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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...

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...