Stay Safe in Albania
Precautions should be taken as normal. Foreigners are not often targeted by the local criminal scene, but pickpocketings do occur.
Stay Healthy in Albania
Bottled water is preferable, but potted water is generally safe to drink. The cuisine in Albania is generally nutritious no matter where you travel, however in the summer months, make sure the food has been adequately chilled since it becomes extremely hot. You may stroll about the city to remain healthy, as many people do in the capital, particularly near the Artificial Lake, but keep in mind that the city suffers from significant air pollution. Insect repellent should be carried in the summer since the mosquito season is extremely active, especially around old wetlands and along the Western plain (as of 2012). Beachgoers should exercise caution since shards of glass and sea urchins may be found on the sea bottom. Also, pharmacies and other shops are closed between the hours of 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., so carry any essential medications with you. Health facilities in small towns or villages are sometimes understaffed, necessitating visits to larger cities. Furthermore, many Albanians smoke cigarettes. It’s a common occurrence, and you can anticipate it anywhere. The government has prohibited smoking in restaurants, although this is not strictly enforced.