Best time to go to North Macedonia

A Mediterranean climate means dry, sunny days are on the horizon during the summer. Temperatures top out at around 30°C in the height of summer and hover between 20-25°C during spring and early autumn. Whenever you go, keep a warm layer handy for the evenings, as things cool off after sunset.

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter North Macedonia but must have a valid passport, which is valid for a minimum of 90 days from the arrival date. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

Don't forget to arrange your travel insurance before you go.

Health and safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Just so you know, North Macedonia is home to protected brown bears.

Further Reading

  • Overview
  • Things To Do
  • Key Facts

    • Capital - Skopje
    • Language - Macedonian
    • Timezone - GMT +1
    • Population - 2,080,000
    • Currency - MKD:Macedonian Denar
    • Flight Time - 3 hours 10 minutes from Manchester

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