VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days in a six-month period

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days in a six-month period*

Note:

*Visa-free regime does not apply to holders of Serbian passports issued by the RS Ministry of the Interior – Coordination Directorate

Holders of an emergency travel document in transit require a visa

 

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

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter Czech Republic provided that they have been fully vaccinated. Persons considered fully vaccinated are those have received one of the folowing vaccines: Pfizer – Comirnaty, Moderna – Spikevax, AstraZeneca – Vaxzevria or Covishield, and at least 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose. In said case, for traveling to Czech Republic it is necessary to have a vaccination certificate and to fill in and print out an electronic form via following link https://plf.uzis.cz/.
Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who have not been vaccinated may enter only if they have a residency permit in the Czech Republic. Then, in addition to an electronic form, they need to do a PCR test before the trip and redo the test between 5th and 7th day, from arrival. Until obtaining the results of the repeated PCR test, self-isolation is not obligatory, instead wearing a mask (FFP2 type, etc.) everywhere outside the place of residence is mandatory.
Children under the age of 12 are exempted from this measure as well as from the obligation to register online.
If you are travelling by plane or by bus, we advise you to check whether the carrier has special conditions for travel.
Considering that changes of the entry regime are often, it is advised, prior to taking the trip, to check current entry regime via following link https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who enter the Czech Republic must have a travel document issued in the last ten years which must be valid for at least three months after the planned date of leaving the territory of the Czech Republic.

Travellers who do not meet these criteria will be returned from the border.

Serbian citizens who hold biometric passports do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days in a six-month period. The visa-free regime does not apply to holders of passports issued by the Coordination Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

The Republic of Serbia concluded the Agreement on Social Security with the Czech Republic, which grants all citizens of the Republic of Serbia with a certified healthcare card the right to use emergency medical services at the expense of the NHIFRS during their temporary stay in the Czech Republic (tourist trip, official, etc.). In order to exercise the right, before traveling to the Czech Republic, it is necessary to obtain a bilingual YU/CZ 111 form from an NHIFRS branch, according to the place of residence, the so-called certificate of the right to benefits in kind during a temporary stay in the Czech Republic.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

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

If necessary, services of the following healthcare institutions may be used:

- Motol University Hospital (Fakultní nemocnice v Motole, V Úvalu 84, 150 06 Praha 5),

- Central Military Hospital (Ústřední vojenská nemocnice ― Vojenská fakultní nemocnice Praha, U Vojenské nemocnice 1200, 169 02 Praha 6),

- General University Hospital (Všeobecná fakultní nemocnice v Praze, U Nemocnice 2, 128 08 Praha 2).

According to the current regulations of the Czech Republic, foreigners must have adequate proof of travel health insurance during their stay in the Czech Republic.

SECURITY SITUATION — The Czech Republic does not fall into the category of countries facing significant security risks.

In the territory of the Czech Republic, especially in Prague, there are frequent cases of pickpocketing and petty theft (especially when it comes to tourists). Foreign visitors should be extra careful and keep their personal documents and money safe. In case of theft, it is necessary to contact the nearest police station.

TRANSPORT — The most important airport is in Prague (Vaclav Havel), which is also the largest border checkpoint. There are direct flights from Prague to Belgrade and from Belgrade to Prague with Air Serbia, that is seven flights in both directions per week.

The Czech Republic has a good and a ramified railway network. Trains (first class, second class, sleepers) that connect Prague with most European cities run daily.

The road network is also ramified. The most important is the motorway on the route Prague―Brno―Bratislava―Budapest. To drive on the motorway, travellers need to buy the so-called vignette (the minimum period of validity of a vignette is one week, and it can be bought at all major petrol stations).

Public transport operates well (there are three metro lines, tram and bus traffic).

In the territory of the Czech Republic, travellers who operate a motor vehicle are required to have an international driving permit and vehicle registration papers. Owners of motor vehicles from the Republic of Serbia are allowed to travel to the Czech Republic without a green card.

The Czech Republic recognises a new Serbian driver's licence for a short stay, for tourism, business or transit purposes. In case of a long stay, a person has 3 months to exchange the Serbian driver's licence for a Czech driver's licence.

OTHER INFORMATION — The currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech koruna (CZK).

Payment cards such as Visa, American Express, Mastercard/Eurocard are accepted.

 

Contact information:

For consular assistance and protection while in the Czech Republic, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Prague, Czech Republic, at one of the following telephone numbers: 00 420 25 75 32 075, 00 420 25 75 31 582, 00 420 25 75 33 949 (Consular Department), or e-mails: embassy.prague@mfa.rs, konzularno.prag@mfa.rs.