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.