Macedonia Shopping, Embassy and Communication

By | May 6, 2022



The official language is Macedonian (66.5%). The ethnic minorities speak, inter alia, Albanian (25.1%), Turkish (3.9%) and Serbo-Croatian (1.8%).

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/07/2022 Orthodox Christmas holiday

03/08/2022 International Women’s Day

04/25/2022 Orthodox Easter Monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

08/02/2022 Ilinden (Republic Day)

08.09.2022 Independence Day


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of): 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos (max. 3 g each) or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco (persons over 18 years of age); 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% (persons 18 years and older) or 2 liters of alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content of less than 22% (persons 18 years and older); 2 liters of wine (over 18s); Perfume (50ml); eau de toilette (250 ml); Gifts up to a total value of €350 (excluding tobacco, alcoholic beverages and perfume). More information is available from

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of North Macedonia

Consulate in Lucerne.

Kirchenfeldstrasse 30
+41 (0)31 352 00 28/30. Consular section: +41 (0)31 352 00 02/16.

Mon-Fri 08.00-16.00. Consular section: Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00.

Embassy of the Republic of North Macedonia

Honorary consulates in Eisenstadt, Innsbruck and St. Pölten.

Kinderspitalgasse 5/2
+43 (0)1 524 87 56. Consular Section: +43 (0)1 524 87 57.

Mon-Thu 09.00-11.30. Telephone information: Mon-Thurs 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Embassy of the Republic of North Macedonia

Embassy branch in Bonn (tel. (0)228 92 36 90). Consulate General in Munich. Honorary consulates in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Mainz and Nuremberg.

Hubertusallee 5
+49 (0)30 890 69 50. Consular Section: +49 (0)30 890 69 511. /en

Consular section: Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00.


Business etiquette

Proper attire is expected. Compared to other Yugoslav successor states, German and English are less common. Business hours: Mon-Fri 07.00/08.00-15.00/16.00.

Business contacts

Delegation of German Business in North Macedonia (AHK) Blvd. VMRO 1, PO Box 463, Pošta 2, 1001 Skopje, North Macedonia Tel. +389 (0)2 322 88 24. Website: North Macedonia Chamber of Commerce Dimitrie Cupovski 13, PO Box 324, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia Tel. +389 (0)2 324 40 00. Website:



According to, the country code of North Macedonia is 00389.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800, 3G (900/2100 Mhz) and 4G (800/1800 Mhz). Network operators include T-Mobile and A1. The reception/transmission range covers the country except for remote areas. Roaming contracts exist. In order to save costs, it may be worth purchasing a prepaid SIM card. Network operators such as T-Mobile offer, among other things, prepaid SIM cards.


There are few internet cafes in the cities. Numerous cafés, restaurants, hotels and shopping centers offer WiFi in the big cities, some of it free of charge. Mobile surfing on the Internet is made possible, among other things, by the chargeable Goodspeed Wi-Fi hotspots.

Post office

Postal items to the EU take 7 to 10 days to arrive.


Numerous German-language radio stations can be received in North Macedonia via Astra satellites or the Internet.

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