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COVID-19 Information

Click here for the latest alerts and messages for U.S. citizens in Albania.   Last updated on 1/5/2022. ***  Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in ...
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Transcript of Interview of DAS Gabriel Escobar, VOA – Albania

VOA:  Mr. Escobar, events turned violent last weekend in Albania at the main headquarters of the main opposition site of the Democratic Party.  What are your thoughts about what transpired that day and in general in the Democratic Party? DAS Escobar:  I think it’s deplorable that anybody would resort to violence and not the ballot ...
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Demonstration Alert

Location: Tirana: Democratic Party headquarters Date/Time: Saturday, January 8, 2022, in progress Event:  U.S. citizens are advised that the protest at Democratic Party headquarters has escalated into serious violence, with incidents of physical force and tear gas.  U.S. citizens are strongly advised to avoid the area around Democratic Party headquarters and remain aware of surroundings as incidents can ...
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Demonstration Alert

Location: Tirana: Democratic Party headquarters Date/Time: Saturday, January 8, 2022, beginning at 12:00 noon Event: U.S. citizens are advised that a group has called for a protest at the Democratic Party headquarters. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid any large gatherings in the city. While many large public events may proceed peacefully, some situations can change quickly and ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens

Location:  Tirana, Albania Subject:  Travel to the United States on Expired U.S. Passports If you are overseas and your U.S. passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until March 31, 2022. You qualify to travel on your expired passport if all the following are ...
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30 Year Anniversary of Ambassador Ryerson’s Arrival

by U.S. Ambassador Yuri Kim Thirty years ago today, William Ryerson presented his credentials as the first U.S. Ambassador to a newly democratic Albania.  Having broken the shackles of communism and dictatorship, the Albanian people extended their hand – in friendship and in freedom – to the American people.  The United States grasped that hand ...
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