Vaccination obligatory for some categories in Albania, new restrictions introduced

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The Technical Commission of Experts has introduced new measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Albania.

As of September 1st, there will be a curfew from 23:00 to 06:00, while citizens who will enter Albania from now on must have a vaccination passport more than 2 weeks old, a PCR negative test made in the past 72 hours or a quick antigen test made in the past 48 hours, evidence for recovering from Sars-Cov2, which is valid for six months after recovery. These rules are valid also for transit travelers, except for persons under six years of age.

The Committee has also decided to make vaccination obligatory for teachers and students. Those who cannot prove that they are vaccinated or that haven’t made the PCR test periodically will be fined after September 30th.

Airports will allow only travelers inside their premises. Their relatives will not wait them inside or accompany them for departure.

Masks will be obligatory in closed environments, from malls, supermarkets, shops, public transportation, etc. Citizens who fail to comply with these rules will be fined by 3000 ALL the first time and 5000 ALL in case of repetition. The penalties for businesses that don’t follow the protocols will vary from 100,000 to 700,000 ALL, depending on the measure.