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Albania: Buy the Best eSIMs | 2024 Guide

Albania – the country that has, over the years, become a popular travel destination for travelers of all kinds.

Beaches, mountains, architecture – the country has it all.

There is a big chance that you would want to share your Albania experiences online – and I cannot blame you for that.

It is truly a remarkable travel destination.

What can also be remarkable, in a bad way, is how expensive international roaming can be in Albania (or in general) – Especially data roaming.

Watching a YouTube video in full HD can cost you a lot.

Luckily, you can get an Albanian travel eSIM – that way, you can enjoy lower rates.

So, how much do Albanian (travel) eSIMs cost?

You can get an eSIM for Albania for as low as 4.50 USD and up to 89 USD from Airalo, Holafly & Nomad offering between 1 GB and 20 GB to be used locally, in Europe, or globally.

Buying an eSIM for Albania Guide (logos of Holafly, Airalo, Alosim, Nomad & Hej Telecom)

Original publication: 29th of August 2022. Last updated: 24th of October 2023.


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In a Hurry? A Quick Introduction (+Discount Codes)

I will write about four eSIM providers that offer eSIMs for Albania, regional eSIMs covering Albania & eSIMs covering multiple countries (including Albania, of course) and continents.

These eSIM providers are Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad.

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

Airalo, the largest eSIM store, has three eSIMs covering Albania:

  • Airalo Hej Telecom eSIMs for Albania: five eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 4.50 USD) and 10 GB (30 days @ 26 USD)
  • Airalo Eurolink eSIMs for Albania and 38 other European countries: six eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 5 USD) and 100 GB (180 days @ 185 USD)
  • Airalo Discover(+) eSIMs for Albania and 129 other countries: 12 eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 9 USD/15 USD (+10 minutes/10 SMS)) and 20 GB (1 year @ 69 USD/89 USD (+200 minutes/200 SMS))

Use code DEC15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM before OR code DEC10 for 10% off if you are an existing Airalo user (valid until the 31st of October – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code).

Alosim Logo
© Alosim

Alosim, a rapidly growing eSIM store with competitively priced eSIMs, has only one eSIM covering Albania:

You can use code PTW for 5% off any Alosim purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

Holafly is known for its unlimited data eSIM offering, which it introduced in June 2022 and has been expanded to about 100 countries since. It has only one eSIM covering Albania:

If you use code PHONETRAVELWIZ, you will get 5% off your order (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Nomad eSIMs Logo
© Nomad

Nomad is an eSIM store that often has the lowest-priced eSIMs for its most generous data allowance ($:GB ratio) while selling eSIMs from multiple providers. It has two eSIMs covering Albania:

  • Nomad Albania eSIMs: seven eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 10 USD/25 USD) and 10 GB (30 days @ 52 USD)
  • Nomad Global eSIMs for Albania and 108/138 other countries: six eSIMs between 1 GB (seven days @ 19/25 USD) and 5 GB (30 days @ 45 USD/57 USD)

Use code ADU123 for 3 USD/2.70 EUR/2.40 GBP/4.05 CAD off your first Nomad order.

Now that you have an overview of the eSIM providers I will write about, we will go through them alphabetically and cover all their options for Albania.

But if you already have an eSIM store in mind, just click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad.


Airalo eSIMs for Albania (Hej Telecom, Eurolink & Discover+)

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

Currently, Airalo has three types of eSIMs that can be used in Albania only or include Albania:

  • Hej Telecom – Albania only
  • Eurolink – Albania and 38 other European countries
  • Discover(+) – Albania and 129 other countries worldwide (+calls and SMS (up to 200 minutes/SMS) for global use if you choose the “+” variant, regardless of the selected eSIM)
Albania Hej Telecom eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Remember to use code DEC15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM before OR code DEC10 for 10% off if you are an existing Airalo user (valid until the 31st of October – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code).

Okay… what is Airalo?

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

It is, according to itself, the world's first eSIM.

Airalo sells eSIMs for almost every country and territory, making it by far the most comprehensive eSIM provider.

It says it covers over 200 countries, although some are “duplicates” (such as a specific eSIM for Scotland (Nessietel), even though the United Kingdom eSIM (Uki Mobile) can be used in Scotland without any issues).

United Kingdom Uki Mobile eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Airalo Scotland Nessietel eSIM
© Airalo

Airalo was the first eSIM I ever installed on my dad's phone (I did not have an eSIM-compatible device back then, lmao – now I have multiple for eSIM testing purposes 🤪).

It worked flawlessly, which is why I still try out Airalo eSIMs in every country I visit.

Airalo General Review & In-Depth Analysis by Phone Travel Wiz

Anyway, because Albania is a popular travel destination, the country is covered by Airalo's regional European eSIM (Eurolink) and global eSIM (Discover(+)) as well, giving you plenty of options to choose from.

If you only plan to see Albania, stick to its local offering: Hej Telecom – which can be used in the country only.

Albania Hej Telecom eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

But if two European countries are part of your trip, getting the Eurolink eSIM will be more cost-effective in most instances (and can be used in 39 countries, including Albania).

Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo

Then we have the true globetrotters, who visit multiple countries on any continent numerous times a year.

For now, Airalo has two types of eSIMs: Discover and Discover+ – the latter gives you an Austrian phone number (+43) and up to 200 minutes and 200 SMS for global use.

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Let's start with the Airalo Hej Telecom eSIM, which is for local (Albania) use only.

Albania Hej Telecom eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these five Hej Telecom eSIM choices:

  1. Albania/Hej Telecom 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 4.50 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Albania/Hej Telecom 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 8 USD
  3. Albania/Hej Telecom 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 11 USD
  4. Albania/Hej Telecom 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 15.50 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Albania/Hej Telecom 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 26 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in October based on data up to the 11th of October (2023 data only).

Airalo Albania Hej Telecom eSIM with Prices

With the Airalo Hej Telecom eSIM, you get access to two Albanian mobile networks, as shown in the image below:

Airalo Hej Telecom eSIM Supported Networks (Vodafone & One)

In my Albania SIM card buying guide, I tell you more about which Albanian mobile operator(s) is/are the best in terms of coverage or speed, but we have a few other eSIMs to go over with.

Buying a SIM Card in Albania Guide (logos of Vodafone, ALBtelecom & One Communications)

Now, we have the Airalo Eurolink eSIM, which can be used in 39 European countries, including Albania.

Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo

It is Airalo's most popular regional eSIM (it has seven regional eSIMs, including Europe), based on what Phone Travel Wiz readers use.

This makes sense because it is pretty easy to travel within the European Union (EU)'s Schengen zone.

Airalo's Eurolink eSIM has seen a lot of improvement over the years I have been using it.

For example, it is being powered by a new partner, since 2023 (Orange France instead of FL1 Liechtenstein), it now has 5G NR access in over 20 countries (including Albania) & more countries than ever before are covered (even ones that are not part of the EU).

Let's talk about the six Eurolink options first before I give you a breakdown of which countries the eSIM can be used in:

  1. Europe/Eurolink 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 5 USD
  2. Europe/Eurolink 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 13 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Europe/Eurolink 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 20 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Europe/Eurolink 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 37 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Europe/Eurolink 50 GB eSIM for 90 days, costing 100 USD
  6. Europe/Eurolink 100 GB eSIM for 180 days, costing 185 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in October based on data up to the 11th of October (2023 data only).

Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM with Prices

In Albania, you will be on the following Albanian mobile networks:

Airalo Eurolink eSIM Supported Networks in Albania (One & Vodafone)

The Airalo Eurolink eSIM can be used in 39 countries, which includes Albania and (some of) its neighboring countries.

You can find a country breakdown in my ongoing Airalo Eurolink review or the map below.

Airalo Eurolink Europe eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)

As I mentioned earlier if you plan to visit two or more countries listed above during your trip, getting the Airalo Eurolink eSIM can be more affordable than buying multiple country-specific Airalo eSIMs.

I have tested the eSIM in more than 15 countries so far – you should check my Airalo Eurolink eSIM review if you are interested in getting it for yourself.

    Airalo Eurolink eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Finally, we have Airalo's Discover and Discover+ eSIMs.

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Its global offering used to be called Discover Global, to be used in 84 countries (87 was its peak).

    Discover Global eSIM Airalo
    © Airalo

I have had a decent to good experience with that eSIM, but I feel like it could improve.

Such as extending the validity of most plans (the maximum used to be 180 days) and having 5G NR access in popular destinations.

Well, my concerns were heard (which is why I love working with Airalo) because Airalo revamped its global eSIM to Discover(+), covering 130 countries (including Albania), having 5G NR access in 30+ countries & giving you the option to purchase plans with minutes and SMS.

You get an Austrian (+43) phone number if you buy any Airalo Discover+ eSIM, so you do not have to deal with excessive international call rates with your primary/home SIM card or eSIM (this does not apply to the normal Discover eSIM).

Although Airalo improved its global eSIM significantly, it did not increase the prices for its eSIM.

In fact, you get a “discount” of up to 20 USD if you use the Discover eSIM (the one without a phone number, minutes, & texts).

Anyway, 12 variants of the Airalo Discover(+) eSIMs are available:

  1. Discover 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 9 USD
  2. Discover+ 1 GB (with 10 minutes and 10 SMS) eSIM for 7 days, costing 15 USD
  3. Discover 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 17 USD
  4. Discover+ 2 GB (with 20 minutes and 20 SMS) eSIM for 15 days, costing 27 USD
  5. Discover 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 24 USD
  6. Discover+ 3 GB (with 30 minutes and 30 SMS) eSIM for 30 days, costing 36 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  7. Discover 5 GB eSIM for 60 days, costing 35 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  8. Discover+ 5 GB (with 50 minutes and 50 SMS) eSIM for 60 days, costing 50 USD
  9. Discover 10 GB eSIM for 180 days, costing 59 USD
  10. Discover+ 10 GB (with 100 minutes and 100 SMS) eSIM for 180 days, costing 79 USD
  11. Discover 20 GB eSIM for 365 days, costing 69 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  12. Discover+ 20 GB (with 200 minutes and 200 SMS) eSIM for 365 days, costing 89 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in October based on data up to the 11th of October (2023 data only).

Airalo Discover+ eSIM with Prices

The image below shows you the Albanian mobile networks that can be used with the Airalo Discover(+) eSIMs.

Airalo Discover+ eSIM Supported Network in Albania (Vodafone)

For a full country list of where the eSIM can be used, you should check out my ongoing Airalo Discover+ eSIM review.

Airalo Discover+ eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Although the map below may be useful if you know your world map well.

Airalo Discover Global eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)

In every country I visit where I test country-specific Airalo eSIMs, I also try out its Discover+ eSIM (if it can be used there).

So you better check it out every now and then to see if I wrote about the country/countries you plan to visit and read about the eSIM's performance in said country, as it is not always perfect.

Before Airalo updated its global eSIM, I used the old version (Discover Global) in 15+ countries. From August 2023, I will only test the Discover+ eSIM. This is why some country-specific reviews (like Japan) still refer to Discover Global and show the old eSIM image instead of Discover+.

Airalo Discover+ eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

So to recap: get the Hej Telecom eSIM if you only stay in Albania, the Eurolink eSIM in two or more supported countries to save $$$, or the Discover(+) eSIM if you visit multiple countries on multiple continents within a year and do not wish to install multiple eSIMs.

Albania Hej Telecom eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Whatever Airalo eSIM you choose, you will have a smooth experience with any in Albania.


Alosim eSIMs for Albania

Alosim Logo
© Alosim

Currently, Alosim has only one type of eSIM that can be used in Albania only:

  • Albania – local use only with 5G NR access

Remember that you can use code PTW for 5% off any Alosim purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Alosim? Does it have something to do with Airalo?

No… but I understand the confusion at times. The names are similar, but Alosim started after Airalo.

Alosim is an eSIM provider by AffinityClick, which is known for its Hushed app (“Temporary & Second Phone Number App for Wifi, Data Calling & Texting”, as it calls it (8 million+ downloads)).

Hushed Screenshot

As AffinityClick owns Alosim and Hushed, there may or may not be some collaboration between the two brands soon, (finally) allowing for calling and texting with your Alosim eSIMs… but we will have to see 😏.

AffinityClick Logo
© AffinityClick

The Alosim Albania eSIM does not need a real introduction, I believe…

You have the following six Alosim Albania eSIM choices:

  1. Albania 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 4.50 USD
  2. Albania 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 8 USD
  3. Albania 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 11 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Albania 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 15.50 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Albania 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 26 USD
  6. Albania 20 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 32 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in September based on data up to the 7th of September (2023 data only).

Alosim Albania eSIMs

With this eSIM, you have access to the following Albanian mobile network:

Alosim Albania eSIM Supported Network (Vodafone)

For more information on how these mobile operators perform, check out my Albania SIM card buying guide, where I discuss the performance of each SIM card (in terms of coverage and speed).

Buying a SIM Card in Albania Guide (logos of Vodafone, ALBtelecom & One Communications)

Holafly eSIMs for Albania

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

Currently, Holafly has only one eSIM that can be used in Albania only:

Remember that you can use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off any Holafly purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Holafly probably does not need an introduction – it was one of the first eSIM providers to offer unlimited data plans for popular destinations (Albania was part of the first batch in June 2022).

But it was probably the first eSIM provider to have unlimited Europe-wide data plans.

In July 2023, it added a call feature, giving you up to 60 minutes, depending on the eSIM (60 incoming and 60 outgoing minutes (120 minutes total)).

But let's focus on the local eSIM first.

The Holafly Albania eSIM can be used… in Albania only… who would have guessed 🤪.

You have the following six options:

  1. Albania 2.5 GB eSIM for 5 days, costing 29 USD/29 EUR/24 GBP/44 AUD/37 CAD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Albania 3.5 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 37 USD/37 EUR/34 GBP/54 AUD/47 CAD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Albania 5 GB eSIM for 10 days, costing 44 USD/44 EUR/37 GBP/64 AUD/57 CAD
  4. Albania 7.50 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 47 USD/47 EUR/39 GBP/67 AUD/64 CAD
  5. Albania 10 GB eSIM for 20 days, costing 59 USD/59 EUR/49 GBP/84 AUD/77 CAD
  6. Albania 15 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 79 USD/79 EUR/67 GBP/114 AUD/104 CAD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in October based on data up to the 11th of October (2023 data only).

Not much choice, as you can see.

Holafly Albania eSIMs

Yes, these eSIMs are the most expensive country-specific eSIMs in this guide.


Nomad eSIMs for Albania

Nomad eSIMs Logo
© Nomad

Currently, Nomad has two types of eSIMs that can be used in Albania only or include Albania:

  • Albania – local use only
  • Global – Albania and 108 or 138 other countries, depending on the eSIM, worldwide

Use code ADU123 for 3 USD/2.70 EUR/2.40 GBP/4.05 CAD off your first Nomad order (new customers only).

Nomad, not to be confused with the (digital) nomad lifestyle, is an eSIM provider that has significantly improved over the past few years.

Not only has it been adding more countries, but it has continuously been dropping its prices where applicable.

And the best is yet to come – according to itself (and my contacts at Nomad are tight-lipped 🙄).

Anyway, let's start with the Albania-only eSIM.

Nomad allows you to purchase eSIMs from various partners.

In this example (Italy), you will see: provider – Truphone, network – Multiple Carriers & network – Wind Telecom (Wind Tre).

Nomad Networks Explained

Truphone, recently purchased by 1Global, is an eSIM provider and partner with network agreements in more than 100+ countries.

Truphone Logo
© Truphone

Nomad eSIMs powered by Truphone work well, but they are almost always the most expensive.

Nomad Networks Explained (Truphone)

eSIMs with multiple carriers under network are powered by Tele2 Sweden, based on my experience (although it will mention Nomad Black under Plan Details).

Nomad Networks Explained (Nomad Black Shown)

Those eSIMs are alright, although the speeds are throttled @ 35 Mbps for some reason – but they are often the cheapest.

Nomad Networks Explained (Nomad Black)

Then we have eSIMs where the roaming partner is shown (Wind Telecommunications, which is Wind Tre Italy, and Iliad Italy) – it is unclear who powers these eSIMs (as it is different per country), but the performance with them is fine (untrottled speeds).

Nomad Networks Explained (Various)

But regardless of the type of Nomad eSIM you choose, the performance with any of them is satisfactory in Albania.

You have the following seven Nomad Albania eSIM options:

  1. Albania 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (Nomad Black), costing 10 USD/10 EUR/8.50 GBP/14 CAD/9.50 CHF – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Albania 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (Truphone), costing 25 USD/24 EUR/21 GBP/34.50 CAD/23 CHF (price dropped)
  3. Albania 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (Nomad Black), costing 29 USD/28 EUR/24 GBP/40 CAD/27 CHF (price dropped)
  4. Albania 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (Truphone), costing 40 USD/38.50 EUR/33.50 GBP/55 CAD/37 CHF (price dropped)
  5. Albania 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (Nomad Black), costing 20 USD/19.50 EUR/17 GBP/27.50 CAD/18.50 CHF (price dropped) – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Albania 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (Truphone), costing 45 USD/43 EUR/37.50 GBP/61.50 CAD/41.50 CHF (price dropped)
  7. Albania 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (Nomad Black), costing 52 USD/50 EUR/43 GBP/71.50 CAD/48 CHF (price dropped) – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in October based on data up to the 11th of October (2023 data only).

Nomad Albania eSIMs

Finally, we have Nomad's Global eSIM, which can be used in Albania.

Personally, I have never been a fan of this eSIM because of how expensive it is.

Sure, I understand an eSIM covering more than 100 countries will be expensive, but cheaper alternatives exist (especially Airalo's Global eSIMs).

This is why I do not use this eSIM at all – it is too pricey.

But why do I even include it in this guide?

Because some Phone Travel Wiz readers do love this eSIM and actively purchase/use it.

This was mostly when Airalo's global offering covered 84 countries, while Nomad's global eSIM covered 110 countries instead.

Since June (Nomad) and July (Airalo) partnered with eSIM Go for their global offering, both cover 130+ countries with their eSIMs – but Airalo's is somehow (significantly) cheaper than Nomad's… AND had the call and text feature.

If Nomad introduces this (soon), I do not know.

However, I suspect the popularity of Nomad's global eSIM will drop because of Airalo's improved offering.

Enough doomer talk, there are three eSIMs per provider (Truphone – 109 Countries Plan and eSIM Go – 139 Countries Plan):

  1. Global (109 Countries Plan) 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 25 USD/24 EUR/21 GBP/34.50 CAD/23 CHF – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Global (139 Countries Plan) 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 19 USD/18.50 EUR/16 GBP/26 CAD/17.50 CHF
  3. Global (109 Countries Plan) 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 40 USD/38.50 EUR/33.50 GBP/55 CAD/37 CHF – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Global (139 Countries Plan) 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 40 USD/38.50 EUR/33.50 GBP/55 CAD/37 CHF
  5. Global (109 Countries Plan) 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 45 USD/43 EUR/37.50 GBP/61.50 CAD/41.50 CHF – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Global (139 Countries Plan) 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 57 USD/54.50 EUR/47.50 GBP/78 CAD/52.50 CHF

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in October based on data up to the 11th of October (2023 data only).

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in October based on data up to the 11th of October (2023 data only).

Nomad Global eSIM 109 Countries Plan with Prices (Truphone)
Nomad Global eSIM 139 Countries Plan with Prices (eSIM Go)

The Nomad Global eSIM can be used in the following 109 (Truphone)/139 (eSIM Go) countries:

  • Åland Islands 2, 3
  • Albania
  • Algeria 2
  • Andorra 2
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan 2
  • Bahrain 2, 3
  • Bangladesh 2
  • Barbados 1
  • Belarus 2
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda 1
  • Bolivia 2
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina 2
  • Botswana 2
  • Brazil
  • Brunei 2
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon 2
  • Canada 2, 3
  • Central African Republic 2
  • Chad 2
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the 2
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic 2
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt 2
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini 2, 3
  • Faroe Islands 1
  • Fiji 1
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana 1
  • French Southern Territories 2
  • Gabon 2
  • Georgia 2
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland 2
  • Grenada 1
  • Guadeloupe 1
  • Guam 2
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea-Bissau 2
  • Guyana 1
  • Holy See (Vatican City) 1
  • Honduras 1
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India 2
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq 2
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast 2
  • Jamaica 1
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan 2
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya 2
  • Kosovo 2
  • Kuwait 2, 3
  • Kyrgyzstan 2
  • Laos 2
  • Latvia
  • Liberia 2
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau 2
  • Madagascar 2
  • Malawi 2
  • Malaysia
  • Mali 2
  • Malta
  • Martinique 1
  • Mayotte 1
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat 1
  • Morocco 2
  • Mozambique 1
  • Myanmar 2
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger 2
  • Nigeria 2
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman 2
  • Pakistan 2
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico 1
  • Qatar
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Russia 2
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis 1
  • Saint Lucia 1
  • Samoa 1
  • San Marino 1
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal 2
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles 2
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands 1
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname 1
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan 2
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad & Tobago 1
  • Tunisia 2
  • Turkey
  • Turks & Caicos 1
  • Uganda 2
  • Ukraine 2
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States 2, 3
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan 2
  • Vanuatu 1
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen 2
  • Zambia 2

1 109 Countries Plan (Truphone) only
2 139 Countries Plan (eSIM Go) only
3 5G NR access (if you have the 139 Countries Plan (eSIM GO) – does not apply to the 109 Countries Plan (Truphone)

Nomad Global eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version).png

To summarize: get the Nomad Albania eSIM if you only stay in Albania.

You can get the Nomad Global eSIM, which can be used in at least 108 other countries besides Albania, but Airalo's updated offering made Nomad's uncompetitive (for now).


Overview of the Best eSIMs for Albania

So, we reviewed some eSIMs that can be used in Albania.

Many, many more eSIM providers have eSIMs for Albania – the ones listed in this guide are the eSIMs I have used in multiple countries on multiple continents and had a pleasant experience with (I do not recommend eSIMs I have not tried/were awful).

I will give you a quick recap of each eSIMs mentioned in this guide and link to their product pages in case you need more info or are ready to purchase an eSIM already (remember the activation policies of Holafly and Nomad eSIMs – do not buy their eSIMs too early).

Albania only eSIMs:

Europe-wide eSIM, which includes Albania:

Global eSIMs, which include Albania:

And do not forget to use one of these discount codes for extra savings:

  • Airalo: DEC15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM. If you have, use DEC10 for 10% off (each code can be used 3000 times among all Airalo customers, so better redeem it quickly!
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (the code can be used by anyone, including existing customers, as many times as you wish – no redemption limit)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (the code can be used by anyone, including existing customers, as many times as you wish – no redemption limit)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD (or your currency's equivalent) if you have never purchased a Nomad eSIM

Buying a SIM Card in Albania

Want to just use a SIM card but not your current one because roaming will be criminally expensive?

Consider getting an Albanian SIM card instead – local SIM cards are the cheapest way to stay connected abroad.

Buying a SIM Card in Albania Guide (logos of Vodafone, ALBtelecom & One Communications)

Next Steps to Enhance Your Travel Experiences

Looking for the next steps to enhance your phone travel experiences? Here is what to do:

Support Phone Travel Wiz

It takes a lot of time to analyze, translate & review the SIM card options worldwide (especially to test them out).

Your support helps me keep producing impartial content by eliminating the need to recommend international SIM cards as the best local SIM card (but some of them CAN be useful).

Every Ko-Fi donation, one-time or monthly, helps me to spend more time creating local SIM card buying guides.

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Check Out My Resource Page

Looking for the best companies and gadgets to enhance your travel experience

Check out my travel resources page for the best companies to use when you travel!

Save money with international SIM cards, on plane tickets, bus rides, cruises & accommodation.

Besides that, I also list services and items I use to make my life easier – and I believe they will help you too!

Start Your Own Online Business – Make Money While Traveling

Do you want to learn how I started an online business that allows me to generate income while traveling?

In my starting an online business guide, I tell you which tools, services & products I have for this site and my YouTube channel.

If I can start a business about something I am passionate about (phone travel), then you can do it too!

Learn About Your Phone Travel Options

You can buy local prepaid SIM cardsinternational SIM cardsmobile hotspots, or roam internationally.

Each of these options has its pros and cons. Learn more about them, and find the best option for you.

Phone Travel Tips, Tricks & Hacks

I have written many articles with tips and hacks to save money on mobile costs while abroad. You surely want to check them out!

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Get updates related to the newest guides, videos & recommended products and services.

Moreover, I send you many tips and tricks on saving money while traveling every now and then.

Let's Be Social

Did you know that I have a YouTube channel covering everything you need to know about traveling with your phone?

A lot of useful videos are uploaded multiple times a week, and you do not want to miss out on them!

Learn More About Who Adu Actually Is

Who is the guy behind Phone Travel Wiz? Well, find out on the Ernest Adu about page!