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:

*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.

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

For entering to Romania no digital certification of vaccination, nor RT-PCR  test, nor proof of illness recovery after COVID-19 is required. Previously PLF form is no longer required as well.

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; or on line https://www.e-rovinieta.ro/sr/e-rovinieta;

• 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, or private health insurance.
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 every day, except on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Flights are operated by the Serbian airline Air Serbia and the Romanian national airline TAROM.

Operating a motor vehicle in Romania requires having a vignette which can be purchased at border crossing points or petrol stations, or on line ( https://www.e-rovinieta.ro/sr/e-rovinieta).

If the vignette is purchased at the points of sale, the vehicle data is entered by employees, and the person who purchases the vignette confirms the correctness of the data with his/her signature. After the signature on the document where all the data of the vehicle were introduced (the vehicle registration plates and the country where the vehicle is registered), the employee confirms the final data in the system. Until the document is not signed, one can ask for its correction (the employee is obliged to correct the error), and after it has been confirmed in the system, the correction can only be made at the request of the person who will send both the issued vignette with the error and a copy of the car registration certificate attached to an e-mail, at the following e-mail addresses: rovinete@andnet.ro and veni@andnet.ro. The e-mail must be sent within 5 days from when the vignette was registered. In case of a negative answer, the party can initiate legal proceedings. During the process of the data "correction" in the system, the purchased vignette is not considered correct until a notification is received from the National Road Infrastructure Management Company that the correction has been made in the system.

Not having a vignette (including vignettes with incorrect data) is considered a violation for which fines are prescribed, and the payment of the fine does not mean its automatic deletion from the system. Proof of the paid fine must be submitted, together with the documents on the imposed fine, by mail to ”Centrul de Studii Tehnice Rutiere si Informatica”, Bd. Iuliu Maniu 401A, Sector 6, Bucharest or by e-mail to: chitanta@cestrin.ro. If the fine is paid within 15 days from the date of it was issued, it is paid in the amount of 50%.

To drive in Romania, the international motor insurance card (the Green Card) and the international driving permit are not required. Romanian authorities recognize the national (Serbian) driver’s license issued on a new form. The probationary driving licenses issued by the competent Serbian authorities are not recognized as valid driving permits in Romania. Serbian citizens with a regulated stay in Romania have to exchange the Serbian driving licence for a Romanian one (after 6 months of residence in Romania).  Please note that a driver's license will be recognized only for those categories of vehicles and under the conditions valid in Romania.

If, in case of a traffic contravention, the interdiction of driving motorized vehicles on the territory of Romania is pronounced by retaining the driving license, this one can be returned to its holder before the expiration of the interdiction of driving motorized vehicles in Romania after the fine is paid and proof of payment, together with the declaration given by the holder of the driving license in front of a public notary and also a request addressed to the competent county police are being submitted. Otherwise, the retained driving license will be returned by the Romanian authorities to the Embassy of Serbia in Bucharest, after the interdiction expires, and the Embassy will return it to the Police Administration/Unit in Serbia who issued the driving license.

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.

If tourists need to submit an official complaint to the Romanian authorities they can contact the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Tourism of Romania directly, at the following email addresses: petitii@economie.gov.ro or sesizari@mturism.ro or at the contact phone number +40 372 49 26 75

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: srb.emb.romania@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:
    srb.cons.timisoara@mfa.rs.