VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days during a period of six months

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days during a period of six months*

Note:

*The visa-free regime does not apply to holders of passports of the Republic of Serbia issued by the Coordination Directorate of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia

Holders of emergency travel documents in transit do not require a visa, unless leaving from Belgium to another Schengen country, or unless leaving the transit zone of the airport

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may not enter Belgium. Entry is only permitted to persons with regulated residence in Belgium and persons with an essential reason to travel, with relevant evidence of the reason for travel (medical workers, highly qualified workers whose presence is necessary, students, persons travelling due to urgent family reasons (reuniting families, visiting spouses or non-marital partners, visits in the context of joint parenthood, travel for marriage or funeral for first or second-degree relations, etc.), persons coming for meetings organised by international organisations, etc.). Permits are obtained through the Embassy of Belgium in Belgrade. All travellers have the obligation of filling out the Public Health Passenger Locator Form 48 hours before entering Belgium, except for travellers using a means of transport other than an airplane or boat, and staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours. Travellers arriving by airplane or boat must fill out the Public Health Passenger Locator Form, regardless of the time they will spend in Belgium. After filling out the form, the traveller will receive an SMS or e-mail with additional information. Self-isolation and testing are mandatory after entering Belgium. Testing is conducted on the first day after entering, and once again, on the seventh day after entry. If the second test result is negative, self-isolation is terminated, and if the result is positive or disease symptoms occur, self-isolation is extended for another seven days. A person staying in Belgium for less than 48 hours does not have the obligation to self-isolate.

Persons who do not have Belgian citizenship, and/or are not residents of Belgium must have a negative PCR-test result issued no more than 48 hours before entering.
Travellers arriving by airplane who receive an SMS that they have to get tested can do this at the Covid test centre at the Brussels airport: https://brusselsairport.ecocare.center/.

The list of medical institutions in Belgium where the test can be done is available at: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1cnNOMDS13iosY53TyRBz7SdIeJ7gTShY&ll=50.654111784975065%2C4.393965958984363&z=10.

Transit is allowed, with the mandatory completion of the Public Health Passenger Locator Form. If transit involves a certain duration of stay within the territory of Belgium, the transiting persons must spend this time in self-isolation. More information is available at https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/#faq and https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/Travel-to-Belgium.aspx, where the Public Health Passenger Locator Form is also available for downloading.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

The condition for the entry of citizens of the Republic of Serbia to any EU Member State is that they have a travel document issued in the past 10 years and valid for at least three months after the planned date for leaving the territory of an EU Member State. Travellers who do not meet these criteria will be returned from the border. Holders of biometric passports of the Republic of Serbia do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days (during a period of 180 days, counting from the date of first entering Schengen). The visa-free regime does not apply to holders of travel documents issued by the Coordination Directorate of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia. Foreigners will not be allowed entry if they, among other things, do not have an appropriate travel document and visa, when necessary (e.g. reuniting families), do not have documents evidencing the purpose and length of planned stay, a return ticket, appropriate financial and other means — EUR 38 per day if accommodation is with family or friends (the police does not accept financial guarantees brought forth and presented by relatives) or EUR 50 per day in case of hotel accommodation (bank cards are not accepted as evidence of having appropriate financial means. In case of visiting relatives, it is necessary to have an invitation letter, certified in the commune. Evidence of paid health insurance is also required.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

A Social Security Agreement with Belgium has been concluded (in force since 1 September 2014), and it covers areas of health, pension and disability insurance, insurance in case of workplace injury, professional disease and unemployment, and child allowance. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia holding a certificate of the right to use healthcare protection during a temporary stay abroad, on a bilingual form issued by the health insurance branch with which they are insured in the Republic of Serbia, have the right to health insurance with one of the insurance companies in the Kingdom of Belgium.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION — Current information on the health situation can be found on the World Health Organization website: https://www.who.int/countries/bel/.

A list of hospitals and emergency centres in Belgium, with contact details and more detailed information, can be found at: https://www.health.belgium.be/fr/sante/organisation-des-soins-de-sante/partage-de-donnees-de-sante/institutions-de-soins.

SECURITY SITUATION — The threat of terrorism in Belgium is at level two (of four). The threat level remains at the third level only for certain institutions. Protests and mass gatherings are a regular occurrence in Belgium, particularly in Brussels. Although they mainly pass without incidents, they may turn violent. There are pickpockets in Brussels, particularly in public transportation, and in city squares and tourist locales in bigger cities, particularly at night. Personal belongings should not be left visible in vehicles. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who intend to travel to Belgium are advised further caution and to monitor information on the security situation from police bodies in Belgium, and to avoid places of public gatherings and protests.

TRANSPORT — During a tourist stay, it is possible to drive a motor vehicle using a driver's licence from the Republic of Serbia. The competent bodies of Belgium recommend holding an international driving permit, for translation purposes. A Green Card is not required. Persons regulating temporary or permanent residence in Belgium are obliged to exchange their Serbian driver’s licence for a Belgian driver’s licence within six months. After that time, they will need to retake the driving test in Belgium.

OTHER — All information regarding tourist stays can be found on the following websites: http://www.visitbrussels.be or http://www.brusselsinternational.bе.

 

Contact information:

During your stay in the Kingdom of Belgium, for consular assistance and protection you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Brussels, at the following telephone numbers: 00 322 / 64 72 652, 64 75 781, 64 96 545, 64 98 349, or e-mail: embassy.brussels@mfa.rs.