The Embassy has the sad duty to informe that following the passing of the renowned Albanian writer Ismail Kadare, the Government of the Republic of Albania has declared July 2 and 3, 2024, as days of national mourning in his honor.


On this occasion, the Embassy of the Republic of Albania in Bern will open a book of condolences today (July 2, 2024) from 14:30 to 17:00, and tomorrow (July 3, 2024) from 11:00 to 16:00 at the address: Pourtalestrasse 45A, 3074, Muri bei Bern.


Greetings from the New Ambassador



MFA of Switzerland hosts a farewell lunch for Ambassador Gjoni


Ambassador Muriel Peneveyre, Director of the Department for Eurasia at the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation, gave a farewell lunch on the occasion of the departure of Ambassador Ilir Gjoni as his term in the Swiss Confederation is coming to an end.
At this lunch was invited also the Chief of Protocol Mr. Manuel Irman and Mrs. Alexandra Baertsch, from the Eurasia Division.

The Ambassador meets the SEC President


Ambassador of Albania , I. Gjoni,on 23, May 2023,  received in the meeting   Mr. Oliver Bertschinger,  President of the Swiss-South-Eastern Europe of the Chamber of Commerce (SEC).
During  this   meeting  it was   discussed  about the possibilities  to further  cooperation between the Embassy and the SEC, in order to increase the development of exchanges in the field of Business, Contribution to Diaspora , Science and Education.
In the focus of the meeting ,  it  was also the cooperation  in the field of Information Technology (IT).

Albania - Switzerland/ Memorandum of Cooperation with Tourism Agencies


Monday on May 08, 2023 in Zurich, Albania and Switzerland signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) in the field of Tourism. The agreement for the Albanian side was signed by the General Director of the National Tourism Agency of Albania (AKT), Mrs. Zana Çela-Rama, in  the honour ofthe Swiss side by Mr. Federico Sommaruga, Director of Developing Markets and Special Projects in Swiss Tourism (ST).
In the signing ceremony it was present  the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania inBern, H.E.Mr I. Gjoni and Mr. Pascal Prinz, Director of Global Initiatives in Swiss Tourism (ST).

The 30th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Albania - Liechtenstein


Today, on 23.04.2023, it will be three decades since the Republic of Albania established diplomatic relations with the Principality of Liechtenstein.  This anniversary is a meaningful history of a friendly relationship between two countries.

Albania and Switzerland 52 years ago established diplomatic relations


52 years ago, on July 20,1970 Albania and Switzerland established diplomatic relations.

After more than half a century, both countries share similar values and have forged close ties among the two people. During this period of time, we have managed to know each other and construct a profound and stable relationship which is based on trust and reciprocal self-awareness that can exist only among close friends and which is based on strong ties and numerous exchanges.

Albania removes all COVID-19 restrictions


Effective 1 May 2022, if travelling to Albania, whether by land, sea or air, there are no specific documents required, in terms of Covid-19.
 All passengers who are allowed to enter the territory of the Republic of Albania, in addition to complying with the protocols of airline international standards worldwide, must also follow and respect the rules listed below:
• Only travelling passengers will enter the airport building, avoiding being escorted by their family members;

COVID-19 / New rules for entering Albania


 Starting from 02nd of December 2021, to enter the Republic of Albania, whether by l

Information on the movement of foreign nationals in Albania


 Starting from 06th of September 2021, to enter the Republic of Albania, whether by land, sea or air, you must be equipped with:
• Vaccination passport, which is valid 14 days after the second dose of vaccine has been administered; OR
• PCR test performed up to 72 hours before entry; OR
• Rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours before entry; OR
• Valid document proving that you have passed or recovered from Covid-19 up to 6 months after recovery;
• These criteria also applies to those travelers who transit through Albania; 



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