Albania’s Visa Liberalization - An Outsiders Perspective

Ted Oelfke
The recent liberalization of Albania’s Visa policy on travel is arguably the most positive situation for the Albanian people in decades. They are no longer required to obtain Visas to visit other European countries and places them on equal footing with other European nations in developing both personal and professional relationships. There is no a need to “feel” inferior in any in terms of their ability to travel. This liberalization will undoubtedly provide additional opportunities for both personal and professional travel throughout the region additionally, as witnessed by the tremendous celebrations of the announcement it has also served as a source of pride. However, along with the pride and opportunities the liberalization could have some both short term and some long term negative impacts. This paper will attempt to explore some of both the positive and potential negative impacts of these important changes.

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