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Vaccinated Albanians Can Now Travel to Spain
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Vaccinated Albanians Can Now Travel to Spain

TIRANA, June 8 Starting Monday, June 7, Spain reopened to vaccinated travelers from around the world, including Albania. According to the Embassy of Spain to Tirana, Albanian citizens fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a European Medicines Agency- (EMA) or World Health Organization- (WHO) approved vaccine more than 14 days before departure can now enter Spain....

Germany Removes Albania from List of Risk Areas
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Germany Removes Albania from List of Risk Areas

TIRANA, May 10 Germany removed Albania from its COVID-19 risk list on Sunday, meaning travelers and tourists will no longer need to quarantine on their return. The announcement was made on Friday, May 8th, by the Robert Koch Institute. It stated that Albania, which had been a risk area anytime during the past ten days...

Over 30 Direct Flights Coming to Albania Starting May
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Over 30 Direct Flights Coming to Albania Starting May

TIRANA, May 4 Several airlines will add up to 30 nonstop routes, both charter and commercial flights to Tirana International Airport (TIA) as the summer season 2021 kicks off. First, TIA confirmed that Swiss Carrier Edelweiss will resume Zurich-Tiran-Zurich flights starting May 7th. At first, the airline will provide this service weekly on Fridays. Afterward,...

Tirana to London Flights Resume as Covid-19 Restrictions Are Eased
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Tirana to London Flights Resume as Covid-19 Restrictions Are Eased

TIRANA, April 12 The Tirana International Airport (TIA) informed on Monday that the direct flight routes between Tirana and London will resume as authorities are easing some COVID-19 restrictions. According to TIA’s announcements, those airlines are expected to resume flights soon. Wizz Air has scheduled the first TIA-London Luton and vice-versa on April 14. Moreover,...

Tirana – Munich Direct Flights to Start at End of March
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Tirana – Munich Direct Flights to Start at End of March

TIRANA, March 18 Munich-Tiran-Munich is the newest nonstop route that will start operations at the end of March, Tiran International Airport confirmed. The route will be operated by Lufthansa airline twice a week, respectively on Tuesdays and Fridays, starting March 30th. Flight fares start at Euro 159 for a one-way ticket. This new route is...

WizzAir to Launch TIA-Malmo and TIA-Stockholm Routes
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WizzAir to Launch TIA-Malmo and TIA-Stockholm Routes

TIRANA, March 11 Hungarian low-cost carrier and the fastest-growing airline in the Albanian air transport over the last years WizzAir will allocate new aircraft to its Albania-based fleet as well as launch six new routes from Tirana. This will be the fourth aircraft allocated on Tirana base. It will operate direct routes from Tirana International...

Flydubai to Launch Direct Flights from Dubai to Tirana
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Flydubai to Launch Direct Flights from Dubai to Tirana

TIRANA, March 10 UAE-based budget airline Flydubai will introduce direct flights from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Tirana on March 28th starting from Euro 210 for a one-way trip. The new route was confirmed both by Tirana International Airport and the Flydubai carrier. The service will operate from terminal 2 of DXB. The flights will...

Retire to Albania: Bill Defines Terms for Retiree Residence Permits
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Retire to Albania: Bill Defines Terms for Retiree Residence Permits

TIRANA, February 15 For those considering retiring to Albania, a draft law ‘On Aliens” defines all the requirements for getting a retiree residence permit. The draft law that’s currently discussed by the parliamentary committees includes a specific article on residence permits for retirees. Article-No. 85 stipulates that all foreign citizens who are entitled to a...

Albania to Launch e-Visa Service Starting February 1st
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Albania to Launch e-Visa Service Starting February 1st

TIRANA, January 29 Starting next Monday, February 1st, foreign citizens who need a visa to enter Albania can start an online application through the e-visa system. The announcement was made on Friday by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The e-visa system will phase out any manual processes in the visa system. So far...

Air Travel down 60.7% in 2020
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Air Travel down 60.7% in 2020

TIRANA, January 27 Air passenger numbers in January-December 2020 dropped by 60.7 percent compared to 2019, the Institute of Statistics said in a publication on Wednesday. The air industry came to total a standstill by the end of March following widespread lockdowns in European countries. The overall number of air passengers in 2020 was 1.3...