Embassy Message for U.S. Voters in North Macedonia

Embassy Message for U.S. Voters in North Macedonia (September 18, 2020)  Subject:  Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4 Be an active voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week!  In some states, voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2020 elections are as early as October 5.  Whether you …

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  09/04/2020  Country-Specific Information:  The Republic of North Macedonia has reported over 14,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  Over 600 deaths have been reported.  Businesses have largely reopened, but most schools remain closed.  Restaurants and bars with outdoor seating were permitted to open beginning May 28, 2020 under specific protocols determined by the Government of North Macedonia.  As …

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Security Alert

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje (September 1, 2020) Location: North Macedonia Event: Suspension of Consular Services at the Embassy On August 31, 2020, the Ministry of Interior of North Macedonia reported that three persons were arrested following police operations in Kumanovo and Skopje on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities. During this operation, police …

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Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory – North Macedonia Level 3 – Reconsider Travel (August 7, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Reconsider travel to North Macedonia due to COVID-19. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for North Macedonia due to COVID-19. North Macedonia has lifted stay at home orders, …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (July 24, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  Reminder about Border Restrictions and Summer Travel  REMINDER: As travel increases during the summer season, U.S. citizens are reminded that border restrictions or closures at one or more of the land borders between North Macedonia and its neighbors may be implemented with little or no notice.  Although North Macedonia’s land borders are now …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (July 17, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  Austrian Airlines has suspended flights to North Macedonia.  UPDATE: Austrian Airlines announced that starting July 16, flights from several countries including North Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia among others will be suspended.   This decision was made in response to an order from …

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Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (July 9, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  Mandatory Negative PCR Tests for Citizens of Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro required for Entry to North Macedonia.  UPDATE: The government of North Macedonia announced that effective July 9, all citizens of Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro arriving from those countries will be required to submit a negative PCR test …

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U.S. Embassy Virtual July 4th Reception 

Dear Fellow American Citizens in North Macedonia,  In celebration of the 244th Anniversary of the United States of America’s Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the U.S. Embassy has the honor to invite you to its first virtual July 4 reception.  While the coronavirus prevents us from hosting a traditional reception in person, this year …

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July 4th Voting Message

July 4th Voting Message  Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections!  In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (July 2, 2020)    Location:  North Macedonia    Event:  Airports in North Macedonia Reopening   UPDATE: Skopje Airport reopened for flights on July 1, 2020.  Ohrid Airport reopened on July 2, 2020.   Available flights to and from each airport may be limited and schedules are subject to change with little to no warning.  Travelers are strongly encouraged …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (June 25, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  The Government of North Macedonia Announced That All Borders will be Fully Open as of June 26 and the Airports will Re-open on July 1.  UPDATE: The Government of North Macedonia announced the full opening of North Macedonia’s borders effective June 26, 2020.  With the full opening of borders, there are no longer requirements for PCR …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (June 16, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  The Government of North Macedonia declared a new State of Emergency lasting until June 22, 2020.  UPDATE: The Government of North Macedonia on June 15, 2020 declared a new State of Emergency lasting until June 22, 2020.  New restrictions on movement or social distancing regulations may …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (June 12, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  This is an update on public transportation restrictions for the municipalities of Prilep and Tetovo.  UPDATE: Public transportation in the municipality of Prilep is currently limited to two buses on one line.  Currently, there are no restrictions on public transportation in the municipality of Tetovo.   New restrictions on movement or …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (June 4, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  The Government of North Macedonia has implemented a full ban on movement in several cities and municipalities and a new curfew in other areas of North Macedonia to reduce the spread of COVID-19 beginning Thursday, June 4.     NEW: The Government of North Macedonia implemented a full ban on movement for Skopje, including all Skopje …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (May 30, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  The Government of North Macedonia has extended the state of emergency until June 13, 2020.     NEW: The Government of North Macedonia extended the state of emergency until June 13, 2020.   New restrictions on movement or social distancing regulations may be put in place with little or no notice.  Monitor …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (May 27, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  There is no longer a curfew for any age beginning May 27, 2020 per a Government of North Macedonia decision on May 26, 2020.      NEW: The Government of North Macedonia announced beginning Wednesday, May 27, 2020 there is no curfew in effect and no other restrictions on movement for any age.  Social distancing …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (May 22, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  The Government of North Macedonia continues to prohibit entry of foreigners, but will allow exit via land borders if the traveler has permission to enter the neighboring country.  The Government of Serbia has opened its land borders with no COVID-19 related restrictions — monitor the  U.S. Embassy Belgrade webpage  for …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (May 19, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  The Government of North Macedonia announced an extension of the validity of short-term visas as well as temporary and permanent residency permits until August 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.      NEW: The Government of North Macedonia announced May 18, 2020 that it was extending until August 31, 2020 the …

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Updated Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (May 8, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  The Government of North Macedonia will implement new curfew hours nationwide to reduce the spread of COVID-19.     NEW: Beginning Saturday, May 9, 2020 the daily nationwide curfew will be from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the next morning.  Individuals over age 67 are permitted to …

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Updated Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 29, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  NEW:  U.S. Embassy Skopje is aware of an Air Prishtina flight departing from Skopje International Airport on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 6:05 p.m. and arriving in Zurich, Switzerland at 8:15 p.m.  The Skopje to Zurich flight will be available for public booking beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 30, 2020 through the website www.airprishtina.com  or by phone through the Air Prishtina Contact Center at +383 38 222 099. There …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 29, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  NEW:  The Government of North Macedonia will implement new curfew hours nationwide for the holiday weekend of Friday, May 1, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020 to reduce the spread of COVID-19.      From Friday, May 1, 2020 through Sunday, May 3, 2020 a nationwide curfew will be in place from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 24, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  NEW:  U.S. Embassy Skopje is aware of an Air Prishtina flight departing from Skopje International Airport on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 12:55 p.m. and arriving in Zurich, Switzerland at 3:05 p.m.  The Skopje to Zurich flight is available for public booking through the website  www.airprishtina.com

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 23, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia    Event:  NEW:  The Government of North Macedonia implemented new curfew hours to reduce the spread of COVID-19 nationwide beginning Thursday, April 23.      Monday through Friday the curfew is in effect from 7:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following day.  Individuals over age 67 are permitted to be outside their homes or places of temporary residence Monday through Friday between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 14, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  NEW:  The Government of North Macedonia will implement an expanded curfew nationwide over the Orthodox Easter holiday from Friday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m. until Tuesday, April 21 at 5:00 a.m. to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Additionally all parks, picnic places, and forests are closed from Thursday, April 16 at …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 8, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  REMINDER:   On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, the Government of North Macedonia implemented an expanded curfew nationwide to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Monday through Friday the curfew is in effect from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.  On weekends, a full curfew is in effect …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 7, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  NEW:  Beginning Wednesday, April 8, 2020, the Government of North Macedonia will implement an expanded curfew nationwide to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Monday through Friday the curfew is in effect from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.  On weekends, a full curfew is in effect from Friday at 4:00 p.m. until Monday at 5:00 a.m.     …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 7, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  NEW: U.S. Embassy Skopje is aware of two potential flight options for U.S. citizens to depart North Macedonia and return to the United States on Friday, April 10, 2020. NEW: There is an Air Prishtina flight departing from Pristina International Airport …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 6, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  NEW:  The Government of North Macedonia has implemented an expanded curfew in the municipality of Kumanovo, including the city of Kumanovo and the surrounding villages, to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Monday through Friday the curfew is in effect from 4 p.m. until 5 a.m.  There is a complete ban on movement …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 3, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  NEW: U.S. Embassy Skopje is aware of a potential flight from Skopje to London Luton Airport departing on Monday, April 6, 2020, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the British Embassy.  At this point we have no further details …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 2, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  REMINDER: The Air Prishtina flight departing from Pristina International Airport in Kosovo on April 5, 2020 at 11:45a.m. and arriving in Zurich, Switzerland at 1:45p.m. is now available for public booking through the website airprishtina.com or by phone through the Air Prishtina Contact Center at +383 …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (April 1, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  The Air Prishtina flight departing from Pristina International Airport in Kosovo on April 5, 2020 at 11:45a.m. and arriving in Zurich, Switzerland at 1:45p.m. is now available for public booking through the website airprishtina.com or by phone through the Air Prishtina Contact …

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Updated Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (March 31, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  NEW: The Air Prishtina flight departing from Pristina International Airport in Kosovo on April 5, 2020 at 11:45a.m. and arriving in Zurich, Switzerland at 1:45p.m. is now available for public booking through the website airprishtina.com or by phone through the Air Prishtina Contact Center at …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (March 31, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  UPDATE: U.S. Embassy Skopje is aware that there is an Air Pristina flight departing from Pristina International Airport in Kosovo on April 5, 2020 at 11:45a.m. and arriving in Zurich, Switzerland at 1:45p.m.  The most current information we have available, as …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (March 30, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  If you are a U.S. Citizen in North Macedonia and want to be notified if commercial flights or evacuation options to the United States become available, provide your information to the U.S. Embassy by completing this online form .  Completing this form …

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Health Alert 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (March 28, 2020)  Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  REMINDER: If you are a U.S. Citizen in North Macedonia and want to be notified if commercial flights or evacuation options to the United States become available, provide your information to the U.S. Embassy by completing this online  form .  Completing this form will enable us to compile accurate information on potential travelers.  Currently there is no scheduled flight departing North …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (March 27, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  U.S. Citizens in North Macedonia who wish to be notified if commercial flights or evacuation options to the U.S. become available should provide their information to the United States Embassy by completing this online form .  Completing this form will enable us …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (March 26, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  The Government of North Macedonia has implemented an expanded nationwide curfew to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Beginning March 28, 2020, on Saturdays and Sundays the curfew is in effect from 4 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Mondays through Fridays the …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (March 24, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  The Government of North Macedonia has implemented restrictions on movement to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Individuals over age 67 are permitted to be outside their homes or places of temporary residence between the hours of 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (March 22, 2020)   Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  On March 21, the Government of North Macedonia announced that it will implement a nationwide curfew to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The curfew will begin at 9 p.m. on Sunday March 22, 2020 and will be in effect daily from …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (March 17, 2020)   Location:  North Macedonia  Event:  The government of North Macedonia announced that it will close Skopje International Airport effective 00:00 a.m. on Thursday March 19, 2020 due to the global spread of COVID-19.  Flight options are expected to be significantly limited prior to the official closure …

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Health Alert

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia (March 16, 2020) Location:  North Macedonia Event:  The government of North Macedonia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions, including possible border closures, airport closures, and mandatory quarantine, to be put into effect with little …

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Security Alert – Skopje City Mall Bomb Threat

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia  January 29, 2020 Location: Skopje City Mall, Karposh 4, Skopje, North Macedonia Event: Law enforcement authorities are evacuating Skopje City Mall in response to a bomb threat and are currently investigating the situation. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid the area near Skopje City Mall …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia

Location:  Macedonia Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Skopje, North Macedonia alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of …

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DEMONSTRATION ALERT – U.S. EMBASSY SKOPJE, NORTH MACEDONIA

Location: The announced gathering point includes, but is not limited to, the Parliament House in Skopje, North Macedonia. Event: The demonstration is expected to take place on December 1, 2018 beginning at 12:00 p.m. The group Makedonija blokira intends to protest against the Prespa Agreement. U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid areas in which …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, Macedonia

Location: Skopje, Macedonia, in front of the Parliament building on 11 Oktomvri Street. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on June 21 and June 22, 2018, beginning at 8pm. Supporters of the group “Komiti,” political organizations, and other groups will demonstrate against the country’s announced name agreement with Greece.  U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Pristina-Skopje Road Advisory (May 8, 2018)

U.S. Embassy Skopje informs U.S. citizens that according to Kosovo media reports, the main road from Skopje to Pristina, between Kacanik and Hani i Elezit, will be closed on May 8, 2018 due to potential landslides and major cracks in the asphalt.  Starting today and until further notice, travelers using this route may experience periodic …

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Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September …

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EUROPEAN TRAVEL ALERT

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on November 10, 2017

U.S. Embassy Skopje informs U.S. citizens that on Friday, November 10, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., “Coalition with the Macedonian People” will march in Skopje to demand the Macedonian President revoke the mandate entrusted to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Demonstrators will gather in front of the European Union Mission on St. Cyril and Methodius Boulevard and …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Skopje on Sunday, November 5 at 1:00pm

The U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia advises U.S. citizens that the Association for Culture of Albanians in Macedonia announced they will gather Sunday, November 5, to demonstrate against the sentences handed down against those indicted in the Kumanovo incident in 2015. The protest will start at Skenderbeg square at 1:00 p.m, will continue to the …

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Security Message for U.S. citizens: Upcoming Verdict in High-Profile Trial

United States Embassy Skopje, Macedonia Security Message for U.S. citizens: Upcoming Verdict in High-Profile Trial  According to the Government of Macedonia, a verdict will be announced the morning of Thursday, November 2, for the 37 individuals accused of domestic terrorism related to the May 2015 armed incident in Kumanovo, Macedonia. Given the high profile nature …

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Worldwide Caution September 14, 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March …

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Europe Travel Alert May 1, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity at the Parliament Building

April 27, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Skopje informs U.S. citizens that there is significant police activity around the Parliament building in Skopje.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, monitor local news stations for information and updates.  Maintain a high …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Caution During Religious Holiday

United States Embassy Skopje Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Caution During Religious Holidays April 13, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Skopje urges U.S. citizens to exercise particular caution during upcoming religious holidays and at large festivals or events. Terrorists in the region have previously sought to attack soft targets, to include churches and other …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Skopje and throughout Macedonia on March 21, 2017

United States Embassy Skopje Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Skopje and throughout Macedonia on March 21, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Skopje informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place in Skopje today at around 5:00 p.m.  Due to EU Commissioner Hahn’s visit to Skopje, the Ministry of Interior expects …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Daily Demonstrations Continuing from March 13, 2017

United States Embassy Skopje Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Daily Demonstrations Continuing from March 13, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Skopje informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place today in front of the Government building on Ilindenska Blvd. at 5:00 p.m.  The group “United for Macedonia” will gather to show their support …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Skopje on March 11 and 12, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Skopje informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place in City Park at 1:00 pm.  The group “For a Common Macedonia” will gather to show their support for the “unitary character of the country.” The U.S. Embassy anticipates there will be approximately 2,000 people present. It is likely that similar …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid Government Building on Ilinden Boulevard

The U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia warns all U.S. citizens to avoid the vicinity of the Government Building on Ilinden Boulevard. The Macedonian Ministry of Interior warned the Embassy of the potential for a security incident in that area. For further information regarding international travel: See the Department of State’s travel website  for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Parliamentary Elections, December 07, 2016

December 7, 2016 Macedonia will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, December 11. While recent elections in Macedonia have been peaceful, election-related disturbances are possible. The U.S. Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to be aware of election-related events on December 11and to avoid large crowds, protests, and rallies when possible. U.S. citizens should heed the advice of …

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