VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa required.

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa required.
 

Note:

Visa is required for the holder of an emergency travel document in transit.
This also applies to British Overseas Territories ― Anguilla, British Arctic Territory, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, Pitcairn Island.

 

 

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

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter and transit through the United Kingdom, provided that they have a valid visa.
For persons who have been fully vaccinated, with a valid certificate, quarantine is not mandatory. A fully vaccinated person is one who has received two doses of the vaccine (or one depending on the manufacturer), at least 14 days prior to arrival in England.
Following vaccines are accepted: Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen, Sinovac, Sinopharm Beijing и Covaxin
All minors under the age of 18 are treated as fully vaccinated
In that case, before traveling to England it is required to:
- book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England (https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider )
- complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England (https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk )
After the arrival, you must take a pre-booked COVID-19 test on or before day 2. If you are planning to stay in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test. You only need to take the test if you are still in England on day 2.
A person who has recovered from Covid19 and received only one of the two prescribed doses of the vaccine, must follow the rules for travelers who have not been fully vaccinated. Travel to England is allowed without a vaccination certificate, but under certain rules (more information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-duri…  ).
More information on entering and staying in England, as well as entry requirements for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, can be found at the following link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-duri…

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

For citizens of the Republic of Serbia, entry into the United Kingdom is possible only with a previously obtained visa, regardless of the type of passport (diplomatic, official, national passport or other travel document). Visas or tourist passes cannot be obtained at border crossings.

The passport must be valid at the time of applying for a visa or residence permit (i.e., there is no specific remaining period of passport validity for the purposes of tourist travel or regulation of stay (residence)).

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia need a transit visa even when they do not go through passport control but continue their journey immediately upon landing (Direct Airside Transit Visa).

Additional information is available at: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/.

Applications for UK visas are submitted to the TLS Contact Centre in Belgrade.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

According to the existing bilateral Agreement on Social Security, travellers from the Republic of Serbia with acute health problems may, during their stay in the United Kingdom, contact the local health stations for assistance, and they will be exempt from paying for emergency medical care, including hospital treatment for an emergency which occurred following their arrival in the UK. However, travellers with a chronic disease whose condition has worsened since arriving in the UK, will have to bear the costs of the provided health service. 

Before traveling, it is necessary to obtain information from the competent social security service in the Republic of Serbia about the conditions of health insurance while in the UK.

More detailed information on UK’s health policy is available on the Department of Health & Social Care website (www.dh.gov.uk) or by calling 00 44 20 72 10 48 50. For more information about the specific services of the National Health Service (NHS), go to their website: www.nhs.uk.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

TRANSPORT — There are several means of transport in London: underground trains (the so-called Tube), buses, and rail.

It is best to use an Oyster card to pay for transport. For more information, go to:  http://www.londontoolkit.com/briefing/oystercard.htm and https://oyster.tfl.gov.uk/oyster/entry.do.

Other cities are connected through a network of coaches and trains.

Useful links: www.transportdirect.info; www.traveline.org.uk.

All airports in the UK are well connected to cities by coaches, trains and/or metros. The railway network is very ramified. Tickets can be purchased online, but also at the station ticket counter immediately before the train journey.

OTHER INFORMATION — The only currency used for payment is the pound sterling or Great British Pound (GBP).

Deposit and withdrawal of cash money of up to 10,000 euros does not require proof of origin. With proof of withdrawing money from the bank, it is possible to carry a larger amount.

The importation of excise goods is allowed up to a quantity that can be reasonably considered as being for personal use (usually a litre of drink and a box of cigarettes).

The import of weapons into the UK is possible only for the purpose of participating in competitions and with a prior permission of the police (obtained by the competition organisers).

Loss/theft of a passport must be reported to the nearest police station in order to obtain the necessary police certificate which the passport holder will need to provide to the Serbian Embassy when requesting the issuance of a new travel document that will allow them to return to the Republic of Serbia. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia are advised to carry a photocopy of their passport during their stay in the UK. A passport photocopy will also facilitate and speed up the issuance of a new travel document in case of a lost/stolen passport.

 

Contact information:

For consular assistance and protection while in the United Kingdom, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in London (address: 28 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB), at the following number: 00 44 20 72 35 90 49, or one of the e-mail addresses: embassy.london@mfa.rs, konzul@serbianembassy.org.uk, consular@serbianembassy.org.uk.