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National Historical Museum Reopens to Public
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National Historical Museum Reopens to Public

TIRANA, May 12 The National Historical Museum announced that it reopened its galleries to the public on Tuesday, May 11. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down Albania’s museums earlier in 2020, but most have since reopened. The National Historical Museum, which is the largest museum in Albania, closed again in mid-December when the glass windows facing...

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...

Albania Postpones Bid for Two Onshore Oil Fields
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Albania Postpones Bid for Two Onshore Oil Fields

TIRANA, May 10 The National Agency of Natural Resources (AKBN) announced that the deadline to submit offers for two onshore areas, Block E and Block B, was postponed to June 21st. The decision follows an order issued in April by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy. “The deadline for the submission of application for interested...

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,...

Tender for Spitalla TEDA Annulled
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Tender for Spitalla TEDA Annulled

TIRANA, April 30 The bidding procedure on the “Construction, development, maintenance, and operation of the Technological and Economic Development Area (TEDA) in Spitalla” Durres area was annulled by the Ministry of Finance and Economy. Based on the decision issued by the Ministry, the tender was annulled on April 16, one day after the deadline for...

Kosovo to Ease Relocation for Albanian Workers
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Kosovo to Ease Relocation for Albanian Workers

TIRANA, April 28 Albanian workers that plan to move to Kosovo will move easily as the Kosovan government is taking action for the implementation of a cooperation agreement signed in Tirana in October 2020. The Agreement on Labor Mobility will allow Albanian citizens to work freely and without bureaucratic impediments in Kosovo. Moreover, even the...

Albania’s March Exports Up 78.1%, Trade Deficit Widens
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Albania’s March Exports Up 78.1%, Trade Deficit Widens

TIRANA, April 21 Albania’s exports in March grew by 78.1 percent from a year earlier, the largest gain in over four years, data from the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) showed on Tuesday. March exports stood at Lek 32 billion while imports grew by 45.3 percent to Lek 64 billion. The trade deficit widened by 23.4...

Travelers from Greece and North Macedonia must Quarantine
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Travelers from Greece and North Macedonia must Quarantine

TIRANA, April 19 Mandatory quarantine for people arriving into Albania from Greece and North Macedonia is to begin on Tuesday, 20 April. The decision was unveiled on Monday during the meeting of the Committee of Technical Experts. Moreover, the experts said that the new measures will be in effect until 3 May. Until then, those...

Govt Invites Bids for Four Mining Blocks
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Govt Invites Bids for Four Mining Blocks

TIRANA, April 15 The Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy invites investors interested in the mining sector to submit bids on research, exploration, and exploitation of four mining areas respectively for chromite, limestone, and construction materials. Based on the details provided by the Ministry, the first area with the no. 433 is located in Balgjaj, Dibra,...

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,...