If you are doing to drive 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.

The main Albanian road traffic rules:

  • Driving is on the right hand side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years.
  • Everyone in the car must wears a seatbelt at all times.
  • Mobile phones may be used while driving if they have hands-free system.
  • While driving, foreign drivers must carry a valid driver licence, international driving permit, passport, car registration and insurance documents.
  • A fire extinguisher, first aid kit, warning triangle, basic emergency repair kit, and spare bulbs are recommended to have in the car.
  • The speed limits are: in residential areas – 50 km/h (31 mph); outside residential areas – 90 km/h (56 mph); on motorways – 110 km/h (68 mph).
  • The legal blood alcohol level is 0.01 mg/ml.
  • The warning triangle and reflective vest are required to be present in any vehicle.
  • The third party insurance is required.

Some additional information:

  • 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.
  • The police phone nimber is 129.

Albanian Road Traffic Signs

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