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North Macedonia customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to North Macedonia to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) North Macedonia make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with North Macedonia customs regulations.

Import regulations in North Macedonia

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 250 grams loose tobacco;
  • or a proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).

Bringing alcohol

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of following:

  • 1 litre of alcohol exceeding 22% alcohol volume;
  • or 2 litres of alcohol up to 22% alcohol volume.


  • 2 litres of wine.

Cash limit

  • Residents and non-residents can bring into Macedonia up to €10,000 in foreign currencies and up to MKD120,000 per person. However, any sum of foreign currencies exceeding €10,000 must be declared to Customs.

Other Goods

  • Used items for personal use during stay.
  • 50 mL perfume.
  • 250 mL eau de toilette.
  • Goods of non-commercial nature worth up to €350.
  • Medicines for personal use require a prescription with the signature of the general practitioner.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Weapons such as explosives, knives and knuckle dusters, swords, archery weapons, tasers, and gas weapons.
  • Counterfeit and pirated goods.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Medicines containing narcotics and psychotropic substances require a special licence issued by the Bureau for Drugs.
  • Weapons and ammunition require a special permit issued by the Ministry of Interior.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) require protected species permits.
  • Pets must be accompanied by a health certificate issued by an authorised vet from the country of departure, and a passport (for cats, dogs, and ferrets).
  • Birds must be accompanied by a statement from the owner, provided they come from a country member of the World Organisation of Animal Health.
  • Up to 1kg of products of animal origin may be brought into Macedonia. Any amount exceeding 1kg will require a certificate confirming that they have been inspected by the Veterinary and Sanitary Inspectorate.
  • Plants and their derivative products require authorisation from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Economy - Phytosanitary Agency.

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