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UK Requires Negative COVID-19 Test for Inbound Travelers
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UK Requires Negative COVID-19 Test for Inbound Travelers

TIRANA, January 15 Starting Friday, January 15th, all the citizens traveling from Albania to the United Kingdom will be required to show pre-departure evidence of a recent negative COVID-19 test. The test must be taken 72 hours before their departure to the UK. The new measure was confirmed by Tirana International Airport (TIA). The test...

Albanians Can Now Enter Montenegro without a COVID Test
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Albanians Can Now Enter Montenegro without a COVID Test

TIRANA, January 12 People traveling from Albania to Montenegro will be no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test as of January 12th. The lift of the test was confirmed by the Albanian Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. Montenegrin authorities have decided to lift certain measures implemented to prevent the spread of the...

Where Albanians Can Hope to Travel Visa-Free in 2021
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Where Albanians Can Hope to Travel Visa-Free in 2021

TIRANA, January 7 When it comes to international travel during the coronavirus times, holders of an Albanian passport can visit just a handful of countries. Still, like in 2020 Albanian citizens continue to possess a passport that allows them to travel visa-free to 114 countries all over the world if COVID-19 travel restrictions were not...

Greece Extends Travel Restrictions with Albania to a New Date
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Greece Extends Travel Restrictions with Albania to a New Date

TIRANA, October 13 Greek authorities announced that the restrictive measures that apply today to persons traveling from Albania towards Greece remain as they are in force until October 25th, the Embassy of Greece to Tirana confirmed on Tuesday. According to the announcement, the decision is based on epidemiological data. Based on the data provided by...

Greece Extends Travel Restrictions for Albania
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Greece Extends Travel Restrictions for Albania

TIRANA, October 1 Greek authorities announced that the restrictive measures that apply today to persons traveling from Albania towards Greece remain as they are in force until October 12th, the Embassy of Greece to Tirana confirmed on Wednesday. According to the announcement, the decision is based on epidemiological data. Based on the data provided by...

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,...