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North Macedonia Travel Restrictions

42,54% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter North Macedonia.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter North Macedonia without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from North Macedonia for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


North Macedonia entry details and exceptions

North Macedonia citizens and Foreign citizens can enter the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia provided that they present any of the following:

    - certificate / confirmation for immunization (vaccination) against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, i.e. administration of at least two doses of vaccine against the infectious disease COVID-19;
    - certificate / confirmation for having recovered from COVID-19 in the last 45 days, counting from the day of recovery;
    - medical certificate with negative result from RT PCR SARS-CoV-2 test, made 72 hours before entry to the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia or;
    - negative result of a rapid antigen test, made 48 hours before entry to the territory of the Republic of North Macedonia.


Outgoing travel to North MacedoniaTravelling from South Africa to North Macedonia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to North Macedonia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who are 18 years old and below are exempt from the test requirements.
Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering North Macedonia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions
Travelers coming from the medium and high-risk countries must be in self-isolation for 14 days in their homes and to report to the authorities should they feel any symptoms.

Return travelReturning to South Africa from North Macedonia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from North Macedonia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from North Macedonia are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for North Macedonia

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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