VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days

Note:

Visa is required for holders of an emergency travel document in transit

 

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

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter Romania, provided that they fall under the following categories: persons who have been fully vaccinated, at least 10 days should pass from the recommended dose; persons who have been tested positive for COVID- 19, not more than 180 and not less than 14 days before entering the territory of Romania; children not older than 12 years of age (without a negative PCR test result); children between 12-16 years old (a negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours is mandatory); cross-border workers; students; persons who stay on the territory of Romania for a maximum of 72 hours (upon presenting a negative PCR test); persons transiting the territory of Romania, provided that they leave the territory of Romania within 24 hours.
Others are allowed to enter, with a mandatory measure of self-isolation for 14 days.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Serbian citizens may enter Romania with a travel document issued in the last ten years, which must be valid for at least three months after the intended date of leaving its territory. Passengers who do not meet these criteria will be returned from the border.

Holders of biometric passports of the Republic of Serbia are not required to obtain visa for stays of up to 90 days in a six-month period. 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.

To obtain visa for a long-term stay in Romania, foreign citizens are required to have a travel document which must be valid for at least three months after the intended date of leaving the territory of Romania or three months after the expiry of the long-stay visa. Also, when applying for the long-stay visa, the travel document must contain at least two blank pages.

When entering Romania, in addition to the travel document, travellers are required to have:

•  a health insurance certificate;

• a return ticket (air, train, bus) or, if travelling by one’s own car, vehicle registration papers, driver’s licence and vignette. The vignette can be purchased at border crossing points or petrol stations;

• sufficient financial means for the intended travel, i.e. 50 euros per day, but not less than 500 euros for the entire period (or an equivalent amount in a convertible currency). Credit cards with a bank statement not older than two days from the date of the intended travel are also accepted;

• a notarised invitation letter from the inviter (host) or a voucher from the hotel providing accommodation during the stay abroad.

Special instructions on customs control are in place in Romania, in line with the EU acquis, aimed at preventing and fighting tax and customs duty evasion for certain products. The instructions impose quantity restrictions on the following goods brought into the territory of Romania in travellers’ personal luggage: tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, fuel, flowers and decorative plants, sunflower oil, refined sugar, flour, bran, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Travellers are required to declare goods carried in their luggage by filling in the “Declaration of non-commercial goods”. The enforcement of new regulations will enable the Romanian customs authorities to identify cases of passengers bringing in large quantities of these goods, declaring them for personal needs, and then selling them on the black market.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

The Agreement on Social Security between the Republic of Serbia and Romania is in force. It regulates issues related to the exercise of the right to social and health protection (health, pension and disability insurance, insurance covering work-related injuries and occupational diseases, as well as family benefits). This ensures that all Serbian citizens covered by this Agreement enjoy the rights and meet the obligations stipulated in the statutes of the Contracting Parties under the same conditions as Romanian citizens.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION — Serbian citizens are required to have a health insurance certificate/card during their stay in Romania. Current information on the health situation in Romania may be found on the World Health Organization website: https://www.who.int.

SECURITY SITUATION — There are no serious security threats in Romania. There is a risk of being pickpocketed, so tourists are advised not to carry their personal documents and large sums of money during their sightseeing tours. It is recommended to have a photocopy of the travel document and other documents as well.

TRANSPORT — There are direct flights between Belgrade and Bucharest twice a day, every day, operated by the Romanian national airline TAROM and the Serbian airline Air Serbia.

Operating a motor vehicle in Romania requires having a vignette which can be purchased at border crossing points or petrol stations.

To drive in Romania, the international motor insurance card (the Green Card) and the international driving permit are not required.

Romanian authorities recognise the national (Serbian) driver’s licence issued on a new form. Serbian citizens with a regulated stay in Romania can exchange the Serbian driving licence for a Romanian one, for all categories, without re-taking the driving test.

OTHER INFORMATION — The national currency is the leu (RON). Convertible foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks or authorised exchange offices. No foreign exchange fee is charged on such transactions. Goods and services can be paid with payment cards. Cash withdrawals from ATMs are possible.

Fines are paid in the national currency only.

The single emergency telephone number (ambulance, police, fire brigade) is 112.

 

Contact information

For consular assistance and protection while in Romania, you may contact:

•    Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Bucharest (address: Calea Dorobantilor 34, sector 1, Bucuresti), at the telephone number: 00 40 21 2119 871, and e-mail address: embassy.bucharest@mfa.rs;

•    Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Timisoara (address: Remus 4 St., Timisoara), at the telephone number: 00 40 256 490 334, and e-mail address: gktemisvar@gmail.com.