Macedonia Travel Vaccines and Advice
Nestled in the Balkan peninsula, two of Macedonia’s defining features are its refined cuisine and oenological culture. During a trip to the country, try one of the local specialties at one of the Ohrid restaurants. Macedonia also boasts infinite natural and cultural landscapes shaped by civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans. Its mosque, fortresses and monasteries bear witness to this past. Nature lovers will be equally amazed by a visit to the national parks which offer a variety of fauna and wild flora. Discovering traditional towns with hospitable locals also gives you a true experience of Macedonian life.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Macedonia
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Macedonia
|Acetazolamide or Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Macedonia
Medical Care in Macedonia
Although the Macedonian public health system is poorly equipped, it is accessible to all. Fully funded by the state, free benefits include medical visits, vaccinations and access to some drugs. Despite the free care, sanitary conditions in hospitals are dissatisfactory. It is not necessary to be vaccinated before arriving in Macedonia, but it is recommended to bring an emergency health kit with you. This is especially important in more remote areas of Macedonia. In the event of a serious illness requiring hospitalization, french foreigners are advised to be evacuated to France.
For an ambulance emergency service, dial 194.
Is Macedonia Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Crime||Risk present; Caution required|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Caution required in secondary roads|
|Public transportation||Unreliable, opt for licensed taxis|
|Fraud||Beware of credit card fraud|
|Border with Kosovo/ Serbia||High degree of caution required|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Macedonia?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Macedonia for trips under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Macedonia information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Consulate to Macedonia (SKOPJE)
Blagoj Davkov No. 2/1,
1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Tel.: 389 (2) 3225-630
Fax: 389 (2) 3220-596
Email: [email protected]
Canadian Embassy to Serbia (BELGRADE)
Kneza Milosa 75,
111711 Belgrade, Serbia
Tel.: 381 (11) 306-3000
Fax: 381 (11) 306-3042
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Serbia.