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COVID-19 Information

Click here for the latest alerts and messages for U.S. citizens in Albania.   Last updated on 06/11/2022 ***  As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the ...
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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Tirana, Albania

Location: Countrywide Event: A protest has been scheduled to take place in front of the Ministry of Interior. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid large gatherings in the city. 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 ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Tirana, Albania

Location: In front of the Ministry of Interior (Tirana) Date/Time: Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 19:00 Event: A protest has been scheduled to take place in front of the Ministry of Interior. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid large gatherings in the city. While many large events proceed peacefully, some situations can change quickly and unpredictably. Monitor local media ...
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Worldwide Caution – U.S. Embassy Tirana, Albania

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Kim at the 100th Anniversary Ceremony of the Day when the United States and Albania Established Diplomatic Relations

President Begaj, Prime Minister Rama, Minister Xhacka, former Presidents, former Foreign Ministers, dear friends: One century ago today – a few years after President Woodrow Wilson declared at the Paris Conference that Albania ought to be an independent and sovereign nation – the American Commissioner in Albania, Maxwell Blake, had the honor of conveying to ...
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Security Alert – Threat Targeting the Free Iran World Summit

Location:  Near Durres, Albania Date:  July 23-24, 2022 Event:  The U.S. government is aware of a potential threat targeting the Free Iran World Summit to be held near Durres, Albania on July 23-24, 2022. Actions to Take: U.S. Citizens are urged to avoid this event Monitor local media Be aware of your surroundings Keep a low profile Assistance: ...
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