke and I dollar is about 105 leke. For an accurate online converter please visit this site. The leke comes in coins and banknotes: Coins: Frequenty Used: Lek1, Lek5, Lek10, Lek20, Lek50, Lek100 Banknotes: Frequently Used: Lek200, Lek500, Lek1000, Lek2000, Lek5000 On this Wikipedia page you will find images of all, today in use, banknotes. There are various ways to obtain Albanian leks. Money can be changed at the airport, at all major crossings and the main ports. Furthermore at all […] Read More

Albanian timezone

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour (Central European Time). Daylight saving time:      2014 zondag, 30 maart, 02:00 zondag, 26 oktober, 03:00    2015 zondag, 29 maart, 02:00 zondag, 25 oktober, 03:00    2016 zondag, 27 maart, 02:00 zondag, 30 oktober, 03:00    2017 zondag, 26 maart, 02:00 zondag, 29 oktober, 03:00    2018 zondag, 25 maart, 02:00 zondag, 28 oktober, 03:00    2019 zondag, 31 maart, 02:00 zondag, 27 oktober, 03:00 In Albania it is now […] Read More

Visa policy Albania

Albania has a couple of years ago changed its visa policy dramatically. Citizens of certain countries can enter Albania without a visa for a maximum of 90 days within a specific 180-day period, starting from the date of first entry. A passport is required. However, a subset of citizens eligible for visa-free travel can enter the country with only their ID cards in lieu of their passports. Citizens of the countries presented in green in the image below do not require a visa to enter Albania. Citizens from the European Union, Australia, Canada, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, New Zealand, San Marino and United States can enter Albania with only their ID […] Read More

Vaccine recommendations

(The materials on this page is in no way intended to replace professional medical care.) Below you find a short overview of the necessary and recommended vaccines, when travelling to Albania. The data presented below is purely meant as informative and it is urgently advised to consult your (local) authorities in order to obtain advise on this matter. Disease Recommendation When to see a doctor Typhoid *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 weeks before travel Hepatitis A Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 weeks before travel Tuberculosis Not required - Hepatitis B *Vaccination sometimes recommended 2 months before travel Rabies *Vaccination sometimes recommended 1 month before travel Meningococcal meningitis Not required - Cholera Not […] Read More

Electricity, plugs and socket

The standard provided power supply (electricity) in Albania, like in many other European countries, is 230 volt (220 - 240v) with a frequency of 50 hz. The power sockets that are used are of type C / F. You can use your appliances in Albania, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220V - 240V (as in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). Manufacturers take these small deviations into account. If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V - 127V (as in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you need a power converter. To be sure, […] Read More

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Albanian Visits

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