🚗 Do tourists need a license to drive a car in Albania?

Yes, tourists need a license to drive a car in Albania. The type of license required may depend on the country of origin. Here's a list of licenses typically accepted in Albania:

  • International driving permit (IDP)
  • European Union (EU) driver's license
  • License from countries that have signed a reciprocal agreement with Albania

🚓 Driver rules in Albania

  • Speed limitations: The speed limit for urban areas in Albania is usually 40 km/h (25 mph), while the speed limit for rural areas is 80 km/h (50 mph). On highways, the speed limit is 110 km/h (68 mph).
  • Mobile phone use: It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving in Albania.
  • Drunk driving: The legal blood alcohol concentration limit for drivers in Albania is 0.1%. Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a serious offence and can result in fines, imprisonment, and revocation of your driver's license.
  • Insurance: All drivers in Albania are required to have valid third-party liability insurance.
  • Age limitations: The minimum age for driving in Albania is 18 years old.