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

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

Location: North Macedonia, countrywide

Event: Potential for increased crime during the holiday season and ongoing bombthreats throughout North Macedonia.

As crowds gather at holiday markets, shopping malls, and other public spaces, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to be aware of their surroundings as pickpocketing and other petty crime may increase.

There has also been an increase in reported bomb threats multiple times a week throughout Skopje and the region, at public transit stations, airports, hotels, shopping centers, sporting centers, and schools.  Local law enforcement has been investigating each threat and thus far all of the bomb threats have been false alarms.  If you happen to be at a location that receives a bomb threat, follow the directions of local security personnel and police on-site.

Actions to Take: 

  • Exercise additional vigilance at holiday festivals and events, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid crowds.
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Review your personal security plans.


  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    • 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444