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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...

Austria Pledges €600,000 to Earthquake-Affected Families
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Austria Pledges €600,000 to Earthquake-Affected Families

TIRANA, December 6 In light of the earthquake of November 26th, Austria pledges Euro 600,000 to the reconstruction of damaged houses. The agreement was signed on Friday by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the National Agency for Civil Protection. “The fund aims to improve the living conditions of families affected by the earthquakes of...

Albania Plans to Issue E-Visas to Facilitate Travel and Tourism
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Albania Plans to Issue E-Visas to Facilitate Travel and Tourism

TIRANA, September 27 A draft-law on Albania’s visa policy was issued for consultation by the Interior and Finance ministries. Among others, the bill foresees the establishment of appropriate mechanisms for issuing e-visas. The bill aims to offer a solution to issues associated with the lack of diplomatic missions in different countries. “The proposed changes to...

Bundestag Votes in Support to Albania and North Macedonia
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Bundestag Votes in Support to Albania and North Macedonia

TIRANA, September 27 While Albania and North Macedonia are waiting for a date to start EU membership talks by 2019, the German Parliament gave the green light to both Balkan countries during a voting session held on Thursday evening. The Bundestag support is import because it was one of the reasons why the start date...

How to Travel from Malta to Albania
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How to Travel from Malta to Albania

TIRANA, September 4 Have you ever wondered where do the people living in overcrowded destinations such as Ibiza or Malta spend their holidays? When crowds of millions start flocking to cities or islands with a few hundreds of thousands of inhabitants, the struggle begins. This is the reason why local authorities in Amsterdam or Majorca...

Albania, a Fast-Emerging Tourist Destination Among Swiss
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Albania, a Fast-Emerging Tourist Destination Among Swiss

TIRANA, 3 September The Swiss daily newspaper, 20 Minuten has dedicated on Saturday, 31 August, an article regarding tourism in Albania. The article titled ‘Swiss on vacation in Albania’, tells about a huge increase in demand of the people from Switzerland booking and wanting to come for holidays in the Mediterranean country.   According to the...