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Health Alert: Albania, Update on Loosened COVID-19 Restrictions

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tirana, Albania (May 30, 2020)

Location:  Albania

Event:  The Albanian government continues to loosen COVID-19-related restrictions throughout the country. 

 

During the weekend of May 30-31:

 

·        The curfew for citizens across the country is lifted. 

·        Restrictions on shops’ operating hours are lifted.

·        The red-green zone divide still applies.  No intercity travel between the zones is allowed.

·        Beaches in coastal towns are open to residents only. 

·        Cars will not be permitted to circulate on Sunday.

 

Effective June 1, 2020:

 

·        All land borders will re-open.  The 14-day quarantine requirement upon entry to Albania will be lifted.  Quarantine will only apply in specific cases when ordered by health authorities.

·        Kindergartens and daycares will re-open.

·        All curfews across the country and restrictions on intercity travel will be lifted.  There will no longer be red zones and green zones around the country.

·        Beaches connected to hotels will be accessible to hotel guests.

·        Sports activities will be permitted without spectators.

·        Gyms, parks and similar centers will be permitted to re-open.

 

Please note that public transit remains suspended.  Large events and gatherings also remain suspended.

 

Monitor Embassy Tirana’s website for more information on COVID-19 restrictions throughout the country.  Email ACSTirana@state.gov with questions. 

 

Actions:

·        Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

·        Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19.

·        Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.

·        Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S. 

·        For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

 

Assistance:

·        U.S. Embassy Tirana, Albania
+(355) (0)4224-7285
+(355) (0)4224-7285 (after hours)
ACSTirana@state.gov
https://al.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/

·        State Department - Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·        Albania Country Information

·        Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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