Why carry an IDP while driving in Albania?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Albania highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Albania
For driving in Albania, you will need a valid driving permit and International driver license. It is permitted to use the International driver license for one year. Explore ruins, dive in the ocean and hike in the mountains. These are some of the things that you can do in Albania. Drive your own car to get to one tourist spot to another with relative ease. Take note some of these reminders to help you.
Important Reminders For driving in Albania:
- Traffic moves on the right side of the road.
- The minimum driving age is 18 years old and the minimum rental age is 21 years old.
- While driving, a driver and all passengers in the car must wear seat belts.
- Hands-free is a must.
- Avoid drinking if you are driving. The legal alcohol limit is 10 mg per 100 ml of blood.
- The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas and 110 km/h on highways.
- Road tax will be charged upon entering Albania. Keep the receipt!.
- Be sure to keep a fire extinguisher, early warning device, reflective vest, spare bulbs and first aid kit in your car.
- The police phone number is 129.
Additional information for driving in Albania:
Driving in Albania is not easy as roads are generally in poor condition. Driving at night outside the main urban areas is dangerous and should be avoided. In winter, during may also be dangerous since snow and ice conditions on the roads in Northern Albania. There are no toll roads in Albania. To rent a car, a driver must present a full valid driver license which he has held for at least 3 years. The minimum age for renting a car is 21 years. If a driver are involved in an accident, he must wait until the police arrive. When enter Albania, a driver of foreign vehicle need to pay road tax. The customs officer issues a road tax certificate, which the driver must keep until he leaves the country and return at customs when exit the Albania.
Driving in Albania in winter:
Driving during winter in Albania can be rough. The snow can make visibility difficult. Be sure to keep your lights on at all times. Put on winter tires in all wheels. Have your emergency kits ready.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
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