Here you will find important tips and useful information for Macedonia.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
MKD 100 = ~ CHF 1.55 ; CHF 1 = ~ MKD 62.98 (09/2022)
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
The Travel Mastercard card is accepted at major hotels and restaurant
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Currency exchange not advised on the black market.
Cash payment in euro nearly everywhere possible.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
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.
+/- 0 h
Macedonian and Albanian
English, German and French
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
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.
Skopje, Maksim Gorki Street 19
Tel. +389 2 310 33 10 / +389 2 310 33 30
8.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 13.00/14.00 h (Sat)
8.00 - 20.00/21.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 15.00 h (Sat)
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
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 ‰.
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