Serbia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Individuals fully vaccinated in Serbia do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test, nor quarantine, upon return to Serbia.
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not Required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 13.07.2021
1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Serbia;
– nationals of Slovenia;
– nationals of Kosovo (Rep.) with a national ID card;
– nationals of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro and North Macedonia (Rep.) if arriving from their country of nationality;
– passengers arriving from USA;
– passengers younger than 12 years. They must be accompanied by a parent, custodian or an adult from the same household;
– passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival;
– passengers traveling on business with an email confirmation from the Serbian Chamber of Commerce;
– passengers in transit for less than 12 hours;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Czechia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey or United Arab Emirates. Details can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirements
– passengers arriving from India;
– passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Serbia. The passenger must have tested positive at least 14 days and at most 6 months before arrival;
– students who are nationals of Croatia studying in Serbia;
– military personnel traveling on duty.
2. Nationals and residents of Serbia without a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival are subject to home quarantine for 10 days.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers arriving from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, India, Kosovo (Rep.), Montenegro or North Macedonia (Rep.);
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival;
– airline crew;
– passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Serbia. The passenger must have tested positive at least 14 days and at most 6 months before arrival;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria).
3. Passengers arriving from the USA without:
– a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
– a negative COVID-19 Antigen FIA Rapid test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival are subject to quarantine for 10 days.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Serbia;
– nationals of Slovenia;
– nationals of Kosovo (Rep.) with a national ID card;
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival;
– passengers in transit for less than 12 hours;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Czechia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey or United Arab Emirates. Details can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirements ;
– students who are nationals of Croatia studying in Serbia;
– military personnel traveling on duty.
4. Nationals of Slovenia must have:
– a negative COVID-19 antigen or RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at most 180 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Slovenia showing that they received the first vaccine dose at most 8 months after infection.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers between 12 years and 18 years. They must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival;
– passengers younger than 16 years accompanied by an immediate family member;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by Czechia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey or United Arab Emirates. Details can be found at https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia/covid-19-entry-requirements ;
– passengers arriving from India;
– airline crew;
– military personnel traveling on duty.
5. Passengers arriving from India:
– must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most six months, after the positive COVID-19 test was issued;
– are subject to COVID-19 RT-PCR test and quarantine for 7 days;
– must present a registration confirmation obtained after completing the “Foreigners Surveillance Registration” at www.e-zdravlje.gov.rs and
– must sign a “Statement of consent” which can be found at www.batut.org.rs/download/aktuelno/STATEMENTOFCONSENT09072021engl.pdf
– This does not apply to nationals of Serbia.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Starting December 20, 2020 the Government of Serbia is reporting that foreigners seeking to enter Serbia, will need to provide a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours. These measures are reported to not apply to several categories of travelers, including:

-Foreign citizens in transit, with 12 hours allowed between entry to and exit from Serbia.

-Minors up to 12 years of age, provided the parent, custodian or any other person accompanying the minor has a negative PCR test, if it is needed.

-Crew and cabin crew of aircraft whose final destination is Serbia.

-Crew, personnel, and passengers in transit through Serbia’s international airports.

-Accredited staff of foreign diplomatic and consular missions, as well as offices of international organizations. Also included are family members with diplomatic status in Serbia.

-Foreign citizens who have been granted temporary residence or permanent residence in Serbia (see below)

As of December 22, 2020 the Government of Serbia is reporting that passengers whose travel originates in the United States can present either a negative PCR test (or) negative antigen test. This includes passengers who transit another airport on their way from the United States to Serbia, but not those whose point of origin is outside the United States.

Detailed information on these measures can be found on the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (https://bit.ly/2UEwGoI)

As of January 14, 2021 the Government of Serbia is reporting that travelers with Serbian residency or citizenship entering Serbia from North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Hungary and Bulgaria do not require a negative PCR test before entering Serbia.

The Government of Serbia also reports that foreign citizens with temporary or permanent residence in Serbia may enter without a negative PCR test, but will be required to quarantine at home for 10 days, as well as contact the nearest designated COVID-19 clinic or public health institution, within 24 hours of arrival, through the following official website: www.e-zdravlje.gov.rs. These individuals can also be tested in Serbia. If their PCR test is negative, they will no longer be required to quarantine at home.

As of April 5, 2021 the Government of Serbia is reporting that individuals fully vaccinated in Serbia do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test, nor quarantine, upon return to Serbia. More information is here https://bit.ly/3joUuHM .
 

Lockdown Details

Following the recommendation of the Government of Serbia, the following additional measures are in effect:

Cafes, bars, and restaurants may now operate outdoor facilities with no closing time. Indoor facilities may operate until 1:00 a.m. Music is now allowed.

All retail stores may remain open 24 hours, seven days a week.

All operating facilities must provide a minimum of 9 m2 per person. Exceptions are fitness centers, spa centers, gyms, and similar facilities which must provide 16 m2 per person. This number includes the staff at these businesses.

Up to 500 people are allowed to meet indoors or outdoors.

Sports events may have spectators of up to 50% capacity in outdoor stadiums or 30% capacity in indoor arenas.

Graduation celebrations are allowed.

Events expecting over 500 people must get permission from the Crisis Response Team.

Recreational classes and excursions may take place with consent from the Ministry of Education an competent institutions
 

Sources

https://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/citizens/travel-serbia
Data Source: covidcontrols.co