FCO Travel Advice for - Albania

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  • Over 80,000 British nationals visit Albania every year. Most visits are trouble-free. See Consular assistance statistics.

  • From December to February severe weather may cause flooding, particularly in northern Albania. Heavy snowfall in mountainous areas can lead to disruption to transport and services.

  • Public security is generally good, particularly in Tirana. Crime and violence does occur in some areas, but is not typically targeted at foreigners. Gun ownership is widespread. See Crime.

  • There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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