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Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia
July 10, 2020

Location: Serbia

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.

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: