The Republic of Serbia closed its borders to foreign citizens on March 20, 2020, due to the declaration of the state of emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic. After over 2 months, the restrictions have finally eased, and the state of emergency was ended on May 6, 2020.
While Serbian citizens were allowed to enter the country if certain requirements were met, foreign citizens were not. However, following the advice from experts, the Government of the Republic of Serbia has allowed foreign citizens to enter the country starting from June 1, 2020. For this to happen, some requirements must also be met.
The requirements differ depending on whether the border is being crossed by a foreigner with a temporary residence permit or a permanent residence permit in the Republic of Serbia, a foreigner without a permit, or a Serbian citizen.