Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Macedonia drops visa requirement for Canadian tourists

The Republic of Macedonia has a rather idiosyncratic visa regime, requiring visas from several nationalities who can freely enter all of its neighbours, even if they are only transiting through Macedonia. Visas are not generally available at the border. I have come across several travellers who have learned this the hard way, by being turned back when trying to enter the country by train.

From today Canadian travellers can stop worrying about this issue, as they no longer require a visa to enter Macedonia for tourist purposes, joining the EU, USA, New Zealand and several other nationalites with this privilege. Australians, however, still require a visa. The full list of countries appears on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.


Anonymous said...

Gear Sir/Madam

A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit
Macedonia. The passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the
date of your expected departure from the country.

Tourist Visa: Not required (for stays of less than 90 days)
Business Visa: Not required (for stays of less than 90 days)
Student Visa: Not required (for stays of less than 90 days)
Please confirm, is this the current regulation.?
Regards Bill Sary

Lisa said...

Thanks for the fantastic news! I'd been planning a trip from home in Ljubljana to Macedonia and Albania anyways, this just takes the hassle out of the preparations.