Event: As of July 9, the Serbian Ministry of Health announced 17,342 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Serbia and 352 deaths. 7,529 people have been tested in the past 24 hours, with 266 confirmed cases among them. In total, there are an estimated 3,339 active 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 remain in place:
- The use of face masks is now required on all public transportation.
- Visits to patients in hospitals are banned.
- Visits to elder-care homes are limited to 15 minutes.
- The recommended distance between people outdoors has been increased from 1 to 1.5 meters.
- Indoor establishments (public institutions, shops, offices, restaurants) are required to provide at least 3 square meters of space per person.
New measures, specific to Belgrade (adopted July 9)
- Public gatherings involving more than 10 people (indoors or outdoors) are banned.
- 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.
- One person per 4 square meters is allowed in Belgrade’s indoor establishments.
- Other previous measures, including penalties for not wearing masks on public transport, remain in place.
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.