Health Alert: COVID-19 – March 18, 2020

Location:  Serbia

Event:  On March 18, the Serbian Ministry of Health announced 83 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Serbia.

On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19.

The government of Serbia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for further travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.  As of March 18, we understand that the Air Serbia flight direct from Belgrade to New York is still operating and has seats available.  Visit the website of the Government of Serbia for additional information on these new measures.

Effective March 16, U.S. Embassy Belgrade has suspended routine consular services.  Emergency American Citizens Services including emergency passport issuance continue to be available.  Please visit our website for additional information.

Many travelers in Serbia have reported limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

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