Albania lifts all restrictions for foreign tourists

Visiting Albania as of 1 June will not require a COVID-19 test, an antibody test, a vaccine passport or any other document related to the virus, the government announced on Saturday. [Shutterstock/Golub Oleksii]

The Albanian government has lifted all pandemic-related restrictions for foreign tourists visiting the country, exit.al reported.

Visiting Albania as of 1 June will not require a COVID-19 test, an antibody test, a vaccine passport or any other document related to the virus, the government announced on Saturday. 

The 14-day quarantine requirement upon entry has also been lifted, the government added.

However, foreign tourists have been urged to stay at least 1.5 metres away from each other at the airport to prevent the spread of the disease.

Summer health centres spread across 29 locations across the country will also offer rapid COVID-19 tests as of next week.

A total of 29 testing centres across the country will also offer rapid tests for the coronavirus starting from next week.

New infections and coronavirus-related deaths have dropped drastically in Albania in the last month. Fewer than 300 cases remain active in the whole country, while no deaths have been registered for several days in a row. 

Roughly one-third of the population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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