North Macedonia

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in North Macedonia. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws and special circumstances in this country.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as the stay is less than 90 days, within a six month period.

US Embassy/Consulate

+(389) (2) 310-2000 (0 -for Switchboard Operator); US Embassy Skopje, Str. “Samoilova” Nr.21, 1000 Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia;;

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone

Ambulance: 94; Fire: 93; Police: 92


See WHO recommendations


Warm, dry summers and autumns; relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall

Currency (Code)

Macedonian denars (MKD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F

Plug Type CPlug Type F

Major Languages

Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Romani, Serbian

Major Religions

Macedonian Orthodox 64.8%, Muslim 33.3%, other Christian 0.4%

Time Difference

UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water

Yes, but some opt for bottled water

International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Mavrovo National Park; Bitola; Kratovo; Pelister National Park

Major Sports

Soccer, handball, basketball

Cultural Practices

Sometimes instead of saying "no," Macedonians will click their tongues and shake their heads slightly.

Tipping Guidelines

Common practice in restaurants is to round up the bill for a tip, but in finer dining establishments a 10-15% tip is appreciated. Tipping taxi drivers is not common.


Religious icons and marble statues, jeweled crosses, rosaries, wood carvings, spices

Traditional Cuisine

Tavče Gravče — fresh white beans and other vegetables baked and served in a traditional unglazed earthenware pot

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2022