urrently all ferry services between Saranda and Corfu have been suspended until further notice, due to travel restrictions as a result of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. As the situation is evolving constantly it is unclear how long the restrictions will be in place or when the ferry companies will be able to resume their services.
At the moment the best way to reach Saranda from abroad is via Tirana International Airport, and public transport is currently operational throughout Albania. You could also rent a car, and some rental companies also offer one-way rentals for a reasonable price.
We will do our best to keep you up to date, but since the situation is changing constantly, and restrictions can be imposed or lifted last minute, we strongly encourage you to always check the latest status with the government institutions directly. The Greek authorities post frequent updates on this website.
We have also been informed by travelers recently, that they were able to buy ferry tickets online via the major international ferry booking websites, only to find out opon arrival that the ferry was not operating. We therefore strongly advise to check the latest status with the ferry operators directly. Here you can find a list of operators and their contact details.
At the moment of writing, the ferries between Corfu and the Greek mainland are still running. So in case you are flying into Corfu, and are unable to rebook your ticket to Tirana, you could take a ferry to Igoumenitsa and cross the border to Albania over land. From Igoumenitsa you could take a taxi to the border, or a bus via Ioannina. From the border you would need to take a taxi to Saranda. We do NOT recommend to take this journey the other way (Saranda to Corfu) as you need to be able to show an approved negative PCR test not old than 72 hours, in order to cross the border to Greece.