Questions tagged [albania]

Questions about travel to and within the country of Albania in Southeast Europe.

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What is the official rule on Albanian roundabouts?

When entering roundabouts in Albania we have witnessed both vehicles on the roundabout giving way to entering vehicles, and vehicles entering the roundabout giving way to vehicles on the roundabout. ...
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I hold Indian passport and plan to visit Greece and then cross the border by road to Albania and Macedonia

If I tick the multiple entry in the visa application, will I get it? If I enter Macedonia, showing them my exit ticket from Greece would do? There is a rule that states I should hold multi-entry visa ...
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Non Biometric Passport and Albania

I am an Indian citizen living in Germany holding a non-biometric passport. I am traveling to Montenegro and plan on making a day trip to Albania overland and return to Montenegro on the same day. I ...
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Do I have to clear customs in Italy if I am flying from Tirana, Albania?

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 ...
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Traveling from Tirana, Albania to Korce, Albania [closed]

What is the preferred method to travel from Tirana to Korce, Albania? I believe Korce was fairly difficult to get to due to road conditions in the early 2000's but don't know how conditions are in ...
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Crossing the Skadar Lake by boat or bicycle

I will be making a trip to Skadar Lake from the Montenegrin side. I searched a lot to find out if there are any services that take you to the Albanian side as well. I know that I can visit the ...
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Immigration in Tirana Airport

I'm traveling to Tirana, Albania (arriving in late-March) on my 18th birthday alone to visit my friends. I am an American. I've never traveled internationally before, I'm just curious what happens at ...
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Can EU nationals enter and exit Albania with EU ID card?

I was wondering if I need a passport or I can simply use my EU ID card to enter and exit Albania? Many thanks, KG
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Buses in the Balkans

I'm currently planning a trip through the Balkans, flying back home at the end of it from Dubrovnik. I've found good resources for pretty much everything, however, information (in English, at least) ...
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countries to travel using albanian residence permit

I have an Albanian residence permit. Can i travel to Schengen countries without visa. If not, is it easy to get a Schengen visa? Also, how can I get an Albanian passport?
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Need tourist visa for Albania?

I have difficulty figuring out whether or not I need a visa to Albania. I do not have a passport from a visa exempt country, but I have a student visa to the UK and I study there currently. Now ...
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Transiting Albania to Italy [closed]

I plan to do a trip in the late summer with my wife by car, going from Romania to Italy, but we'd like to get the ferry from Durres or maybe another city in Albania, and I would like to know some ...
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Can I cross the border from Ioannina Greece to Albania

Can I cross the border from Ioannina Greece to Albania with my Greek ID card or do I need a passport?
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No Albanian entry stamp received at the border. Would this cause issues for future visits?

I recently entered Albania with an EU passport, but I noticed that I received no entry stamp. As an EU citizen, was I supposed to receive an entry stamp? If I was, would this cause problems for me ...
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Opening times of the border between Greece and Albania

We are a family from Bulgaria, who are traveling by car from Greece to Albania. We would like to know what's working time on the Konispol/Sagiada border between Greece and Albania?
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What is the fastest way of reaching Albanian tourist attractions?

When I went to Albania on a day trip, I was told that it was the tourist destination of the future (but there again they would say that) It's certainly developing fast, and would attract tourists ...
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What's the fastest ferry to get from Italy to Albania?

I'm looking for the fastest ferry that travels from anywhere in Italy to anywhere in Albania. The ferry should have a regular schedule and should be in service in September 2015.
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Can I travel to Macedonia and Albania on Schengen visa? Do I need transit visa for Germany if my stay is less than 4 hours within the airport?

I am a Pakistani national on a student visa till July 2016. I will travel with my family who are British Nationals. Can I travel to Macedonia and Albania on Schengen visa? Do I need transit visa for ...
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Can we get full refund on cancellation of ticket if embassy closed down?

I'm a citizen of India and I bought a ticket from Austrian airlines in advance as to apply for a visa of Albania but unfortunately the Albanian embassy closed down and hence no visa. Now when I am ...
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What is the best way to get from Tirana (Albania) to Dubrovnik (Croatia)?

I have recently traveled from Tirana to Dubrovnik (airport) in a rather 'would not like to do it again' way that included more then a whole day of buses walking and hitch-hiking so i am curious to ...
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Podgorica, Montenegro to Tirana, Albania by public transport

Are there trains or buses between Podgorica, in Montenegro, and Tirana, in Albania? I am thinking of visiting Montenegro and Greece. I'd like to go straight, ideally by train. I read somewhere that ...
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Can Albania be considered secure?

Can Albania be considered secure? How secure is Albania (particularly in the mountains) compared to countries like Ukraine or Romania? What security issues should a traveller take into account, such ...
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Exchanging Albanian money into euros outside Albania

I found a small amount of Albanian lekë (can you say "leks" in English?) in my wallet from last summer's visit there. Is there any place in Helsinki where I can change those back into euros? Forex, at ...
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Can I cross the Albania/Greece border on foot?

I intend to cross from Albania to Greece at the Konispol/Sagiada border crossing. I will be hitchhiking so I will sometimes be in a car, and sometimes on foot. Now I did walk across the Montenegro/...
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Is it easier and/or cheaper to replace my lost tent in Albania or Greece?

When travel.SE was shiny and new I asked a very similar question which became a point of controversy but in the end it has remained open and thought to be on-topic under the circumstances. Sadly I ...
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How should I go about finding the Albanian national dish, tavë kosi?

I'm currently travelling in the Balkans and have previously had surprising difficulty finding the national dish in some countries. Here in Albania the national dish is tavë kosi, baked lamb and rice ...
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Is it currently possible to drive from Durrës to Berat in Albania on the SH 4?

I'm intending to hitchhike from Durrës to Berat on the SH 4, which looks like the obvious route. But when I Google Maps for driving directions between these two cities it tells to drive back up to ...
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Are there restaurants or cafes with Wi-Fi in Shkodër, Albania?

Here in Shkodër Albania my hotel doesn't have Wi-Fi and there aren't many tourists to ask. I can find lots of bar/cafes and lots of internet places with no coffee or food offered. But what I can't ...
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Is the tapwater safe to drink in Albania generally and Shkodër specifically?

So I've arrived in Shkodër, Albania. If there are other tourists here they're all hiding. I don't have a guidebook and wikitravel doesn't tell me. Can I drink the water from the tap like in nearby ...
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What is the most interesting route from Sofia, Bulgaria to northern Albania? [closed]

I'm trying to decide which route to take from Sofia Bulgaria, where I am now, to northern Albania, but I don't really have much idea what specific points of interest are along the way. I could just ...