Repatriation of Albanians from Istanbul, Rome and Milan this weekend

Albania will start the second phase of the repatriation of its nationals stranded in Europe due to the coronavirus pandemic and lock down on April 18, with flights from Istanbul (7:40am), Rome (17:30) and Milan (18:10) on April 19, as announced on Tuesday.

Minister of Infrastructure Belinda Balluku informed that in the coming days flights will be operated from Bari, Frankfurt, Paris and London.

Nationals who want to be repatriated have to book a hotel in Durres (for the mandatory 14-days quarantine), and then book their plane tickets.

The country’s flag carrier Air Albania will operate the flights and manage the hotel bookings.

Earlier, the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said that the ticket will cost 100 Euro, which will be covered by nationals. They also have to pay 21 Euro per day (for 14 days) for the hotel accommodation and food. The government will cover 14 Euro per day.

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