Albania 2021

Albania 2021

Brothers await test results at a medical lab in Tirana. I was on my way to the airport for my journey home but had to have proof of a negative COVID test as I would otherwise be unable to board my plane. I could have been tested at the airport but that would have been risky as there was no way to know how long it might take if it was crowded. [As it turned out, the airport was packed.] Through a friend, I found a lab that could give me a result in 15 minutes. Cost: $30. While waiting – a nerve-racking experience as a positive test would have kept me quarantined in Albania another 14 days – I fortunately was distracted by this photo opportunity. And, yes, the test turned out in my favor.

Albania 2021

Albania 2021

Brothers await test results at a medical lab in Tirana. I was on my way to the airport for my journey home but had to have proof of a negative COVID test as I would otherwise be unable to board my plane. I could have been tested at the airport but that would have been risky as there was no way to know how long it might take if it was crowded. [As it turned out, the airport was packed.] Through a friend, I found a lab that could give me a result in 15 minutes. Cost: $30. While waiting – a nerve-racking experience as a positive test would have kept me quarantined in Albania another 14 days – I fortunately was distracted by this photo opportunity. And, yes, the test turned out in my favor.