Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia (March 16, 2020)
Event: On March 15, the Serbian Ministry of Health announced 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Serbia.
On March 15, the government of Serbia declared a State of Emergency regarding COVID-19 in Serbia. The language of the State of Emergency is available on the government website.
The government of Serbia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Serbia has barred admission to all foreigners with limited exceptions including airline and transportation crews, diplomats, and foreign nationals with a Serbian residence permit. Anyone entering Serbia from abroad, except for airline and transportation crews, will be subject to a 14-day or 28-day self-quarantine, depending on the location from which they traveled to Serbia. Travelers should be prepared for further travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of the Government of Serbia for additional information on these new measures.
The government of Serbia has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Schools and universities are closed until further notice, sporting events, festivals, and gatherings larger than 50 people have been banned. Public transportation services have been reduced. Visit the website of the government of Serbia for updated information.
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.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Serbia.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restriction to the U.S.
- Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.