Destination Requirements Serbia


General entry requirements


  • Valid passport/travel document;
  • Valid visa in the passport, if a Serbian visa is required for passport holders of the respective country; (to check for your country if visa is required please visit http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/consular-affairs/entry-serbia/visa-regime);
  • Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia. Sufficient funds are considered to be 50 Euros per day of stay, proved by possession of the appropriate amount of cash, bank statement, traveller's cheques, credit cards or a letter of guarantee;
  • Certificate of vaccination or a note that he/she has not contracted a contagious disease despite coming from an area affected by a pandemic, as defined by the information of the Serbian Ministry of Health;
  • If underage children are travelling with one of their parents, it is necessary to submit a relevant certified authorization by the other parent; or if the child is travelling with a third person such authorization is required from both parents or guardian;
  • It is recommended to have a health insurance for the period of stay in Serbia, covering possible medical costs to the amount of not less than 20,000 Euros;

Stay in Serbia


Legal entities and individuals providing accommodation for foreign nationals with financial compensation, as well as persons being visited by foreign nationals, are required to register with the competent authority the visit of the foreign national within 24 hours from the provision of accommodation to a foreign national, or from the time of arrival of a foreign national for visiting purposes.

The foreign national is required to register with the relevant authority his/her stay at, and change of address of residence, within 24 hours from the date of arrival in the place of residence or from the date of the change of address of his/her stay.


Transportation of portable monetary instruments


The following may be freely taken into the country:

  • foreign currency in cash;
  • payment cards;
  • cheques drawn in a foreign currency;

Payment cards and securities acquired in accordance with the regulations may be freely taken out of the country.

Any transportation of cash and cash equivalents except payment cards across the state border in the amount equal to or exceeding EUR 10,000 must be reported by the traveler to the customs authority.

When crossing the state border (on entering and leaving the country), any natural person is to report to the customs authority the amount of cash and cash equivalents except payment cards) that is equal to or exceeding EUR 10.000, either in RSD or in foreign currency.

A natural person taking the money into or out of the country is to declare it by completing the form for reporting the transportation of portable monetary instruments across the state border (PPS Form). The forms for reporting the transportation of money across the state border are made available to travelers so that they can complete them both when entering and leaving the country.


Driving in Serbia


You must have a valid International Driving Permit to drive in Serbia. If you remain in Serbia for longer than 6 months you should obtain a Serbian driving license. If you’re bringing a vehicle into Serbia, you must have vehicle registration and ownership documents and a locally valid insurance policy. European green card vehicle insurance is now valid in Serbia, but the requirement to hold a green card is no longer in effect. You should confirm with your insurance company that your policy covers Serbia. However, for the purpose of driving motor vehicles in the Republic of Serbia, a green card continues to be a requirement for other members of the Green Card System which are not members of the so-called Multilateral Guarantee Agreement: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Turkey, Israel, Iran, Macedonia, Albania, BiH, Tunisia and Morocco.

You are required by law to wear a seatbelt. You must drive with dipped headlights on during the day. You must not use a mobile phone whilst driving.

There are several toll booths along motorways. Individual toll charges vary from 2 - 10 Euros for cars. Foreign registered vehicles pay the same toll as those registered locally.

Dial 1987 for roadside assistance. Other emergency numbers are police: 192; fire department: 193; and ambulance: 194.


Visiting Serbia without VISA


At its meeting of 30 October 2014, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa free entry to the Republic of Serbia for holders of foreign passports having a valid Schengen, UK and other Member States' visa, or visa of the United States of America, and for holders of foreign passports having residence permit in the countries of the Schengen area, EU or the United States of America, which was published in the "Official Gazette of RS", No. 119 of 31 October 2014 and which will enter into force on 8 November 2014.

By this decision, the above-mentioned of foreign nationals may, without prior visa application, enter, transit or stay in the Republic of Serbia up to 90 days during a six-month period, but not exceeding the expiring date of the said visas or residence permits.

On top of those countries there are a lot of others without visa requirement for entrance in Serbia (I.e Russian Federation, Canada, Turkey…etc). To check for your country if visa is required please visit http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/consular-affairs/entry-serbia/visa-regime.


Information Concerning Insurance Against Personal Responsibility


By signing the Multilateral Guarantee Agreement in June 2011, the Republic of Serbia became a member of the so-called license plates sub-system, whereby vehicles registered in the territory of a State Party shall not be required to possess a green card of international liability for vehicles in the territory of Serbia (and other States Parties). Accordingly, as from 1 January 2012, the relevant authorities, upon control of vehicles in the territory of Serbia, no longer require possession of a green card for vehicles registered in the territory of any of the following states:
Andora, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Greece, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Netherlands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland (including Lichtenstein), Sweden and Spain.
A bilateral agreement has been signed with Montenegro, whose National Bureau became a full-fledged member of the system on 1 February 2012, regulating that Montenegro nationals entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia in their vehicles are not required to possess a green card form.
For the purpose of driving motor vehicles in the Republic of Serbia, a green card continues to be a requirement for other members of the Green Card System which are not members of the so-called Multilateral Guarantee Agreement: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Turkey, Israel, Iran, Macedonia, Albania, BiH, Tunisia and Morocco.


Travel with a pet


Find more information on http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/consular-affairs/entry-serbia/travel-with-a-pet.

For all other relevant information visit http://www.mfa.gov.rs/en/consular-affairs/entry-serbia/entering-serbia-requirements