People holding a valid passport from one of the following countries, are not required to get a visa for 90 days to travel to Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo:
• People with a valid passport form any EU or Schengen Treaty Member country.
• People with a valid passport from United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zeeland.
• People who have a valid passport with valid visa to one of the Schengen Treaty member countries or to USA and UK. Visa must have been used at least once before arrival to Albania.
Please take note that visa requirements for certain countries may change from time to time. It is advisable that you check with us or directly with destination country’s Embassy in your country, before booking a tour.
For detailed information for visa requirements to travel in Albania, check on the link below: View
For detailed information for visa requirements to travel in Kosovo, check on the link below: View
For detailed information for visa requirements to travel in Montenegro, check on the link below: View
For detailed information for visa requirements to travel in North Macedonia, check on the link below: View
You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while travelling to any destination in Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosova. You should have the same vaccination treatment as for traveling in the rest of Europe.
We highly recommend our guests to get travel insurance, while still in their country of origin.
What sort of protection/coverage does a travel insurance covers you? Some of the coverage that you should expect is as below:
• Personal Accident
• Medical Expenses
• Loss of Luggage & Personal Effect
• Loss of Travel Documents
• Baggage Delay
• Travel Delay
• Missed Departure
• Flight Overbooked
• Hijack Inconvenience
• Travel Cancellation
• Loss of Money/ Valuables
….and other types of coverage as well.
Here are other examples that might NOT be covered in travel insurance:
• Declared or undeclared war or any act of war, invasion, act of foreign enemy, and other war terms
• Loss or destruction of goods due to radiation
• Suicide/Self harm/ or any intentional acts by the insured person that provoked homicide or assault personnel or military personnel of any country or international authority, whether full-time service or as a volunteer
• The Insured Person engaging in, practicing for or taking part in training in any speed contest, any professional competition or sports, and participating in Hazardous adventure
For more information on the inclusions & exclusions of travel insurance coverage, contact your travel agent.
Traveling all around the Western Balkans is considered almost safe. To our opinion there is no difference if you are in Albania or in Kosovo, in Montenegro or in North Macedonia, as Balkans we are all very hospitable to foreigners, friendly, welcoming and proud of our respective culture.
Albania is ranked 49th on the Safest Countries List 2020, while North Macedonia and Montenegro are rated respectively on 63d and 64th place.
Anyway, when you will be alone our advice as Albania My Way is to not go around with large amount of cash and to not leave your belongings unattended. The time that you will be with our staff you will be guarded and protected from any harm.
We have to advice you though, about our driving manners which are a bit more chaotic than in most European countries. Just try being cautious when crossing the roads double the time when at home will be safe enough.
From the 4 countries you may be visiting on Western Balkan region Kosovo & Montenegro uses Euro while Albania and North Macedonia their own currency. Below you will find the daily updated exchange rate and some tips to remember before and during your visit.
Albania’ currency is Albanian Leke, ALL
North Macedonia’s currency is Denar, DEN
In Kosovo and Montenegro apart from Euro you can bring USD with you, which can be changed in banks or in small exchange offices anywhere in big cities. The other currencies will be more expensive to change in these countries so our advice will be you better prepare yourself with Euro or USD.
All Western Balkan is blessed with a Mediterranean wonderful weather, although the diversity of its terrains create huge differences, creating closed areas with which are pleasantly cool in summer and warm in winter.
Albania has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
The climate of Kosovo is predominantly continental, resulting in warm summers and cold winters with Mediterranean and Alpine influences, average temperature within the country range from +30 °C in summer to –10 °C in winter.
Montenegro has a Mediterranean climate on the coast, with alpine conditions in the mountains.
North Macedonia it is characterized with relatively cold and humid winters and warm and dry summers.