VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports: Visa not required
For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa not required
Valid ID card may be used for travel to the Republic of Albania

Note: Visa is required for the holder of an emergency travel document in transit

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC  

Citizens of the Republic of Republic of Serbia may enter Albania. As from September 6, passengers entering Albania must present one of the following documents (applies to all border crossings):

  1. A vaccination certificate (provided that at least two weeks have passed from the date of full vaccination);
  2. A negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (not older than 48 hours);
  3. A recovery certificate (valid for 6 months after recovery from Covid 19).

The abovementioned rules apply to all persons (except for children up to 6 years of age), including those who transit through the Republic of Albania.

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who have a valid travel document or biometric ID card, may enter, transit and stay in the Republic of Albania without a visa for 90 days, within a period of 180 days from the date of first entry into the country. 

Minors over the age of 10 who, according to the Law on Identity Cards of the Republic of Serbia, have the right to an identity card may also use ID to enter and stay in Albania.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who intend to travel to the Republic of Albania through the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija by crossing an administrative boundary must have a valid ID card. This includes minors over the age of 10 who have an ID card.

For traveling through the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija and crossing an administrative boundary, children must have a birth certificate with their photograph pasted or stapled (on)to it, and to enter the Republic of Albania they need a passport.

A pet may enter the country if accompanied by a vaccination passport issued by a veterinary clinic, and a written confirmation of the veterinarian that the pet is healthy.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded.

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION – Due to the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus, a ban on movement from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. is in force in the Republic of Albania. Tourist who are arriving at the time of the ban are enabled to reach the chosen destination, without unnecessary delays.

TRANSPORT – It is possible to travel to the Republic of Albania by air, landing at the Mother Teresa International Airport near Tirana. Air Serbia has four scheduled flights a week, and the flight lasts about 60 minutes. Also, three bus lines run daily from Tirana to Prizren and Priština, from where, with a break of 30–45 minutes, the journey may be continued to Belgrade or other cities in the Republic of Serbia.

There is also a new bus line, Belgrade-Drač and Belgrade-Valona.  

It is necessary to take caution when it comes to traffic, since drivers (car, motorcycle or bicycle), especially in bigger cities, have more casual sense of driving which could lead to a considerable traffic congestions and often collisions.

Caution and attention is required when traveling via regional road where there is a possibility, specifically near populated areas, to come across unattended domestic animals, moving freely on a road.

It is very important to respect traffic signals and speed limits on highways, truck roads and regional roads through the country because traffic police radar controls are frequent.

OTHER INFORMATION – The official currency of the Republic of Albania is the Lek (ALL). In January 2021, 1 EURO = 123 ALL, 1 USD = 101.75 ALL. It is possible to use payment cards issued by Serbian banks in hotels, larger shopping centres, shops and the like.

 

Contact information
During your stay in the Republic of Albania, for consular assistance and protection, you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tirana, at the following numbers: +355-4-2223-042; +355-42232-091 and e-mail address: srb.emb.albania@mfa.rs