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Teodora Veruović

Junior Lawyer

19. 05. 2020.

Entry of Serbian and Foreign Nationals into Serbia

Serbian and foreign nationals with temporary or permanent residence permit in Serbia

Serbian and foreign nationals with temporary or permanent residence permit in Serbia may enter Serbia under the following conditions:

  • if they have a negative PCR test for coronavirus not older than 72 hours from the moment it was issued by a reference national laboratory of the country they are coming from;
  • if they have been abroad for not longer than 72 hours, and they do not show symptoms of COVID-19 infectious disease;


If the above requirements are not met, Serbian and foreign nationals with temporary or permanent residence permit in Serbia are placed in self-isolation at home for 14 days.

Foreign nationals

Foreign nationals may enter Serbia under the following conditions:

  • if they have a negative PCR test for coronavirus not older than 72 hours from the moment it was issued by a reference national laboratory of the country they are coming from;
  • if they have a residence permit or transit permit for Serbia;


Exceptionally, the Serbian Government may allow entry into Serbia to a foreign national even if they do not have a negative PCR test for coronavirus, provided that there exist special justified reasons.

The above conditions do not apply to the citizens of neighbouring countries from the border area who are employed in Serbia, provided that their employer from Serbia has issued them with a document proving they are working in Serbia, subject to reciprocity.

Foreign business people

A specific procedure applies to foreign business people, as follows:

  • a foreign business entity submits an application using its company’s letterhead to the Serbian Chamber of Commerce at: inocovid19@pks.rs. The application must contain: the full name of the natural person for whom the entry permit for Serbia is requested, number of passport and country of issuance, time and border crossing for entry into Serbia (flight number of vehicle registration plate), place of residence in Serbia, place of work in Serbia (permit is territorially limited and covers only the place of residence and the place of work);
  • the natural person on whose behalf the foreign business entity has applied for entry has a negative PCR test for coronavirus. If the natural person is unable to procure testing in the country they are coming from, they must self-isolate for 14 days at the address reported to the authorised working group of the Serbian Government.


The Serbian Chamber of Commerce forwards the entire documentation, as described above, to the Government’s working group, which decides the application within 24 to 48 hours from the moment of its submission.

Should you have any queries about the regulations governing the entry of Serbian and foreign nationals into Serbia, please do not hesitate to contact us.

TSG