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.
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.
+(389) (2) 310-2000 (0 -for Switchboard Operator); US Embassy Skopje, Str. “Samoilova” Nr.21, 1000 Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia; SkopjeACS@state.gov; https://mk.usembassy.gov/
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.
Local Emergency Phone
Ambulance: 94; Fire: 93; Police: 92
See WHO recommendations
Warm, dry summers and autumns; relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall
Macedonian denars (MKD)
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F
Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Romani, Serbian
Macedonian Orthodox 64.8%, Muslim 33.3%, other Christian 0.4%
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
Yes, but some opt for bottled water
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Mavrovo National Park; Bitola; Kratovo; Pelister National Park
Soccer, handball, basketball
Sometimes instead of saying "no," Macedonians will click their tongues and shake their heads slightly.
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
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, May 03, 2023