VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required.

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 the holder of an emergency travel document in transit.

 

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

Citizens of Serbia can enter the Abu Dhabi if they have a certificate of complete vaccination with a readable QR code. Citizens who do not have a certificate of full vaccination must have a negative PCR test (performed within 48 hours of entering the Emirate), with a valid QR code or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19, within one month from the date of arrival in the Emirate.
A PCR test is no longer required upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport, however, the test facility remains at the airport for all visitors wishing to do a PCR test to activate their Green Pass in the Al Hosn app and facilitate access to public places and tourist attractions of Abu Dhabi. The cost of this PCR test is 40 AED. Citizens are advised to obtain ICA approval before the trip so that they can activate the Al Hosn application.
There is no need to retest during your stay in Abu Dhabi.
Upon arrival in Abu Dhabi, our citizens must possess health insurance with international coverage, which also covers COVID-19.
For travel to Abu Dhabi, children under the age of 16 are exempt from PCR tests, while for travel to Dubai and Sharjah this exemption refers to children under the age of 12.
To maintain the green status in the Al Hosn application, fully vaccinated citizens must perform and have a negative PCR result every 14 days, visitors with an official exemption from the vaccine must receive a negative PCR test every 7 days, children under the age of 12 automatically get the status of "Green" without the need to be vaccinated or take a PCR test, while children aged 12 to 15 do not have to be vaccinated, but must do a PCR test to get the status of "Green" in the application Al Hosn
Citizens of Serbia can enter the territory of Dubai if they have a certificate of full vaccination (one of the vaccines approved by the WHO or UAE), or a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours from the sampling, with a readable QR code. Citizens can also enter Dubai with a certificate of recovery from COVID -19 within a month.
All certificates must be printed in English or Arabic. Printed certificates in Serbian are acceptable only if they can be confirmed at the departure station. All certificates must have a valid QR code.
Children under the age of 12, passengers with severe or moderate disabilities are exempt from PCR testing.
Before entering the country, it is necessary to have secured health travel insurance with international coverage, which also covers COVID-19.
More information:
https://visitabudhabi.ae/en/plan-your-trip/covid-safe-travel
https://www.visitdubai.com/en/coronavirus-advisory
https://www.weqaya.ae/en/posts/covid-19-rules-for-air-travel-to-apply-t…
https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/health/2022/03/03/covid-rules-for-e…
https://www.khaleejtimes.com/aviation/uae-flights-no-covid-pcr-tests-fo…

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

The Republic of Serbia and the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement on a visa-free regime. The visa-free regime also applies to holders of national passports of both countries, who have the right to enter, exit, transit through and stay in the territory of the United Arab Emirates for up to 90 days. Exceeding this deadline is punishable with a fine.
For the purpose of tourist travel, the remaining period of passport validity must be at least 6 months.
Cash amounts over 100,000 dirhams, being brought into or taken out of the country, must be declared to the customs authorities.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded.
 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION — The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention has introduced new rules for importing medicines and medical devices for personal use in the United Arab Emirates. For the intake of narcotics, psychotropic substances and controlled drugs according to country’s criteria, it is necessary to obtain the prior approval of the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention. Detailed instructions are available on the Ministry’s website: http://www.mohap.gov.ae/en/services/Pages/361.aspx. Use this link to request the Ministry’s approval and to submit supporting documents (prescription, medical certificate and a copy of the travel document or Emirati ID card).
Although health insurance is not a condition for obtaining a visa, it is desirable to have it, so that the costs of any medical treatment can be paid later.
The UAE get their water by desalinating the sea water, but they also have natural water sources. Although the water is bacteriologically safe, travellers are advised to drink bottled water, and use tap water for showering and other needs.
All hotels have their own medical service.

SECURITY SITUATION — The security situation is stable. The United Arab Emirates is one of the safest countries in the world. The crime rate is very low.

TRANSPORT — The international airports to which Serbian citizens fly the most are in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. There is no railway line.

The road network is exceptional. All parts of the UAE are connected by motorways. Traffic in the cities operates at the highest world standards.

Travellers holding a UAE tourist visa may rent a car from rent-a-car companies with an international driving permit issued in the Republic of Serbia.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia with a regulated temporary or permanent residence in the United Arab Emirates may exchange their national (Serbian) driver's licence for an Emirati driver's licence, without having to re-take the driving test.

All types of traffic violations are sanctioned, the same as in all other countries.

OTHER INFORMATION — The local currency is the dirham (AED). Its value against hard currencies varies depending on the situation on the international market.

Payment cards (Visa Electron and MasterCard) issued by Serbian banks can be used to purchase goods and pay for services as well as withdraw cash from ATMs. In all cases, transaction fees will apply.

The United Arab Emirates is an Islamic country, and both men and women should dress accordingly.

Alcohol may only be consumed in places with the permit to serve it.

 

Contact information:

For consular assistance and protection while in the United Arab Emirates, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Abu Dhabi, at the following number: 00 971 24 47 64 44, or e-mails: consular.abudhabi@mfa.rs, embassy.abudhabi@mfa.rs.