Last updated: 08/03/22
***As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded. Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
- The Department of State has issued a Level 1 Travel Advisory for North Macedonia: Exercise Normal precautions. This is the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some risk in any international travel. Conditions in other countries may differ from those in the United States and may change at any time.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined North Macedonia has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. The risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if travelers are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
- The Institute of Public Health’s webpage and the Ministry of Health’s Facebook page provide daily updates in Macedonian, Albanian, and English on the number of reported cases, fatalities, and recoveries.
- To learn more about the measures adopted by the Government of North Macedonia to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country, please check the government website.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in North Macedonia? Yes
- U.S. citizens may obtain a COVID-19 test from their local health care providers and laboratories in North Macedonia. Testing fees must be paid by each patient. Prices range from 1,200 – 5,000 denars, depending on the lab and type of test, and are subject to change. Fees are payable in cash or credit card. English translation of COVID-19 test results is available at an extra cost.
- The Government of North Macedonia has published a list of contact numbers for the Institute of Public Health in Skopje and Public Health Centers located throughout the country. Travelers can access this list here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the Government of North Macedonia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? No
- Although there has not been approval through formal channels, the Government of North Macedonia will allow use of COVID-19 vaccines under emergency import, allowed by the Law on Medications. The Ministry of Health has received various vaccines so far, including Sputnik V, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Sinopharm, to allow for mass vaccination of the public.
- Are vaccines available in North Macedonia for U.S. citizens? Yes
- COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to legal residents of North Macedonia at walk-in sites in health centers, hospitals, and sporting venues upon presentation of their government-issued identification card. Please note COVID-19 vaccines are not available for U.S. tourists traveling in North Macedonia.
- Which vaccines are available in North Macedonia?
- Citizens of North Macedonia and foreign citizens who are eligible for vaccination currently may receive Pfizer or Moderna.
- The Ministry of Health has set up vaccination sites in health centers, hospitals, and sporting venues located throughout the country for all citizens and legal residents to receive COVID-19 vaccines. To access the list of places offering COVID-19 vaccination visit the Ministry of Health’s website.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs publishes current entry and exit requirements on its official website.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
- Visa extensions for residents and/or tourists should be directed to the local police station. These requests will be reviewed and processed by the Ministry of Interior. The official regulations can be accessed here .
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
Fines for Non-Compliance
- U.S. Embassy Skopje is currently providing the full range of American Citizen Services. For assistance, please contact us at SkopjeACS@state.gov.
- U.S. Embassy Skopje is processing all immigrant and nonimmigrant visa categories. Appointment slots remain limited.
- Visit our website for more information or contact us at ConsularSkopje@state.gov for assistance.
- Institute of Public Health of the Republic of North Macedonia
- Government of North Macedonia
- Skopje Airport and Ohrid Airport Official Websites
- Other links:
- COVID-19 Traveler Information page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Travel.state.gov Republic of North Macedonia Information and Travel Advisory Page