North Macedonia facts and travel tips

Macedonia is one of the few locations in the world where you can get buy with almost any language. Although Macedonian is the official language, English, German, and Italian are regularly spoken as well by most folks on at least a basic level. This will allow you to enjoy the numerous sights that are offered at value prices. Don’t forget about the bakeries offering local cheese pastries in the morning either!

The Past Is Mixed With the Modern

You’ll find a beautiful wine region in Macedonia alongside modern lakeside resorts and bustling old city centers. The exchange rate is also pretty favorable on most days, making cities like Skopje a tempting exploration opportunity. You’ll find historic bridges and buildings linking to modern shopping centers so that you can plan your holiday in a way that best suits your preferences and needs.

Outdoor Adventures

A yellow steel cross sits at the summit of a volcano. Wide green valleys have small trails for horseback riding. Mountain summits have dedicated locations for bonfires. Golfing, biking, spelunking, and even scuba diving are all readily available. If you love to explore the outdoors during your holiday, then Macedonia definitely has an experience for you.

History Around Every Corner

There are sites in Macedonia that date back over 6,000 years. There are numerous monuments that have been dedicated to the local efforts to experience freedom. Museums provide exhibits that trace the history of the country, the clothing traditions that are still practices, or are dedicated to famous people born in the area. Skopje, for example, was the birthplace of Mother Teresa.

Macedonia is a place where you can spend time at a resort, go shopping at modern malls, and then enjoy something rustic and traditional when you cross the street. That’s what makes this nation so inviting when planning a holiday and why it deserves a visit.

National Holidays

When are national holidays and no work days ?

See the list with the national holidays in the country.

1 JanuaryNew Year
7 JanuaryChristmas Day(Orthodox)
VariableGood Friday(Orthodox)
VariableEaster Sunday(Orthodox)
VariableEaster Monday(Orthodox)
1 MayLabour Day
24 MaySaints Cyril and Methodius Day
2 AugustDay of the Republic
8 SeptemberIndependence Day
11 OctoberDay of Macedonian Uprising in 1941
23 OctoberDay of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle
8 DecemberSaint Clement of Ohrid Day
VariableEid al-Fitr

Biggest cities

See the list of the biggest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not.

18Kriva Palanka14,558Northeastern
19Sveti Nikole13,746Eastern

Covid-19 / Coronavirus statistics

Travel restrictions / Travel advice

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Foreign travel advice

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Medical travel advice

Official and updated medical travel advice during the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak, see WHO official website

Medical recommendations

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Local Covid-19 information

Below you can see the actual Covid-19 situation with statistics.

For actual updates about local restrictions see government website from the link below.

Total confirmed cases
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Total recovered
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Total active cases
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