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New anti-COVID measures come into force in Albania with vaccination passport or negative PCR test – Latest News

New anti-COVID measures enter into force in Albania with vaccination passport or negative PCR testPhoto: Laura Hasani

From this Monday, September 6, the new anti-COVID measures at the border come into force. All travelers who want to enter the Republic of Albania will have to meet one of these three conditions: to have a vaccination passport, where from the date of full vaccination to have at least two weeks, negative PCR test within 72 hours and finally the rapid antigen test within 48 hours or have a test of passing Sars-Cov2 infection, valid for up to 6 months after cure.

Albanian citizens residing in Albania, who return home and do not have one of the above documents, must self-insulate for 10 days and inform the health authority to perform a test at the end of the isolation period.

These new rules are also valid for those citizens who transit through Albania.

The new anti-COVID measures came after the significant increase in cases of infection in the country, as a result of the spread of the Delta variant.

In the last 24 hours, 3 victims and 896 new cases of infection were registered in the country.

New rules

Starting from September 6, citizens who enter the Republic of Albania from all border crossings must meet one of the following three conditions:

Have a vaccination passport, where from the date of full vaccination have at least two weeks.

Have a negative PCR test within 72 hours or a rapid antigen test within 48 hours.

Have proof of passing Sars-Cov2 infection, valid up to 6 months after healing.

These rules are also valid for those citizens who transit through Albania.

Children up to 6 years old are not subject to these rules

Albanian citizens residing in Albania, who return and do not have one of the above documents, must self-isolate themselves for 10 days and inform the health authority to perform a test at the end of the isolation period.

Only traveling passengers will be allowed to enter the airport building, avoiding being escorted by their family members. These passengers must strictly observe the wearing of the mask, as recommended and as this change is reflected in the protocol of normal operation of airports.

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