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Serbia: COVID-19 Entry Requirements in 2022

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Throughout 2020 and 2021, travelers flocked to Serbia for some of the most relaxed Covid-19 entry requirements in the world. As of 2022, the entry requirements have changed, and while it's not as easy as it once was, it's still relatively simple to visit. 

Here are the latest restrictions and COVID-19 entry requirements for traveling to Serbia in 2022.

Downtown Belgrade Serbia

COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements


All arrivals will need to bring a 48-hour RT-PCR test for entry into Serbia. 

Passengers from the USA have the luxury of bringing a 48-hour Antigen-type test instead of PCR, but they are the only nationality that can.

*Passengers coming from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, and North Macedonia do not need a test, if arriving directly from these nations.

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 

Passengers who have been fully vaccinated by health authorities in: 

  • All EU nations
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Cabo Verde
  • El Salvador
  • Faroe Islands
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Iceland
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Togo
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay

do not have to provide a PCR test for entry and can show their vaccine proof instead.

Proof of Recovery

As of 2022 many countries entering Serbia may now also show proof of recovery in lieu of PCR testing for entry, including:  Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Denmark, Croatia, Estonia, Ireland, Iceland, Cabo Verde, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Germany, Romania, San Marino, United States of America, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, Switzerland, Spain.

The positive test result must be between 14 days to maximum 6 months old.

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 500 people are not permitted

Serbia Covid-19 Entry Requirements:

  1. Check if you need a Visa to enter Serbia
  2. All passengers require a 48-hour PCR test for entry. Some nations are exempt with proof of recovery or vaccination.
  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

Brian Headley

Sunday 25th of July 2021

For the exception with Serbia and test requirement: *Passengers coming from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, and North Macedonia do not need a test.

Does this apply to both land and air arrivals? I am currently arriving via air from USA / Munich connection. But could visit friends in Albania first and fly to Belgrade without test is sounds like.

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 27th of July 2021

We really only cover air arrival rules because land border information is very unreliable and depends on exact border crossings. Usually, what is true for air is usually true for land, and sometimes even land can be easier going, but it's best to check at the border crossing you want to use


Friday 25th of June 2021

Hi Kashlee, I am Canadian nomad. I wrote to you on April 27, 2021 about being turned back when I tried to enter Serbia from North Macedonia without PCR test.

I am in Montenegro now. I have been staying in Montenegro for more than one month. According to your newest information, I will be able to enter Serbia from Montenegro without PCR test. Is this correct?

Thanks a lot for your help. You guys are the guardian angels for all the travelers.

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 25th of June 2021

Hi Sean! Thanks for being so kind :) Yes, with the info I have, you are good to go into Serbia from Montenegro without a test. Bon voyage!


Tuesday 15th of June 2021

Anyone who's non EU tried to enter Serbia from North Macedonia as of late may / june? Heard that they don't require PCR tests anymore, any truth to that?

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 16th of June 2021

Yes, we have heard a test is not needed


Monday 24th of May 2021


i am am american citizen who would like to visit family in both serbia and romania this summer.

i have an american passport and plan on crossing by land from serbia at Jimbolia to get into romania. i plan on being in romania in one city for a week visiting one home. i then plan on returning to serbia

what are the covid requirements to enter romania? and then back to serbia?


Monday 10th of May 2021

hi, can anyone verify if the 48 hours is within from when you first get on your first leg of flight or is it within when you arrive in serbian airport.. thank you!!

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

In the case of Serbia, the result from the test must be issued no longer than 48 hours before arrival at the Serbian airport