COVID-19 Information

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel or prepare to remain abroad for an indefinite period due to the global impact of

COVID-19.

 

See all COVID-19 related Alerts for U.S. visitors to North Macedonia here.

 

March 26, 2020

  • Country-Specific Information:
    • The Republic of North Macedonia has reported over 200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders as of March 26, 2020. There have been 3 deaths reported.
    • The Government of North Macedonia has implemented a nationwide curfew to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  On Saturdays and Sundays the curfew is in effect from 4 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Mondays through Fridays the curfew is in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.  People in need of emergency medical assistance are exempted.
    • 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. only. Individuals under age 18 are permitted to be outside their homes or places of temporary residence between the hours of 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. only.
    • The government has not announced an anticipated date for lifting the curfew.
    • Additional restrictions on movement may be implemented with little notice. Monitor local media and visit the websites of the Government of North Macedonia or Ministry of Health for updated information.
    • Private companies, including hotels, stores, and other commercial businesses, may limit hours, restrict access, or close with little or no notice. Restaurants are limited to delivery or pick-up of food only.
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • The Government of North Macedonia closed Skopje International Airport at midnight on March 18, 2020 due to the global spread of COVID-19. All airports in North Macedonia are currently closed for commercial flights.  The Government of North Macedonia has not announced an anticipated date for re-opening the airports.
    • Land borders with all neighboring countries, including Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, and Serbia, are currently closed.
    • Only citizens and legal residents of North Macedonia are allowed entry into North Macedonia.
    • The Government of North Macedonia stated it will deny re-entry to any traveler who departs North Macedonia and tries to re-enter within 3 months.
  • Quarantine Information:
    • Only travelers who are citizens or legal residents of North Macedonia will be permitted entry to North Macedonia and are subject to quarantine after entry.
    • The Government of North Macedonia has implemented mandatory quarantine for Debar and Centar Zhupa Municipalities in western North Macedonia.
    • The Government of North Macedonia has restricted public transportation to and from the city of Kumanovo, as well as within Kumanovo.
    • Additional quarantines or travel restrictions on other regions and municipalities may be implemented with no or very little notice. Monitor local media and visit the websites of the Government of North Macedonia or Ministry of Health for updated information.
    • The Institute of Public Health recommends that anyone who feels ill after having contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or following travel to countries with confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks should contact their local centers for public health by telephone prior to visiting a hospital or clinic. The Institute of Public Health has provided contact numbers along with other advice for travelers on their website.