COVID-19 – Entry Conditions

(Updated July 24, 2021)

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, STAFF OF FOREIGN DIPLOMATIC-CONSULAR MISSIONS AND OFFICES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND FOREIGN CITIZENS WITH REGULATED STAY IN THE REPUBLIC

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, staff of foreign diplomatic and consular missions and offices of international organizations (including members of their families who are holders of special identity cards or identification documents) and foreign citizens who have been granted temporary residence or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia, when entering the Republic of Serbia , need to attach one of the following documents:

  1. Negative RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus or a negative Antigen FIA Rapid test, if the person comes from the United States of America, not older than 48 hours from the date of issue of the results (if there is a delay in entering the Republic of Serbia, which cannot be attributed to the passenger's fault, but is a consequence of an external event that could not have been foreseen, avoided or eliminated – delay of the flight, the departure of buses, trains, etc, then the test cannot be older than 72 hours when entering the Republic of Serbia);
  2. Certificate of complete vaccination issued by the competent health institution of the Republic of Serbia, i.e. the competent authority of the foreign state in which the person was vaccinated;
  3. Certificate of overcome COVID-19 disease – a certificate or other public document stating that the holder of the document has overcome the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, i.e. that this person has been diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, provided that no less than 14 days or more than six months may elapse from the first test, issued by the Institute of Public Health established for the territory of the Republic of Serbia, i.e. the competent authority of the state with which the Republic of Serbia has concluded an agreement or de facto reciprocity on the recognition of such documents (CROATIA, GERMANY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SWITZERLAND, DENMARK, LUXEMBOURG, SPAIN, AUSTRIA, BULGARIA, GREECE, ANDORA, SAN MARINO, SLOVENIA, TUNISIA, TURKEY, ROMANIA).

Persons who do not have any of the above documents, during passport control, are given a written notice – a health warning about the obligation to comply with the measure of quarantine at home for 10 days, from the date of crossing the state border, and are reminded of the obligation to report to the competent COVID clinic or territorially competent public health institution within 24 hours from the hour of crossing the state border (via an electronic application on the website: www.e-zdravlje.gov.rs).

The specified restrictions do not apply to:

  1. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, staff of foreign diplomatic and consular missions and offices of international organizations and foreign citizens with regulated residence in the Republic of Serbia, coming from: the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Hungary, the Republic of Croatia and Montenegro;
  2. Persons from the border area who perform agricultural work and have agricultural land in the border area of the Republic of Serbia, i.e. the border area of a neighboring state, and who are obliged to have proof of ownership over agricultural land when crossing the state border, in order to perform agricultural work on that land, or a statement of the owner of the agricultural land that the person is performing agricultural work on his land;
  3. Persons who are residents of the border area and who are employed on the territory of the Republic of Serbia, i.e. the neighboring state, to whom the employer from the Republic of Serbia, i.e. the neighboring state, has issued a document on employment;
  4. Crew and cabin crew of the aircraft whose final destination is the Republic of Serbia;
  5. Crew of a transport vehicle when performing international air, road, rail and water traffic;
  6. Humanitarian convoys contracted through diplomacy;
  7. Minors up to 12 years of age;
  8. Persons who stayed outside the territory of the Republic of Serbia for less than 48 hours, and have a negative RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus issued by a reference laboratory in the Republic of Serbia, not older than 48 hours before the first exit from the Republic of Serbia.

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS

Foreign citizens are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia provided that they have one of the following documents:

  1. Negative RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus or a negative Antigen FIA Rapid test, if the person comes from the United States of America, not older than 48 hours from the date of issue of the results (if there is a delay in entering the Republic of Serbia, which cannot be attributed to the passenger's fault, but is a consequence of an external event that could not have been foreseen, avoided or eliminated – delay of the flight, the departure of buses, trains, etc, then the test cannot be older than 72 hours when entering the Republic of Serbia);
  2. Certificate of complete vaccination issued by the Republic of Serbia, i.e. a foreign state with which the Republic of Serbia has concluded an agreement on the recognition of vaccination (GREECE, HUNGARY, ROMANIA, SLOVENIA*, TURKEY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, CZECH REPUBLIC) or with which there is de facto reciprocity in the recognition of the vaccination certificate;(CROATIA, SLOVAKIA, GEORGIA, MOROCCO, CYPRUS, LEBANON, MOLDOVA, SAN MARINO, TUNISIA);
  3. Certificate of overcome COVID-19 disease – a certificate or other public document stating that the holder of the document has overcome the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, i.e. that this person has been diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, provided that no less than 14 days or more than six months may elapse from the first test, issued by the Institute of Public Health established for the territory of the Republic of Serbia, i.e. the competent authority of the state with which the Republic of Serbia has concluded an agreement or de facto reciprocity on the recognition of such documents (CROATIA, GERMANY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SWITZERLAND, DENMARK, LUXEMBOURG, SPAIN, AUSTRIA, BULGARIA, GREECE, ANDORA, SAN MARINO, SLOVENIA, TUNISIA, TURKEY, ROMANIA).

*Beside a vaccination certificate, all tests for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 are recognized (negative PCR-test or HAGT, not older than 48 hours). Citizens of Republic of Slovenia that have been infected with Covid 19 virus within the last 180 days, as well as those who received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 within a maximum of eight months after infection, are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia provided they hold a certificate of recovery from COVID-19. Furthermore, minors of up to 15 years of age are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia without quarantine or a negative PCR test if they are accompanied by a close family members who meet the criteria for entering the country without quarantine.

The specified restrictions do not apply to:

  1. Citizens of the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, Hungary, the Republic of Northern Macedonia and Montenegro, when entering the Republic of Serbia from those countries which they are citizens of;
  2. Persons who are not citizens of the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, Hungary, the Republic of Northern Macedonia and Montenegro, and have been granted temporary residence or permanent residence in those countries, are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia, provided that they submit a negative RT-PCR test or antigen test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, issued by the reference laboratory of the Republic of Serbia, to the territorially competent public health institution within 48 hours from the time of crossing the state border;
  3. Foreign citizens in transit through the Republic of Serbia – a period not longer than 12 hours from the moment of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
  4. Crew and cabin crew of aircraft whose final destination is the Republic of Serbia or who are in transit, or transfer, via international airports of the Republic of Serbia;
  5. Minors up to 12 years of age;
  6. Members of foreign military, police and other security services who are in transit through the territory of the Republic of Serbia or come to the Republic of Serbia to perform official tasks with prior notice;
  7. Citizens of the Republic of Croatia who are full-time or part-time students at higher education institutions in the Republic of Serbia, and who prove their status with a public document issued by a higher education institution of the Republic of Serbia – student’s book (index);
  8. Crews of cargo motor vehicles during international road transport, for taking over or unloading goods or for transporting persons in or through the Republic of Serbia, crews of cargo ships transporting goods to one of the domestic ports during transport in international waters; bus crews in regular and international passenger transport, both in transit and in the case when the final or departure destination is the Republic of Serbia; crews of railway vehicles and train staff during the performance of international transport in railway traffic; aircraft crews performing international air transport services and crews, personnel and escorts of humanitarian convoys contracted through diplomacy;
  9. Citizens of neighboring countries from the border area who perform agricultural work and have agricultural land in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, and who are obliged to have proof of ownership of agricultural land or a statement of the owner of agricultural land that the person  is performing agricultural work on his land, in order to perform agricultural work on that land, subject to reciprocity;
  10. Citizens of neighboring countries who are residents of the border area and who are employed in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, to whom the employer from the Republic of Serbia has issued a document on employment, subject to reciprocity.

 

IMPORTANT

Minors (domestic or foreign citizens) aged 12 to 18, may enter the Republic of Serbia without a negative RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus or a negative FIA Rapid Antigen test, i.e. without a vaccination certificate or a certificate of overcome disease, if they, within 48 hours from the time of crossing the state border, submit to the territorially competent public health institute in the Republic of Serbia, either a RT-PCR test or an antigen test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, issued by the reference laboratory of the Republic of Serbia.

 

ENTRY REGIME FROM COUNTRIES OF SPECIAL RISK

All travelers, no matter their nationality, that are arriving to Serbia form countries of special risk of spread of Covid-19 virus (INDIA) are allowed to enter Serbia if they present one of the following documents:

  1. Negative PCR test result for presence of SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours from the date of issuing by a competent national laboratory in country from which they are arriving from (if there is a delay in entering the Republic of Serbia, which cannot be attributed to the passenger's fault, but is a consequence of an external event that could not have been foreseen, avoided or eliminated – delay of the flight, the departure of buses, trains, etc., then the test cannot be older than 72 hours when entering the Republic of Serbia).
  2. Certificate of completed vaccination issued by the Republic of Serbia, i.e. a foreign state with which the Republic of Serbia has concluded an agreement on the recognition of vaccination or with which there is a de facto reciprocity in the recognition of the vaccination certificate.
  3. Certificate of overcome COVID-19 disease – a certificate or other public document stating that the holder of the document has overcome the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, i.e. that this person has been diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, provided that no less than 14 days and no more than six months may elapse from the first test, issued by the Institute of Public Health established for the territory of the Republic of Serbia, i.e. the competent authority of the state with which the Republic of Serbia has concluded an agreement or de facto reciprocity on the recognition of such documents.

FOREIGN CITIZENS must additionally present:

  1. An e-mail received after registration via following link  www.e-zdravlje.gov.rs, section „Foreigners Surveillance Registration“, as a proof of successful registration prior to arrival to Serbia.
  2. Filled in and personally signed statement of consent  of acceptance of quarantine measures at home

SERBIAN CITIZENS after arrival to Serbia are obliged to immediately and without delay contact by phone their territorially competent Institute of Public Health established for the territory of the Republic of Serbia and Sanitary Inspection in order to be put in quarantine measures of home self-isolation.

All persons, after entry into Serbia, will receive mandatory quarantine measures for 7 days in home self-isolation with mandatory testing within the first 24 hours from entry and mandatory testing on the 7th day from the start of the measures. Testing will be done by the Institute of Public Health at the expense of the person being tested.

 

ENTRY INTO SERBIA FOR BUSINESS REASONS

Domestic and foreign citizens entering the Republic of Serbia for business reasons, with prior notification of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia provided that they submit a negative RT-PCR test or an antigen test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, issued by the reference laboratory of the Republic of Serbia, within 24 hours of crossing the state border.

The Chamber of Commerce of Serbia will submit the announcement of crossing the state border without delay to the Ministry of Interior – Border Police Directorate, no later than 24 hours before the expected crossing of the state border.

If a negative RT-PCR test or antigen test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus is not submitted within 24 hours of crossing the state border or if the test is positive for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, the Serbian Chamber of Commerce will without delay inform the territorially competent public health institute about it.