Foreign travel advice



Macedonian authorities declared the south and north border areas near Gevgelija and Kumanovo as crisis areas due to the unprecedented number of migrants entering the country. There’s continual flow of people entering the country on the south border, transiting mostly by train, to Serbia in the north. Avoid large groups in these areas.

Most visits to Macedonia are trouble-free. Occasional acts of criminal violence occur, although foreigners are not generally targeted.

There are occasional protests in central Skopje, which may occur at short notice, and may be followed by violence. Check local media and avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings.

Take particular care if you travel to the north of Macedonia near the border with Kosovo. See Crime and Local travel

There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus are present. See Health

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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