Albania without restrictions: The number of tourists increases – higher figures than in 2019, especially from Kosovo – Latest News
Instat data show that 241 thousand foreign nationals entered the country in April, about 230 thousand more than a year ago, when the states imposed blocking measures and the country was completely quarantined.
Even as a 4-month report, the balance is positive, as by the end of April about 754.7 thousand foreign tourists came to Albania, significantly more than a year ago.
Visitors from Kosovo have given the greatest impact, as during the months of January-April the entry of Kosovar citizens reached 381.3 thousand, significantly more than the pandemic year 2020, but also that the pre-crisis year 2019.
Facilitated measures and the lifting of quarantine have made the country seen as a favorite tourist destination for tourists from other countries.
“I come from Germany. I have been here for 4 days and I will stay in Albania for about 2 weeks. No one suggested me to come here, but I came because it was one of the places I could travel to without quarantine. It is a very beautiful place. I stayed in Tirana and tomorrow I will travel to Shkodra. I like the people, the food, the weather, everything is perfect. ” Tours from Germany
“We are a group of different nationalities. One from Germany, one from Germany living in Austria, I am from the Czech Republic. We are a group of friends. A friend of ours from Albania who lives in Vienna suggested us and told us to come to Albania. We arrived last night, stayed in Tirana and will then travel to Gjirokastra, Ksamil and then return to Tirana to leave for Germany and Austria the following Sunday. You can’t go out or go to restaurants there. ” Group of foreign tourists
In addition to the number of foreign tourists, there has been an increase in the outflow of Albanians abroad as according to Instat during April crossed the borders about 230.4 thousand Albanians, about 220 thousand more than in April last year, when anti-covid blocking measures applied by countries were tougher.