Foreign travel advice
There have been protests in central Skopje and elsewhere related to the ongoing political crisis. Demonstrations may occur at short notice. Check local media and avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings.
Macedonian authorities have declared the south and north border areas near Gevgelija and Kumanovo as crisis zones due to the pressures these areas faced over the past 12 months with migrants/refugees. Avoid large groups and be aware that trains entering Macedonia from Greece may be cancelled or delayed if there is trouble at the Greek/Macedonia border.
Most visits to Macedonia are trouble-free. Occasional acts of criminal violence occur, although foreigners are not generally targeted.
There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism
Mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile virus are present. See Health
Earthquakes occasionally occur. See Natural Disasters
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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