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      Macedonia confiscates drones which are not declared at the border

      Republic of Macedonia Nov 26, 2016 at 4:11 AM

      Recently, there have been several stories about people who wanted to take a drone into Macedonia and got their drone confiscated at the border.

      They had to pay a high fine (500-600 euros) and did not get their drones back. One person even was detained and had to stand trial in Skopje, after passing the border near Bitola with a drone.

      At the moment it is not clear what the legal grounds are for this confiscation. The official Macedonian customs site does not mention that it is illegal to carry a drone as personal luggage. It mentions that goods with a value above 350 euros have to be declared, but this seems only to apply to residents of Macedonia.

      Sources:
      customs.gov.mk/en/DesktopDef...
      customs.gov.mk/en/Uploads/Br...

      There are also rumors that the drones are confiscated by corrupt customs officers. A video about this issue is currently going viral in the Balkan.

      Sources:
      tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g2...
      https://vimeo.com/191724569
      facebook.com/macedoniacorrup...

      For now, the smart thing to do seems to leave your drone at home. Or at least make sure you declare it at the border. I do not know what you will have to pay to be allowed to take it into Macedonia.

      My questions are:

      1) what are the exact laws regarding taking a drone as personal luggage into Macedonia?

      2) Why would you have to declare a drone but not a camera, since a drone is nothing but a flying camera? Or are other expensive items in your personal luggage such as cameras, laptops, phones also at risk when entering Macedonia?

      3) To whom does the relief from import duties on goods of non-commercial nature under the value of 350 euro apply? The customs website itself says that this applies to Macedonian residents. How can this be used against tourists?

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      Digital departure board at Skopje Train Station

      Skopje Nov 10, 2016 at 1:51 AM

      Are the names of the departure board shown in Latin letters?

       

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      Opstina Ohrid Aug 18, 2016 at 9:44 AM

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      Ohrid Jul 25, 2016 at 9:32 AM

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      Few questions,coming to Ohrid for 1st of May

      Opstina Ohrid Apr 16, 2016 at 6:11 AM

      Hello locals and Ohrid enthousiasts,
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      Ohrid Sep 4, 2015 at 6:47 AM

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      Ohrid Jul 17, 2015 at 10:09 AM

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      Ohrid Jun 2, 2014 at 7:07 AM

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      Flights from Italy.

      Ohrid Jun 6, 2013 at 10:18 PM

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      Ohrid May 17, 2013 at 7:53 AM

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      Transport Sv Naum to Recen

      Ohrid Apr 20, 2013 at 7:11 AM

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      Just a couple of questions.

      Ohrid Sep 13, 2012 at 4:30 AM

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      Bus from Thessaloniki to Ohrid

      Ohrid Jan 1, 2012 at 9:34 AM

      hey guys,
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      Buying bus tickets in advance

      Ohrid Aug 20, 2011 at 10:21 AM

      I plan to visit Ohrid for one day in OCTOBER and then go to Skopje. Do I need to buy bus tickets to Skopje in advance? In some forums I read that tickets should be bought at least 2 days earlier before the trip, but it was all concerning summer. If yes - can I purchase tickets online somehow?

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    • meal / food prices

      Ohrid Aug 18, 2011 at 4:12 PM

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      Albania

      Ohrid Jun 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM

      I will be staying in Ohrid in september and wish to cross into Albania for a day trip.

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      gevgelija - ohrid bus connections

      Ohrid Jun 9, 2011 at 2:46 AM

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      Ohrid May 16, 2011 at 11:06 AM

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      EuroMeet-MKD-2011

      Ohrid Apr 6, 2011 at 10:18 AM

      Hallo Peeps,
      Just to remind you that Euro Meet 2011 will be held in Macedonia this year , the Cities of Bitola and Ohrid.
      Now is only 3 weeks left till the deadline for registration.
      Registration on the VT meeting pages is open till 27/04.
      If you are planing attending, please register now.
      Also to remind the members who already signed, but for some reason can not come, to please remove their names from the registry.
      I am looking forward meeting you all in Macedonia.

      Love to all and safe travels
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      1 Answer Apr 6, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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      Ohrid Jan 30, 2011 at 2:11 PM

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      OHRID Nightlife

      Ohrid Dec 5, 2010 at 9:01 AM

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      Ian

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      Cooking class for the VT EuroMeet

      Ohrid Sep 3, 2010 at 8:07 AM

      Hi fellow travellers,
      We have unique opportunity to have cooking class organised for us on the last day of the meet, 30th of May.
      We will be learning how to prepare traditional Macedonia dishes...
      As that day is more or less free time for everybody, with alternative half & full day sightseeing tours.
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      We have to have good number of participants, at least 12 to be worth while for us and the cook. If we have more than we can make more groups.
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      I will link this with the main EuroMeet page for any feedback.
      Regards,
      Valentina

      1 Answer Feb 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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      Getting in/out of Ohrid

      Ohrid Aug 2, 2009 at 11:32 AM

      Does anyone know if there is a bus that goes from Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria) to Ohrid? Or maybe a better question is: what's the best way to get from Blagoevgrad to Ohrid?

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      Thanks!
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