Albania is a nation of 3.4 million people. A mountainous country that is relatively inaccessible and untravelled, earthquakes are severe and frequent. The coastal lowland in the west is agricultural.

The climate is Mediterranean although winter cyclones bring unstable cloudy weather and rain. Summer is uniformly hot and dry. In the higher regions, winter snowfall and harsh conditions prevail. Tirane temperatures vary between 6C in January and 24C in July.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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