On June 1st 2021 the Albanian government has announced the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, which are effective immediately. The decision was made in relation to the low number of new positive cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks.
Up until the announcement, face masks were mandatory in all public areas in Albania, both indoors and outdoors. Since the new regulations took effect, face masks now only have to be worn in indoor areas, so you are no longer required to wear a face covering when walking around outdoors.
A curfew is still in place, but the duration has been shortened to the hours of 23.00 – 06.00. During these hours you are not allowed to be outside of your house, apartment or hotel. The only exeptions are for health emergencies and work related movements (with government approved permission).
Bars and Restaurants
Bars and restaurants can continue to operate normally and can now stay open for guests until 11pm, after which they can continue to operate as delivery service only.
Nightclubs and discos remain closed but music can be played in bars until 10pm.