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Albania Lifts All COVID-19 Restrictions From Today

Starting from today, May 1, internationals planning to enter Albania will no longer be subject to COVID-19 measures after the country’s government decided to abolish them. Albanian authorities’ decision comes as part of efforts to further facilitate the travel process ahead of the summer season, VisaGuide.World reports. Albania’s Federal Foreign Office previously confirmed that the …

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Albania to Lift All COVID-19 Measures on May 1

Albania’s government has announced that it will abolish all the remaining COVID-19 restrictions in order to facilitate the travel process before the summer season. According to the announcement of the Federal Foreign Office, the new changes will become effective starting from May 1,VisaGuide.World reports. The lifting of the COVID-19 measures means that internationals planning to …

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US Extends Tourist & Business Visas to Ten Years for Citizens of Albania

Albanian citizens planning to travel to the United States for tourism and business purposes will no longer have their visas valid for three years after visas for both purposes have been extended for a period of ten years, which is the worldwide maximum. The announcement has been confirmed by United States Ambassador to Albania, Yuri …

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Albanian Govt to Reimburse Its Citizens Fined Abroad for Overstaying Visa During COVID-19 Lockdown

Albania has decided to reimburse the fines imposed by international countries’ authorities for Albanian citizens that overstayed their visas amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The fines, which have occurred between March 10 and June 1, will be reimbursed by the General Directorate of Taxation (GDT) in Albania, VisaGuide.World reports. The GDT’s announcement clarified the documents that …

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Albania and North Macedonia to Sign First Mini-Schengen Agreement

Albania and North Macedonia will sign the Agreement of the Phytosanitary Certificates, in order to facilitate trade exchanges of agricultural products between the two countries, as part of the “mini-Schengen” agreement. The Minister of Agriculture of Albania, Bledi Çuçi and the Minister of Agriculture of North Macedonia Trajan Dimkovski will sign the final version of …

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Dutch Politician Wants to Scrap Visa Liberalization for Albania If It Starts Selling Citizenship

A Dutch politician wants the Prime Minister of Netherlands to take Albania’s plans to start selling citizenship seriously, and to be prepared for taking measures in case the latter starts running the scheme it announced recently. Pieter Omtzigt, a Dutch politician, a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal and a Member of the Parliament, has …

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EU Does Not Support Albania’s Citizenship-Selling Plans

Officials of the European Union have implied that the block does not support plans of Albania’s Primer Edi Rama to start selling Albanian passports to foreign rich investors, through a few statements in response to the local media. According to the EU Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova investor citizenship schemes in EU candidate countries raise …

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Albania May Soon Start Selling Citizenship to Foreign Investors

Shortly after several EU countries refused to start membership talks with Albania and following an initiative of the Western Balkan countries to create their own Schengen Area, now the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama wants to establish a scheme that would enable the country to sell Albanian citizenship to wealthy foreigners willing to invest. PM …

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Two of WB6 Countries Reject Proposal for a Mini-Schengen Zone in Balkan

Only about a month after the idea for the establishment of a Schengen-alike borderless zone in the Western Balkan was presented by Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia, two out of six WB countries have opted out of it. Upon the meeting held in Ohrid on November 9, between the President of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev, …

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Balkan’s Mini-Schengen Zone May Be Operational by 2021

Three Western Balkan countries, Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia have agreed on the establishment of a free movement zone of people, goods, services, and capital, which they have called “Balkan’s mini-Schengen”. On October 11, the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic hosted the Prime Ministers of Albania and North Macedonia, Edi Rama and Zoran Zaev, in the …

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