In June 2021, Albania has seen a considerable increase in the number of foreign visitors compared to the same time last year, according to the National Institute of Statistics in Albania (INSTAT).
604,381 foreign visitors entered Albania in June, a number that is 3.4 higher compared to the same time in 2020, when pandemic restrictions were stricter. This figure is closer to the 630,334 visitors that entered Albania in June 2019.
Kosovo leads the pack, with the number of tourists entering Albania this June being significantly higher than even its pre-pandemic figures. 334,908 tourists entered Albania from Kosovo, compared to 213,550 in June 2019 and 109,517 in June 2020.
68,522 visitors arrived from North Macedonia, slightly more than June 2019 (67,767 visitors), and several times more than in June 2020 (9,878 visitors).
Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism sector, the number of visitors from Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom have dropped significantly compared to 2019.
The Albanian government has lifted all pandemic-related restrictions for foreigners visiting the country. No negative COVID-19 test, PCR test, vaccination record, or any other document related to the virus will be necessary to visit Albania.
New infections and coronavirus-related deaths have dropped in the last months, though there has been an uptick in July as the Delta variant was confirmed in Albania. Roughly one third of the population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Albania is in the European Union’s Green List which means that it is considered a no-risk destination to travel to.