Albania Visa/Passport News

Albania Lifts Visa Requirements For GCC Citizens in Bid to Attract Foreign Tourists

The citizens of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar can visit Albania visa-free starting April 1 until October 31, 2017. The lifting of visa requirements takes place in a bid of the Albanian Republic to attract foreign tourists to visit the country. The Albanian ambassador in Saudi Arabia, Sami Shiba, announced lately that Albania had offered visa-free travel for the citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council which is the political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries [...]

By |2019-08-26T08:52:32+02:00May 7th, 2018|Albania Visa/Passport News|

Kosovo PM to receive Albanian passport after US denied his visa request

Kosovo's Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj had to cancel a visit to the United States since the authorities of the latter did not issue him a visa. PM’s Office, who had been invited to attend events in Iowa organized by the National Guard commanding officer Major General Tim Orr, on January 11, at first dismissed claims that Haradinaj’s visa application had been turned down. But later the local media of Kosovo's capital, Pristina, reported that the U.S. Embassy [...]

By |2018-01-12T13:58:08+02:00January 12th, 2018|Albania Visa/Passport News, US Visa/Passport News|

Albania president rejects Kosovo passport request

Albania's president has turned down a request from his Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci to issue Albanian passports for citizens in neighboring Kosovo, the only nation in Europe excluded from a visa-free European travel zone. Ilir Meta, who is visiting Kosovo Wednesday, said the solution was "through dialogue." The European Union insists Kosovo must approve a border demarcation deal with Montenegro before its citizens can enjoy visa-free travel within the so-called Schengen zone. Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo have refused to ratify that deal, saying [...]

By |2019-08-26T09:05:38+02:00October 12th, 2017|Albania Visa/Passport News, Kosovo Visa/Passport News|