Albania (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa and the Republic of Albania established official relations during 1992.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Albania

The South African Ambassador to Rome, Italy is accredited to Albania on a non-residential basis.

H E Ms N N-J Ngcaba
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Albanian Representation in South Africa

Albania has not appointed an Ambassador as yet, although they have an Honorary Consul General in Johannesburg.

Sir Nicholas W Rose
Honorary Consul-General of the Republic of Albania

Albanian Honorary Consulate-General

In addition, you may also wish to get in touch with the Albanian Honorary Consul directly.

Mr Zenel Hoxha
57 Bulevardi Petro N.Luarasi
Njesia Administrative Nr. 2

Cell: +35 5692099028
Tel:  +35 542227000
Fax: +35 542379885


Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Honorary Consulate-General in Johannesburg or Applications can be submitted to the closest Albanian Embassy or Consulate or directly to the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tirana.

Health Requirements

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Although Albania is a relatively small country, it has many climatic regions. The coast has a typically Mediterranean climate; the highlands have a Mediterranean continental climate. In both the lowlands and the interior, the weather varies remarkably from north to south. The lowlands have mild winters, averaging at about 7 degrees Celsius. Summer temperatures average at about 24 degrees Celsius with a high degree of humidity, which makes it uncomfortable. In the southern lowlands, temperatures average about five degrees higher throughout the year.

For up-to-date weather information click here.


For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No information.

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Albania, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No information.

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