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Free Entry to the Republic of Serbia for all Citizens

Free Entry to the Republic of Serbia for all Citizens

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The Government of the Republic of Serbia amended the Decision Declaring Covid-19 Disease Caused by Sars-Cov-2 Infectious Disease.

As of today, all persons entering the Republic of Serbia are, in the course of passport control, given a written notice – a bilingual health warning, in Serbian and English, about the measures to be followed to prevent the occurrence, spread, and control of the infectious disease COVID-19. The measure of isolation, as well as the obligation to have a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours and permission to enter and/or transit issued by the Government body do not exist in the amended Decision.

Foreign citizens whose temporary stay in the Republic of Serbia expired after the day of declaring a state of emergency in the Republic of Serbia may enter the Republic of Serbia no later than July 1, 2020, and legally submit a request for extension of temporary stay within 30 days from the day of entry into the Republic of Serbia. It is considered that the abovementioned temporary stay of a foreign citizen is valid at the time of his entry into the Republic of Serbia and that until the end of the procedure on the submitted request for extension of temporary residence, the foreign citizen legally resides in the Republic of Serbia.

The Decision is published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia and has entered into force on 22 May 2020.

By Jelena Nikolic, Partner, and Andrea Cvetanovic, Senior Associate, JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic at a Glance

The oldest full service commercial law firm in Serbia, founded in 1991, JPM with three decades of experience in assisting local and international businesses presence and growth not only in Serbia but throughout the SEE region.

We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge in every industrial and corporate sector, from energy to banking, transport, manufacturing and telecommunications, while remaining true to a pioneering spirit that has always drawn us to follow the latest trends and developments in providing of our services to clients. Today we use the latest legal tech available in serving our clients and are expanding our services to clients from growing industries such as renewable energy, IT and life sciences, by offering innovative solutions and a pro-active approach to broaching new grounds.

Our expertise, experience, and commitment to professional excellence mean we are routinely involved in landmark cases and transactions, while our high standing among clients and peers sees us ranked among the leading law firms by independent guides such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, and IFLR1000.

We are known for working closely with clients and treating their problems as our own. Our lawyers pride themselves on being team players, fast and available, specialised in terms of practice area and industry, but versatile and creative in their thinking. We believe our advice should be tailor-made and that even the thorniest issue has a legal solution.

Our membership of Lex Mundi (the world’s premiere network of independent law firms) and the TLA (a regional alliance of leading firms from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia) means we have close working relationships with first-rate firms throughout the region and around the world, enabling us to operate as the perfect hub for SEE and other multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Firm's website: http://jpm.rs/