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Albania customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Albania to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Albania make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Albania customs regulations.

Import regulations in Albania

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

All of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • and 250 grams of tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

All of the following:

  • 1 litre of spirits (exceeding 22% alcohol volume);
  • 2 litres spirits and certain wine based beverages, such as sparkling wines and aperitifs (not exceeding 22% alcohol volume);
  • 2 litres still wines;
  • 10 litres of beer.

Other Goods

  • Goods up to a value of €430 for passengers 15 and over.
  • Goods up to a value of €150 for passengers under 15.
  • 3kg of coffee.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Narcotic and psychotropic substances.
  • Counterfeit or pirated goods.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Goods of cultural heritage and works of art.
  • Firearms require temporary authorisation issued by the responsible body of the State Police.
  • Military goods and dual-use technologies are subject to licensing by the State Export Control Authority.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
  • Any currency or precious metal or gems with a value exceeding ALL1,000,000 must be declared, and documents justifying their purpose must be presented.

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