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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:  April 15, 2021

****  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

As of April 15, 2021 at 3 p.m Serbia has confirmed:

  • 2,971 new cases of COVID-19 registered in the past 24 hours
  • 654,870 cases of COVID-19 registered in total
  • 5,881 deaths as a result of COVID-19
  • 7,341 hospitalized patients with COVID-19

Country-Specific Information

  • Following the recommendation of the Government of Serbia, the following additional measures are in effect from April 5:
    • All businesses and services that are allowed to work, may operate from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Cafes, bars, and restaurants with gardens and patios may operate only outdoors with strict observation of all epidemiological measures, including a limit of five people per table with a mandatory two-meter distance between tables.  Live music performances in gardens and patios are not allowed.
    • Shopping malls, cafes, bars, and restaurants without gardens and patios remain closed. However, all cafes, bars and restaurants may continue to sell take-away food and drinks over the counter. Delivery services may be provided 24-hour a day.
    • All operating facilities must provide a minimum of 9 m2 per person. Exceptions are fitness centers, spa centers, gyms, and similar facilities which must provide 16 m2 per person.  This number includes the staff at these businesses.
    • Pharmacies, gas stations, laboratories, medical and veterinarian offices may remain open 24 hours, seven days a week.
  • Previous measures that remain in place:
    • Face coverings are mandatory indoors and on public transport, as well as outdoors if contact with other people cannot be avoided.
    • Public transport is limited to half of its declared capacity.
    • Public gatherings of more than five people are prohibited indoors and outdoors. Excluded from this measure are work organizations, schools, and similar facilities, which are subject to the prescribed limit on the number of persons within the square footage of the facility (minimum 4 m2 per person).
    • Employees should work from home wherever possible.
    • 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.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Serbia? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • U.S. citizens can receive COVID-19 (PCR) tests at the locations below:
    • TheTorlak Institute, located at Vojvode Stepe 458 in Belgrade (phone: + 381-11-3953-700, email: office@torlak.rs. For non-Serbian citizens, the cost is 18,000 dinars. The cost for Serbian citizens and long-term residents is 9,000 dinars. Tests can be scheduled through the Government of Serbia’s eSchedule PCR Testing website (choose “Engleski” from the drop-down menu; select testing site by typing in “Torlak”). Once a test is scheduled, you will receive a system generated payment slip which can be paid at local banks and post offices. Take this payment receipt to your test.  Test results are sent to you by email.
    • 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. For non-Serbian citizens, the cost is 18,000 dinars. The cost for Serbian citizens and long-term residents is 9,000 dinars. Detailed information can be at Institute’swebsite. Tests can be scheduled through the Government of Serbia’s eSchedule PCR Testing website by choosing “Engleski” from the drop-down menu, and then by typing in “Beograd” and selecting ” Грaдски зaвoд зa jaвнo здрaвљe Бeoгрaд”). Once a test is scheduled, you will receive a system generated payment slip which can be paid at local banks and post offices. Take this payment receipt to your test.  Test results are sent to you by email.
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions, please review the following page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Serbia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Serbia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Serbia? Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, and Sinopharm
    • Those in Serbia interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can express their interest at the Government of Serbia website gov.rs and clicking the green button marked “Pokreni uslugu” or “Покрени услугу.” The next page has a statement that the form is not a consent for the vaccination, but only expressing your interest.  Click the green button to submit a request.  On the next page you will fill in your personal information, then answer questions about whether you are interested in receiving any vaccine or only a vaccine from a certain manufacturer, whether you have any underlying health conditions, and whether you are able to leave your residence.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • Starting December 20, 2020 the Government of Serbia is reporting that foreigners seeking to enter Serbia, U.S. citizens included, will need to provide a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours. These measures are reported to not apply to several categories of travelers, including:
      • Foreign citizens in transit, with 12 hours allowed between entry to and exit from Serbia.
      • Minors up to 12 years of age, provided the parent, custodian or any other person accompanying the minor has a negative PCR test, if it is needed.
      • Crew and cabin crew of aircraft whose final destination is Serbia.
      • Crew, personnel, and passengers in transit through Serbia’s international airports.
      • Accredited staff of foreign diplomatic and consular missions, as well as offices of international organizations. Also included are family members with diplomatic status in Serbia.
      • Foreign citizens who have been granted temporary residence or permanent residence in Serbia (see below)
    • As of December 22, 2020 the Government of Serbia is reporting that passengers whose travel originates in the United States can present either a negative PCR test (or) negative antigen test. This includes passengers who transit another airport on their way from the United States to Serbia, but not those whose point of origin is outside the United States.
    • Detailed information on these measures can be found on the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website.
    • As of January 14, 2021 the Government of Serbia is reporting that travelers entering Serbia from North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Hungary and Bulgaria do not require a negative PCR test before entering Serbia.
    • The Government of Serbia also reports that foreign citizens with temporary or permanent residence in Serbia may enter without a negative PCR test, but will be required to quarantine at home for 10 days, as well as contact the nearest designated COVID-19 clinic or public health institution, within 24 hours of arrival, through the following official website: www.e-zdravlje.gov.rs. These individuals can also be tested in Serbia. If their PCR test is negative, they will no longer be required to quarantine at home.
    • As of April 5, 2021 the Government of Serbia is reporting that individuals fully vaccinated in Serbia do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test, nor quarantine, upon return to Serbia. More information is here, in Serbian.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
  • U.S. citizens who wish to extend their stay in Serbia may apply to do so through the local police station at which they registered.

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

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks are required on public transit.

Fines for Non-Compliance Yes

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

Consular Operations

  • Embassy Belgrade is providing routine passport, citizenship, and notarial services. Visit our webpage for more information.
  • Belgrade is processing extremely limited numbers of appointments for the highest priority cases in the following Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa categories:

Local Resources:

  • View U.S. Embassy Serbia Most Recent Alerts here.
  • Other links: