When to go
It is best to visit the country in spring and summer, so you can enjoy the mild temperatures and longer days.
Citizens of the European Union can enter the country without a passport, but with only an identity card valid for at least three months.
The European health insurance card gives you access to basic services in the country. Otherwise, it is advisable to take out private insurance. The emergency number is 194 for calling ambulances. The one to contact the police is 192.
From Paris, tickets can be found for around 200 euros round trip if you buy in advance, however, it will require a stopover. If you buy them at the last minute, it will be a little more expensive: around 300 euros.
No time difference between France and Macedonia.
The official language of Macedonia is Macedonian, spoken by around 2 million people worldwide. It has great similarities to Bulgarian and Serbian, in addition to being written in the Cyrillic alphabet. The Albanian language is also spoken in certain regions of Macedonia.
Address and useful numbers
French Embassy in Macedonia
Todor Aleksandrov 165, 73-1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel: +389 (2) 324 43 00
Macedonian Embassy in France
5 rue de la Faisanderie 75116 Paris
Phone: 01 45 77 10 50
Telephone and internet
Telephone code to call to Macedonia: +389.
Internet is common in the main cities of Macedonia, but it will be more difficult to find in rural areas. Recently, the government made an effort and installed small free WIFI points in rural areas providing everyone (residents and visitors) with internet access.
In Macedonia, as in most European countries, the current is 230V. No adapter required.