The Republic of North Macedonia has officially reopened for international tourism July 1, 2020 and is now allowing tourists from all countries to visit, restriction free.
On June 23rd the government of North Macedonia announced they will be reopening both international airports, as well as resuming tourism as of July 1, 2020.
Which countries can visit North Macedonia?
All of them!
In a direct quote given to Travel Off Path’s from official government representatives:
“All nations can come to North Macedonia with no restrictions.”
Entry Requirements for North Macedonia
Testing and Quarantine procedures in North Macedonia
Currently there are no restrictions on tourists entering North Macedonia. This means there are no tests done on arrival, no need to bring a negative test, and no quarantines.
Important Update PCR tests:
The Government of North Macedonia announced that effective immediately all citizens of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro arriving from those countries will be required to submit a negative PCR test completed no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the border or port of entry.
Kosovo also needed a test, but the requirement was removed on October 12
The government states:
“Please be informed that in compliance with the decision of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia upon recommendation of the Infectious Diseases Commission, the borders opening in Republic of North Macedonia shall mean uninterrupted movement of passengers without enclosing PCR tests and without referral to home isolation or mandatory state quarantine.”
Other Entry Requirements
Temperature scans will be done upon arrival into North Macedonia. Any travellers with symptoms like a fever or difficulty breathing will be refused entry at customs.
The wearing of a mask at the airport is mandatory
Are there flights to North Macedonia?
Yes, Skopje airport reopened on July 1st and is the main airport for North Macedonia. There is also an airport at Ohrid, but it does not handle anywhere near the amount of flights.
Flights all over the EU have already resumed. You will find the most selection with WizzAir who flies directly from Skopje to cities like: Rome, Milan, Venice, Berlin, Gothenburg, Oslo, London, Barcelona, Cologne, Malta and more.
Unlike its neighbour Serbia, North Macedonia does not fly directly to the USA. Outside of the EU, Skopje only flies directly to Doha and Dubai.
What’s Open in North Macedonia
North Macedonia has been gradually reopening, with most everything being reopened by June 26th. Here are some things tourists will find open for their trip:
- Restaurants, cafes and bars
- Gyms and fitness centres
- Hotels and inns
- Shops and boutiques
- Public transportation
*Disclaimer: North Macedonia’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.
Originally published July 6, 2020