Area: 28,748 km²
Capital: Tirana
Population: 2,831,741 inhabitants (2011)

Travel advice
Availability: No special safety risks. More information is available on the website of the national

Best time
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Albania. During these months, you have the best chance of good weather.

Albanian is the official language in Albania. In addition, there are smaller-scale Greek and Macedonian spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a passport or identity card that is valid for at least 3 months upon arrival in Albania.
A visa is not necessary if you are staying in Albania for less than three months.

Vaccinatie (inenting)
Voor een bezoek aan Albanië is het aan te raden één of meerdere  te halen.

Immunization (vaccination)
To a visit to Albania it is recommended to have one or more vaccinations.

Money and Money
Albania is paid by the Albanian lek (ALL).

Traffic and route
In Albania you must drive on the right side of the road.

In Albania the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.

Tap water
The drinking water is safe, but can cause chlorine gastrointestinal complaints.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Albania available on Google news.
A summary of the newspapers from Albania visit Abyznewslinks.

Websites ending in .al from Albania.
Official websites of Albania: and

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Albania.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Albania.

An overview of all the holidays in Albania, visit

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (among others national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Albania, visit Protectedplanet.
An overview of the World Heritage in Albania can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Countries Embassy, ​​GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.










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