Albania has three major mobile operators: Vodafone, Albtelecom, and Telekom Albania. All three operators offer a variety of prepaid and postpaid plans, which can be purchased in their stores, at authorized retailers, or online.
You can buy prepaid SIM cards in the shop of the providers showing a passport or photo ID for registration. You need to give your local address where you stay in Albania.
SIM cards in Albania are readily available and can be purchased at a low cost. On average, a prepaid sim card costs around 500 to 1000 Albanian Lek (ALL), which is equivalent to €4 to €8. The cost usually includes a set amount of data, minutes, and texts.
When purchasing a sim card, it is recommended to avoid buying an expensive one at the airport or in the last minute, as prices tend to be higher and you may be limited in your options. Travel to Albania?
Tourism in Albania has been a key element to the country’s economic activity and is constantly developing and according to the data from UNWTO, the number of tourists arriving in Albania for personal purposes has increased over the years. In 2019, nearly three million people visited Albania on vacation or for other recreational purposes. An additional 3.3 million visited for other personal purposes. It is characterized by its rich archaeological and cultural heritage dating back to the classical period when Illyrians and Ancient Greeks inhabited the region. The country’s coastline length is about 481 km (299 mi) composed of both sandy and rocky beaches, bays, caves, cliffs, capes and lagoons. The country has a distinctly Mediterranean climate.
There are over 1,500 hotels in the country, with the majority being located in cities such as Tirana and Saranda. Average hotel prices vary depending on the location and time of year, but prices can range from €30 to €150 per night.
Albania is served by several domestic airlines, including Albawings, and is also served by several international airlines such as Turkish Airlines, Air Albania, and Lufthansa.
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