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Europe > Serbia: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 865 686

Active cases: 102 716

Recovered: 755 2

Deaths: 7 77

Vaccination count: 3 millions

Current trend: Flattening

Data updated on 2021-09-20

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test results required for some countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Non
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in enclosed public places

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Allowed
Starting December 20, 2020 the Government of Serbia is reporting that foreigners seeking to enter Serbia, will need to provide a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours. These measures are reported to not apply to several categories of travelers, including:

-Foreign citizens in transit, with 12 hours allowed between entry to and exit from Serbia.

-Minors up to 12 years of age, provided the parent, custodian or any other person accompanying the minor has a negative PCR test, if it is needed.

-Crew and cabin crew of aircraft whose final destination is Serbia.

-Crew, personnel, and passengers in transit through Serbia’s international airports.

-Accredited staff of foreign diplomatic and consular missions, as well as offices of international organizations. Also included are family members with diplomatic status in Serbia.

-Foreign citizens who have been granted temporary residence or permanent residence in Serbia (see below)

As of December 22, 2020 the Government of Serbia is reporting that passengers whose travel originates in the United States can present either a negative PCR test (or) negative antigen test. This includes passengers who transit another airport on their way from the United States to Serbia, but not those whose point of origin is outside the United States.

Detailed information on these measures can be found on the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (https://bit.ly/2UEwGoI)

As of January 14, 2021 the Government of Serbia is reporting that travelers with Serbian residency or citizenship entering Serbia from North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Hungary and Bulgaria do not require a negative PCR test before entering Serbia.

The Government of Serbia also reports that foreign citizens with temporary or permanent residence in Serbia may enter without a negative PCR test, but will be required to quarantine at home for 10 days, as well as contact the nearest designated COVID-19 clinic or public health institution, within 24 hours of arrival, through the following official website: www.e-zdravlje.gov.rs. These individuals can also be tested in Serbia. If their PCR test is negative, they will no longer be required to quarantine at home.

As of April 5, 2021 the Government of Serbia is reporting that individuals fully vaccinated in Serbia do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test, nor quarantine, upon return to Serbia. More information is here https://bit.ly/3joUuHM .

Tests: Negative PCR test results required for some countries.

Quarantine: No
Not Required

Information updated on 2021-09-14.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Following the recommendation of the Government of Serbia, the following additional measures are in effect:

Cafes, bars, and restaurants may now operate outdoor facilities with no closing time. Indoor facilities may operate until 1:00 a.m. Music is now allowed.

All retail stores may remain open 24 hours, seven days a week.

All operating facilities must provide a minimum of 9 m2 per person. Exceptions are fitness centers, spa centers, gyms, and similar facilities which must provide 16 m2 per person. This number includes the staff at these businesses.

Up to 500 people are allowed to meet indoors or outdoors.

Sports events may have spectators of up to 50% capacity in outdoor stadiums or 30% capacity in indoor arenas.

Graduation celebrations are allowed.

Events expecting over 500 people must get permission from the Crisis Response Team.

Recreational classes and excursions may take place with consent from the Ministry of Education an competent institutions

Mask use
Masks are required in enclosed public places

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events of more than 500 people banned.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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