Albania Travel Health Advice
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for all travellers older than one year of age arriving from a yellow-fever infected area in Africa or the Americas. Vaccinations are also recommended for hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Travellers spending time in rural areas and eating outside of hotels and restaurants may want to consider a vaccination for typhoid, and those at risk of animal bites should consider a rabies vaccination.
Tap water is not safe to drink unless it has first been boiled, filtered or chemically disinfected.
Medical facilities are limited in Albania, particularly outside Tirana. Comprehensive medical insurance, including evacuation by air ambulance is essential before travelling to Albania. All essential medications should be imported into Albania. Although it is not required, it is generally advisable to take along a signed letter from a doctor detailing what the medications are and why they are needed.
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