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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...

April Travelers to Albania Dropped 97.1%
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April Travelers to Albania Dropped 97.1%

TIRANA, May 21 The coronavirus has disrupted travel plans locally and globally as never before in history has travel been restricted in such an extreme manner the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) pointed out in a publication. The report has found that 83percent of destinations in Europe have introduced complete closure of borders for...

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...

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...

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...