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Money and duty free for North Macedonia (FYR Macedonia)

Currency and Money

Currency information

Macedonian Denar (MKD; symbol ден) = 100 deni. Notes are in denominations of ден5,000, 1,000, 500, 100, 50 and 10. Coins are in denominations of ден5, 2 and 1, and 50 deni.

Credit cards

Limited acceptance outside the bigger cities.

Travellers cheques

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take cheques in US Dollars or Euros.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0700-1900; Sat 0700-1300.

Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. Sums equivalent or exceeding the amount of €10,000 need to be declared when imported. Foreign currencies can be exported up to the amount declared on the import. 

Currency exchange

All major currencies may be exchanged, but Euros are easiest to exchange.

North Macedonia (FYR Macedonia) duty free

Overview

The following goods may be imported into North Macedonia (FYR Macedonia) by travellers over 18 years old without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic drinks under 22% volume.
• 2L of wine.
• 50ml of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette.
• Other goods to the value of €350.

Banned Imports

Unauthorised firearms and ammunition, unlicensed drugs, and counterfeit or pirated goods. 

You must obtain a permit to import animals, plants or their products.

Banned Exports

Unauthorised firearms and ammunition, unlicensed drugs, and counterfeit or pirated goods. 

You must obtain a permit to export objects of historical or cultural value.