The season of winter holidays is approaching, and our people abroad have the same doubts for the second year in a row – what measures await them when entering Serbia, what documents they need at the border, as well as what regulations will meet them when they return to the diaspora.
The European Union is in the process of approving new regulations for travel, according to which vaccinated passengers will be given priority, and within the block, they will be able to move freely with the booster vaccine, which will be valid for nine months, writes “Blic”.
However, the new updates refer to the period after January 10, which means that the regulations that are currently in force will most likely apply during the holidays.
According to the data from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, citizens of Serbia must present one of the following documents when entering the country:
– Negative PCR virus test or negative Antigen FIA Rapid test if the person comes from the United States, not older than 48 hours from the date of issue
– Certificate of complete vaccination issued by the competent health institution of the Republic of Serbia, ie the competent authority of the foreign country in which the person was vaccinated
– Certificate of past disease kovid-19 – a certificate or other public document stating that the holder of the document has suffered from a disease caused by the corona virus, ie that the presence of the virus has been determined in that person, provided that no less than 14 days, not more than six months and issued by the Institute of Public Health established for the territory of the Republic of Serbia, or the competent authority of the state with which the Republic of Serbia has concluded an agreement or de facto reciprocity on the recognition of such documents
Persons who do not have one of the above documents, during passport control, are given a written notice – a health warning about the obligation to comply with the quarantine measure at home for 10 days from the date of crossing the state border and are warned to report to the competent kovid clinic or territorial to the competent public health institute within 24 hours from the hour of crossing the state border.
These rules do not apply to persons under the age of 12, as well as to Serbian citizens coming from Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia, Bulgaria and Croatia.
Foreign citizens can enter Serbia with one of the three mentioned documents, but also with the EU digital certificate issued by the competent authorities of the countries that are in the EU Digital COVID Certificate system.
A complete lockdown is in force in Austria, which means that tourists are forbidden to enter the country at least until December 13, while people with legal residence are allowed to enter under special conditions.
Entry into Austria is still possible under current restrictions from most Schengen countries and several other low-incidence areas in compliance with the 2.5G rule (vaccination, antibodies or a recent negative PCR test). Regular travelers traveling to Austria for work or education, as well as people traveling for family reasons or to visit a partner, are exempt from this rule and 3G still applies to them, meaning they have the opportunity to show a negative antigen test to crossed the border.
Citizens of Serbia, who have been completely vaccinated against kovid (vaccines from the companies Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneka or Johnson and Johnson) can enter Germany from Serbia if at least 14 days have passed since the last dose of the vaccine. Children under the age of 12 are allowed to enter Germany, although they have not been vaccinated, accompanied by at least one fully vaccinated parent.
In people who have had the disease, one dose of one of the mentioned vaccines is enough. To prove the status of a fully vaccinated person, they must prove that they had contracted kovid 19 disease before vaccination. A positive PCR test must be attached as proof.
Those who stayed in Serbia for ten days before entering Germany are required to fill out an electronic entry application via the following website before leaving Serbia: https://einreiseanmeldung.de/#/.
Serbian citizens who have not been vaccinated can enter Germany if they have an “important reason for entry”, including citizenship of an EU country, the right to long-term residence in Germany or an EU country, and if the person is a close family member of a German citizen.
In these cases, the traveler can enter Germany with a test for kovid or a certificate of past illness and mandatory quarantine.
According to a statement from the government’s website two days ago, Sweden will allow unrestricted entry from November 30 for fully vaccinated arrivals from New Zealand, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova and Singapore, as vaccination certificates issued in these countries are recognized as equally valid. .
For our citizens, this means that from the end of this month, they will be able to travel to Sweden with our digital covid passports if they are fully vaccinated.
Foreign nationals who are residents according to the Swedish population register, have a valid residence permit, right of residence or residence status, are exempt from the requirement to submit a negative test for kovid-19 or a document on vaccination or recovery.
Serbian citizens can enter Switzerland only if they have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines recognized by Switzerland: Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Astra Zeneca, Sinovak and Sinofarm.
Persons who have a Swiss passport or a valid Swiss residence permit can enter Switzerland from any country – if they are older than 16, and before entering Switzerland they must fill out an electronic form (Einreiseformular / Entry form) which can be found at the following link https : //swissplf.admin.ch/formular.
Unvaccinated persons and persons who have not been infected with kovid must submit a negative PCR (not older than 72 hours) or an antigen test (not older than 48 hours) when entering Switzerland. In addition, they have the obligation to be re-tested at their own expense between the fourth and seventh day after entering Switzerland and to submit the result to the competent cantonal authority.
Citizens of Serbia are allowed to enter Italy only in the following cases: business and health reasons, schooling, absolute urgency, urgent return to their place of residence / residence, persons who are in a confirmed and permanent emotional relationship (although not living together) with Italian / EU citizens Schengen zone or with persons having legal residence (long – term residence) in Italy.
Upon entry, it is necessary to present: negative PCR or antigen test done up to 72 hours before entering Italy and “Passenger Locator Form”. For persons entering Italy, in the above-mentioned manner, a measure of obligatory home self-isolation for a period of 10 days is in force, upon completion of which it is obligatory to repeat the PCR or antigen test.
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