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Level 2: Exercise increased caution

Travel Advisory: Albania - Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution)

Exercise increased caution in Albania due to crime.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Albania due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Albania.

Exercise increased caution in:

  • The southern town of Lazarat due to crime.
If you decide to travel to Albania:

Lazarat-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 COVID-19 information.

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