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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

Macedonia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Macedonia is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.3 / 5

Travelling Macedonia is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

Macedonia shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Macedonia), the Advisory Index is 3.2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Serbia (4), Albania (3.3), Bulgaria with 3.2 and Greece with 3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Macedonia

There are currently 7,240 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Macedonia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 351 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Macedonia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Macedonia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Macedonia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Macedonia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in North Macedonia.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/north-macedonia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Nordmakedonien är ett tryggt land att resa i, men var försiktig eftersom det förekommer spänningar mellan olika grupper, i synnerhet i Skopje och i landets norra delar. Undvik stora folksamlingar. Alla som reser i området bör vara försiktiga. I det nordliga gränsområdet finns en liten risk för oröjda minor.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MK

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Macedonia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Macedonia. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Macedonia changed from 1.3 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Macedonia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Macedonia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Macedonia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Macedonia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Macedonia with a rating of 2.0.

About Macedonia

Macedonia with its capital Skopje is a country in Europe (Southern Europe), slightly larger than Vermont (25,333 km²). The country is located Southeastern Europe, north of Greece. The climate can be described as warm, dry summers and autumns; relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall. The landscape is mountainous territory covered with deep basins and valleys; three large lakes, each divided by a frontier line; country bisected by the Vardar River. With a population of about 2.06 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Skopje
Population about 2.06 million
Size 25.333 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Vermont
Common languages Macedonian, Romansh, Albanian, Serbian, Turkish
Currency Denar (short: MKD)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +389
Internet Top Level Domain .mk
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MK
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MKD
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 807

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Macedonia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution from metallurgical plants

Natural hazzards

  • high seismic risks

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Macedonia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. automotive parts
  2. beverages
  3. cement
  4. chemicals
  5. energy
  6. food processing
  7. iron
  8. pharmaceuticals
  9. steel
  10. textiles

Agriculture products

  1. eggs
  2. fruits
  3. grapes
  4. milk
  5. tobacco
  6. vegetables

Macedonian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Macedonia.

Export products

  1. automotive parts
  2. beverages
  3. foodstuffs
  4. iron
  5. miscellaneous manufactures
  6. steel
  7. textiles
  8. tobacco

Import products

  1. automobiles
  2. chemicals
  3. equipment
  4. food products
  5. fuels
  6. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Macedonia?

Macedonia is currently rated at 2,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 3 official sources. Travelling Macedonia is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Macedonia in 2020?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Macedonia.

How many travel advisories do you know for Macedonia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 3 individual sources for Macedonia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Macedonia?

There are currently 7,240 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Macedonia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 351 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Macedonia.

What is the size of Macedonia?

Macedonia has a size of 25,333 km² or 9,781 mi² which is slightly larger than Vermont.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.