We advise you to take normal precautions.
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Macedonia is currently very politically unstable and street protests regularly take place, although they are usually quite peaceful. Visitors to the country should exercise caution and should especially avoid any street protests.
The Republic of Macedonia is a welcoming, visitor-friendly and relatively inexpensive country. The capital city is Skopje where many people will be happy to try to converse in English.
Irish citizens do not require visas to enter the Republic of Macedonia. Visitors to the Republic of Macedonia should register with the local police within 24 hours of arrival as failure to do so risks a fine. Registration happens automatically when checking in at hotels etc.
The official currency of the Republic of Macedonia is the Denar. Credit and debit cards are accepted in larger outlets. Visitors should exchange currency only at banks or official exchange offices. Alternatively, use ATMs in bank, hotel or airport lobbies to withdraw funds in the local currency.
The Republic of Macedonia has four distinct seasons. Summer temperatures can rise above 40 degrees whereas winters can be very cold, with temperatures often as low as minus 20, sometimes with heavy and prolonged snowfalls.
Visitors to the Republic of Macedonia are encouraged to register with the Irish Embassy in Bucharest, Romania, which is accredited to the Republic of Macedonia.
Because there is no resident Irish Embassy in the Republic of Macedonia, we are limited in the help as can offer you in an emergency situation. However, if you need assistance, please contact the Irish Embassy in Bucharest.
EU Directive on Consular Protection
Under the EU Consular Protection Directive, Irish nationals may seek assistance from the Embassy or Consulate of any other EU member state in a country where there is no Irish Embassy or permanent representation.
Emergency contact details
You can contact the emergency services in the Republic of Macedonia by dialling:
- 192 for police.
- 193 for fire brigade.
- 194 for ambulance.
Our tips for Safe Travels:
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities.
- Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.
- Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ guide.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:53:40 BST