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Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia
July 24, 2020

Location: Serbia

Event: As of July 23, the Serbian Ministry of Health announced 22,443 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Serbia and 508 deaths. 11,079 people have been tested in the past 24 hours, with 412 confirmed cases among them. In total, there are an estimated 4,649 hospitalized cases.  

There are currently no restrictions on entry to Serbia for U.S. citizens. However, travelers should be prepared for restrictions to change with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of the Government of Serbia for additional information.

The following country-wide measures from the Serbian Government are in effect:

  • Ban on public gatherings involving more than 10 people, indoors or outdoors.
  • No more than one person per 4 square meters is allowed indoors.
  • The use of face coverings is required in all indoor locations, as well as outdoors when required physical distancing is not possible, for example waiting in line to enter stores or at bus stops.  Face coverings are recommended elsewhere outdoors.
  • Visits to patients in hospitals are banned.
  • Visits to elder-care homes are limited to 15 minutes.
  • The recommended distance between people outdoors is 1.5 meters.
  • Establishments with outdoor seating will be allowed to operate from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Establishments without outdoor seating will be allowed to operate from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts, and check our Embassy COVID-19 webpage for updated information as it is released. 

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Warning for COVID-19 advising travelers to avoid non-essential travel.

U.S. Department of State recommended actions: 

  • 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.