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Health Alert: Albania, Limited Flight Availability via Air Albania

Location:  Albania

 

Event:  The Department of State’s highest priority during the COVID-19 global pandemic is assisting U.S. citizens overseas.  If you are a U.S. citizen in Albania and want to return to the United States, we urge you to immediately contact Air Albania and depart the country on the next available flight.  Seat availability is limited and there is no information about how long this flight will continue to operate.  You can contact Air Albania at +355 4 224 6000 or https://www.airalbania.com.al.  You can also book tickets for this flight and onward travel to the United States through Turkish Airlines at +90 212 463 63 63. 

 

If you choose to stay in Albania, we urge you to shelter-in-place, follow the Government of Albania’s instructions on social distancing, which you can find on our Embassy webpage on COVID-19, and be prepared to stay in the country for an indefinite period of time.  

 

Actions to Take if You Want to Depart Albania:

·        Immediately contact Air Albania at +355 4 224 6000 or Turkish Airlines at +90 212 463 63 63if you wish to depart Albania.

·        Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

·        Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for up-to-date information on flight availability, conditions in Albania, and advice on how to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.

·        Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.

·        Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.

 

Actions to Take if You Will Shelter in Place:

·        Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

·        Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for up-to-date information on flight availability, conditions in Albania, and advice on how to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.

·        Visit the Albanian government COVID-19 website for updated information.

·        Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.

·        For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

 

Assistance:

·        U.S. Embassy Tirana, Albania
+(355) (0)4224-7285
+(355) (0)4224-7285 (after hours)
ACSTirana@state.gov
https://al.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/

·        State Department - Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

·        Albania Country Information

·        Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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