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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Serbia
Data Last Updated: October 07, 2020

General Information

Open (Level 2)

Serbia has reopened its borders to all travelers.

Effective Aug. 15, citizens and residents of Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, and Romania must produce proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival.

There's no need to submit COVID-19 tests or go on mandatory quarantine for travelers coming from other countries.

Source for information (Serbian News)

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Authorities in Serbia have reintroduced tougher restrictions nationwide from July 17 in response to sharp upticks in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection rates. These new restrictions include:

A ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.

Face masks and social distancing of at least 1.5 meters (5 feet) are mandatory in public spaces.

Previously, authorities limited catering establishments limited to accepting one customer per four square meters (43 square feet) of floor space; and have ordered public-facing businesses with no outdoor space to close at 2100 and outdoor venues to close at 2300 in Belgrade and Novi Sad.

Local authorities also recently declared states of emergency in multiple urban centers, including Kragujevac, Vranje, Novi Pazar, and Tutin; officials in these areas may impose similar restrictions or are likely to reintroduce them in coming days.


Airlines & Transport

Officials have  started to welcome international flights at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (LYBE); the airport also remains open for commercial, domestic, humanitarian, and cargo flights.

 Public transport has resumed in major cities. Intercity road and rail travel has resumed.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Test Required For Tourists From:

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More Details

Serbia reopened its borders for tourism as of June 1st, 2020. Serbia is now allowing visitors to travel to the country under the normal regulations pre-COVID-19. That is to say, no mandatory testing and no quarantine period for arriving tourists.

Which Countries Can Visit Serbia?

In other words, Serbia is now operating back to normal border regulations. So all normal countries that could visit Serbia before the pandemic, can visit again now.

Here's the full list:


COVID-19 Testing Entry Requirements

As of August 15th, Serbia implemented PCR test for tourists coming from 4 countries. The proof of the negative COVID-19 test must be taken within 48 hours before arriving in Serbia. The four countries are Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, and North Macedonia.

For other countries, there will be no COVID-19 tests required for entry into Serbia.

Is There Any Quarantine Entry Requirements?

Apparently, there are no state-run or self-quarantine measures in place. To sum it up, all travelers are immediately free to explore Serbia. However, if a traveler tests positive for COVID-19 while in Serbia, that's the time he or she will face a mandatory quarantine.

Other Entry Requirements

  • Travelers should have travel insurance that covers COVID-19.
  • If your country that is listed above needs a valid visa. You can check if your country can travel to Serbia without a visa here.

Health Protocols and Safety Measures in Serbia

  • Face masks and social distancing of at least 1.5 meters (5 feet) are mandatory in public spaces.
  • A ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.

What's Open in Serbia?

  • Hotels and accommodations
  • Public gatherings limited to 1000 people
  • Salons, barbers and spas
  • Farmer’s markets
  • Retail stores, shopping malls, and boutiques
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Bus and rail public transportation
  • Smaller casinos and gambling facilities
  • Some tourist attractions like museums, galleries, etc.

Moreover, the list above is subject to social distancing and proper health protocols.

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Sources: Travel Serbia | U.S. Embassy in Serbia | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia


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Information for Non-Tourists

Effective Aug. 15, citizens and residents of Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia, and Romania must produce proof of having tested negative for COVID-19 using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. The requirement does not apply to Serbian citizens returning from these countries. 

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