COVID-19 IN ALBANIA
Updated 18 November 2020
Anyone can enter Albania without the need for a PCR test. On arrival at the airport, for some obscure reason you’ll have to walk through a fine mist of disinfectant spray.
There are currently few restrictions in Albania beyond having to wear a mask in public places (chin-strap style is accepted), and a curfew from 22.00 – 06.00. In cafés and restaurants no mask is required.
Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited.
What We Do
Scheduled small group tours by 4×4 minivan, private guided tours, self-drive tours, trekking and wild-camping adventures, and more
Cultural + Adventure
Our (anything but) standard small group tours combine culture and off road adventure. Instead of driving from city to city on main roads, we take small mountain tracks, meaning you’ll get to see incredible landscapes and pass through remote villages.
For more adventurous travellers we offer unique wild camping trips. These can be done by 4×4, on foot, on horse-back or even by kayak or raft. In our view, wild camping is the best way to truly experience Albania – there is nowhere in Europe that feels as wild.
4×4 Self Drive
We began life as a specialist in Albania 4×4 tours, and remain at heart a team of petrol-heads. We can put together private self-drive tours by brand-new Lada Niva 4×4 and get you to parts of Albania that most tour companies won’t even attempt to reach.
We’re experienced in creating tailor-made tours, from self-drive to special interest. We love tours that combine hotels with home-stays, and can put together unique itineraries travelling through Albania, Kosovo and their neighbours.
From scheduled small group tours to lying on a beach
and anything in-between –
discover our unique Albania holidays
Drive Albania Tours are Unique
With so many Albania tours on offer, choosing the right one can be tricky. Our small group tours and private tours take you to places other tour companies don’t go, and combine the best culture and landscapes of Albania and the western Balkans. We design our routes with great care to keep driving distances reasonable, and use large, comfortable 4×4 vehicles or modern road cars.
A BALKAN ROAD TRIP WITH GERALDINE KEMPER & 3 OP REIS
In July 2017 we provided a 4×4, route planning advice and ground support for Dutch TV presenter Geraldine Kemper and a crew from top-rated travel show 3 Op Reis. Geraldine’s Balkan road trip from Sarajevo to Tirana was broadcast in Autumn 2017 – and includes epic footage of our favourite hidden corners of Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo and north Albania..
BBC2’S THE MISADVENTURES OF ROMESH RANGANATHAN
“Drive Albania made our BBC documentary possible – end of story. Without them and their local knowledge we would not have been able to make the film we did. Good reliable vehicles, prompt and efficient service as well as brilliant guides and drivers.” Chris Cottom, Director, BBC2’s The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan.
“Instead of covering long distances between places of interest with little to see in between, we ventured, lumbered and sometimes inched up and down the twisting tracks of rural Albania. On both tours the off road driving was a delight, fulfilling my highest expectations and distinguishing this journey from any other I might have chosen.”
Hilary Dennison, who combined our North & South Albania 4×4 Tours
Drive Albania on YouTube
We’re reluctantly dragging ourselves into the digital age with a video diary. If you’re interested to see the Drive Albania team (usually accompanied by Bubi the Office Dog) explore the wilder areas of Albania and Kosovo in our mostly trusty 4x4s, check out our channel on YouTube.