Border crossing permits
The High Scardus Trail's 22 main route stages cross the mountainous green border between Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia eight times. Visitors are required to notify the border police of the respective departing country about their plans. This applies to the stages 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 14, 17 and 18. We recommend applying two weeks in advance to your crossing. Please find more information in the Zbulo FAQ.
Zbulo currently supports crossings out of Albanian and Kosovo, but not Northern Macedonian side. Once a functional system has been implemented, we will add those crossings, too. Kindly note that the permit service is new as of August 2022 and let us know if you spot any errors or irregularities.