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Albania Travel warnings

Albania's Roads and Transport

Albania is often touted as “an undiscovered European destination” with a stunning landscape unspoilt by mass tourism, however getting around to enjoy this hidden gem is problematic; the transport infrastructure is s

Albania - Poor Country, Poor Health

A fascinating country to visit, Albania has issues relating to health that visitors should know. Basically it can be summed up like this; Albania is very poor, the government doesn’t have the money to fund large-scale

Blood Feuds and Border Disputes - Albania

Albania is an increasingly popular country to visit with very hospitable people. But one area in particular is off limits to tourist. The hospitality can evaporate pretty quickly in the North East of Albania because of

Scams and Rip-offs in Albania

Albania is a very interesting and welcoming country with decent honest people – mostly - however there are a few common scamming methods you should be aware of to avoid being ripped off. It's a Lottery Welcome to Al

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Parliamentary elections in Albania - Travel advisory -

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Recommended vaccinations for Albania

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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Is it safe to travel to Albania

Ana, it's one of the poorest nations in eastern Europe so there are a few issues with health, hygiene and infrastructure.... but nothing that poses an immine... read more »
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