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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘здраво ’
( zdra-vo )
Macedonian
Plug combo cf
Electricity
230V/50hz
Jul-Aug
Best time to go
Summer
Wednesday
HRS
15
15
MINS
18
18
Current Time
GMT +2

Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
€50
  • Dorm bed: €10
  • Beef kebab: 110MKD
  • Skopje–Ohrid bus ticket: 500MKD
Midrange
€50–100
  • Double hotel room: €30–45
  • Two-course meal: 600MKD
  • One-day hiking guide: €50
Top end (more than)
€100
  • Ultramodern hotel suite: €100
  • Five-course meal with wine pairings: 1800MKD
  • Skopje Airport taxi: 1200MKD

Visas

None for EU, US, Australian, Canadian or New Zealand citizens for stays of up to three months.

Get the latest visa advice for North Macedonia from our community.

When to go and weather

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Getting to North Macedonia

Skopje and Ohrid are well connected to other Balkan tourist hubs as well as some international destinations further afield. Air connections have increased thanks to the growing number of budget airlines flying here. Buses are generally more frequent and cover a broader range of destinations than trains (they're also just as fast).

Getting around North Macedonia

Health and safety

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Locals fawn over children and their presence is accepted in bars and restaurants across the country; many Macedonians take their babies and children out to dinner with them and you'll often see little ones running around late at night in...

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Working and volunteering

Foreign nationals need a permit to work in North Macedonia. Contact your local Macedonian embassy for more information.

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