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Travelers are flocking to Serbia to enjoy some of the most relaxed Covid-19 entry requirements in the world right now. 

Here are the latest restrictions and COVID-19 entry requirements for traveling to Serbia. 

Downtown Belgrade Serbia

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements 

The four countries below, need to bring proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of arriving in Serbia:

  • Croatia
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Northern Macedonia
All Other Countries:
 
No COVID-19 tests are required for entry into Serbia

Important Update: Due to a recent surge in cases, the government of Serbia has initiated a temporary heightened requirement. 

Between December 20 and January 10, ALL arrivals into Serbia must bring a negative PCR test, with the results issued no longer than 48 hours from the first embarkation point. 

Quarantine Entry Requirements 

  • There are no state-run or self-quarantine measures in place. Travelers are immediately free to explore Serbia.
  • If a traveler tests positive for COVID-19 while in Serbia, they will face a mandatory quarantine. 
Traveler having coffee on balcony in Belgrade serbia

COVID-19 Travel Insurance Entry Requirements 

All travelers to Serbia are encouraged to have travel insurance that covers COVID-19 for the duration of their stay. 

Travelers will be responsible for the cost of all medical treatments while in Serbia. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Entry Requirements 

A COVID-19 vaccine is not available yet. There is no information if Serbia will require proof of vaccination record (POVR) for entry in the future. 

Visa Entry Requirements For Serbia During COVID-19

Many countries can travel to Serbia visa-free for up to 90 days. 

Find out if your country can travel to Serbia without a visa 

If your country is NOT listed as a visa free nation, follow the below instructions.  

Tourist Visas require the following

Visa applications should be submitted to the Serbian embassy or consulate in your home country. 

  • Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 90 days from issue date of visa)
  • Proof of payment for the trip issued by a travel agency (voucher or other type of payment receipt)
  • Completed visa application form
  • Photo (size 3.5×4.5cm)
  • Return ticket or Itinerary (copy of Driving License and Insurance if you travel by car)
  • Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia
  • Health insurance
  • Visa fee
Church square in serbia

COVID-19 Health Requirements While Traveling In Serbia

  • Protective face masks are mandatory in all public spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Failure to wear a mask when required will incur a fine.
  • Large gatherings over 10 people are not permitted

Serbia Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. Check if you need a Visa to enter Serbia
  2. If you are coming from Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania or Northern Macedonia you will need a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival
    3. For all other countries, there are no testing requirements or quarantines
  3. Follow all health requirements while in Serbia

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Disclaimer: Current Serbia travel rules are changing without notice and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories


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Bruno

Saturday 13th of February 2021

Hi there!

Quick question: I am currently in Bulgaria (non-citizen) and planning on spending the next month in Belgrade. According to the latest reports, individuals coming to the Republic of Serbia from all countries across the world, excluding the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Hungary, shall be allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia solely provided they have a negative RT-PCR test to the virus SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours.

Does this mean I'm exempted from the PCR test since I'll be arriving from Bulgaria? Or is this exception based on nationality only?

Thanks!

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 13th of February 2021

hi bruno - the info I have states "passengers arriving from" suggesting no relation to citizenship/nationality

Tavit

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

Hi, I am Bulgarian citizen and I live in UK. I will be driving through Serbia on the way back to UK and I would like to know do I need a negative PCR test to drive transit through Serbia? Thank you!

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

Official rules in Serbia state that people in transit under 10 hours don't need the test, but there is always the possibility the person you see that day at the border might ask for one.

jan

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

I have contacted border control, my airline, asked flight attendant friends, ministry of foreign affairs in serbia, iata travel website and it's all so confusing. most are saying 48 hours from the time you get your results. because how could i get results from a PCR test which aren't rapid back in time to board a flight in the morning the next day and have the test timespan still be valid for a 20+ hour travel. It makes no sense. The website for serbian ministry of foreign affairs says "negative PCR test not older than 48 hours". Two border control workers said "Its from the time the results are issued". So I just don't know. Has anyone crossed the border since this all went in to effect that can tell us?

Stephanie Wali

Sunday 20th of December 2020

This is nerve racking! I leave Jan 1, 2021 taking my test on the 29 I’m praying all goes well.

Ian

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

I don't think this is correct.... the Serbian government website says it is within 48 hours.

72 hours is only if due to an external event like flight delayed.

(link)

Kashlee Kucheran

Thursday 17th of December 2020

Yes it seems there is conflicting info, as we got the 72 hour window information also from a government site.