COVID – 19 Emergency
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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that an outbreak of COVID-19 had reached global pandemic levels.
Major active measures in North Macedonia:
- Obligatory wearing of personal protective equipment (any material that covers the nose and the mouth, a scarf, a mask, or another cloth that can prevent the spread of droplets) in all closed premises, in public transport, or outside when there is no distance of 2 metres between the people
- Strengthened controls and monitoring are undertaken by the MoI and the inspectorates in target areas where there is a larger number of registered newly infected cases
- Hospitals only receive emergency cases | Therapy for chronically ill persons is prescribed by the GP (matichen lekar) | Children infected with COVID-19 are received by the Children pulmonary hospital in Kozle
- As of 9 July, for the entry of citizens of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is a requirement of a negative PCR test done up to 72 hours before the entry. As of 1 July, the two airports are open for commercial air transport. As of 26 June, all border crossings are fully open without the need for a negative PCR test and without being sent to home isolation or mandatory state quarantine (amended for citizens of 4 countries as of 9 July).
- The latest measures about foreign and domestic nationals traveling into and outside the country can be found here
- At the MFA website, you can find information about preventive measures enforced by other countries for North Macedonia nationals traveling there
- For a list of all active measures previously introduced by the Government, click on the language of choice: Macedonian, English, Albanian.
Information for travelers entering Republic of North Macedonia is available here
COVID-19 INFO MATERIALS
(World Health Organization)
How to reduce the risk of infection?
No matter where we are, we can all minimize risk by practicing good hygiene:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water/hand sanitizer.
- Cough and sneeze into tissues or into a flexed elbow.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Wash food before eating and avoid raw or uncooked food.
- Avoid using public transport if you do develop symptoms of the flu.