Replies: 12 - Last Post: Oct 29, 2008 7:30 AM Last Post By: Macedonian
Oct 27, 2008 9:19 AM
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Oct 27, 2008 9:48 AM
Oct 27, 2008 1:08 PM
3not just "NO", but recently they announced that people who have SCHENGEN visas do not need FYROM visa anymore.
Oct 28, 2008 10:54 AM
Oct 28, 2008 10:16 PM
5I was hit for a fee for 'insurance' when I entered Macedonia from Greece on the train last month.
Only $5 and was given a reciept.
No-one knew what it was for!
Oct 29, 2008 1:21 AM
- 5 - it's the compulsory health insurance for foreigners visiting Macedonia.
I don't know why it was introduced, but I think its intention is to rip-off Kosovans transiting through Macedonia (who rather avoid going through Serbia). Maybe it's also an revenge for Macedonians having to buy separate overpriced car insurance when transiting through Kosovo (€ 50).
At the Macedonia-Kosovo borders there were bus drivers with loads of UNMIK passports getting the insurance policies for their passengers.
I myself was not asked to buy this insurance or produce any evidence of my travel insurance, so maybe it's a bit of luck. Or my EU passport.
Oct 29, 2008 1:32 AM
Oct 29, 2008 1:36 AM
8Send your doctor's bills to the following address:
Ministry of Health
You will soon receive a cheque with the reimbursement. Guaranteed!
Oct 29, 2008 1:49 AM
Oct 29, 2008 1:53 AM
10If you want to claim, you can do as mattoni sugested, but it will take time, there is aan second option, if you are still in MKD, ask somebody where is the localState health insurance office and submit your claim, they will deal with it in 24hrs.
If you are sick and want to go to the doctor than:
You use your $5 recept on the border, take that to the local State health insurance office, you will get form to fill, than you will get temperory card with insurance health number. Show that to the GP by your choice and woala!!!
FYI the residence of folowing Europian Countries are covered with mutual health Agrimant with MAcedonia:
Bosna i Hercegovina
Before going to Macedonia people from above countries,have to have their health cards from the appropriate autorities.
For example, for Germans ,they have to ask TKK or any health insurence provider, for form, wich is given free of charge,this form covers them for everywere in Ex-Yu save Slovenia
For Britain, take your NHS health card or E111(now is in credit card form)
For Holland form from your own health insurance like CZ simmilar like in Gremany & you insurance card.
For mote info try www.fzo.com.mk
Hope this helps.
Oct 29, 2008 5:40 AM
11Thanks for the info, Macedonian.
I suspect that the process will take a whole day and when you're having fever, it's probably not the kind of thing you're eager to do. And probably the doctor will demand cash for a private visit anyway, at least that's the case in many countries in EE and SEE, don't know about Macedonia though.
Better have good travel insurance a get a full reimbursement at home.
I recall having to visit a doctor in Spain as a kid many decades ago, when there still were these E 111 forms or so that had to be exchanged for national documents in some Spanish office that was only open from 7-11 h and then you had to go to some specific health center that had no appointments at all. The process was similiar to the one in Macedonia and so complicated that my parents preferred to pay privately.
But the above solution is surely better than nothing.
Oct 29, 2008 7:30 AM
12I had to take my toddler, to the doctors, this summer, when I was home in MKD, and as I had the E111 form(card) I show it to the doctor they write everything down,gave me document, wich I had to submit to the local State health autorities, to be stamped. They did that.
The document was valid all trough all of our stay. We actualy ended up in a Specialist hospital,and that was covered.(My little girl broke her leg and that needed op and phisio)
I didn't pay a panny ,and we got all the paperwork to show to our local hospital back home. They did took good care of us.
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