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Schengen Area May Reintroduce Visas for Albanians Traveling to the Member States

The Netherlands may soon propose to the European Commission to suspend visa-free traveling to the Schengen Area for Albanian nationals. Last week the Dutch Parliament supported a motion initiated by four MPs from different parties, asking the government to suggest the suspension of Schengen visa liberalization for Albania. According to this motion, filed by MP …

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Albanian citizens no longer need a visa to visit Armenia

Albanian passport holders will soon be able to visit Armenia without the need to obtain a visa first. The 3 million nationals of the Southeastern European country will have the chance to enter Armenia visa-free, and remain there for a maximum of 180 days per year. Such decision was taken today on August 30, during …

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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 …

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US refuses to issue visa to Kosovo PM

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 …

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Kosovo's president Hashim Thaci welcomes Albania's President Ilir Meta

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 …

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