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