Macedonia Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Macedonia Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Macedonia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

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.

While traveling to Macedonia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Macedonia’s architecture under the night skies

Recommended travel vaccinations for Macedonia

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Macedonia

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic 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
Terrorism Risk present
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
Health Measles warning
Risk level Normal security precautions
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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)
Street Address:
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)
Street Address:
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.

Click here to access the embassy’s website