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How to Apply for Fine Refund for Those Who Overstayed Abroad
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How to Apply for Fine Refund for Those Who Overstayed Abroad

TIRANA, September 24 The General Directorate of Taxation (DPT) announced on Thursday the fine refund procedure for all the Albanian citizens that were stuck abroad due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Hence, all those who overstayed their visas or the 90 day limit in the Schengen area or other countries from 10 March to 1 June,...

Low-Cost Airline Touches 33% Market Share amid COVID-19
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Low-Cost Airline Touches 33% Market Share amid COVID-19

TIRANA, September 15 The summer of 2020 was expected to see the highest figures ever on passenger air traffic from and to Albania. But the numbers dropped significantly, due to Coronavirus safety measures, subdued traffic, and travel restriction. Hence, the number of passengers that traveled to and from Tirana International Airport in July was 151,677,...

Germany Requires Tests and Quarantine for Arrivals from Albania
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Germany Requires Tests and Quarantine for Arrivals from Albania

TIRANA, September 2 The German Embassy in Tirana announced on Wednesday that all arrivals from Albania to Germany have to undergo a coronavirus test upon entering the country or produce a negative test document taken no longer than 48-hours before entering Germany. The Embassy pointed out that this and other measures are required given that...

31,000 Arrivals from Kosovo to Albania over the Weekend
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31,000 Arrivals from Kosovo to Albania over the Weekend

TIRANA, August 24 The COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t seem to prevent Kosovans from spending their vacations in Albania. Over 31,000 people and 11,000 vehicles entered Albania from Kosovo via Morina Cross-border point during the weekend, Kukesi Prefect Zenel Kucana confirmed for ATA. So far, Saturday and Sunday marked the highest number of arrivals from Kosovo for...

easyJet Launches London-Tirana Route
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easyJet Launches London-Tirana Route

TIRANA, July 24 UK low-cost air carrier EasyJet will inaugurate today, Friday 24, the new route London-Tirana-London. The new service was expected to start on 1 May, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions. Based on the airline summer timetable, London (Gatwick)-Tirana will be operated three times a week, on Wednesdays,...

International Arrivals Down by 94.4% in May
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International Arrivals Down by 94.4% in May

TIRANA, June 24 The travel industry in Albania is facing its worst crisis since data can tell as the country saw a 94.4 percent decline in international arrivals in May, the Institute of Statistics reported on Wednesday. The widespread travel restriction and the closure of borders, airports, and seaports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are...

Maritime and Air Transport Restart on Monday
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Maritime and Air Transport Restart on Monday

TIRANA, June 22 Starting Monday, all companies offering maritime and air transport services can resume their operations, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy confirmed. However, air and maritime transport are still limited as only citizens and residents from the EU can travel. Hence, a few aircraft took off from Tirana International Airport on Monday. Based...

Airlines that Resumed Flights to Albania on Monday
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Airlines that Resumed Flights to Albania on Monday

TIRANA, June 15 The first commercial-airline flights to Tirana International Airport (TIA) were resumed on Monday respectively by Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia, and Aegean Airline. According to TIA, the planes arriving from Vienna and Belgrade landed at Mother Teresa Airport at 14:30 hours. Meanwhile, Air Albania departed to Frankfort to carry out a repatriation flight....

COVID-19 Update on Albania Cross Border Movements
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COVID-19 Update on Albania Cross Border Movements

TIRANA, June 1 Starting Monday Albanians can travel freely to Kosovo and Montenegro, the Department of Border and Migration at the State Police confirmed. Based on the announcement, there is no change to the border regime with Italy, Greece, and North Macedonia. Citizens from these countries are allowed to enter Albania. Yet Albanians cannot enter...

Wizz Air Opens New Base in Tirana and Launches 15 New Routes
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Wizz Air Opens New Base in Tirana and Launches 15 New Routes

TIRANA, May 29 Budapest-based low-cost carrier Wizz Air announced on Friday the launch of 15 new routes from its new base in Tirana International Airport. Wizz Air co-founder and CEO Jozsef Varadi said that the Albanian base will have three based Airbus A320 aircrafts starting July 2020. The three aircraft will support the operation of...