Summary

On 14 February 2019, the UK government was informed that the Republic of Macedonia was henceforth known as the Republic of North Macedonia.

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

Take particular care if you travel to northern areas of the country near the border with Kosovo. See Crime and Local travel

Political rallies and demonstrations could occur. See Political situation

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in North Macedonia. 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.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.