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Macedonia

GENERAL INFORMATION

Surface area: 25,713 km2

Time zone: GMT + 1, GMT + 2 (during summer)

Population: Over 2.000.000

Capital: Skopje

Coast line: 0 – landlocked country

Climate: Macedonia has a transitional climate from Mediterranean to continental. The summers are hot and dry, and the winters are moderately cold

Religions: Predominantly Eastern Orthodox and Islam.

Official language and alphabet: Macedonian language and Cyrillic alphabet

Political system: Parliamentary Republic

Monetary unit: Macedonian Denar (MKD)

International telephone code: ++389

Pets: Allowed, is better to have a vaccination record and veterinary certificate.

Customs formalities: Expensive professional and technical equipment should be declared at the border crossing.

Traveling documents: To enter Macedonia you need a valid passport depending on international agreement between the countries.

Visa: If required, please check with the nearest Macedonian Consulate or Embassy

Currency: Foreign currency can be changed at Banks, Exchange Offices, Post Offices, Tourist agencies, hotels etc. All major cards (American Express, Visa, Euro/MasterCard, Diners) are accepted for a wide range of services.

Medical services: Medical care for foreigners can be provided at hospitals and clinics in all major cities in Macedonia.

Drivers: Valid documents for themselves and for the vehicle, as well as the green insurance card.

Rent-a-Car & Taxi: Cars and Taxi can be rented at the airport, in towns and in all major tourist centers.

Postal services: Postage stamps are sold at post offices, hotel receptions and newspaper stands. FedEx, EMS and DHL air-express carrier services are also available. For international calls, besides using hotel and post office services, phone cards (for sale in all post offices) are used in all public phone booths.