Albania cancels visas for Russians in summertime

Albania has canceled visas for Russian citizens until October 31 to attract more tourists this summer.
Last year was especially successful for Albania’s tourist industry, Albania’s Minister of Tourism, Ferdinand Xhaferri, said on Tuesday.
The influx of tourists grew by 37 percent as compared to that in 2008. This is first of all linked with growing investments into the country’s infrastructure, mainly in the construction of Drac-Kuks highway.
“Over the past years, Albania registered not only the influx of tourists but also an increase in funds they spent in the country. In 2000 foreign citizens spent $389 million in Albania, while in 2007 already $1.3 billion,” Xhaferri said.