After Canada and the United States banned direct entry of Indian travellers in April and May, respectively, Serbia has become one of the transit sites for Indians.
Passengers from India must have an RT-PCR test from a third nation before entering Canada. As a result, many students are flying to Canada via Serbia, paying up to Rs 1.8 lakh on airfare and two to three days in Belgrade. In the case of the United States, a traveller must spend 14 days outside of India before being allowed to enter the country. Certain types of people are exempt from the US prohibition, including US citizens and permanent residents.
Indians are allowed to enter Serbia without a visa for a period of 30 days. As a result, the country has become a popular tourist and transit destination for Indians. The Serbian government, on the other hand, declared India a source of concern last Friday and imposed a seven-day quarantine on people arriving from the country.
New Entry Regime For Travellers from India are as follows:
All passengers, regardless of nationality, travelling in Serbia from countries with a high risk of Covid-19 virus transmission (India) are permitted to enter Serbia if they present one of the following documents:
- A negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2, issued by a competent national laboratory within 48 hours of the date of issue in the country from where they are arriving, is required.(If a delay in entering the Republic of Serbia cannot be attributed to the passenger’s fault, but is the result of an external event that could not have been foreseen, avoided, or eliminated – flight delays, bus or train delays, etc. – the test cannot be older than 72 hours when entering the Republic of Serbia.)
- A completed vaccination certificate issued by the Republic of Serbia, i.e. a foreign state with whom the Republic of Serbia has negotiated a vaccination recognition agreement or with which there is de facto reciprocity in the recognition of the vaccination certificate.
- Certificate of overcome COVID-19 disease – a certificate or other public document confirming that the bearer has conquered 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 fewer than 14 days and no more than six months have passed after the initial test, issued by the Institute of Public Health for the Republic of Serbia’s area, i.e. the competent body of the state with whom the Republic of Serbia has negotiated an agreement or de facto reciprocity on document recognition.
FOREIGN CITIZENS must also show the following documents:
- An e-mail confirmation of successful registration received after registering at www.e-zdravlje.gov.rs, section “Foreigners Surveillance Registration,” as proof of registration prior to arrival in Serbia.
- A completed and signed declaration of permission to accept quarantine measures at home.
SERBIAN CITIZENS are required to contact their territorially competent Institute of Public Health created for the territory of the Republic of Serbia and Sanitary Inspection as soon as possible after arriving in Serbia to be placed in quarantine measures of home self-isolation.
ALL ARRIVALS FROM INDIA: Following arrival into Serbia, all persons shall be subjected to mandatory quarantine measures for 7 days in home self-isolation, including mandatory testing during the first 24 hours of entry and mandatory testing on the 7th day of the measures. The Institute of Public Health will conduct the testing at the expense of the person being tested.