Covid & Expats Living in Albania

by Nov 27, 2021Living in Albania, Public Health, Tirana

COVID19 Vaccine GENERAL INFO – Nov 25, 2021 – Update


According to Albanian health authorities, the government is currently administering Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-Oxford, Gamaleya, and Sinovac vaccines.


Foreign Residents can request to be vaccinated and have the vaccination certificate via  E-ALBANIA


Foreign NON-Residents – According to official sources, foreign nationals that are NON-Residents are not eligible to receive a vaccine locally however, the local authorities have implemented several times “Open Days/ Weeks” when the vaccination process was open to everyone resident or not and eventually continued to offer the vaccine to whoever requested to have it done with the only limit of no choice of which vaccine.


Vaccine Certificate for non-residents can be accessed at e-albania by doing a search from the front page top search menu for “Certifikate Vaksinimi Covid 19” and then by selecting “non-resident” and following the obvious steps.


Though the process has proved somehow not easy, also due to digit mistakes by the people responsible for uploading info. In order to solve any problematic issue, you can visit the Public Health Directorate, located HERE


The Vaccination Centers for Tirana are found at Scanderbeg Square and Air Albania Stadium as well as Public Health structures. Just recently the Scanderbeg square Vaccination center has been temporarily moved due to the holiday season approaching and the square being dedicated to the festivities.



Vaccines are available for immune-suppressed kids aged from 12-15 and for all citizens over 16 years old.


Third Dose or Booster Vaccine


On October 22nd, the Health Committee of Experts has decided to apply the third dose of the Covid 19 vaccine to people over 60 years old in Albania. This decision applies to all vaccines used for emergency use: Pfizer-Biontech, AstraZeneca-Oxford, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinovac, Sinopharm.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to choose which vaccine to receive.




Curfew from 11 pm till 6 am is still in force


On November 4th Health Minister announced that soon they will start to put the green pass in bars and other public structures, yet no details are given on when this will enter into force.


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