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Level 1: Exercise normal precautions

Travel Advisory: Albania - Level 1 (Exercise Normal Precautions)

Exercise normal precautions in Albania. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • The southern town of Lazarat due to crime.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Albania:

Lazarat – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

The security situation in Lazarat remains volatile due to crime and violence associated with marijuana cultivation. Local police have limited ability to protect and assist travelers.

The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Lazarat as U.S government employees are prohibited from traveling there.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to the Risk Indicators.

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