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Do you need an international driver's license in North Macedonia

North Macedonia is a state in southeastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. The capital is Skopje. North Macedonia is rich in ancient buildings, picturesque nature, delicious food and low prices. Many tourists come to visit the homeland of Alexander the Great and see where he began his campaign to conquer the world. Holidays here are suitable for couples, young people and the older generation.

If you're planning a road trip to North Macedonia, formerly known as Macedonia, this could be a great way to experience the country's stunning scenery and cultural heritage.

What do you need to know for a road trip in North Macedonia?

Driving Direction: In North Macedonia you drive on the right side of the road and the steering wheel is on the left side of the car.

Speed limits. Speed limits in North Macedonia are 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban areas, 80 km/h (50 mph) outside urban areas and 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways. However, always pay attention to posted speed limit signs as they may vary in some areas.

Alcohol and Drugs: The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in North Macedonia is 0.05%. It is strictly forbidden to drive a car under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Do you need an international driving license in North Macedonia?

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required for visitors to North Macedonia if your national license is not in English.

Document checks are not uncommon on Macedonian roads, so it is important to have all the necessary documents for the vehicle, including international and national driver's licenses, vehicle registration documents, proof of insurance and any other necessary permits or documents.