Macedonia vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Are you travelling to Macedonia? Please prepare well and read our travel advice. This page provides you with information on places of interest, the climate and possible health risks. It is good to know that vaccinations are recommended for Macedonia although they are not mandatory. Which specific vaccinations you require for Macedonia, depends on the duration of your stay in this little-known but beautiful country.

Macedonia is situated in the Balkans, bordering Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and Serbia. The country has a temperate continental climate with warm summers and cool to cold winters. The best time to travel to Macedonia is dependent on your plans: in winter, Macedonia offers beautiful skiing opportunities, whereas in summer you can go hiking or enjoy the sun at one of the many lakes. The landscape of Macedonia is very diverse: rugged mountains, vast green plains and many beautiful lakes, of which Ohrid, Prespa and Dojran are the best known. Ohrid is actually one of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe. National Park Mavrovo offers many beautiful walking opportunities and chances to spot animals such as chamois, wolves, bears and lynxes. Macedonia’s capital Skopje is home to many shops, and old bazaar and the famous Stone Bridge and therefore definitely worth a visit.

Whatever you do during your holiday in Macedonia, always keep account of locally prevalent diseases. Malaria does not occur in Macedonia. Our skilled KLM Health Services nurses gladly tell you which specific vaccinations you may need for your trip to Macedonia and what other precautions you can take for a healthy holiday. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Macedonia vaccinations: the most common risks

In Macedonia your run the risk of catching a disease to which you may not be resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Macedonia and you will know at an instant which specific vaccinations you require.

DTP

Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

A healthy trip to Macedonia: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Macedonia as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey. 

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips. 

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Macedonia? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Macedonia vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Macedonia? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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