Serbia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 29.04.2021
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 Kosovo (Rep.) with a national ID card;
– passengers younger than 12 years. They must be accompanied by a parent, custodian or an adult from the same household;
– passengers arriving from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo (Rep.), Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.) or USA;
– 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 the Serbian authorities.
2. Passengers arriving from the USA must have:
– 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.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Serbia;
– nationals of Kosovo (Rep.) with a national ID card;
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers in transit for less than 12 hours;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by the Serbian authorities.
3. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days; details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/2urx5xwp .

 

Detailed Tourist Information

From December 20, the Serbian Government is reporting that foreigners seeking to enter Serbia, U.S. citizens included, 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.
-As of January 14, the Government of Serbia is reporting that travelers entering Serbia from North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, or Bulgaria do not require a negative PCR test before entering Serbia.

The Serbian Government 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 December 22, the Serbian Government 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.
 

Lockdown Details

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

-All businesses and services that are allowed to work, may operate from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
-Cafes, bars, and restaurants with gardens or patios may operate only outdoors with strict observation of all epidemiological measures, including a limit of five people per table with a mandatory two-meter distance between tables. Live music performances in gardens and patios are not allowed.
-Cafes, bars, and restaurants without gardens and patios remain closed, but may sell take-away food and drinks over the counter. Delivery services may be provided 24-hours a day.
-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.
-Pharmacies, gas stations, laboratories, medical and veterinarian offices may remain open 24 hours, seven days a week.
 

Sources

http://msp.gov.rs/en/themes/covid173202019
Data Source: covidcontrols.co