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COVID-19 Update on Albania Cross Border Movements
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COVID-19 Update on Albania Cross Border Movements

TIRANA, June 1 Starting Monday Albanians can travel freely to Kosovo and Montenegro, the Department of Border and Migration at the State Police confirmed. Based on the announcement, there is no change to the border regime with Italy, Greece, and North Macedonia. Citizens from these countries are allowed to enter Albania. Yet Albanians cannot enter...

First COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Albania
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First COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Albania

TIRANA, March 9 The Albanian Ministry of Health reported after midnight the first two cases of COVID-19 in Tirana, possibly being imported from outside the country. According to the Ministry, two men, father and son in Tirana tested positive for COVID-19. According to the official announcement, the two patients traveled from the Italian city of...

Top Countries with Largest Share of FDI Inflow to Albania
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Top Countries with Largest Share of FDI Inflow to Albania

TIRANA, June 25 Greece counts for the highest foreign direct investment (FDI) stock in Albania. According to the official statistics provided by the Bank of Albania (BoA) on FDI stock, Greek companies in Albania have invested mostly in telecommunications and in the banking sector. Greek direct investments in Albania during the first quarter of the...

Where do Albania’s Most Visitors Come From?
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Where do Albania’s Most Visitors Come From?

TIRANA, May 24 Tourists from all over the world are visiting Albania, but the official data from the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) for January – April 2018 confirm a higher number of visitor from Poland compared to other countries. “Poland ranked first among the countries with the highest number of citizens traveling to Albania in...

Foreign Visitors to Albania Hit Record High in 2017
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Foreign Visitors to Albania Hit Record High in 2017

TIRANA, January 24 The number of international arrivals in Albania increased 8.1 percent year-over-year to 5.1 million in December 2017, the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) reported on Tuesday. Almost half of the visitors traveled to Albania for tourism and leisure purposes. Tourists came mostly from Kosovo. Even though over 1.7 million Kosovan citizens visited...

Albania is 42nd Cheapest in the World for Broadband
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Albania is 42nd Cheapest in the World for Broadband

TIRANA, November 27 The cost of getting online in Albania is about $33 per month. A survey of 192 countries found out that the average price of broadband in Albania is 33.23 dollars while the country ranks 42nd cheapest. More than 3,351 broadband packages were recorded and analyzed by BDRC Continental and Cable.co.uk during the...

Olive Cultivation on the Rise in Albania
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Olive Cultivation on the Rise in Albania

TIRANA, October 13 Mid-October marks the beginning of olive harvest season in Albania. Olive cultivation in Albania is focused in the south-central, southwestern and southern areas as they offer the right soil and climate conditions. Based on the data provided by the International Olive Oil Council, where the country adhered in 2009, Albanians consume 10kg...

Switzerland, the Netherland, and Austria Top Sources of FDI in Albania in H1
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Switzerland, the Netherland, and Austria Top Sources of FDI in Albania in H1

TIRANA, October 2 Albania attracted more Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) inflows to Albania during the first half of 2017 (H1) from western countries. Detailed data from the Bank of Albania (BoA) on FDIs according to their countries of origin confirmed that Switzerland was the first major investor during H1. Albania received an estimated Euro 87...