Serbia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 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: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 04.02.2020
1. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Serbia;
– 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, 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.
2. Passengers arriving from the USA must have a medical certificate with:
– a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
– a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) Antigen FIA Rapid test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Serbia;
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers in transit for less than 12 hours.
3. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days; details can be found at http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/themes/covid173202019

 

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

Restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, shopping malls, betting shops, stores and services such as hairdressers, beauty salons, fitness centers, spas, gyms, and swimming polls will close at 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and completely on weekends (starting from 5:00 p.m. on Friday until 5:00 a.m. on Monday).

Supermarkets and grocery stores can remain open until 9:00 p.m. every day, including weekends.

Pharmacies, gas stations, and food delivery services will operate without restrictions, seven days a week.

Theaters and movie theaters will close at 5:00 p.m. every day, including weekends.

Green markets will operate regular hours on workdays, and from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends.

Mandatory use of face coverings indoors, as well as outdoors if contact with other people cannot be avoided.

Prohibition of public gatherings with presence of more than five people indoors and outdoors. Excluded from this measure are work organizations, schools, stores, shopping malls and similar facilities, which are subject to the prescribed limit on the number of persons within the square footage of the facility (minimum 4 m2 per person).

Enabling work from home for all employees, wherever possible.

Requirement of face coverings on public transport, with the maximum number of passengers per vehicle limited to half of its declared capacity.
 

Sources

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