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German Embassy Closed Visa Application Section
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German Embassy Closed Visa Application Section

TIRANA, November 18 Starting Wednesday, November 18th, the passport, and Visa Section at the German Embassy in Albania will be closed until further notice due to preventive measures. The announcement was made by the Embassy of Germany on its social media profiles. The announcement highlighted that people affected by the visa section closure will be...

No Visa for Albanian Citizens, EU Delegation Clarifies
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No Visa for Albanian Citizens, EU Delegation Clarifies

TIRANA, October 6 During the last two days, some Albanian media outlets published misinformation regarding the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS). According to the news, Albanian citizens would need a visa to travel to the Schengen Area starting 2021, even though the European Commission confirms that the service will not come into effect...

Germany Requires Tests and Quarantine for Arrivals from Albania
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Germany Requires Tests and Quarantine for Arrivals from Albania

TIRANA, September 2 The German Embassy in Tirana announced on Wednesday that all arrivals from Albania to Germany have to undergo a coronavirus test upon entering the country or produce a negative test document taken no longer than 48-hours before entering Germany. The Embassy pointed out that this and other measures are required given that...

EU Leaves Albania Off its List of Safe Travel Countries
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EU Leaves Albania Off its List of Safe Travel Countries

TIRANA, July 1 As the rumor mill said during the last week, Albania and three other Western Balkan (WB) countries did not make the cut of safe third countries that can travel to the EU. Meanwhile, temporary travel restrictions for non-essential travel into the EU were lifted only for nationals from Montenegro and Serbia among...

April Travelers to Albania Dropped 97.1%
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April Travelers to Albania Dropped 97.1%

TIRANA, May 21 The coronavirus has disrupted travel plans locally and globally as never before in history has travel been restricted in such an extreme manner the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) pointed out in a publication. The report has found that 83percent of destinations in Europe have introduced complete closure of borders for...

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...

Inbound/Outbound Visitors Up Over 20% in January
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Inbound/Outbound Visitors Up Over 20% in January

TIRANA, February 24 Total arrivals in January 2020 rose 20.9 percent to 693,956 compared to January 2019. The Albanian Insitute of Statistics (INSTAT) unveiled on Monday the data on the movement of citizens during the first month of the year. The recent stats confirms a significant growth in the number of both Albanian and international...

Albanians’ Favorite Travel Destinations for 2018
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Albanians’ Favorite Travel Destinations for 2018

TIRANA, October 31 The most popular vacation destination for Albanians in 2018 was their homeland. The Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) unveiled on Thursday the findings from the Family Tourism Poll on Travel and Tourism. The analysis comes from a survey of 10,240 private households. The values considered are for personal and business travel and...

Hiking Trails in Albania where to Escape the Crowds
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Hiking Trails in Albania where to Escape the Crowds

TIRANA, March 19 Active Traveler, a website that guides adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts to the next active vacations shares a story about hiking trips in Albania. The article Escape the crowds: Hiking in Albania suggests locations in the southern and northern parts of the country. Reading Suggestion: Hiking in Albania and Walking Holidays The...

First Hiking Trail Inaugurated in Mirdita Region
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First Hiking Trail Inaugurated in Mirdita Region

TIRANA, October 9 Mirdita region is switching from copper to tourism and not has its first marked hiking route. The seven km long trail was inaugurated on Tuesday in Rubiku area. This is a joint initiative of Mirdita Municipality and Albania – Austria Partnership Marianne Graf and it is part of the local strategy on...