Albania destination information

All you need to know before visiting Albania

Albania summary

Albania is a small country with around 3M Albanian. Official language is Albanian. Albania uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Albania is Lek (ALL).

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🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 114

ATMs in Albania are Common. Internet speed in Albania is on average 5.8 Mbps. In Albania you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Tirana
🗣️ Albanian
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 3M ☀️ ~11 °C 🌧 ~81 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 29k km2 (11k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Albania uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Albanian


Currency 💱

100 ALL = 0.9 USD

Albania uses the Albanian lek (symbol: L), code ALL.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 200 lekë. Lek is subdivided into 100 qindarkës. Coins come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 lekë.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Albania. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Albania uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Albania upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


Police :


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Calling ☎️


To call Albania, dial +, then 355 (the country code for Albania), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Albania, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 22 .

international: + 355 22 1234567
calling local: 022 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Albania is on average 5.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Albania is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,017.91 ALL, which includes 4 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: ALBtelecom, Telekom or Vodafone.


Rules 🚗

In Albania you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 40 km/h (24 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-90 km/h (49-55 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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