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Albania Travel Insurance

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Looking for the best place to spend your next vacation? Look no further. Albania comes to mind when you are looking for beautiful sceneries, coastal living, UNESCO world heritage sites, and so forth.

Albania shares a strong diplomatic relationship with Canada. The two countries relate in terms of trade and investment as well as defense and military cooperation. Tourism is one of the most important reasons why Canadians visit Albania. However, some Canadians also visit for business and trade.

When traveling to Albania, it is important to have the right Albania travel insurance or private medical coverage to protect you and your loved ones in the Balkans nation.

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Basic Information About Albania

Some important information on Albania Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Albanian lek
Official language Albanian
Capital Tirana
Continent Europe
Population Approx. 2.9 million
Plug type Plug type C and F
Driving side Right-hand side
  • Spring – April to June
  • Summer – July to August
  • Autumn – September to October
  • Winter – November to March
Laws Local laws and customs

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Albania Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Albania is yours and you are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. But since we care about your safety, we provide you credible and relevant information in our Travel Advice to help you to make well-informed decisions as you travel out of Canada.

Risk Level

Albania – Take normal security precautions

Take normal security precautions in Albania.

  • Avoid non-essential travel to the city of Lazarat

 Entry / Exit requirements

Albania, just like every other country, decides who enters or exits its borders and the Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the country’s entry or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from Albanian authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The entry requirements that apply to you depends on the type of passport you use for travel. Contact your transportation company about passport requirements before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport – Your passport must be valid for a minimum of three months beyond the date you expect to depart Albania.
  • Passport for official travel – Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents – The entry rules that apply when traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document may differ. Find out about entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Albania before you leave.

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Albania Healthcare

Albania has both private and public healthcare facilities and hospitals. Health outcomes in Albania are relatively strong by regional standards but the quality of care is a great concern and not up to Canada’s standard. Also, some hospitals may require cash payments. So, you need to travel with enough money to cover potential costs and the right Albania travel insurance for the coverage you need.

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Albania Travel Insurance News

Hundreds of people were saved in a dramatic rescue at the Adriatic Sea after a fire on board a ferry close to Albania and a Canadian man was among the people saved.

According to a spokesperson at the Greek embassy in Ottawa, one Canadian identified to be N. Pejcinovksi was among the 422 passengers and 56 crew on the ship’s manifest but his whereabouts were not known.

The fire broke out on a car deck of the Norman Atlantic on a journey from the Greek port of Patras to Ancona in Italy. A minimum of 10 people died.

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Albania Travel Insurance FAQ

Do you need a Visa for travelling to Albania?

Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Albania for stays up to 90 days in a six-month period. This applies to tourist visas, business visas, and student visas. If you wish to stay more than 90 days in Albania, you need to apply for either a resident permit or a work permit.

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Can I buy multiple travel insurance policies?

You can buy more than one travel insurance policies if you are not satisfied with the features and benefits offered by a single policy but you are not allowed to double dip.

Does travel insurance cover doctor visits?

Your Albania travel insurance policy will cover the cost of doctor visits and other outpatient services.

Can I buy travel insurance the day I leave?

You can purchase an Albania travel insurance policy the day you leave or even later. Some insurers now offer usage-based policies that make it possible to purchase coverage on the go and even manage your policy as much as you want.

How long does a travel insurance claim take?

The length of time it will take you to receive an outcome depends on the type of claim you intend to make. However, if you provide the necessary documents to your travel insurer, you should get an outcome for your claim in 10 to 14 business days.

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