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 be put in place with little or no notice. Monitor local media and visit the websites of the Government of North Macedonia or Ministry of Health for updated information
REMINDER: All airports within North Macedonia remain closed for commercial flights. The Government of North Macedonia has not announced a date for re-opening the airports.
Travelers are permitted to exit North Macedonia via land borders if they have permission to enter a neighboring country. The Government of North Macedonia has not announced an anticipated date for full re-opening of land borders for entry of foreigners. Foreigners who leave North Macedonia may be denied re-entry by the North Macedonia authorities. Border information and requirements may change with little or no notice. Travelers are advised to monitor the official government websites of neighboring countries for the most up-to-date information regarding their border status and local conditions, including airport operating status. U.S. Embassy COVID-19 information pages and travel alerts for neighboring countries can be found on the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
U.S. Embassy Skopje has suspended routine consular services. For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information. We encourage you to use the SkopjeACS@state.gov email to communicate with us.
The State Department issued a Level 4 Global Health Advisory on March 19, 2020, recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 or prepare to remain abroad for an indefinite period.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Global Travel Alert to avoid nonessential travel due to coronavirus.
Actions to Take:
- Follow the instructions of North Macedonia’s authorities.
- Monitor local media and visit the websites of the Government of North Macedonia or Ministry of Health for updated information, including mandatory quarantine measures and travel restrictions which may be implemented with little or no notice.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 https://mk.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/ for information on conditions in North Macedonia.
- Read the Centers for Disease Control’s and Prevention guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19 and information on health conditions in North Macedonia.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- Contact the local centers for public health by telephone, prior to visiting a hospital or clinic for medical care, if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks. North Macedonia’s Institute of Public Health has provided contact numbers along with other advice for travelers on their website.
- U.S. Embassy Skopje
Str. “Samoilova” Nr.21
Republic of North Macedonia
+389 2 310-2000
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- North Macedonia Country Information
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