Albania offers visa-free travel for Bahrainis this summer
Bahrainis can now travel to Albania without having to take a visa in advance this summer, it was announced Bahrain is one of the eight countries to which Albania has announced that they are lifting visa regime. The announcement was made by Albanian Foreign Ministry. In a statement, the ministry elaborated that the change will only be applied for two months. The ministry stated that this is a decision taken by the Council of Ministers on February 27.
This allows the citizens of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Qatar, Oman, Thailand and Bahrain to enter Albania by using only their passports. “The decision allowing citizens of Russia, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Qatar, Oman, Thailand and Bahrain to enter Albania without needing a visa will be in force from April 1 to October 31 in 2019, whereas for the citizens of the People’s Republic of China, it is valid from March 1 to October 31 of this year,” said the statement.
In February, a campaign was launched by Albania’s Ministry of Tourism and the Environment entitled - Tourism 2019 “Be taken by Albania” in efforts to boost the country’s tourism and economic development. Around six million foreign nationals visited Albania in 2018, which was an increase of 15.8 per cent year on year.