Last update 21 July 2020Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Republic of Albania
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Albania
Address: Rruga Skenderbeu 12, Tirana, Albania
Tel.: +355 4 22 33 155; +355 4 22 32 906
Fax: +355 4 22 32 272
Telephone with voice mail for consular information and for signals from citizens:
+355 4 22 69 243
Out-of-hours hotlines: +355 42 233 155; +355 42 232 906
Office hours: 8.00 - 15.00 h
Embassy of the Republic of Albania in Sofia
Address: 10 “Krakra” str., Sofia 1504
Telephone: +359 2 943 38 57
Fax: +359 2 943 30 69
E-mail: [email protected]
Honorary Consul of Albania in Bulgaria
Chancellerie: 4000 Plovdiv, 12, rue Traiko Kitantchev
GSM: + 359 888 626 809
E-mail: [email protected]
Albanian lek (ALL)
140 ALL = 1 EUR
The national road network of the country is in a relatively good condition. By train you can reach only some cities in the north and the southeast areas. By bus you can reach almost any place. There are regular ferry lines with Italy and Greece from the ports of Durres, Vlora and Saranda. The international airport is located in Tirana.
Customs requirements when visiting the country allow the import of goods for personal use within reasonable limits; other goods imported or exported from the country by individuals must be accompanied by documents of acquisition and ownership. Personal belongings and limited amounts of alcohol, cigarettes and perfumes are imported duty free. Cash amounts over EUR 10,000 are to be declared at the border check-point of entry or exit. It is recommended that valuables are declared.
Medical care is at a relatively high level and is conducted in public and private hospitals.
There is no need for any special vaccinations when entering the country.
There are no areas with increased risks of natural disasters in the country.
Travel papers and visas
Valid Bulgarian personal documents: passport and ID card.
Bulgarian nationals, holders of valid passports and ID cards, can enter and reside in the Republic of Albania without a visa. If staying in the country for more than 30 days, they must obtain residence permits issued by the Ministry of Interior of Albania.
When travelling by car, upon entry it is necessary to present the documents of the vehicle, a valid driving license, and international insurance /green card/ valid for the corresponding period of stay in the country.
Electric power is 220V/50Hz. The consumption of bottled water is recommended.
Certification and legalisation
- Verification of date, contents and signature of a private document.
- Certification of the accuracy of a copy of an original document.
- Certification of translator’s signature.
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Tirana does not have staff translators from Albanian to Bulgarian and vice versa. The signatures of sworn translators who are appointed by an order of the head of the diplomatic representation can be authenticated. They have the relevant qualifications and capacity. Their names, addresses and telephone numbers are available at the Consular Section of the Embassy. Certification of translation that has not been made by any of the sworn translators is refused.
Documents issued in the country are to be certified with an “Apostille” at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania.