VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

 Visa is required

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

 Visa is required

Note:

Holders of an emergency travel document in transit   require a visa unless they leave the international airport zone

 

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

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia can enter the Republic of South Africa if they present a certificate of receiving one dose of vaccine or a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours. All travellers arriving in South Africa must have a certificate of receipt of a single dose of vaccine, a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours or a certificate of a negative antigen test not older than 48 hours from the date of departure for South Africa. During the control at the airport, if it is determined that the passenger has a temperature, he will be tested at his own expense. If the test is positive on COVID-19, the passenger will have to be placed in a certain quarantine place at his own expense for a period of 10 days.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Visas are required, including for holders of emergency travel documents in transit. The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Hungary has informed that from 1 June 2022 applications for visas need to be submitted in person, during business hours, Monday-Friday between 09:00-12:00, and that visa applications via post, courier service or a third party will not be accepted. The validity period of the travel passport must be 6 months from the day of the planned entry. Additionally, there must be two blank pages in the passport when entering the country. Currently, a negative result of the PCR test for COVID-19 is required to enter or leave the country by plane, or tourists will be accommodated, at their expense, in hospital centres for at least 10 days.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

TRANSPORT — In order to drive a motor vehicle, in addition to the national driver's licence, it is necessary to have an international driver's licence, that means an official translation of the same into English made in the diplomatic-consular mission of the Republic of Serbia in South Africa. The general precondition is that the national or international driver's licence has been issued before the date of the temporary or permanent residence permit.

OTHER INFORMATION — The electricity is 220V/50. Suitable adapter can be bought in almost every supermarket. The official language is English.

 

Contact information

For consular assistance and protection while in the Republic of South Africa, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Pretoria (address: 163, Maraisstreet, Brooklyn 0181, POB 13026, HATFIELD 0028, PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA), at the following telephone number: (00 27) 12 460 56 26, or e-mail: info@srbembassy.org.za.