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North Macedonia travel restrictions & quarantine rules

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The travel advice is Do not travel to North Macedonia. North Macedonia is Moderate restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to North Macedonia. North Macedonia is part of Europe with main city at Skopje. Its Least Developed country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Denar. The languages spoken are Macedonian.
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🚨 Travel Advice for North Macedonia

Moderate restrictions

for travel
International travel to North Macedonia is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Other restrictions

Travelers departing from North Macedonia are required to present a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours, a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 48 hours, a full vaccination certificate, or a recovery certificate issued within the previous 45 days, on departure.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing requirements.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. Alternatively, a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 48 hours, is also accepted.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide a certificate of recovery, issued within the previous 45 days before arrival.
Those arriving without any health documents will be required to undergo home quarantine for 7 days. This period can be shortened if a PCR test is taken after the fifth day and a negative test result is confirmed.
For more details United States Embassy, North Macedonia

Government measures

Proof of vaccination or recovery is required to access catering facilities, shopping malls, and to attend events. In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in enclosed public spaces, on public transportation, and outdoors when social distancing rules cannot be respected.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open for vaccinated or recently recovered customers.

Bars

Bars are open for vaccinated or recently recovered customers.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Some businesses may be operating at reduced hours.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation. A full list of approved vaccines and further information can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada#determine-fully
Citizens, residents, and those traveling for essential reasons are exempt from this requirement.

Quarantine required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation.
Those testing negative on day 8 will not see their quarantine period extended. Travelers testing positive will be required to isolate an additional 10 days.

Test/medical certificate required

Non-vaccinated travelers are required to provide proof of a negative PCR, NAT, NAAT, or RT-LAMP test result, taken within the previous 72 hours of departure. Alternatively, proof of a negative professionally administered antigen test result, taken the day before departure, is also accepted.
Alternatively, those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide proof of a positive molecular test result, issued at least 10 and not more than 180 days before arrival.
Documentation must be in English, French, or with a certified translation. Further information on testing requirements can be found at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/flying-canada-checklist/covid-19-testing-travellers-coming-into-canada

Testing on arrival

Non-vaccinated travelers will either be administered a COVID-19 test on arrival or provided with a self-swab kit. Additionally, travelers will be provided with an at-home COVID-19 self-swab kit which must be taken on day 8 of the quarantine period.
Travelers may register in advance for the test on arrival at https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/arrival-testing-providers
Vaccinated travelers and those who have recently recovered are exempt but are subject to selective testing on arrival.

Travel restriction details for North Macedonia

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for North Macedonia

Effective August 18, the Government of North Macedonia is introducing new measures in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections throughout the country: Individuals over the age of eighteen must present either a COVID-19 vaccination certificate proving they have received at least one vaccine dose or proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the previous 45 days upon entry into catering businesses (i.e., bars, cafes, and restaurants), and indoor shopping malls, casinos, betting shops, and other venues allowing large gatherings.
All catering businesses with capacity for over 30 people are required to employ security guards to conduct verification checks for COVID-19 vaccination certificates and/or proof of COVID-19 recovery. Catering businesses with capacity of less than 30 people may allow employees (i.e., waiters, bartenders) to conduct the verification checks for the required documentation.
Beginning September 1, all travelers entering North Macedonia must provide either a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to travel, or certificate of recovery issued within the previous 45 days. Foreign travelers transiting through North Macedonia will be allowed to remain within the country borders up to five hours and must sign a statement collected by the Border Police. Citizens of North Macedonia returning to the country without a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, PCR test, or certificate of recovery from COVID-19 must quarantine at home for seven days.
All other COVID-19 measures approved by the Government of North Macedonia in response to the evolving epidemiological situation remain in place:
On August 16, the Government of North Macedonia introduced a ban on all indoor celebrations inside catering facilities, including restaurants, cafeterias, bars, nightclubs, and other venues holding large events.
As of August 16, individuals over the age of eighteen must present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate to enter concerts, seminars, training, workshops, conferences, cultural and sporting events, and other celebrations.
On June 16, the government lifted the daily nationwide curfew, removing all COVID-19 restrictions on the working hours of catering facilities.
Catering businesses (i.e., bars, cafes, and restaurants) may serve up to six customers per table with outdoor seating. These facilities can operate at a 50 percent outdoor capacity, following all public health protocols. On-site dining with indoor seating remains prohibited under the current restrictive measures. Exceptions include: Delivery and take-out services; and
Catering businesses operating at the Skopje and Ohrid airports, and hotels serving guests staying on hotel premises.
Outdoor events may be held using 30 percent of the capacity of the available space and a maximum capacity of 1000 attendees.
Catering facilities may host weddings, celebrations, and open-air parties outdoors in accordance with the 30 percent capacity guidance above.
As of June 1, the government lifted the ban for gatherings of more than four persons in outdoor public places.
Individuals are no longer required to wear masks or face coverings outdoors, except when gathering in large groups. Individuals must continue wearing a protective face covering in all closed or indoor spaces, including markets, shops, banks, post offices, health facilities, taxis, and public transport.
Sporting venues may resume outdoor events with an audience.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for North Macedonia

Do not travel

We’ve reviewed our travel advice for North Macedonia. We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution.
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