Embassy of sweden Skopje, North Macedonia

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Q&A – temporary entry ban to the European Union via Sweden

The Government decided on 2 July to extend the entry ban until 31 August 2020. At the same time, the Government decided to ease the restrictions for more travellers. This decision is in line with new recommendations from the Council of the European Union. The amendments apply as of 4 July.


Curfew and Borders

There is no curfew in place as of Monday June, 8th. 

On Friday 26 June, North Macedonia opened its borders (which have been closed since mid-March), and Skopje and Ohrid airports open on Wednesday 1 July.

Upon entry, a negative PCR test or 14-day self-isolation / quarantine is no longer required. However, as of July 9, 2020 citizens of Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro and BiH who wish to enter North Macedonia need to present upon entry a negative PCR test not older than 72h.

Please note that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' advice against unnecessary travel to countries outside the EU, EEA and the Schengen area is valid until 31 August 2020.

Questions and answers on Covid-19 (coronavirus)

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02 Jul 2020

Extension of temporary entry ban to the EU via Sweden due to COVID-19

The Government of Sweden has decided to extend the temporary entry ban to the EU via Sweden until 31st August. The aim of the entry ban is, as previously, to mitigate the effects of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and reduce the outbreak of COVID-19.

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22 Jun 2020

Extension of advice against travel outside EU, EEA and Schengen

There have been developments recently in the EU, the EEA and the Schengen area that have led to the easing of restrictions that had previously represented obstacles and risks to Swedish travellers. Therefore, as of 30 June, the MFA will remove the advice against non-essential travel to the following countries: Belgium, Croatia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. For other countries in the EU, EEA and Schengen, the recommendation remains until 15 July. The MFA has extended the advice against travel to countries outside the EU, the EEA and the Schengen area until 31 August

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14 May 2020

Travel advisory

In light of the continued uncertainty regarding international travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MFA has extended the advice against non-essential travel to all countries that was decided on 14 March 2020 until 15 July 2020.

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27 May 2020

Borders and Skopje Intnl airport closed, Curfew in place

North Macedonia has closed border crossings to foreign nationals as well as the main airport Skopje International Airport for passenger travel. From 27 May there is no curfew in effect.

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