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Macedonia vs Scotland and Wales

Advice for fans travelling to Skopje for Macedonia vs Wales on Friday 6th September and Macedonia vs Scotland on Tuesday 10th September

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Date: Friday 6th September 2013 - Macedonia vs Wales

Venue: Phillip II Arena, Skopje

Kick off time: 19:00 (local time)

Date: Tuesday 10th September 2013 - Macedonia vs Scotland

Venue: Phillip II Arena, Skopje

Kick off time: 20:30 (local time)

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Macedonia

Passports and visas

  • No visas required for British passport holders

  • Passports are required to be valid for the duration of the visit (preferably 6 months beyond your stay)

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance for the duration of your stay

  • In common with many countries there is a requirement in Macedonia to be able to identify yourself. A passport, or a copy, or a document with a photograph on it should be carried at all times

  • If you lose your passport you will need to obtain a police report and apply for an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) to return home at the Consular section of the British Embassy in Macedonia. The fee for an ETD is £95.00 payable in cash in local currency or by credit card

Getting to the stadium

  • From the airport to the city centre there is a minibus, the cost of the ticket is 150 denars, seats are limited

  • Taxis are available, cost is around 1200 denars

  • The football stadium is located near the centre, 15-20 min walk from the main square

At the matches

  • All supporters will be searched prior to entering the stadium and items that could potentially be used as missiles will be confiscated, such as lighters or large amounts of coins

  • There will be a visible police presence in and around the stadium


  • There are fines for the drunk and disorderly which could lead to fans being locked up and missing the match

  • You are advised to hold a form of ID at all times

  • You should be alert to the risk of petty theft and for pickpockets and bag snatchers in crowded areas (especially at the airport, city centre)

  • Take care not to leave jackets or bags containing wallets, passports or mobile phones unattended in restaurants and bars

  • Penalties for drugs use or possession are severe regardless of drug class

  • Tap water is drinkable but bottled water is preferable

British Embassy address and telephone numbers

British Embassy Skopje
Todor Aleksandrov 165,
1000 Skopje

Telephone: +389 2 3299 299

Office hours (GMT): Mon-Thurs 0700 – 1530, Fri 0700 – 1200

Local time (CET): Mon-Thurs 0800 – 1630, Fri 0800 – 1300

British Embassy Skopje website

British Embassy Skopje email

Emergency services numbers

Police: 192

Fire: 193

Ambulance: 194

Further information

For more detailed information please see the attached document.

Published 4 September 2013