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ALBANIA
(Country code: AL)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   03   30   NO   $1000
Xpresspost™ – International   103   30   NO   $100
International Parcel™ (Surface)   403   30   NO   $100
Small Packet™ (Air)   03   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   03   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE French, Albanian

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   YES
SERVICE AVAILABILITY FEE CODE CURRENCY
Money Orders™    NO    

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

Import Restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:

  • animal meat and related products
  • animal products
  • items of cultural heritages
  • medicines, unless for a sick person or family member
  • plants and plant products
  • professional instruments
  • scientific or medical-purpose items
  • used items, unless a legacy or sent by a person intending to settle permanently in Albania.

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:

  • Albanian bank notes
  • animals, live or dead
  • anti radar detectors
  • articles sent by political refugees
  • batteries
  • coins
  • extravagant clothing and items
  • waste
  • graphite products
  • jewellery
  • ozone depleting substances
  • perishable infectious/non infectious biological substances
  • photographic film
  • publications and literature contrary to the political and social system
  • radioactive material
  • tobacco.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

The following documentation may be required:

1) Certificate of Origin

2) Quality certificate

3) Certificate of Analysis

4) Purchasing Invoice/Contract

NOTE: All parcels mailed to Albania must include an invoice and a Certificate of Origin.

Commercial goods

Commercial goods must include an invoice, a Certificate of Origin, and the necessary permit.

Articles with a false declaration of contents are confiscated.

Legacy items

Items arising from a legacy must include an official legacy document.

Medicines

Medicines for a sick person or family member must include an authorized medical report.

Customs procedures:

Each product must bear a description of the product in Albanian for foodstuffs, and in Greek, Italian or English for non-food products. It is obligatory to describe sanitary characteristics of food and medical products.