In Tirana

Banking
Bank services are available at the “Mother Theresa” International Airport.
Banks are open from 08.30 to 15.30 from Monday to Friday and very limited hours Saturday mornings.

Climate & Clothing
Usually the weather during the June is warm (up to 25 Celcius degrees). During the nights you might need a light jacket.

Currency & Credit Cards
Official currency in Albania is Albanian Lek (ALL) ATM’s are widely available in Tirana.  The currency rate is approximately EUR 1 = ALL 140, however in many shops you can pay in Euros.

Driving License
International Driving Licenses are recognized throughout Albania. Car rental companies ask for a valid driving license.

Electricity
In Albania, electricity is supplied at 220 Volt / 50Hz AC.

Emergency Telephone Numbers
Ambulance 127, Police 129.

Insurance
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. At the time you register for the Meeting and book your travel you may wish to take an insurance policy of your choice. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

Internet Access
The wireless internet access for notebook users is available at the official hotels.

Shopping
Most shops in Tirana are generally open from 08.00 to 20.00, Monday to Sunday. In all shopping centers major credit cards are accepted.

Smoking
Smoking is not permitted inside of restaurants, public service vehicles, museums, libraries, lifts, etc.