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Alert: Soccer Match (June 10,2022)
June 10, 2022


Location: Air Albania Stadium and surrounding areas

Date/Time: Friday, June 10, 2022, starting at 1600 until end of match

Event: Soccer Match (UEFA Europa Nations League) Albania vs. Israel

On Friday, June 10, 2022 – the UEFA Europa Nations League match between Albania and Israel will be held at the Tirana National Arena, “Air Albania Stadium.”

Authorities announced roads around Air Albania Stadium will be blocked and police checkpoints will be established starting from 1600 until the end of the match (match is scheduled to start at 2045).  The following roads will be blocked: “Dervish Hima”, “Lek Dukagjini”, “Gjergj Filipi”, “Papa Gjon Pali II” as well as “Kolonat” in the square “Italia.” Please note that these are subject to change.

The U.S. Embassy strongly advises U.S. citizens and U.S. Embassy personnel to avoid the Stadium area on Friday June 10th.  Due to the large crowds expected in Tirana, please use caution throughout the city and be aware of your surroundings.  While many large events proceed peacefully, some situations can change quickly and unpredictably. Monitor local media and follow instructions of local law enforcement authorities for the latest information.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid large gatherings and any areas where demonstrations are imminent or ongoing.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile