VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days in the period of six months

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days in the period of six months *

Note:

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

 

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

Based on the Decree of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of  Italy (in force from May 1st to May 31st, 2022) from May 1st 2022, the obligation to have a digital form for tracking passengers - "Passenger Locator Form" is abolished.
Passengers coming from the Republic of Serbia are allowed to enter Republic of Italy, with the obligatory presentation of the following documents:
- Green certificate Covid-19 (in case of two doses the certificate of vaccination with vaccines recognized in the EU is accepted - Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, and in the case of booster doses, the first two can be Sputnik and Sinofarm, but the third must be one of the above-mentioned vaccines recognized in the EU) or
- proof of illness recovery or
- negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours or
- a negative antigen test, not older than 48 hours or another vaccination certificate recognized in Italy.
The period of validity of the green certificate of vaccination with two doses is 9 months, for booster dose vaccination validity is currently unlimited, while the validity of the certificate of past illness is 6 months.
In the case of not having any of the above named certificates, the person is subjected to the measure of mandatory home self-isolation for 5 days, upon which it is obligatory to repeat the PCR or antigen test.
The obligation to have one of the above named certificates does not apply to children under the age of 6, in the case of transit by private vehicle, lasting up to 36 hours, as well as in other cases listed on the link
The obligation to have one of the above named certificates does not apply to children under the age of 6, in the case of transit by private vehicle, lasting up to 36 hours, as well as in other cases listed on the link: https://www.esteri.it/it/ministero/normativaonline/focus-cittadini-ital…

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

A visa-free regime between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Italy is in force. Holders of Serbian biometric passports do not need a visa to stay in Italy for up to 90 days in a period of six months. The visa-free regime does not apply to holders of travel documents issued by the Coordination Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia. Visas are obtained at the Embassy of the Republic of Italy in Belgrade. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter the Republic of Italy if they have a biometric travel document which is valid for at least three months after the planned date of leaving the territory of Italy. As a rule, additional documents are required, such as a return ticket, a hotel reservation or an invitation letter, and proof of possession of sufficient funds for the planned stay (min. 40−50 euros per day) in the territory of the Republic of Italy.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

The bilateral Convention on Social Security from 1957 is in force, which enables Serbian citizens to exercise their rights from pension (accumulation of length of service in order to exercise the right to pension), disability and health insurance.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION — There are no special health risks in Italy and no special vaccination is required. It is desirable to have an international travel health insurance.

It is safe to drink tap water.

SECURITY SITUATION — The security situation is stable, however, places of mass gatherings should be avoided for personal safety. In large city centres and tourist destinations, there is an increase in petty crime ― theft of wallets and personal documents. It is not advisable to leave documents, valuables or luggage in a parked vehicle.

TRANSPORT — The railway network (high-speed rail system) and road infrastructure are well developed.

During a temporary stay in or transit through Italy, travellers may drive a motor vehicle using a Serbian driver's licence if they also hold an international driving permit. Persons with registered residence in Italy may use their Serbian driver's licence for a maximum of 1 (one) year.

At this moment, it is not possible to exchange driver's licences, because the Agreement on the Recognition and Exchange of Driver's Licences between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Italy expired on 8 April 2018. The extension of this Agreement is being negotiated between the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Italy, respectively.

A green card is not required.

OTHER INFORMATION — The currency is the euro. To take over 10,000 euros in cash into the country, it is necessary to have proof of origin. Payment is possible in cash and by payment cards.

Emergency telephone numbers: police ― 113 (112), fire brigade ― 115, ambulance/medical service ― 118.

In some Italian cities, throwing garbage on the street, sitting on the steps of monuments and consuming food and drinks near the most important cultural and other public buildings are punishable.

 

Contact information

During your stay in the Republic of Italy, for consular assistance and protection, you may contact:

- Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Rome, Via dei Monti Parioli 20, 00197 Rome, at one of the following telephone numbers: 00 39 (06) 32 60 91 59, 00 39 (06) 32 11 950, or e-mail addresses: amb.roma@mfa.rs and konzularno.rim@mfa.rs,

- Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Milan, Via Pantano 2, 20122 Milan, at the following telephone numbers: 00 39 (02) 72 09 54 66 (exclusively for emergencies outside working hours: 00 39 37 56 73 / 57 63), and e-mail: info @ gkrsmi.it,

- Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Trieste, Strada del Friuli 54, 34136 Trieste, at one of the following telephone numbers: 00 39 (040) 41 01 25, 00 39 (040) 41 01 26, and e-mail: gkrstrst@spin.it.