Albanians stranded in UK repatriated, Americans fly out of Albania

132 Albanian nationals stranded in the UK were repatriated on Wednesday. As the operations from the authorities to return citizens in different European destinations continue amid the coronavirus outbreak, an Air Albania plane operated the flight from Luton Airport in London to Tirana.

Albania has closed its borders as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Flights to and from Tirana International Airport are suspended, except repatriation and humanitarian flights.

They underwent strict medical checks by authorities at the Mother Teresa Airport and are required to self-isolate for 14 days. The police will check if they comply with the self-quarantine protocol.

Meanwhile, over the past two days, 64 U.S. citizens and residents flew out of Albania, as part of repatriation of process, initiated by the U.S. Embassy.

They were assisted by the Albanian government and transported by the country’s flag carrier, Air Albania. The U.S. nationals were transferred to flights to their destinations through airports in Europe.

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