EMEC21

21st European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry

November 30 – December 3, 2021, Novi Sad, Serbia

Association of Chemistry
 and the Environment

Serbian Chemical Society
Matica Srpska

Covid-19 Travel to Serbia

Entry Conditions

Foreign citizens are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia provided that they have one of the following documents:

  1. Negative RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus or a negative Antigen FIA Rapid test, if the person comes from the United States of America, not older than 48 hours from the date of issue of the results (if there is a delay in entering the Republic of Serbia, which cannot be attributed to the passenger’s fault, but is a consequence of an external event that could not have been foreseen, avoided or eliminated – delay of the flight, the departure of buses, trains, etc, then the test cannot be older than 72 hours when entering the Republic of Serbia);
  2. Certificate of complete vaccination issued by the Republic of Serbia, i.e. a foreign state with which the Republic of Serbia has concluded an agreement on the recognition of vaccination (GREECE, HUNGARY, ROMANIA, SLOVENIA*, TURKEY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, CZECH REPUBLIC, INDIA) or with which there is de facto reciprocity in the recognition of the vaccination certificate;(ANDORRA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, GEORGIA, EGYPT, ESTONIA, IRELAND, ICELAND, ITALY, ARMENIA, CABO VERDE, CYPRUS, LEBANON, LITHUANIA, LIECHTENSTEIN, MALTA, MOROCCO, MOLDOVA, GERMANY, SAN MARINO, SLOVAKIA, TUNISIA, UKRAINE, FINLAND, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, CROATIA, SWITZERLAND, SPAIN);
  3. Certificate of overcome COVID-19 disease – a certificate or other public document stating that the holder of the document has overcome the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, i.e. that this person has been diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, provided that no less than 14 days or more than six months may elapse from the first test, issued by the Institute of Public Health established for the territory of the Republic of Serbia, i.e. the competent authority of the state with which the Republic of Serbia has concluded an agreement or de facto reciprocity on the recognition of such documents (ANDORRA, AUSTRIA, BULGARIA, GREECE, DENMARK, CROATIA, ESTONIA, IRELAND, ICELAND, CABO VERDE, LIECHTENSTEIN, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, ROMANIA, SAN MARINO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SLOVENIA, TUNISIA, TURKEY, SWITZERLAND, SPAIN).

*Beside a vaccination certificate, all tests for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 are recognized (negative PCR-test or HAGT, not older than 48 hours). Citizens of Republic of Slovenia that have been infected with Covid 19 virus within the last 180 days, as well as those who received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 within a maximum of eight months after infection, are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia provided they hold a certificate of recovery from COVID-19. Furthermore, minors of up to 15 years of age are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia without quarantine or a negative PCR test if they are accompanied by a close family members who meet the criteria for entering the country without quarantine.

The specified restrictions do not apply to:

  1. Citizens of the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, Hungary, the Republic of North Macedonia and Montenegro, when entering the Republic of Serbia from those countries which they are citizens of;
  2. Persons who are not citizens of the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, Hungary, the Republic of North Macedonia and Montenegro, and have been granted temporary residence or permanent residence in those countries, are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia, provided that they submit a negative RT-PCR test or antigen test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, issued by the reference laboratory of the Republic of Serbia, to the territorially competent public health institution within 48 hours from the time of crossing the state border;
  3. Foreign citizens in transit through the Republic of Serbia – a period not longer than 12 hours from the moment of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
  4. Crew and cabin crew of aircraft whose final destination is the Republic of Serbia or who are in transit, or transfer, via international airports of the Republic of Serbia;
  5. Minors up to 12 years of age;
  6. Members of foreign military, police and other security services who are in transit through the territory of the Republic of Serbia or come to the Republic of Serbia to perform official tasks with prior notice;
  7. Citizens of the Republic of Croatia who are full-time or part-time students at higher education institutions in the Republic of Serbia, and who prove their status with a public document issued by a higher education institution of the Republic of Serbia – student’s book (index);
  8. Crews of cargo motor vehicles during international road transport, for taking over or unloading goods or for transporting persons in or through the Republic of Serbia, crews of cargo ships transporting goods to one of the domestic ports during transport in international waters; bus crews in regular and international passenger transport, both in transit and in the case when the final or departure destination is the Republic of Serbia; crews of railway vehicles and train staff during the performance of international transport in railway traffic; aircraft crews performing international air transport services and crews, personnel and escorts of humanitarian convoys contracted through diplomacy;
  9. Citizens of neighboring countries from the border area who perform agricultural work and have agricultural land in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, and who are obliged to have proof of ownership of agricultural land or a statement of the owner of agricultural land that the person is performing agricultural work on his land, in order to perform agricultural work on that land, subject to reciprocity;
  10. Citizens of neighboring countries who are residents of the border area and who are employed in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, to whom the employer from the Republic of Serbia has issued a document on employment, subject to reciprocity.

Please find regime to enter the Republic of Serbia at following link.

COVID-19 Recommendations

In order to prevent transmission of the infection, but also to protect your health, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia and Institute of Public Health of Serbia “Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut” recommend to take following measures:

  • reduce contacts with persons in your household, work place or in public places during next 14 days;
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol;
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • avoid close contact with people with symptoms of a respiratory infection (fever, sneezing, cough, runny nose, difficult breathing or other), even inside your home;
  • avoid hugging, cheek-kissing or shaking hands with others; and keep the recommended distance of at least one meter between yourself and others;
  • use a face mask to cover your mouth and nose when staying indoors
  • try to stay in a well-ventilated room with a window that can be opened
  • if you notice symptoms of a respiratory infection (fever, sneezing, cough, runny nose, difficult breathing or other), put a mask on your mouth and nose, increase hand hygiene (wash your hands with warm water and soap frequently), avoid contacts with other persons, use a tissue when sneezing or coughing, and make a phone call to responsible epidemiologist of an institute of public health responsible for the territory you’re living in (the list is provided at the end of this document). The epidemiologist will give you instructions for further procedures.

We kindly ask you to follow these instructions completely.

We thank you in advance for your responsible behavior!