President of Albania returns  OFL law to Parliament for reconsideration

President of Albania returns OFL law to Parliament for reconsideration

TIRANA, March 30 – The President of Albania Ilir Meta has returned the normative act on the OFL to the Parliament for reconsideration, due to seven main reasons. According to Meta, the normative act goes beyond the constitutional powers of

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Italian man plays Albanian national anthem on the flute

Italian man plays Albanian national anthem on the flute

TIRANA, March 30 – An Italian man played the Albanian national anthem on his flute as a way to thank the country for sending thirty doctors to assist Italy in the fight against COVID-19. After performing the anthem in his

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U.S. Embassy alert: two possible charter flights for  repatriation of U.S. citizens

U.S. Embassy alert: two possible charter flights for repatriation of U.S. citizens

In the extraordinary situation of the COVID-19 crisis, the print version of TIRANA TIMES has been suspended until further notice.  TIRANA, March 30 – The U.S. Embassy has learned of two possible charter flights that may travel this week to cities in

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223 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 11 victims

223 total COVID-19 cases confirmed in Albania, 11 victims

TIRANA, March 30 – A 79-year-old man in Tirana died on Monday morning after he had been hospitalized for 18 days, marking the 11th victim in Albania. According to the Ministry of Health, the victim had shown signs of improvement

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Foreign residents in Albania: How to apply for permit

Foreign residents in Albania: How to apply for permit

TIRANA, March 30 – As of Monday, those who wish to leave the house between the 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. curfew are required to obtain a permit by the Albanian government, as part of the measures to contain the

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COVID-19, Albanian medical staff welcomed by Italian MFA in Rome

COVID-19, Albanian medical staff welcomed by Italian MFA in Rome

TIRANA, March 28 – The Albanian team of twenty doctors and ten nurses who will assist the Italian medical in the fight against COVID-19, were welcomed by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio upon their arrival in

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U.S. Embassy to find alternative travel options for repatriation of US citizens

U.S. Embassy to find alternative travel options for repatriation of US citizens

TIRANA, March 28 – The U.S. Embassy in Tirana announced that it is working to identify alternative travel options for the repatriation of U.S. citizens in Albania, due to the suspension of flights to Istanbul on Saturday. The U.S. Embassy

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Albanian gov’t tightens restrictive measures amid COVID-19

Albanian gov’t tightens restrictive measures amid COVID-19

TIRANA, March 28 – As of Monday, only one person per household will be allowed to go out in order to do grocery shopping or run errands for one hour a day between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Albania.

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Remaining flights from Albania suspended as Turkey cancels international flights

Remaining flights from Albania suspended as Turkey cancels international flights

TIRANA, March 27 – As of Sunday, TIA’s only operating flights to / from Istanbul will be suspended until further notice. The decision comes after the Turkish government announced on Friday that all international flights will be cancelled in efforts

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Repatriation flights for Albanian citizens to begin next week

Repatriation flights for Albanian citizens to begin next week

TIRANA, March 27 – As of Monday, the Albanian government will enable repatriation flights for all Albanian citizens who are unable to return home due to the COVID-19 measures imposed by several countries. The Ministry of Foreign affairs announced on

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