New entry rules for Serbian citizens travelling to Italy

Serbia put on the E-list: the list ‘E’. From 25 October 2021 to 15 December 2021(without prejudice to the possibility of adopting different measures in this period of time), based on the Ordinance of 23 October 2021 of the Ministry of Health.

  1. Travel from Serbia to Italy is allowed exclusively for:
  • work,
  • study,
  • health,
  • other absolutely essential reasons and to
    Italian/EU/Schengen citizens and family members, as well as holders of long-term resident status and family members (Directive 2004/38/EC), and unmarried partners in a proven stable relationship (regardless of whether or not they cohabit) with Italian/EU/Schengen citizens or long-term residents, if travelling to their partner’s home or place of residence in Italy,
  • athletes participating in sports competitions of national interest and accompanying personnel.

PERSONS TRAVELLING TO ITALY FROM SERBIA SHALL BE REQUIRED TO:

1 PRESENT A NEGATIVE (MOLECULAR OR ANTIGEN) SWAB TEST TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST 72 HOURS BEFORE ENTERING ITALY
2 COMPILE THE DIGITAL PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM (PLF) (https://app.euplf.eu/#/ )
3 SELF-ISOLATE UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION FOR 10 DAYS
4 REPEAT THE MOLECULAR OR ANTIGEN TEST AT THE END OF THE SELF-ISOLATION PERIOD.

Here you can find a list of laboratories in Belgrade, open also during Holidays, where you can carry out the rapid antigenic test (link)
Antigen and PCR tests are also carried out in the state laboratory in Terminal 1 of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, which is open 24/7. The results should be available within 1 or 2 hours. Payment can be made in the post office, which is open 24/7, next to the laboratory. ( https://www.srbija.gov.rs/vest/en/174066/covid-19-testing-centre-opened-at-belgrade-nikola-tesla-airport.php  )

  1. Travel to Serbia from Italy is allowed exclusively for:
  • work,
  • study,
  • health
  • other absolutely essential reasons
  • to return to one’s home or place of residence.

EXEMPTIONS

The following categories of travellers may be fully or partially exempt from the requirements of an EU Digital Covid Certificate, self-isolation and subsequent test.

  1. FULL EXEMPTION FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF PRE-DEPARTURE TESTING/CERTIFICATE AND SELF-ISOLATION

Provided that they do not show any symptoms compatible with Covid-19, the following travellers are exempt from the requirements under title I, but they are still required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form (dPLF).

Crew and travel personnel/hauliers; People travelling to/from Countries in List A; Cross-border workers; Pupils and students to attend a course of study in a country other than their country of residence, dwelling or abode, to which they return every day or at least once a week; Any person entering Italy for a period not exceeding 120 hours due to proven needs of work, health or absolute urgency, with the obligation, on expiry of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and fiduciary isolation; Any person transiting, by private means, through Italian territory for a period not exceeding 36 hours, with the obligation, at the end of that period, to leave the national territory immediately or, failing that, to begin the period of surveillance and trustee isolation in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 5 of Prime Ministerial Decree of March 2, 2021;Any person returning to Italy after a stay abroad of less than 48 hours and at a distance of less than 60 km from their home/domicile/residence in Italy, provided that they travel by private means of transportation.Any person remaining in Italy for less than 48 hours, in areas of the national territory no further than 60 km from their home/residence/domicile abroad, provided that they travel by private means of transportation.

Only travellers listed under points 7 and 8 are not required to fill out a dPLF either.

  1. PARTIAL EXEMPTION FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF SELF-ISOLATION

Provided that they do not show any symptoms compatible with Covid-19, the following travellers are exempt from the requirements under title II, but they are still required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form and to take a pre-departure test taken 48 or 72 hours before entering Italy or present a Covid certificate, depending on their travel history.

Personnel of companies and institutions with registered or secondary offices in Italy for travel abroad for proven work requirements of no more than 120 hours. Officials and other civil servants, however, they may be called, of the European Union or international organisations, diplomatic agents, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic missions, consular officials and employees, personnel of the Security Information System of the Republic and fire brigade workers, military and police staff in the performance of their duties. Health personnel entering Italy for the exercise of professional health qualifications, including the temporary exercise referred to in Article 13 of Decree-Law no. 18 of 17 March 2020. Citizens or residents of Countries in List A, B, C or D, travelling for proven work reasons for more than 120 hours. Passengers on “Covid-tested” flights, as defined by the Minister of Health with Order of November 23 2020. For further information on “Covid-tested” flights, kindly contact your airline. T travellers entering Italy for work reasons regulated by special security protocols, approved by the relevant health authority; Travellers entering Italy for non-deferrable reasons, authorized by the Italian Ministry of Health, with a certificate of a molecular or antigenic test carried out by means of a swab in the 48 hours before entering Italy, with a negative result. Click here for further information. Athletes, commissioners, referees, foreign press and alike, irrespective of their travel history, entering Italy to take part in sporting events of national interest, as defined by the Order of July 29, 2021.

ENTRANCE OF MINORS

For the purposes of entering the national territory, children under the age of six are exempted from carrying out the molecular or antigen test.

In the event of the onset of COVID-19 symptoms, the obligation remains for anyone to report this situation promptly to the Health Authority and to undergo, pending the consequent determinations of the Health Authority, isolation.

Source: Italian Embassy in Belgrade

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