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Albania COVID-19 Cases Surge to 70
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Albania COVID-19 Cases Surge to 70

TIRANA, March 20 The latest figures provided by the Albanian Ministry of Health on Friday show that the country reaches 70 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Six additional infected persons were reported on Friday. One was a woman in her 80s from Fier, while the other five cases were confirmed in the capital city Tirana. So...

Non-Essential Travel to the EU Restricted Temporarily
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Non-Essential Travel to the EU Restricted Temporarily

TIRANA, March 19 The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs informs all the Albanian citizens that in the frame of the urgent measures to counter the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the European Union, currently the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, has taken a 30-day temporary restriction of non-essential travel into the EU area from...

More Flights to Be Cancelled from and to Tirana Airport
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More Flights to Be Cancelled from and to Tirana Airport

TIRANA, March 18 More flights are being canceled from and to Tirana International Airport (TIA) as Albania and countries across Europe set up measures to fight the novel coronavirus. Further disruption is expected at Tirana Airport on Wednesday and Thursday as more airlines are canceling their flights from and two Albania. The Embassy of Albania...

AmCham Calls for Tax Relief for Businesses and Tourism Sector
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AmCham Calls for Tax Relief for Businesses and Tourism Sector

TIRANA, March 17 COVID-19 also referred to as the “novel coronavirus,” has already had a major local impact among citizens and businesses in Albania. The American Chamber of Commerce in Albania (AmCham) urged the Government of Albania to develop an emergency plan in support of the business community to prevent a deep economic crisis from...

Flights between Albania and UK to be Cancelled
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Flights between Albania and UK to be Cancelled

TIRANA, March 16 Albania will add the UK to the list of travel restrictions, Tirana International Airport (TIA) announced on Monday. “To the attention of the passengers that are flying to the UK as a destination. To further prevent the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) the Albanian Government has announced that flights to and from the...

Albania to Impose Nightly Curfew
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Albania to Impose Nightly Curfew

TIRANA, March 16 Albanian authorities will impose a stringent measure to combat the coronavirus outbreak, an overnight curfew for all citizens starting Monday at 18:00 hours. The pedestrians’ night curfew, which is the most far-reaching of measures taken in Albania to prevent the spread of the virus, was announced by Prime Minister Edi Rama on...

Tougher COVID-19 Measures Take Effect on Friday
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Tougher COVID-19 Measures Take Effect on Friday

TIRANA, March 12 Tighter virus-control measures will be imposed starting Friday after recent data confirmed that the new COVID-19 virus continues to spread in Albania. Prime Minister Edi Rama announced the new measures on Thursday while saying that he was sorry, but this is the only way to stop the spread of the virus. So...

Religious Rituals Suspended over COVID-19 Fears
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Religious Rituals Suspended over COVID-19 Fears

TIRANA, March 12 The Catholic Church joined the Muslim Community’s decision to suspend all religious rituals in view of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Hence, the holy Tuesday pilgrimage to the Shna Ndou (Saint Anthony Church of Laci) will be suspended. The Episcopal Conference of Albania released on Thursday a decree on the suspension of all...

COVID-19 Fears Shut Down Culture Venues and Art Events
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COVID-19 Fears Shut Down Culture Venues and Art Events

TIRANA, March 12 As the cases of COVID-19 infected people increased in Albania, theaters, museums, concert halls, archeological parks will stay closed until April 3rd. The Ministry of Culture informed on Wednesday that all cultural events, conferences, national councils, public hearings events planned by the subordinate institutions will be canceled. More specifically the official statement...

Covid-19 – Passengers’ rights on Cancellations & Refunds
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Covid-19 – Passengers’ rights on Cancellations & Refunds

TIRANA, March 11 The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) informed all citizens affected by the cancellation of flight services due to the measures against COVID-19 spread to know their rights. According to CAA, all passengers are entitled to the right of a new ticket to your final destination at a later date of your choosing. Or...