Travel advice for Macedonia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Macedonia.

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Travel money:

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

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  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Dena MKD

Currency exchange rate

MKD 100 = ~ CHF 2.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ MKD 47.62 (07/2020)

Further Information

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  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h

National language

Official language

Macedonian and Albanian

Language capabilities

English, German and French

Capital

Skopje

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Travelers without hotel reservation must register at the police 3 days after arrival.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Skopje, Maksim Gorki Street 19
Tel. +389 2 310 33 10 / +389 2 310 33 30

Opening hours

Banks

8.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 13.00/14.00 h (Sat)

Stores

8.00 - 20.00/21.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 15.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 2 years previously, varies by rental company.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Green international insurance card marked MK (Macedonia) mandatory.

  • CH sticker, breakdown triangle, first-aid kit and spare headlight bulds mandatory.

  • Headlights must be on even during the day.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

This country is in an active earthquake zone.

Security

  • Travelers to Macedonia (especially to border areas with Albania) advised to observe elementary safety precautions (especially in the border areas with Albania).
    Travelers are advised to be accompanied by a local when traveling in isolated areas northwest of the line from Tetovo to Kumanovo.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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