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UPDATED: April 9, 2020 3 p.m.
U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts. For those who already registered, If you’re still in Serbia, please update your account and check your dates as the registration automatically expires based on the dates you previously entered. You will not receive updates after that date.
Country Specific Information
- As of April 9, 2020 at 3 p.m Serbia has confirmed 2,867 cases of COVID-19 and 66 deaths.
- All commercial flights to and from Serbia are suspended indefinitely.
- All border crossings (air, land, or river) are closed for travelers.
- Government of Serbia declared state of emergency with widespread travel restrictions and curfews.
- As of April 3, 2020 following measures are in effect:
- Mandatory curfew for all residents: Mondays through Fridays 5 p.m. – 5 a.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. until 5 a.m. on the following Monday. Exceptions are residents with a medical urgency and those who are issued a work permit or a special authorization by the Serbian government authorities.
- 24 hour curfew for residents over 65 in urban areas and 70 in rural areas, except on Saturday from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. for the purpose of buying groceries.
- All Farmer’s markets have been closed. Some farmers offer home delivery of their products in Belgrade. Their contact information is listed here and updated daily.
- All public transportation is suspended. Taxi services are limited but remain operational. Driving personal vehicles is allowed.
- Cafes, restaurants and shopping malls are closed for public but some provide takeaway and food delivery services.
- All sports related facilities, senior care centers, kindergartens, schools and universities are closed.
- Barbershops and beauty salons have been closed.
- Gambling facilities and casinos have been closed.
- Public gatherings are limited to no more then 2 persons.
- People should maintain the distance of at least 6.6 ft. between each
- Occupancy for all Indoor facilities opened for public is limited to one person on an area of 43 sq ft.
- All public parks and public recreation areas are closed for visitors.
- Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, post offices, banks and other service providers reduced their working hours to observe the curfew, with most closing by 3 p.m. or earlier.
- U.S. Embassy Belgrade has suspended routine consular services. Emergency American Citizens Services including emergency passport issuance continue to be available.
- Please visit the Serbian Government’s COVID-19 information page for more information.
Information For Travelers and Serbia Entry and Exit Requirements:
- There are no commercial air travel options. All borders are closed for passenger traffic.
- The U.S. Embassy in Serbia has coordinated two charter flights. First one departed on March 26 from Belgrade to Los Angeles with 64 U.S. citizens on board and the second one on April 8 from Belgrade to Washington D.C. with 178 U.S. citizens on board. We do not expect there to be any more flights from Serbia to the United States until regular commercial service resumes.
- For U.S. travel restrictions please see the latest Presidential Proclamation *U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents are not subject to the U.S. travel restrictions.
- The Government of Serbia requires a mandatory 28-day self-isolation for anyone who entered the country on March 14, 2020 and later.
- Visitors and residents should be prepared for additional restrictions on movement to be put in to effect with little or no advanced notice.
- State Department Travel Information
- Serbia Travel Information on travel.state.gov
- Government of Serbia has designated quarantine locations for COVID-19.
- The Clinics accepts patients with COVID-19 symptoms through a dedicated entrance separate from that used by other patients. If the test results are negative, the patient is released. If the tests results are positive, the patient will remain at the Clinic.
- View U.S. Embassy Serbia Most Recent Alerts here
- The Serbian Ministry of Health established an emergency hotline for individuals who have symptoms or believe they may have come in contact with the virus: +381(64) 8945235. Numbers for Institutes of Public Health outside Belgrade can be found here.
- The Ministry also has a web page dedicated to COVID-19 in English and in Serbian.
- All community hospitals and medical care centers through Serbia have opened COVID-19 clinics with dedicated phone numbers that can be found here. Cell phone number are reachable 24/7.