Cancellation of Visa-Free Regime for Russians in Albania

by Meifan Honcharuk
Sunday, April 23, 2023
Cancellation of Visa-Free Regime for Russians in Albania

The embassy of Albania in the RF announced the abolition of the annual visa-free for the tourist season in the maritime state

In 2021, Albania adopted a hybrid visa-free regime for Russian citizens. From the beginning of May to the end of September, citizens of Russia could arrive in Albania without a visa and relax in the beautiful nature. Thus, the state developed its tourism sector.

On April 20, 2023, the Albanian embassy in Russia published information that from now on, visa-free holidays for citizens of the aggressor country are cancelled, and to cross the border of the state, Russians will have to apply for a visa in accordance with the purpose of the visit.

Since the beginning of a full-scale Russian attack on Ukraine, Macedonia has taken a similar measure, Montenegro and Kazakhstan have reduced the number of visa-free days. Ukraine has abolished the visa-free regime with Russia, and the Baltic states, Finland, the Czech Republic and Poland have banned the entry of Russian citizens altogether.

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