Travel info

Visas, passports & customs

All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Macedonia. Also, its required that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure.
Visitors from EU don’t need a visa for tourist or business trips totaling less than 90 days during a six-month period. The Border Police strictly enforce the 90-day limit, and you may face a substantial fine or be barred from entering Macedonia if you exceed the permitted number of days.

Any foreign national, holder of a valid travel document of a third country, who is required to have visa for entry in the Republic of Macedonia, may enter the territory of the Republic of Macedonia without having to acquire Macedonian visa, provided that the foreigner has a permanent residence in EU or Schengen member state.
Foreigners in Republic of Macedonia are required to register their place of residence within 24 hours of arrival. Registration is completed as part of check-in at hotels.
Foreigners staying in a private home are required to register at the nearest police station within 24 hours of arrival. Failure to do so can result in fines and delays in departure.

You are required to declare all foreign currency exceeding 10,000 Euros on arrival in Republic of Macedonia. Failure to do so may result in detention and forfeiture of funds when attempting to leave the country. Also, Republic of Macedonia requires that all foreign citizens provide proof of travel medical insurance when entering the country.
As visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice, you should contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Republic of Macedonia.You can also visit Republic of Macedonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for the most up to date information.

For the list of all the embassies in Skopje with detailed information, please click here

Currency

Macedonian denar (MKD) is the official currency of Macedonia and the currency symbol is ден. The currency rate is fixed at around 62 MKD Denars for 1 EUR, or about 56 MKD Denars for 1 USD Dollar.
For more information about the latest exchange rate, please click here

The economy is cash-based, however, credit cards are accepted in major hotels and large shops. There are an increasing number of ATMs that accept international bank cards.
Major items (hotel, long taxi rides) are often priced in Euros, and you can pay in Euros or Denars. Foreign banks do not exchange Denars so you may wish to exchange any unwanted Denars before you leave Macedonia.

National Holidays for 2017

1, 2 January - New Year
6, 7 January - Orthodox Christmas
19 January - Vodici (Epiphany)
14-17 April - Orthodox Easter 
1 May - Labour Day Holiday
24 May - Saints Cyril and Methodius Day
2 June - Pentecost
26 June - Ramadan Bairam
2 August - Ilinden, Republic Day
28 August - Dormition of the Mother of God
8 September - Independence Day 
11 October - Revolution Day
23 October - Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle Holiday
8 December - Saint Clement of Ohrid Day