Tap Water Safety in Albania

Last Update6:16 pm, April 9, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Albania?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Albania (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

What do people in Albania think about the tap water?

Drinking water is generally safe, and is delicious in the mountains, but check with locals first. Many locals in bigger cities prefer to drink bottled water.

How do People In Albania Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Albania have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 66% High
  • Water Pollution 69% High
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 34% Low
  • Water Quality 31% Low

Reminder

Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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