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North Macedonia Has Reopened For Tourism – All Countries Allowed

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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.

All throughout 2020 and 2021, North Macedonia has stayed wide open for tourism with very little rules. 

However, in August 2021, North Macedonia added testing and/or vaccination requirements after being open for 13 months restriction-free. 

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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.”

As of August 2021, there is a temporary ban on passengers and flights from India due to variants. 

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Entry Requirements for North Macedonia

Testing and Quarantine procedures in North Macedonia

All passengers entering North Macedonia must provide ONE of the following for entry:

  • Proof of being fully vaccinated at least 15 days before entry (with Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik.)
  • Proof of recent recovery within 10-45 days
  • Proof of a 72-hour negative PCR test 
  • Proof of a 48-hour negative antigen test
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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

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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.

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What’s Open in North Macedonia

North Macedonia has been gradually reopening, with most everything being reopened by June 26, 2020. 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
  • Parks

Now as of August 2021, North Macedonia has implemented a vaccine passport for visiting restaurants, shops, gyms, etc. 

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Read More: See a list of every country now reopen for tourism, which countries currently accepting American and British tourists, plus which EU nations are now allowing Canadians. 

*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. 

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Originally published July 6, 2020

Eduardo Gomez

Monday 16th of August 2021

Starting August 16th, Macedonia started the vaccination mandate Additionally, borders also require a PCR test / Vaccination card (link)

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 17th of August 2021

Hi Eduardo, thanks for the tip. We have seen the news of the vaccine requirement for entering places like restaurants, etc.. but we cannot find any confirmation of vaccination or PCR to cross the border for foreign citizens. We're looking into it and will hopefully update soon


Thursday 5th of August 2021

According to Kayak, it seems 14 day quarantine is required. If true, might want to update the information.

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 6th of August 2021

Not correct. North Macedonia does not have any quarantine period with the one temporary exception of passengers coming from India.


Sunday 20th of December 2020

We (US and UK citizens) just arrived in North Macedonia on Monday night and wanted to update about the site on the ground. My UK partner and several people from his flight had some issues convincing the airline agents that they are indeed allowed to travel to Macedonia (seems to be an error in the system, possibly Brexit-related, there are definitely Brexit flags up in the system warning of the change, whatever it will be, on January 1st). The government has also issued new rules of some sort, which we have not been able to actually find published anywhere even in Macedonian, that require bars and restaurants to close at 6 pm. These came into effect yesterday and appear to be being enforced. They don't make a massive impact on daily life really, but they did cause the Marriott to (likely, at least that's what they told me) cancel Christmas brunch, so we will probably be moving on to Tirana. Just thought this info might be useful to someone, I would imagine these changes are here to stay for awhile and we just wish we could find them written down somewhere.

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Thank you for your on the ground update and insight, very helpful!


Saturday 31st of October 2020

I wanted to give an update, to help others out. I’m an American who’s been in Serbia for 3 months. I took the bus from Belgrade, to Skopje, and it was the easiest border patrol I’ve ever experienced. It’s was quick and absolutely no mentioning of a PCR test. I didn’t even see the Serbians show proof of a negative test. Maybe the airport is more strict, but land borders do not seem to be.

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 31st of October 2020

Thank you so much Ashley! :)

Nancy Holland

Friday 30th of October 2020

Do I need a pre covid test to fly to Skopje on Monday Nov 2nd

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 30th of October 2020

With the current information I have, no