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 the Republic of Serbia may enter the United Arab Emirates. A negative PCR test result, not older than 48 hours, is required. Republic of Serbia and UAE have an Agreement on mutual recognition of vaccination certificates, on which basis persons with a vaccination certificate, along with a PCR test, are exempted from a mandatory quarantine. Republic of Serbia is on UAE “Green list”.
To enter Dubai citizens of Serbia need a PCR negative test not older than 48 hours.
To enter Abu Dhabi it is necessary to present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours, and upon landing at the airport additional PCR test will be done (free of charge). Quarantine is mandatory only for unvaccinated passengers coming to Abu Dhabi from the countries that are not on the “Green list”.
Vaccinated passengers:
1.Passengers coming to Abu Dhabi from countries that are on the "green list" require a negative PCR test not older than 48h. Another PCR test will be done upon landing at the airport. There is no quarantine. If they are staying in Abu Dhabi for more than 6 days, they must do a PCR test on the 6th day of their stay in Abu Dhabi.
2.Passengers coming to Abu Dhabi from other countries require a negative PCR test not older than 48h. Another PCR test will be done upon landing at the airport. There is no quarantine. If they are staying in Abu Dhabi for more than 4 days, a PCR test is required on the 4th day of their stay in Abu Dhabi. If they are staying longer than 8 days, a PCR test is required on the 4th and 8th day of the stay in Abu Dhabi.
Unvaccinated passengers:
1.Passengers coming to Abu Dhabi from countries that are on the "green list" require a negative PCR test not older than 48h. Another PCR test will be done upon landing at the airport. There is no quarantine. If they are staying in Abu Dhabi for more than 6 days, they must do a PCR test on the 6th day of their stay in Abu Dhabi. If they are staying longer than 9 days, a PCR test is required on the 6th and 9th day of their stay in Abu Dhabi.
2.Passengers coming to Abu Dhabi from other countries require a negative PCR test not older than 48h. Another PCR test will be done upon landing at the airport.  A 10-day quarantine is mandatory (GPS bracelet is provided) and a PCR test on the 9th day of the quarantine.
PCR test price is capped by the UAE Government to 50 dirhams (approximately 12 euros).
List of the „green countries” can be found at the following link: https://visitabudhabi.ae/en/plan-your-trip/covid-safe-travel/permitted-…
All passengers coming to UAE are required to download the „Al Hosn“ app.
In Abu Dhabi only vaccinated persons can have “green status” on Al Hosn app. Only with “green status” on Al Hosn app is possible to enter hotels, restaurants, markets, etc. Tourists arriving to Abu Dhabi are receiving a unique number (UID) which is required in order to install „Al Hosn“ app. We recommend that the app is installed before travel date or immediately upon landing to Abu Dhabi International airport in order to check all the data, since errors in the app are possible and later on are difficult to change.
To obtain green status, it is necessary to be vaccinated with both doses (28th days should pass from second dose) and to have vaccination data and a negative PCR test shown on the “Al Hosn” application. The application is green 30 days after the PCR test.
Tourists who are coming to Abu Dhabi, in order to have “green status” in “Al Hosn” app and to be able to access any public place in Abu Dhabi (supermarket, shopping center, beach…) need to install the “ICA UAE Smart” app at least 5 days before traveling to Abu Dhabi or to visit the ica.gov.ae website. There, it is necessary to complete the “Register Arrivals Form” and to attach the vaccination certificate for approval. After obtaining the approval, one will receive an SMS message approval and link to install the “Al Hosn” app. After the landing in Abu Dhabi, at the airport, tourists will get the UID number to enter into “Al Hosn” app to create an account. The vaccination certificate and all PCR tests results done in the UAE should appear in the app.
Important: Everyone who has received second dose of the vaccine 6 months ago, has to have certificate of receiving the 3rd dose of the vaccine as well.
UAE is specific since there is a control checkpoint between Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Emirate of Dubai. It can be crossed only with a negative PCR or DPI test. Also, all residents and non-residents of UAE that arrive via Dubai airport and continue to Abu Dhabi by land, will receive a GPS bracelet if they are in the category for which quarantine is mandatory.
More information regarding entry into Abu Dhabi can be found via the following link https://visitabudhabi.ae/en/plan-your-trip/covid-safe-travel

 

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.