|Typhoid & Polio
Medical care is comparable to Central Europe, but it is often not up to date in terms of technology, equipment or hygiene. Often there are also no European-trained doctors who speak German, English or French. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. In the event of illness, EHIC holders contact a resident doctor or dentist. The costs of the treatment must first be paid on site. The invoice is then submitted to the health insurance company in your home country for reimbursement. The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check ebizdir for more information.
 Vaccination against typhus is recommended for long-term stays.  Tap water is usually chlorinated and clean, but mild stomach upset may occur in rural areas. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened.
The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Across the country, there is a risk of transmission of borreliosis/Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS is a problem worldwide and a danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a considerable life-threatening risk. rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. unclean syringes or needles and blood transfusions can pose a significant life-threatening risk. rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. unclean syringes or needles and blood transfusions can pose a significant life-threatening risk. rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
In theory, a negative HIV test is required for entry, but in practice this provision is rarely applied, especially not for tourists.
North Macedonian Denar = 100 Deni. Currency code: MKD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of MKD 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 10. Coins (collectible only) in denominations of 50, 10, 5, 2 and 1 MKD and 50 Deni. Attention: Euros are not officially accepted as a means of payment, even if many prices in hotels etc. are shown in Euros. If you pay in euros, you have to pay a high conversion fee in addition to the purchase price.
Major credit cards can be used mainly in Skopje and other big cities in larger hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, shopping malls and in some big shops. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.
Bank cards With a credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout North Macedonia. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used in large cities at a few ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are generally not accepted in North Macedonia.
Bank opening hours
Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00, Sat 08.00-12.00.
Foreign exchange regulations
No restrictions whatsoever on the import of foreign currencies and local currency, amounts of €10,000 or more must be declared (keep the receipt in a safe place). Export of foreign currencies and local currency up to the amount declared, minus the exchange amounts.
Euros and other Western currencies can be exchanged for local currency in any bank and official exchange offices. We recommend taking euros in cash with you. Fees are charged for converting back into euros.
|Exchange rates (no guarantee)
|1 EUR = 61.43 to
1 CHF = 73.14 to
1 USD = 59.52 to