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Albania: Best Tourist eSIMs Reviewed (2024)

Are you planning to visit Albania soon and looking for the best travel eSIM to stay connected while exploring the country?

There are many eSIM providers (re)selling plans and packages for Albania, but not all are equal.

Some offer unlimited data, while others include a phone number for local, regional, or global use.

Some have blazing-fast speeds, while others have extended validity.

Whatever you need, there will be an eSIM for your liking.

In the case of Albania, I recommend one of these eSIM providers, which I have tested in numerous countries on multiple continents:

  • Airalo
  • Alosim
  • Holafly
  • Nomad
Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad Logos for eSIM Guides

What do these eSIM providers offer?

eSIMPackagesPricesDataPhone Number?5G NR?Discount Code(s)
Airalo54.50 USD – 26 USD1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 daysNoNoAIRALOMAY10 (10%) & NEWMAY15 (15%) 2
Alosim54.50 USD – 26 USD1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 daysYes (CA/US number) 1YesPTW (5%)
Holafly629 USD – 79 USD2.5 GB for 5 days – 15 GB for 30 daysNoNoPHONETRAVELWIZ (5%)
Nomad510 USD – 52 USD1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 daysNoNoADU123 (3 USD) 3

1 Alosim allows you to pick a Canadian (CA) or American (US) phone number through its sister app Hushed, giving you credits worth 30 minutes (within Albania or from Albania to anywhere else) or 50 texts (same conditions as calling)
2 if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM, use code NEWMAY15 for 15% off. You can still get 10% off using code AIRALOMAY10 if you are an existing customer. Note each code has a redemption limit of 3000 (while the codes of Alosim and Holafly have no redemption limit)
3 if you have never purchased a Nomad eSIM, use code ADU123 for 3 USD off. On Tuesdays, use NOMADTUE for 10% off on plans of 10 GB or higher

Albania Hej Telecom eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Alosim Albania eSIM
© Alosim

Do these eSIM providers also have regional/European eSIMs? And what are the characteristics?

eSIMRegional eSIMs?CountriesPhone Number?
AiraloYes (Eurolink)39No
Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo

What about eSIMs for world travelers who want to install one eSIM only – do global eSIMs exist?

Yes, they do!

eSIMGlobal eSIMs?CountriesPhone Number?
AiraloYes (Discover(+))125+Yes (Discover+ only)
AlosimNoN/AN/A
HolaflyNoN/AN/A
NomadYes (Global 109/136)109 & 136No

Of course, the discount codes mentioned earlier can also be redeemed for the regional and global eSIMs when applicable.

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Now that we have an overview of what our options are, let's go through each and find out about the benefits of them.

Each section will focus on the respective eSIM provider's Albania, (sub-)European & global eSIM variants.

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

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

Original publication: 29th of August 2022. Last updated: 5th of April 2024.


Table of Contents

Airalo Albania eSIMs

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

Airalo has three types of eSIMs that can be used in Albania: Hej Telecom, Eurolink & Discover(+).

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPricesData5G NR in Albania?
Hej TelecomAlbania only54.50 USD – 26 USD1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 daysNo
EurolinkAlbania & 38 European countries65 USD – 185 USD1 GB for 7 days – 100 GB for 180 days (half a year)No
Discover(+)Albania & 125+ countries globally12 (6 for Discover & 6 for Discover+)9/15 USD – 69/89 USD 11 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 365 days (1 year)No

1 9 USD and 69 USD apply to the Discover eSIM. Discover+ eSIM costs between 15 USD and 89 USD

Airalo eSIMs for Albania Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Remember to use code NEWMAY15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM before OR code AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off if you are an existing Airalo user (valid until the 31st of March – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code).

If you already have an eSIM variant in mind, just click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Hej Telecom, Eurolink & Discover(+).

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

Airalo was the first eSIM store launched in 2019 when barely any phone supported eSIMs.

Now, it is the largest eSIM provider and covers more than 200 countries and territories (some being “duplicates”).

Airalo All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Airalo was the first eSIM I ever installed on my dad's phone (I did not have an eSIM-compatible device back then 🗿).

And it is also the the provider I have tested in the most countries so far (compared to other eSIMs).

Anyway, Airalo has a thing for giving each country's eSIM a unique name (which I love).

Airalo Hej Telecom (Albania) eSIM

For Albania, it is Hej Telecom.

Albania Hej Telecom eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

As highlighted earlier, there are five Hej Telecom eSIMs to choose from, which are shown below:

  1. Albania/Hej Telecom 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 4.50 USD
  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 December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 15th of March.

Airalo Albania Hej Telecom eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

The Airalo Hej Telecom eSIM gives you access to two Albanian mobile networks: One Albania and Vodafone Albania networks (not all simultaneously).

Airalo Albania Hej Telecom eSIM Supported Networks in Albania Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

In my Albania SIM card buying guide, I tell you more about which Albanian mobile operator(s) is/are the best in coverage or speed so you can manually select the network that would suit your needs.

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

Airalo Eurolink eSIM

Next, we have the Airalo Eurolink eSIM to be used in Albania and 38 other European countries.

Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo

Phone Travel Wiz readers love Airalo's Europe eSIM – no other Airalo regional eSIM is as popular as Eurolink.

Mainly because it has the best reach (39 countries) of any Europe-wide eSIM I know of.

Anyway, the eSIM started offering 5G NR access in over 20 countries in 2023 (including Albania) because Airalo switched partners (Orange France instead of FL1 Liechtenstein).

This switch also improved general 4G/LTE speeds due to the improvements in local networks you can use.

You have these six Eurolink options to choose from:

  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 December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 29th of February.

Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

You can use the One Albania and Vodafone Albania networks.

Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM Supported Networks in Albania Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

In my ongoing Airalo Eurolink review, I tell you all the 39 countries where the eSIM can be used.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

But you can also use the map below as a reference.

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

Airalo Discover(+) eSIM

Lastly, we have the Airalo's global Discover and Discover+ eSIMs.

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

These eSIMs can be used in Albania and 125+ other countries on each continent.

Previously, Airalo's Discover Global eSIM was kind of… meh.

Discover Global eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

I have had a decent experience with that eSIM, but I felt it could improve.

The new Discover(+) eSIMs have a maximum validity of 365 days (instead of 180) and can use 5G NR in most destinations.

Moreover, the + variant gives you an Austrian (+43) phone number.

As a result, the Discover+ eSIM can be up to 20 USD more expensive than the Discover eSIM, but the benefits are worth it, in my opinion (I have the + variant installed on my phone).

These 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 December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 15th of March.

Airalo Global Discover eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

The Discover(+) eSIM can use the Vodafone Albania network.

Airalo Global Discover eSIM Supported Networks in Albania Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

For an entire list of countries 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 helpful 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 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 Global eSIM in Japan Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Airalo eSIMs for Albania Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Airalo eSIM covered in this section:

  • Hej Telecom:
    • can be used in Albania only
    • is priced between 4.50 USD and 26 USD
    • has five variants (1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • Eurolink:
    • can be used in Albania and 38 other European countries
    • is priced between 5 USD and 185 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 100 GB for 180 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • Discover:
    • can be used in Albania and 125+ countries worldwide
    • is priced between 9 USD and 69 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 365 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • Discover+:
    • can be used in Albania and 125+ countries worldwide
    • is priced between 15 USD and 89 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 365 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • includes an Austrian phone number
      • offers up 200 international minutes and 200 international SMS (to any country worldwide, including those the eSIM cannot be used in)
Airalo eSIMs for Albania Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Alosim Albania eSIM

Alosim Logo
© Alosim

Alosim has only one eSIM that can be used in Albania: Albania.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPricesData5G NR in Albania?Phone Number?
AlbaniaAlbania only54.50 USD – 26 USD1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 daysYesYes
Alosim eSIMs for Albania Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

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 Albania eSIM
© Alosim

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

It took some time and effort (from my end), but Alosim finally agreed to bundle its products.

What do I mean by that?

With any Alosim eSIM purchase, even country-specific ones with just 1 GB of data or a regional one with 10 GB of data, will get a Hushed redemption code, giving you up to 30 international minutes or 50 international SMS.

AffinityClick offers American (+1), British (+44) & Canadian (+1) phone numbers from over 300 area codes (but only +1 phone numbers are part of this combo deal).

While it is looking to expand its offering in terms of phone numbers, you cannot get an Albanian phone number at this point due to local regulations.

However, this makes Alosim the only eSIM provider I know of that gives you a phone number for each eSIM purchase.

Additionally, you do not have to switch back to your base SIM card in case you need to make international calls (and will save a lot on international call costs, which are often overly expensive).

Anyway, let's talk about Alosim's eSIM offering.

It has eSIMs for over 170 countries, including Albania

Alosim All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Alosim Albania eSIM

For Albania, you have the following five choices:

Alosim Italy eSIM
© Alosim
  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 – very 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

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 29th of February.

Alosim Albania eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Alosim's Albania eSIM gives you access to the Vodafone Albania network.

Alosim Albania eSIM Supported Networks in Albania Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Only Vodafone Albania offer 5G NR access.

For more information on how Albanian operator 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)

Alosim eSIMs for Albania Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Alosim eSIM covered in this section:

  • Albania:
    • is priced between 4.50 USD and 26 USD
    • has five variants (1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 days)
    • has 5G NR access
    • includes a free +1 (American or Canadian) phone number through Hushed
      • allows for up to 30 international calls and/or 30 international SMS (within Albania or from Albania to any other country)
Alosim eSIMs for Albania Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Holafly Albania eSIM

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

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

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPricesData5G NR in Albania?Phone Number?
AlbaniaAlbania only629 USD – 79 USD2.5 GB for 5 days – 15 GB for 30 daysNoNo

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 is probably the eSIM provider with the most extensive coverage in terms of unlimited data eSIMs.

Yes, Holafly has unlimited data eSIMs for Albania and most countries it supports, which is over 160 countries.

Holafly All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Of which about 100 have unlimited data eSIMs.

Holafly Unlimited Data eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

One thing that you should note already, and I will repeat it later, is that the prices of the Albania eSIM and the Europe eSIM are exactly the same.

So, if you plan on visiting multiple supported countries during your trip (the list will be provided later), you should get the Europe eSIM instead of the Albania one + another country-specific one to save a lot of money.

Holafly Albania eSIM

But I got ahead of myself – you have five variants for Albania:

  1. Albania Unlimited Data eSIM for 5 days, costing 27 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Albania Unlimited Data eSIM for 7 days, costing 34 USD
  3. Albania Unlimited Data eSIM for 10 days, costing 37 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Albania Unlimited Data eSIM for 15 days, costing 47 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Albania Unlimited Data eSIM for 20 days, costing 54 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 15th of March.

Holafly eSIMs for Albania Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

I will tell you already: Holafly's Albania eSIMs are the most expensive ones mentioned in this guide.

The Holafly Albania eSIM uses the Vodafone Albania network.

Holafly eSIMs for Albania Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Holafly eSIM covered in this section:

  • Albania:
    • is priced between 29 USD and 79 USD
    • has six variants (2.5 GB for 5 days – 15 GB for 30 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
Holafly eSIMs for Albania Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Nomad Albania eSIMs

Nomad eSIMs Logo
© Nomad

Nomad has two types of eSIMs that can be used in Albania: Albania & Global.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPricesData5G NR in Albania?
AlbaniaAlbania only510 USD – 52 USD1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 daysNo
GlobalAlbania & 108/136 other countries6 (3 for 109 countries & 3 for 136 countries)25/19 USD – 45/57 USD 11 GB for 7 days – 5 GB for 30 daysYes 2

1 25 USD and 45 USD apply to the 109 Countries Plan. 136 Countries Plan eSIMs costs between 19 USD and 57 USD
2 5G NR access is available for the 136 Countries Plan eSIMs only

Nomad eSIMs for Albania Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Use code ADU123 for 3 USD off your first Nomad order (new customers only). But existing customers can use NOMADTUE on Tuesdays only for 10% off on plans of 10 GB or more.

If you already have an eSIM variant in mind, just click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Albania and Global.

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.

Right now, Nomad has eSIMs for more than 160 countries.

Nomad All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

While Nomad is not a marketplace of eSIMs, it does sell eSIMs powered by different partners.

Some countries have “duplicates” of the same variant of eSIM (1 GB for 7 days, for example) because of different partner offerings (although Nomad has reduced duplicates in recent months, as per request. Look at this old Italy example).

Nomad Italy eSIM Options (2023)

Nomad Albania eSIM

For Albania, you have these five choices:

  1. Albania 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (Nomad Black), costing 10 USD
  2. Albania 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (Truphone), costing 25 USD
  3. Albania 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (Nomad Black), costing 29 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Albania 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (Nomad Black), costing 20 USD
  5. Albania 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (Nomad Black), costing 52 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 15th of March.

Heads up: eSIMs with “(Nomad)” are powered by an unknown provider (unthrottled speeds). “Nomad Black” = Tele2 Sweden (@ max. 35 Mbps). Truphone (rebranded to 1Global) is just Truphone/1Global (unthrottled speeds).

Depending on who powers the eSIM, you can access different Albanian mobile networks (you can see the network list by pressing See Details on the Nomad Albania eSIM product page).

Nomad Albania eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

My Albania SIM card buying guide will inform you which network(s) is/are the best regarding coverage and speed.

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

Nomad Global eSIM

Finally, we have Nomad global eSIMs.

While Nomad is one of the few eSIM providers with a global eSIM, it is pretty expensive (especially compared to Airalo's Discover(+) eSIMs).

However, the eSIM has one big fan… my dad.

Yes, really! He is a truck driver and sometimes visits countries not covered by regional eSIMs or Airalo's Discover(+) eSIMs.

So, instead of buying multiple eSIMs, he just uses Nomad's global eSIM 😎.

Anyway, the eSIM can be used in up to 136 countries – Albania included.

And two plans are available: 109 Countries Plan (Truphone/1Global) and 136 Countries Plan (eSIM Go).

Both providers have been introduced earlier, and the same conditions apply – 5G NR is available in many countries with the 136 Countries Plan eSIMs, which is not the case with the 109 Countries Plan.

Each plan has three eSIMs: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days.

The short validity and high prices, which I will show you shortly, make it hard for this eSIM to be a proper eSIM for world travelers.

Anyway, here is the list:

  1. Global 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (109 Countries), costing 25 USD
  2. Global 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (136 Countries), costing 19 USD
  3. Global 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (109 Countries), costing 40 USD
  4. Global 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (136 Countries), costing 40 USD
  5. Global 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (109 Countries), costing 45 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Global 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (136 Countries), costing 57 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 15th of March.

Nomad Global eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in these images may be outdated.

Because I have no ongoing review for this eSIM, you can use the Nomad Global product page to find all supported countries or the map below.

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

Nomad eSIMs for Albania Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Nomad eSIM covered in this section:

  • Albania:
    • is priced between 10 USD and 52 USD
    • has five variants (1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • Global:
    • can be used in Albania and 108/135 other countries globally
      • 109 Countries Plan (powered by Truephone/1Global)
      • 136 Countries Plan (powered by eSIM Go)
    • is priced between 19 USD and 57 USD
      • 109 Countries Plan: 25 USD – 45 USD
      • 136 Countries Plan: 19 USD – 57 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 5 GB for 30 days)
      • 109 Countries Plan: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days
      • 136 Countries Plan: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days
    • has no 5G NR access
      • 109 Countries Plan: no 5G NR access
      • 136 Countries Plan: no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
Nomad eSIMs for Albania Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Overview of the Best eSIMs for Albania

I reviewed a handful of eSIM providers that offer numerous eSIMs to be used in Albania, neighboring countries & even globally.

Because I went over many things, here is a summary of characteristics so you can quickly decide which eSIM you want.

Albania-only eSIMs:

  • Cheapest 3 GB Albania eSIM: Airalo (11 USD) & Alosim (11 USD)
  • Cheapest 5 GB Albania eSIM: Airalo (15.50 USD) & Alosim (15.50 USD)
  • Cheapest 10 GB Albania eSIM: Airalo (26 USD) & Alosim (26 USD)
  • Provider with unlimited data plans for Albania: N/A
  • Albania eSIM with the longest validity: Airalo, Alosim , Holafly & Nomad (30 days)
  • Albania eSIM with 5G NR: Alosim
  • Albania eSIM with phone numbers: Alosim (American/Canadian)

Europe eSIMs:

  • Cheapest 3 GB Europe eSIM: Airalo (13 USD)
  • Cheapest 5 GB Europe eSIM: Airalo (20 USD)
  • Cheapest 10 GB Europe eSIM: Airalo (37 USD)
  • Provider with unlimited data plans for Albania and Europe: N/A
  • Europe eSIM with the longest validity: Airalo (180 days)
  • Europe eSIM with 5G NR in Albania : N/A
  • Europe eSIM with phone numbers: N/A

Regarding global eSIMs, Airalo's Discover(+) eSIM is superior to the Nomad global eSIM in terms of prices, data allowances & validity (+phone number).

However, Nomad's eSIM has better coverage (up to 135+ instead of 125+).

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

  • Airalo: NEWMAY15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM. If you have, use AIRALOMAY10 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

Enjoy your trip to Albania (and neighboring countries)!