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Macedonia is a landlocked country located on the shaft of the Balkan peninsula. This young country borders Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Albania.
Tourists are drawn to Macedonia for many reasons. This includes the country’s many ancient religious constructions. Entertainment is integral to the culture of Macedonia. It’s filmmaking history dates back 100 years and art even longer.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Macedonia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Macedonia: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A visa is not needed for stays under 90 days. Your passport must have at least six months validity.
All foreign citizens must register with local police within 48 hours of arrival. If you are staying in a hotel while in Macedonia, the hotel will register you upon check-in.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Macedonia has a continental climate with warm dry summers and cool winters. The large mountain ranges that inhabit Macedonia and the surrounding areas keep the temperatures cool.
The summer months in Macedonia are in the 70’s. The winter months are generally in the 30’s.
You should expect a fair amount of rain during the months of April and May and snow during the months of November and December. Heavy thunderstorms are also common and likely during the warmest of summer days. However, you should be prepared for precipitation no matter what time of the year you travel here. It can and does rain and/or snow during every month of the year in Macedonia.
While travelers are rarely the victims of violent crimes in Macedonia, petty crimes do still occur. Common petty crimes that happen in these areas include pickpocketing and car break-ins. To avoid these types of crime, be aware of your surroundings.
Be aware that organized crime is common in Macedonia. Additionally, violence can occur at public protests and demonstrations.
While Macedonia is small, there is much to see including the Ohrid Boardwalk and City Beach. The boardwalk has a wide variety of small restaurants set near rocky beaches. The cool waters of Lake Ohrid offer relief to beach-goers on hot summer days. Taxi boats also give tours of the beautiful shoreline.
The boardwalk acts as a pathway to the base of the Kaneo church which can be toured most days of the year. Stop by one of the small bars or restaurants for some Mediterranean cuisine.
Here are some essential items to consider bringing on your trip to Macedonia:
All Americans visiting Macedonia should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Macedonia, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Skopje
Str. “Samoilova” Nr.21
Republic of Macedonia
Phone: +389 2 310-2000
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