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This page features general information in regards to travelling in Albania, as well as legal issues and information on motorcycling/riding in Albania.

Please also view our general advice for Motorcycling in Europe, which details further information on passports, documents, lights, ferry crossings etc.


  • In Albania roads in some areas, particularly rural areas are poor. Riders should be alert for potholes.

  • Be cautious riding at night as it is not uncommon to come across unlit vehicles.

  • Albanian driving can be erratic and RTA's are among the highest in Europe.

  • If you are importing a vehicle you must have all your documentation at the border.

  • Albania is accessible by ferry from Italy. Crossings take between 7 and 16 hours depending on route taken/ports travelling to/from.

 


Information is correct at the time of publishing (2012), please confirm as required with authorities.

Accommodation

Motorcycle Friendly Accommodation in Albania

Documents

To prevent any difficulty whilst travelling, you should take the following documents with you (Applicable to UK Residents and most European Countries.)

  1. A valid full driving licence, with paper counterpart if you have a photocard licence.
  2. An International Driving Permit (when necessary).
  3. The original vehicle registration document.
  4. Your motor insurance certificate.
  5. Your passport.

Carrying the correct documents will help to identify you and your vehicle and your rights should you be stopped by the police.

Health Advice & Insurance

Do have your own health insurance, it is advised to have emergency air ambulance cover in case you are involved in an accident.

Drink only bottled water.

Please also see the advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth office, Or the National Travel Health Network (see links at the bottom of this page).

Passports

You must hold a valid passport to enter Albania.

Motorcycle Insurance

You must have valid motorcycle insurance.

Vaccinations

If travelling from a country with Yellow Fever risk, you must have Yellow Fever Vaccination. (Please see National Travel Health Network).

Visas

If you are staying for less than 90 days a visa is not required.

Information is correct at the time of publishing (2012), please confirm as required with authorities.
 
Useful Websites for riding in Albania
National Travel Health Network and Centre
Provides advice on Health and Vaccines for Albania
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (UK) - Albania
 


Please also view our general advice for Motorcycling in Europe, which details information on passports, documents, lights, ferry crossings, insurance, EIHC's, IDP's etc.