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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...

Long-Distance High Scardus Hiking Trail Inaugurated
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Long-Distance High Scardus Hiking Trail Inaugurated

TIRANA, August 13 From the mountain peaks of Shari to the Coast of Prespa Lake, avid hikers have now the chance to walk a new hiking route that spans for over 495 km. Adventure-seekers that want to explore the Balkans while walking long, long ways can now hit the High Scardus Trail. This newly marked...

Albania One of the World’s best 20 Countries for Adventure Seekers
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Albania One of the World’s best 20 Countries for Adventure Seekers

TIRANA, January 26 “Albania’s star has been rising, with more travelers each year wanting to explore its treasures,” the International Edition of the Guardian says in a recent article about the world’s 20 best adventure destinations for 2018. The article by the influential British paper features an appealing list of outdoor activities for all the...

New Hiking Trails Marked in Ohrid Lake Region
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New Hiking Trails Marked in Ohrid Lake Region

TIRANA, October 18 Ohrid Lake and the surrounding areas are known for the diverse landscapes and immense natural beauty perfect for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The project on the region of Ohrid Lake is currently working together with partners, the local communities and other stakeholders for promoting the area and increasing accessibility. Lake Ohrid...