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COVID-19 rules

There are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for passengers entering North Macedonia.

Passport validity requirements

Make sure your passport is valid for at least 90 days from your date of entry into North Macedonia.

Visa requirements

You can visit North Macedonia for up to 3 months without a visa.

Travelling with children

Children need an extra (officially stamped) document signed by their parents, second parent or legal guardian(s) if they’re travelling:

  • alone
  • with only one parent
  • with an adult who is not their legal guardian

Third countries you are transiting may also have their own rules. If travelling by air, you should also check with your airline as many have their own specific forms for this purpose.

UK refugee travel documents

If you hold a UK refugee travel document, you must have a visa to travel to North Macedonia. You will also need a visa to travel through North Macedonia on your way to Kosovo. You can apply for a visa from the North Macedonian Embassy in the UK.

Applying for a visa

If you plan to stay for longer than 3 months, contact the North Macedonian Embassy in the UK.

Registering with the police

You must register with the local police in the town or city where you’re staying within 48 hours of your arrival in North Macedonia. If you’re staying in a hotel, staff will register you at check-in. Keep the registration document with you until you leave North Macedonia. If you have registered with the police directly you must de-register 24 hours before you leave the country.

If you do not get registered, you may face:

  • a fine
  • detention and a court hearing
  • a restriction on returning to North Macedonia

Travelling to Serbia

Serbia has sometimes denied entry to people leaving North Macedonia with passport stamps from Kosovo.

Vaccination requirements

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the vaccinations and certificates you need in TravelHealthPro’s North Macedonia guide.

Customs rules

There are strict rules about goods that can be brought into and taken out of North Macedonia. You can find more information from the North Macedonia Customs Administration. You must declare anything that may be prohibited or subject to tax or duty.

Taking money into North Macedonia

You must declare any cash amount of foreign currency greater than 10,000 euros when you enter North Macedonia. If you do not, customs officers may detain you and seize the cash when you try to leave.

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