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NEW COVID-19 MEASURES FOR ENTERING SERBIA AS OF 04.04.2021.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia and foreign citizens who have been granted temporary or permanent residence in Serbia (except those coming to Serbia from Albania, BiH, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Hungary) are obliged - due to the current epidemiological situation - to spend 10 days in home isolation upon arrival in Serbia, unless they have a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours from the date of issuance of the results or have been fully vaccinated (vaccinated with two doses, that is with one dose - if they have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine) in the Republic of Serbia and who have a certificate confirming the vaccination issued by a public health institution in the Republic of Serbia. Isolation can be interrupted by a negative PCR test made in Serbia. Persons coming from the United States can enter Serbia with negative FIA Rapid Antigen test, not older than 48 hours from the date of issue of the results. This measure does not apply to persons under 12 years of age and all persons transiting through Serbia, but transit must be limited to 12 hours from the moment of entry in Serbia. Detailed information on COVID-19 conditions for entering Serbia can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia (https://www.zdravlje.gov.rs/tekst/351321/informacije-od-znacaja-za-putnike-u-medjunarodnom-saobracaju-ulazak-u-republiku-srbiju.php) and on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia (https://www.mfa.gov.rs/lat/gradjani/ulazak-u-srbiju/covid-19-uslovi-za-ulazak)

Foreign citizens (except those coming to Serbia from Albania, BiH, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Hungary) are not permitted to enter Serbia without a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours from the date of issue of the results. Persons coming from the United States can enter Serbia with negative FIA Rapid Antigen test, not older than 48 hours from the date of issue of the results. This measure does not apply to persons under 12 years of age and all persons transiting through Serbia, but transit must be limited to 12 hours from the moment of entry in Serbia.

 

COVID-19 TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR SERBIA

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the government of the Republic of Serbia has adopted the following measures which will take effect on Sunday, 20 December.

Entry into Serbia will be allowed only with a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, who do not have a negative PCR test, must be in home isolation for 10 days. They can be tested in Serbia and if their PCR test is negative, they will no longer be required to be in home isolation.

The following categories of citizens are exempted from the afore-mentioned conditions when entering the Republic of Serbia:

1. foreign citizens transiting through the territory of the Republic of Serbia. Transit for foreign citizens shall be limited to the period of up to 12 hours from the time of entry to the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
2. flight crew and cabin crew on aircraft with the Republic of Serbia as end destination, or transiting via international airports in the Republic of Serbia;
3. Accredited members of foreign diplomatic/consular missions and offices of international organization as well as members of their families, holders of special identity cards i.e. ID documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Secretariat of the Government;
4. children of up to 12 years of age, if the parent, legal guardian or a person from the family household who is accompanying the child has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours;
5. foreign citizens with a leave to stay or permanently settle in the Republic of Serbia;
6. citizens of neighbouring countries living in small-border areas who are employed in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, to whom the employer issued a document as a proof of work engagement, on the condition of reciprocity.
7. foreign citizens carrying out international transport activities, retrieving or unloading goods, or for the purpose of transport of persons to or through the Republic of Serbia, applicable to the crews of:
- freight motor vehicles in international road traffic. In case of transit, the same shall be limited to the period of up to 12 hours from the time of entry to the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
- cargo ships transporting goods to one of the domestic ports. In case of transit sails along the international waterway in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, the same shall be limited to a period of up to 90 hours for ship compositions and 60 hours for self-propelled vessels from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia for upstream navigation, or limited to a period of up to 72 hours for ship compositions and 54 hours for self-propelled vessels from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia for downstream navigation;
- shuttle buses and buses carrying out international transport of passengers, both in case of transits and when the Republic of Serbia is both their final and departure destination;
- railway vehicles and train crews;
- humanitarian convoys arranged through diplomatic channels.
Please bear in mind that there are nationwide rules in place restricting movement and limiting activity. It is mandatory to maintain physical distance of at least 1.5m in all public spaces. Protective face masks are mandatory in all public indoor spaces as well as in outdoor spaces where is not possible to maintain distance. You should follow the latest local guidance - check news outlets regularly for up to date information.

Questions and answers on entry and stay in Switzerland please find here https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/aktuell/aktuell/faq-einreiseverweigerung.html#2140317167 or contact the Embassy of Switzerland in Belgrade https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/serbia/sr/home/vertretungen/botschaft.html

 

CORONAVIRUS: Press releases by the Swiss Federal Council, 02.07.2020.

Masks compulsory on public transport; quarantine for travellers from high-risk regions; lifting of certain entry restrictions from 20 July. click HERE

Maskenpflicht im öffentlichen Verkehr, Quarantäne für Einreisende aus Risikogebieten, Aufhebung gewisser Einreisebeschränkungen ab dem 20. Juli.  LINK

 

THE TEMPORARY BAN ON ENTRY INTO THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA HAS BEEN ABOLISHED, 22.05.2020.

The Government of the Republic of Serbia passed the Decision on termination of the Decision on closing all border crossings for entry into the Republic of Serbia, as well as the Decision on amendments to the Decision on declaring the disease COVID - 19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 infectious disease.

With the mentioned decisions, which entry into force today, 22 May, 2020, all border crossings of the Republic of Serbia have been opened and from today function in the usual regime for all categories of Serbian and foreign citizens.

Epidemiological measures for all categories of Serbian and foreign citizens have been abolished. Instead of previous measures (home isolation and the obligation to have a negative PCR test), passengers will be given a written notice, during passport control - a health warning about the measures to be followed to prevent the spread infectious diseases of COVID-19.


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