Greece is expected to open its borders to tourists on May 14, while judging by the words of the Turkish ambassador to Serbia, Tanju Bilgic, Serbian nationals will not need a negative PCR test to enter Turkey.
Regardless of the announcements, there is no doubt that the entire travel situation will ultimately depend on two things: the epidemiological situation in the typical holiday countries and the vaccination process. As such, the position of EU countries on the issue of so-called COVID- passports and general travel conditions will be closely monitored in the coming months.
It has been announced that tourists will be able to enter Greece starting in May. According to the current rules, Serbian citizens will be able to enter Greece with a certificate of vaccination or a negative PCR test.
As of December 2020, anybody entering Turkey has to produce a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours, even children over the age of six. However, since tourism is an important economic branch in Turkey, the country has launched an ambitious vaccination programme in order to normalize the situation and save the tourist season in 2021.
Since January 12 this year, Serbian citizens can enter Montenegro without having a negative PCR test at all border crossings, whilst complying with sanitary measures in accordance with the health alert of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro, published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Currently, a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours is required for tourists to enter Bulgaria. This measure has been in effect since July 28 last year, when this country opened its borders to foreign nationals after a little over a month of being closed.
Egypt is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, and it is also popular among Serbian nationals. Over the past year, the Egyptian government has changed the conditions for crossing the border several times.
Tunisia is also a very popular tourist destination for citizens of Serbia. Tourists from Serbia can enter Tunisia with a negative PCR test. What is specific to Tunisia, and what may deter many from spending their vacations there, is the procedure whereby passengers are transported to a hotel immediately upon entering the country and have to stay in quarantine for a week, at their own expense.
Serbian citizens travelling to Croatia must present a negative PCR test upon entry. There is a possibility of being tested when entering the country, but in this case, travellers will be required to self-isolate.
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