VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa required

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa required

Note:             

Visa required for holders of passports and other travel documents in transit, unless transiting through New Zealand to Australia with a valid Australian visa.

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may not enter New Zealand, except persons with a valid residence permit and members of their family. Entry may also be granted for humanitarian work or if there are sufficiently convincing reasons, subject to obtaining prior permission from the competent authorities.
A negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours, or a negative antigen test, not older than 24 hours is mandatory, as well as completing the NZ Traveler Declaration  (https://www.travellerdeclaration.govt.nz/), and, after that, obtaining a digital pass (Traveller Pass).
All travelers over the age of 17 must be fully vaccainated, and at least 14 days must pass after receiving the last dose, with vaccine types approved by the New Zealand authorities: https://covid19.trackvaccines.org/vaccines/approved/#vaccine-list .
For unvaccinated passengers, it is necessary to obtain a permit from the competent authorities in order to enter the country, and they are subject to quarantine conditions in specially designated facilities, and passengers must reserve accommodation in them before departure.
* From April 12, 2022, holders of student and temporary work visas, from May 1, holders of valid visitor visas, and from July, holders of work visas from accredited employers (AEWV) will be allowed to enter NZ. The reopening of the NZ borders and the normal processing of visa applications - for all categories - will begin in October 2022.
Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may transit through New Zealand, provided that they have a transit visa  and that the time spent in transit does not exceed 24 hours. Transit is only allowed via the Auckland Airport.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Serbian citizens need a visa for travelling to New Zealand.

All information on the type and conditions for specific visa categories is available at: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas

Visa application may be submitted online by registering at: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa 

Information about allowed and forbidden items is available at: https://www.customs.govt.nz/personal/travel-to-and-from-nz/travelling-to-nz/ and

https://www.mpi.govt.nz/biosecurity/

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION  

HEALTH SITUATION — Current information on the health situation can be found on the website of the World Health Organization: www.who.int.

SECURITY SITUATION — Security situation in New Zealand is stable.

TRANSPORT — International driving permit is recognized for a period of up to 12 months

 

Contact information

For consular assistance and protection while in New Zealand, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Canberra, which covers New Zealand on non-residential basis, via tel. + 612 / 6290-2630 and + 612 / 6290-2948, email: embassy.canberra@mfa.rs and office.canberra@mfa.rs, as well as Serbian Consulate General in Sydney via tel. + 612 / 9362-3003 and + 612 / 9362-4637, and email: gkrssid@optusnet.com.au