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Covid19 – Travel Advisory
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22.05.2020.
The Government of the Republic of Serbia has adopted a Decision on amending the Decision to declare the disease COVID-19 caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 an infectious disease, whereby the ban to enter the Republic of Serbia ceases to be in force. According to this decision, citizens of the Republic of Serbia and foreign citizens are no longer required to have a special approval/authorisation to enter the Republic of Serbia. Thereof, the usual regime to cross the border of the Republic of Serbia resumes.

Also, all persons entering the Republic of Serbia – instead of the previous measures of isolation and mandatory negative PCR test to COVID-19, will be served at the passport control (only) a written information, both in Serbian and English, on measures to respect in order to prevent the outbreak, spread and eradication of the infectious disease COVID-19.

Foreign citizens, possessing a temporary stay authorisation in the Republic of Serbia which has expired after the day the state of emergency was declared due to the epidemic disease COVID-19 caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, will be allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia until 1 July 2020 at the latest and legally submit a request for extension of their temporary stay within 30 days from the day they entered the Republic of Serbia. In view of that, it will be considered that the temporary stay authorisation for this category of foreign citizens (whose temporary stay authorisation in the Republic of Serbia expired while being abroad) is valid at the moment they enter the Republic of Serbia and that, pending the completion of the procedure following their request to extend their temporary stay, the foreign citizen will be staying legally in the Republic of Serbia.

The same decision stipulates that all persons who entered the Republic of Serbia in accordance with the previously valid regulation, and who were ordered a 14-day self-isolation (at home) for an acute respiratory illness caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, which has still not expired on the day this decision entered into force, will no longer have to apply this measure.

The Government of the Republic of Serbia has adopted a Decision to cancel the Decision to close all border crossings to enter the Republic of Serbia, including the Decision to cancel the Decision to close border crossings.


12.05.2020.
The Serbian government adopted today a protocol for the entry of Serbian citizens and foreign nationals into the Republic of Serbia, in accordance with the epidemiological situation and the protection of the population from infectious disease COVID-19.

Serbian citizens can enter Serbia and move without restrictions with a negative PCR test for coronavirus not older than 72 hours. If they do not have the test with a negative result, all our citizens, without exception, will be obliged to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

Foreign nationals can enter the Republic of Serbia under two conditions - a negative PCR test for coronavirus not older than 72 hours and a permit issued by a commission consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior.

The COVID-19 Crisis Response Team recommended the government to fully open the borders for the persons coming from four neighbouring countries - Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia as of 1 June.


20.03.2020.
All border crossings for passengers in road, rail, air and water traffic in the Republic of Serbia are closed as of 8.00 today.


According to this decision, only transport trucks can enter the territory of our country.

19.03.2020.
The Serbian government on 19 March passed new decisions aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including the decision to suspend international passenger traffic from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport until further notice.


15.03.2020

Pursuant to the Decision to Declare State of Emergency, taken on 15 March 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, state borders of the Republic of Serbia are closed for all foreign nationals.This measure shall not apply to foreign citizens with residence permits or those with permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia nor to accredited staff members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions or offices of international organizations and their family members.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as accredited diplomats and foreign citizens with permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia who are entering the Republic of Serbia are obliged to remain in self-isolation for at least 14 days, under criminal responsibility.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as foreign nationals with permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia, who are arriving from the Italian Republic, Swiss Confederation, Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania, Kingdom of Spain, Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Greece are obliged to remain in self-isolation for 28 days.
In line with the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the following categories shall be exempted:

1) crews on freight motor vehicles in international transport road traffic. In case of international freight transit by road traffic, the same shall be limited to a period of up to 12 hours from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
2) crews on cargo ships transporting goods into one of local piers. In case of transit sails along the international waterway in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, the same shall be limited to a period of up to 90 hours for ship compositions and 60 hours for self-propelled vessels from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia for upstream navigation, or limited to a period of up to 72 hours for ship compositions and 54 hours for self-propelled vessels from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia for downstream navigation;
3) train crews on board railway vehicles entering a border railway station zone defined under inter-state agreements;
4) flight crew and cabin crew on aircraft with the Republic of Serbia as end destination, or transiting via international airports in the Republic of Serbia;
5) persons who have been granted permission to enter into the Republic of Serbia, stay in or transit through the Republic of Serbia by the Government's working body comprising representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure. The Government's working body shall define the terms and limitations of transit or stay for persons who have been granted permission for entry into the Republic of Serbia;
6) humanitarian convoys with mandatory escort, agreed through diplomatic channels;
7) accredited staff members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations' offices, including their family members holding special identity cards, i.e., identification documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Secretariat of the Government;
8) foreign citizens with a leave to stay or permanently settle in the Republic of Serbia.

Information on temporarily closed border crossings can be found here

Data on the epidemiological situation in Serbia is updated regularly on the referential website of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia and the Institute for Public Health of Serbia ().