Macedonia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Test not requred
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.10.2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) entry regulations lifted on 1 July 2020.


Detailed Tourist Information

All land border crossings in North Macedonia are open for movement of passengers and vehicles. However neighbouring countries may have different entry and exit restrictions on their side of the border. Please check before travelling.

Skopje International Airport and Ohrid Airport “St. Apostle Paul” are open and commercial flights have resumed, but with reduced schedules.

At Skopje International Airport, thermal cameras screen both passengers entering the terminal to depart and passengers arriving through passport control. Medical teams from the Institute of Public Health are on site 24 hours to evaluate any persons who register a temperature above 37 degrees Celsius. (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit)
No health screening is in place at the land borders.

Lockdown Details

Starting January 21, catering businesses (i.e. bars and restaurants) are allowed to serve customers until 9 p.m.
All of the other temporary measures adopted on December 16 will remain in effect until further notice. These include limiting indoor capacity to 30 percent of the total capacity, banning holiday and religious gatherings in public spaces and indoor locations, and restricting short-term rentals for large gathering and religious services. A comprehensive list of measures may be found at

Parliament has extended the current nationwide state of crisis through June 30, 2021 to effectively manage state resources in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Government of North Macedonia has banned gatherings of more than four persons in public places 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Exceptions to this rule include families with children, persons waiting for public transportation, and employees conducting official business. A list of exceptions may be found here:

Individuals must practice two-meter social distancing in public and wear a protective face covering in all closed and open public spaces, including markets, shops, banks, post offices, health facilities, and public transport.

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