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Serbia Tourist Visa
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Documents Required for Serbia Visa
- Original Passport having at least 180 days (6 months) validity
- A mandatorily filled self-declaration form. Please click on the link here - https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registrationCompleted visa application form https://www.mfa.gov.rs/sites/default/files/inline-files/visaform_lat3.pdf
- Confirmed return ticket
- Two passport size photographs (size 3.5x4.5cm)
- Confirmed Hotel reservation
- A tourist voucher issued by a travel agency (or any other type of payment receipt)
- Documentary proof of sufficient funds for stay in Serbia
- Health insurance for the period of stay in Serbia, covering possible medical costs
Eligibility Criteria for Serbia Visa
- Proof of a negative PCR test issued within the previous 48 hours, must be presented on arrival in Serbia
- If fully vaccinated, a certificate of complete vaccination issued by the recognised health organisation of the country is to be presented upon arrival. The certificate must be issued by Armenia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, India, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey or the United Arab Emirates
- Make sure you have an original passport with a validity of up to 6 months and one or two blank pages left for visa stamping
- Detailed itinerary of your trip, accommodation proof and return ticket are few other mandates essential to obtain a Serbia visa
- On departure from Serbia, travellers are required to submit a proof of negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours. The same must be uploaded before departure and provided on departure and arrival. Travellers must also submit a declaration of the authenticity of the document
(**Persons who do not have any of the above documents, during passport control, are given a written notice – a health warning about the obligation to comply with the measure of quarantine at home for 10 days, from the date of crossing the state border, and are reminded of the obligation to report to the competent COVID clinic or territorially competent public health institution within 24 hours from the hour of crossing the state border**)
Serbia Visa Exemptions
- Travellers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement
- Travellers who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing requirements and may provide a recovery certificate, taken at least 14 days before departure and not more than 180 days from when the first test was taken, on arrival
- The pre-departure testing requirement is also exempted for
• citizens and residents of Serbia
• citizens of Slovenia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro and North Macedonia (Rep.)
• 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
• crew and cabin crew of aircraft whose final destination is Serbia
• minors up to 12 years of age
• travellers between 12 years and 18 years, however, they must take an antigen or RT-PCR test within 48 hours after arrival
• military personnel travelling on duty
• students who are nationals of Croatia studying in Serbia
• travellers in transit for less than 12 hours
- As per the recent government relaxation, the individuals who are fully vaccinated in Serbia do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test, nor quarantine, upon return to Serbia
- (**Before planning your trip to the Republic of Serbia, we recommend you going through the up-to-date regional guidelines and then proceed accordingly.)
Serbia Visa FAQs
1. Does an Indian national need visa for Serbia?
No. The Republic of Serbia currently follows a visa-free entry regime for Indian nationals offering a stay period of a maximum of 30 days.
2. Is it necessary to get a COVID-19 vaccine to travel to Serbia?
No, you don't. As of today, COVID vaccination certificates are not mandatory to enter Serbia. But you will be required to present a negative RT PCR report issued within the previous 48 hours.
3. For how long can I stay in Serbia without a visa?
The Indian nationals can enter, transit through or stay in Serbia without a visa, during a period of a maximum of 30 days from the date of entry, within one year.
4. What are entry requirements for Indian visitors entering Serbia?
To obtain a visa-free entry for up to 30 days in Serbia, Indian nationals need to submit the below documents:
• A passport that remains valid for at least 180 days after arrival
• Confirmed return flight ticket
• Confirmed hotel or accommodation booking.
• Proof of payment for your trip, issued by a travel agency
• Health insurance valid for your stay in the country
• Proof that you have enough money to fund your stay in the country. A minimum of 50 USD for every day of your stay is required
• Vaccination certificate (if applicable)
5. Are Indians allowed to enter Serbia during the pandemic?
The citizens of India are now allowed to travel to the Republic of Serbia. Also, there is no visa required upon entry which makes it a top choice for Indian travellers opting to head out for international outings.
6. What is the Serbia Visa Fee for Indians?
Since there is no need to apply for any form of travel authorisation for trips of up to 30 days to Serbia, there is no visa or related fees to pay.
7. Is Serbia expensive for Indian tourists?
Serbia is considered to be one of the cheapest countries in Europe. Therefore, your average daily expense during travel should be around $50, depending on your spending limit.
8. Is Serbia a safe destination to visit?
Serbia is usually quite safe. Since the people are warm, welcoming and cooperative here, the tourists will not encounter any bigger problems in Serbia.
9. How widely is English spoken in Serbia?
English is commonly spoken overall in Serbia and is common enough for you to get by without speaking any Serbian in most parts of the country, especially in Belgrade. While the young population has a good grasp of English, most of the old locals can also speak fluently and understand the dialect.
10. Can a person with Tourist Visa indulge in business in Serbia?
No. It is taken as a violation of visa rules if a person (who holds the tourist visa) is found to be involved in business activities. Strict actions may be taken further.
11. Will my valid Schengen visa work for obtaining entering into Serbia?
Serbia is not a signatory of the Schengen agreement but it does allow Schengen visa holders to enter without needing to obtain an additional visa.
12. Is a fresh passport holder eligible for travelling to Serbia?
Travellers with a fresh passport are not eligible for travelling to Serbia as there needs to be at least 2 to 3 previous visa stamps to be able to match the entry criteria.
13. Can I travel to the neighbouring countries of Serbia without applying for a separate visa?
While the visa-free entry arrangement remains in force, Indians coming to Serbia cannot travel to other countries, including Serbia’s neighbouring countries and other European countries, under visa-free entry into Serbia. It is mandatory for the Indians coming to Serbia to have a visa for other countries if they intend to visit them from Serbia.
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