North Macedonia

Translated by: John Agrafiotis

Last updated: Dec 31, 2020 @ 4:05 pm

Currency: Denar (MKD), 1€=1.01 MKD. You can exchange money at the border exchange office (open daily 24-hour) and in hotels. Several shops and gas stations also accept €.
Visa – Passport: Citizens of the European Union and of the countries that have signed the Schengen Agreement can enter only with a valid officially issued ID card (or a passport). Visas are not required by nationals from the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Turkey, UK, USA, Uruguay and Venezuela.
More information can be found here.
Driving Licence: EU driving license is accepted. If different case you must have an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Border Stations: Have patience, long lanes, slow movement…
Insurance: Green card accepted.
Time Zone: GMT +1
Banks: There are lots of ATMs in big cities and most credit cards are accepted.
Fuel: Unleaded 95: ~0,97€ (12/2020). Most credit cards are accepted.
Lights: Mandatory 24h a day.
Equipment: Drivers and passengers must wear helmets.
Maximum Allowed Blood Alcohol Level: 0.05%
Speed Limits: 120km/h (75mph) on motorways, 80km/h (50mph) on dual carriageways, and 50kph (31mph) in residential areas.
Tolls: Toll prices can be found in this page. Euro is accepted at toll booths. Note that a new toll station will operate soon near the Greek borders (Evzonoi).
Fines: On-the-spot, an official receipt should be obtained. They must be paid at a Post Office or bank .If paid within 8 days there is a 50% discount. Police are allowed to impound a vehicle that is illegally parked and detain a vehicle with worn tires.
Useful Phone Numbers
Ambulance: (+389) 194
Police: (+389) 192
Fire Department: (+389) 193
Road assistance: (+389) 196

Useful links:
Wikitravel North Macedonia
Exploring North Macedonia national tourism portal
Lonely Planet North Macedonia

Related trips:
From Northern Latitudes (In Greek language only)
Motorcycle Diaries: “Balkans” (In Greek language only)
Ex – Yugoslavia (In Greek language only)
Green Routes in Balkans vol 4 (In Greek language only)
From the European luxuries to the Balkan fields
Green Routes in Balkans, vol 1 (in Greek language only)
Balkan Express: the joy of the road (in Greek language only)
Balkans… Europe… Greece… (in Greek language only)

* If you are from North Macedonia or have been recently in North Macedonia and you would like to add some information or correct some of the above listed, do not hesitate to contact us.

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10 years ago

Πολύ καλό . Για τα τελευταία στοιχεία στις ισοτιμίες υπάρχει αυτός ο μετατροπέας νομισμάτων οπού μπορεί κάποιος να κάνει μετατροπή μεταξύ νομισμάτων και να δει σε πραγματικό χρόνο την αξία τον νομισμάτων. Το αναφέρω γιατί ίσος να είναι χρήσιμος.

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