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U.S. citizens are encouraged to enroll in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts. For those who already registered, If you’re still in Serbia, please update your account and check your dates as the registration automatically expires based on the dates you previously entered. You will not receive updates after that date.

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: October 25, 2020

Country-Specific Information:

  • As of October 25, 2020 at 3 p.m Serbia has confirmed:
    • 614 new cases of COVID-19 registered in the past 24 hours
    • 39,486 cases of COVID-19 registered in total
    • 792 deaths as a result of COVID-19
    • 694 hospitalized patients with COVID-19
  • The following country-wide measures from the Serbian Government are in effect:
    • Ban on public gatherings involving more than 30 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.
    • Cafes, clubs, and restaurants are allowed to operate until 11:00 p.m.
  • You can report non-compliance with epidemiological measures to the Ministry of Health via Viber at +381 (64) 8811405

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • The Serbian Government reported that beginning September 18 at 18:00, it will require all Serbian citizens, as well as foreigners resident in Serbia (U.S. citizens included) to undergo the following COVID-19 health monitoring measures upon arrival to Serbia:
      1. Take a self-assessment test at e-zdravlje.gov.rs the day you return to Serbia.
      2. The result of this test will determine whether you then report to a COVID-19 clinic. If you cannot fill out the online questionnaire, you should contact your local Institute of Public Health by phone for instructions.
      3. Print or save the results of your self-assessment as proof that it was completed.
      4. On the 10th day after your arrival to Serbia, you should take the self-assessment test one more time.
    • The previous August 14 requirements remain in place: all foreigners, U.S. citizens included, seeking to enter Serbia from North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, or Romania, will need to provide a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 48 hours. Please note that August 14 requirements are being reported as only applicable to foreigners arriving from these four countries, and do not apply to (1) those with permanent residence in Serbia (*see new September 18 measures); (2) crew members and passengers transiting Serbia for less than 12 hours (including cargo vehicle drivers); (3) children under age 12 accompanied by parents who have valid PCR test results; or (4) properly accredited diplomats and their families. 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.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • If entering Serbia from North Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, or Romania, U.S. citizens will need to provide a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 48 hours. Visit the website of the Government of Serbia  for additional information.  If entering from other countries, a negative PCR test is not currently required.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
  • U.S. citizens may apply for an extension of their stay through MUP (the Ministry of Interior) Police Administration for the City of Belgrade, Administration for Foreigners, located at 35 Savska Street. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday, between 08:00 and 13:00. Appointments can also be made at the Police Department for the City of Belgrade, Administration for Foreigners at the following email address: upravazastrance@mup.gov.rs, or by calling +381/11 3618 972. Extensions of stay may be granted up to 90 days.
    • U.S. citizens who enter Serbia without a visa are permitted to stay for 90 days out of 180 days. This means that if you stay in Serbia for 90 days, Serbian law requires you to leave Serbia and remain outside Serbia for 90 days before you may re-enter.

Movement Restrictions:

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information:

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

COVID-19 Testing:

  • U.S. citizens can get a COVID-19 PCR test at the locations below:
    • The Torlak Institute, located at Vojvode Stepe 458 in Belgrade (phone: + 381 11 3953 700, email: office@torlak.rs). No appointment is needed, and tests are done every day except Sunday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The cost for Serbian citizens is 60 euros, 120 euros for non-Serbian citizens.  Contact the Institute in advance for payment information.
    • The Belgrade City Institute for Public Health, located at Bulevar despota Stefana 54a in Belgrade (phone: +381 11/2078-600, +381 11/2078-601, +381 11/3237-351, email: info@zdravlje.org.rs). The cost is 120 euros for non-Serbian citizens, and 6,000 dinars for Serbian citizens or residents.  Tests are done by appointment.  To make an appointment, email info@zdravlje.org.rs and include a call-back phone number so an official can call you to let you know the time of your appointment. Payment must be made ahead of time to the Republic Health Insurance Fund.
  • The Serbian Ministry of Health established an emergency hotline for individuals who have symptoms or believe they may have come in contact with the virus:  +381 64 8945235. Numbers for Institutes of Public Health outside Belgrade can be found here.
  • The Ministry also has a web page dedicated to COVID-19 in Englishand in Serbian.
  • All community hospitals and medical care centers through Serbia have opened COVID-19 clinics with dedicated phone numbers that can be found here. Cell phone number are reachable 24/7.

Transportation Options:

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
    • Air Serbia is maintaining limited regular passenger air traffic. Information about their services and flight schedule can be found on their website. Flight information for other airlines can be found by contacting the individual carrier.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
  • Masks are required on public transportation.

Fines for Non-Compliance:

  • You may be fined for non-compliance with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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