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Albania to Start COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing on Monday
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Albania to Start COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing on Monday

TIRANA, December 4 Starting Monday, December 7th Albania will implement the COVID-19 antigen rapid test in an attempt to contain another wave of infections, Health Minister Ogerta Manastirliu said on Friday. She added that 100,000 antigen tests recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) were secured. The rapid antigen test will first be implemented in...

Where and How to Celebrate the Independence and Liberation Days
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Where and How to Celebrate the Independence and Liberation Days

TIRANA, November 27 If there would be a list of the best places to celebrate the 108th Anniversary of Independence Day and the 76th anniversary of Liberation Day, the most logical answer would be at home. Yet with a long weekend ahead, many might be planning at least one day doing something different.   How...

Is Albania Empowering a Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs?
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Is Albania Empowering a Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs?

TIRANA, November 5 So far, only six non-profits got the social enterprise (SE) status in Albania, a recent study conducted by the Regional Incubator for social Entrepreneurs (RISE) confirms. However, the study found that interest in social enterprise seems to be increasing, as seen by interested parties. The Regional Study and Guidelines on Social Entrepreneurship...

New School Year Starts in Albania Unlike Any Before
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New School Year Starts in Albania Unlike Any Before

TIRANA, September 14 The new school year 2020-2021 started across Albania for over 480,000 students enrolled in primary and secondary schools. Starting Monday, children will return to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic with tough prevention and control measures in place. Therefore, a new safety protocol will be implemented in all education facilities. Some schools with...

First COVID-19 Death Reported in Albania
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First COVID-19 Death Reported in Albania

TIRANA, March 11 Albania recorded its first death from the COVID-19 virus, health officials said on Wednesday. Deputy Health Minister Mira Rakacolli said the victim was a 73 years old woman from the city of Durres, who had a history of traveling between Bologna in Italy and Albania. The Deputy Minister said that the 73-year-old...

WHO Advice for International Travel
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WHO Advice for International Travel

TIRANA, March 10 Albania is among the countries that are now reporting cases of COVID-19. Like many other countries, authorities introduced new travel restrictions. Thus all flight and ferry services between Albania and Italy are suspended. Travel restrictions have changed often and quickly during the last 24 hours, hence those who consider traveling from or...

Take Cash in and out of Albania, Things You Need to Know
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Take Cash in and out of Albania, Things You Need to Know

TIRANA, February 11 When traveling, especially in countries like Albania where not everyone accepts debit or credit, it makes sense to carry some cash. Traveling with cash is pretty normal, but do you know what the customs cash limit in Albania is? Remember that being unaware of the law or ignoring it can result in...

GTCI 2020: Is Albania Attractive for Skilled Workers?
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GTCI 2020: Is Albania Attractive for Skilled Workers?

TIRANA, January 30 The Global Talent Competitiveness 2020 Index (GTCI) released at the World Economic Forum in Davos, reveals a talent gap in Albania in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The index is based on the findings of research from the Adecco Group, the world’s leading HR solutions company, in partnership with INSEAD and...

Majestic Photos of Albanian Mountains as Seen from Italy
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Majestic Photos of Albanian Mountains as Seen from Italy

TIRANA, January 10 Albania and Italy are close and the shortest air distance between Vlora and Otranto is about 91 km. Yet, it’s not easy to observe the Italian coast from the Albanian Riviera. On the other hand, people on the other side of Otranto Strait are luckier. Every winter, the inhabitants of Salento and...