Albania motorhome country guide

Street  view in Gjirokaster albania
Albanian mountainous country side river valley
Street view of shops and restaurant in the Albanian town of Gjirokaster
Albanian coastal town of Sarandë at dusk.

British Citizens can visit Albania for 90 days in a 6-month period without a visa. Albania is currently applying to become a member of the EU. According to the Foreign Office, over 80,000 British nationals visit Albania each year and most visits are trouble-free.

Campsites, Motorhome Stopovers and Offsite-Parking in Albania (free wild camping)
There is one Dutch run campsite in Albania,, which is open all year. In addition Camping.Info lists 44 Albanian campsites. Restaurants are likely to allow motorhomes and campervans to stay overnight in their car parks in return for patronage. Credit cards are not widely accepted outside of supermarkets, banks and international hotels, so ensure you can pay for your overnight stay in cash. The Foreign Office advises to only drink bottled water and UHT milk in Albania.

Driving your motorhome or campervan in Albania
Before you drive your motorhome or campervan to Albania contact the Albanian Embassy in London to check the required paperwork for entry into Albania. There is no charge for taking motorhomes or campervans into Albania, but a €2 per day charge is payable upon exiting Albania. Albanian driving can be erratic and Albania has one of the highest fatality rates in Europe from road traffic accidents. Drive your motorhome or campervan defensively and try to complete your journey in daylight. Albania roads are being improved and new motorways are being built. Expect to come across deep unmarked potholes on old roads. Albania has no national recovery service and your European motorhome or campervan recovery is unlikely to extend to Albania. The Foreign Office website warns that foreign licensed vehicles are often scrutinised by the Road Traffic Police, who may issue a fine if defects are found. LPG is available from some main route fuel stations but it is best to arrive in Albania with full gas cylinders and fill up refillable gas bottles when you see it. Fuel stations may accept Euros.