India visa requirements for Albanians

Travel and visa requirements

Indian Visa is not required for Albanians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  •  Nationals of Albania can travel to India for a period of 90 days by obtaining an electronic visa(e-visa).
  • Travellers are to have applied for the e-visa, at least four days before travelling. The e-visa costs USD 80.
  • All visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • The import and export of India’s local currency are pegged at INR 25,000.
  • Also, the import and export of foreign currencies are unlimited, however, amounts exceeding $ 5,000 or its equivalent would be declared.
  • Tourists must show proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in India. This could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in the country or a hotel reservation.
  • Albania citizens with firearms require an Import Permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India.
  • A recent bank statement, to show that the visitor has enough money to spend while in India will be required.
  • Travellers with pets (dogs and cats) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued in Albania.
  • A yellow fever vaccination is not required from citizens of Albania. They are advised nevertheless to be vaccinated against common illnesses before travelling to India.
  • Intending visitors can get to India from any international airport in Albania. There are international airports in Tirana and Kukes.
  • Multiple Airways, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot and Etihad are some of the airlines that fly from Albania to India.
  • The estimated flight duration from Tirana to New Delhi, India is 12 hours, 35 minutes and from Kukes, it is 12 hours, 35 minutes.
  • India has a temperate and tropical climate. It has four major seasons which are summer which is from March to May, winter from December to February, monsoon from June to September and post-monsoon also known as northeast monsoon which is from October to November. 
  • Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the major religions in India. Other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also present in the country, although as a minority.
  • The Indian rupee is the official currency used in India. Visitors can visit various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $43 to spend on daily expenses while in India.
  • India is a country with hundreds of languages spoken in the country. It has no national language.  Hindi and English are however the official languages.
  • The Taj Mahal, The Holy City of Varanasi, Harmandir Sahib and The Golden City are some of the places tourists can visit while in India.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in India are butter chicken, alu gobi, rogan josh and samosas.
  • Transportation in India can be done with buses, train, taxis and small boats. 
  • India uses India Standard Time (GMT+5:30). India is 4 hours 30 minutes ahead of Albania.
  • The power and socket plug used in Singapore are of Type  C, D and M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to travel to India?

The best time to visit India is from October to March when the weather is more likely to be warm, sunny, and dry. During this period, tourists can easily explore the country.

Do I need a visa to travel to India?

Tourists from Albania do not need to obtain a visa before travelling to India. They, however, need to apply for an electronic visa four days before travelling.

Is India safe to visit?

Generally, India is a safe country to visit and crimes especially those done against tourists are low. Visitors are advised to be cautious while in India.

Do Indians speak English?

Yes, English is commonly spoken throughout India. In fact, most children, particularly in the cities, learn English first in school. It is the most important language for commercial, national, and political communication.