Important Notice: International passenger maritime transport in Albania will restart on June 22, the Albanian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy (MIE)

The ministry announced that together with the General Maritime Directorate it is working to enable the gradual and safe restart of international passenger maritime transport in Albania.

According to the ministry, the whole process is focused on guaranteeing the safety of passengers’ health, strictly fulfilling all safety protocols approved by the Health Ministry, based on the guidelines of international bodies.

Taking into consideration the requirements of licensed operators in passenger maritime transport and the European Commission statement dated June 11th. 2020, on the gradual lifting of travel restrictions starting from July 1st. 2020, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy announces that starting from Monday, June 22nd. 2020, all international passenger transport lines willbe permitted.

Due to the current circumstances, the responsibility will be on the international passenger maritime transport companies, which must take the necessary steps to enable ferry booking to/from the Ports of the Republic of Albania.

“International maritime passenger transport companies will also be responsible for informing passengers about possible restrictions on departures from the Albanian ports to the intended destination, as well as the rules of health care and safety at the destination place,” the ministry said.

The General Maritime Directorate will monitor the implementation of all measures as well as the action plan for the implementation of the obligations provided in the Maritime Transport Operation Protocol approved by Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy Order No.169, dated June 5th. 2020.

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy together with the General Directorate of Maritime Affairs and Maritime Ports are fully committed in taking all the necessary measures to ensure safe navigation without compromising the health safety of the maritime passenger maritime transport employees.