in 2019, I am spending 5 days in Albania (a nonSchengen country) and then flying into Rome, Italy for 5 days before going to the United States. I am a US Citizen. Do I clear customs in Rome after my visit to Albania?

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    What makes you think you wouldn’t?
    – Traveller
    Mar 15 '19 at 20:20
  • Thank you. I’ve traveled between Germany, France, Austria, and Switzerland without going through customs and just needed to know if I needed to allow extra time for customs in Italy and Albania. 👍🏻
    – Chris
    Mar 15 '19 at 21:52
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    – Willeke
    Mar 15 '19 at 21:58

Yes, not only customs, but also immigration checks.

Entering Italy from a non Schengen country, you are subject to immigration checks (passport control). Entering Italy from a non-EU country, you are subject to customs checks.

It is for your question irrelevant that you are a US citizen or that you are staying 5 days.

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    Well, his USA citizenship is useful only inasmuch as like many other nationalities, it means he doesn't need to apply for an Italy visa in advance. Mar 15 '19 at 22:58

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