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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Balkans (Update: June 2021)

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From the very beginning of COVID-19 in Balkans, Funky Tours team was regularly monitoring up-to-date information and working on a daily update for 7 countries of the region.

We want to make sure that people who are interested in travelling through the Balkans are getting the precise information on a daily basis. For any further info, our team is on disposal for 24/7.

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Albania

Can I travel to Albania during COVID-19?

Yes. Tourist entry is allowed in Albania. 

What are the requirements?

Currently there are no entry requirements for Albania although there are increased screening measures and presence of medical personnel are in place when entering the country. 

What are current COVID-19 restrictions?

Curfew hours in Albania are from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. Beaches, museums, shopping malls, bars, restaurants and other public places are open with restrictions.

Except for work reasons, health care emergencies, or urgent needs public movement is forbidden between 11 PM and 6 AM. 

Public Transport is operational. Wearing face masks is required in all public places.

Where can I get the PCR test?

You can get a fast PCR test at American Hospital Laboratory for 70 EUR.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Can I travel to BiH during COVID-19?

Yes. There is no lockdown in effect. Tourist entry is allowed in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

What are the requirements?

  • A negative PCR or Antigen COVID-19 test (for EU countries not older then 48hrs and for all other countries not older then 72hrs before coming to the Bosnian national border).
  • A vaccination certificate of COVID-19 showing final dose taken 14 days before arrival to the Bosnian national border.
  • Proof of COVID-19 recovery more then 14 days and less then 180 days before arrival to the Bosnian national border.

What are current COVID-19 restrictions?

There are now curfews.

Public Transport is operational. Masks are mandatory at all indoor spaces. 

Where can I get the PCR test?

You can get a fast PCR test at Sarajevo Airport or most of the private clinics in Sarajevo for 50 EUR. For further info please check a list of authorised laboratories in BiH

Croatia

Can I travel to Croatia during COVID-19?

Yes. There is no lockdown and Croatia is now open to foreign travellers. 

What are the requirements?

Travellers from EU countries and/or regions of the Schengen Area and Schengen associated countries, and those that are in the so-called green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, regardless of their citizenship, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia without any further requirements.

If you are visiting from “yellow” or “red” list countries, you might be required negative PCR. For further info please check, depending on the country you are arriving from, if you might be required PCR or vaccine certificate.

For further info please check the Recommendations and Instructions for travellers.

What are current COVID-19 restrictions?

There is no curfew in Croatia. Museums, shopping malls, bars, restaurants and other public places are open with restrictions.

Wearing protective masks is mandatory in all closed spaces throughout the country. Masks are also mandatory in open spaces where a physical distance of at least 1.5 meters cannot be maintained.

All public events must end at 10 PM. Public Transport is operational.

Where can I get the PCR test?

Price of the PCR varies between 70 and 13o EUR. For further info please check a list of authorised laboratories in Croatia.

Kosovo

Can I travel to Kosovo during COVID-19?

Yes. There is no lockdown and Kosovo is now open to foreign travellers. 

What are the requirements?

Negative RT-PCR test, that is less than 72 hours old, is required for all foreign nationals entering Kosovo from countries with a high number of COVID-19 cases, marked as red or orange on the official ECDC map.

What are current COVID-19 restrictions?

Currently, curfew in Kosovo is from 10 PM to 5 AM. Museums, shopping malls, bars, restaurants and other public places are open with restrictions.

Wearing protective masks and maintaining a physical distance of at least 2 meters is mandatory at all public spaces throughout the country. 

Public Transport is operational at half capacity.

Where can I get the PCR test?

Price of the PCR varies between 60 and 75 EUR. You can do a PCR test in Pristina:

  • Medical and Laboratory Services SHPK, +383 48 111 000 or +383 38 600 188
  • Prolab, +383 49 789 410
  • Olive Lab, +383 38 720 055, +383 49 520 056
  • UBT – Laboratori I Mikrobiologis e Klinike, + 383 46 500 777, +383 46 500 888
  • Avicena, +383 49 825 555
  • UCCK – University Clinical Center Kosovo (public hospital), +381 38 500 600

Montenegro

Can I travel to Montenegro during COVID-19?

Yes. There is no lockdown and Montenegro is now open to foreign travellers. 

What are the requirements?

Travellers are required a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel, or a positive serology test on IgG antibodies issued by a registered lab not older than 30 days. Alternatively travellers can provide proof of a second dose of COVID-19 vaccination administered at least 7 days ago..

What are current COVID-19 restrictions?

Currently, curfew in Montenegro is from 10 PM to 5 AM while intercity traffic is prohibited from 9 PM on Fridays to 5 AM on Mondays.

Nonessential businesses and services may operate between 7 AM and 10 PM.

Wearing a protective face masks is mandatory in indoor and outdoor public spaces, as well as maintaining physical distance of 2 meters.

Where can I get the PCR test?

PCR testing can be done at the Public Health Institute locations and is free of charge.  Contact information: +382 (0)20 412 888 or ijzcg@ijzcg.me

Private labs are available to conduct PCR testing:

  • BUDVA: Milmedika +382 (0)33 452 187

  • KOTOR: Moj Lab +382 (0)67 900 218

  • PODGORICA: Moj Lab  +382 (0)68 209 020

North Macedonia

Can I travel to North Macedonia during COVID-19?

Yes. There is no lockdown and North Macedonia is now open to foreign travellers. 

What are the requirements?

Currently there are no entry requirements for North Macedonia with the exception of a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for all travellers arriving from countries in Africa and Brazil in order to prevent the spread of a COVID-19 variant identified in several countries. 

What are current COVID-19 restrictions?

Currently, curfew in North Macedonia is from 12 AM to 4 AM. There are no restrictions regarding the intercity and interstate traffic.

Catering businesses can only serve customers on-site with outdoor seating until 11:30 PM. Dining with indoor seating remains prohibited under the current restrictive measures. 

Public transport is operating but wearing protective face masks indoor is mandatory.

Where can I get the PCR test?

PCR testing prices vary between 50 and 65 EUR. You can do a PCR test at the following places:

Slovenia

Can I travel to Slovenia during COVID-19?

Yes. There is no lockdown and Slovenia is now open to foreign travellers. 

What are the requirements?

All travellers must complete the Slovenia Entry Registration as part of the government’s health measures.

In order to enter Slovenia you must submit either a negative PCR which should not be older than 48 hrs or a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19.

 

What are current COVID-19 restrictions?

There is no curfew in Slovenia nor there are restrictions regarding the intercity and interstate traffic.

Catering businesses can only serve customers on-site with outdoor seating until 10 PM. Dining with indoor seating require a proof of vaccination, negative test, or recovery from Covid-19.

Public transport is operating. Protective face masks are required indoors, and outdoors if a distance of 3 meters cannot be maintained.

Where can I get the PCR test?

Price of the PCR varies between 90 and 13o EUR. For further info please check a list of authorised rapid tests laboratories in Slovenia.

Serbia

Can I travel to Serbia during COVID-19?

Yes. There is no lockdown and Serbia is now open to foreign travellers. 

What are the requirements?

All visitors to Serbia are required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before the arrival. Tests cannot be taken on the arrival and you will not be able to enter the country without a valid test.

Travellers from USA will also be allowed to present a negative COVID-19 Antigen FIA Rapid test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival.

 

What are current COVID-19 restrictions?

There is no curfew in Serbia nor there are restrictions regarding the intercity and interstate traffic.

All businesses and services that are allowed to work, may operate from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 PM. Cafes, bars, and restaurants with gardens may operate only outdoors and a mandatory two-meter distance between tables.

Public transport is operating with mandatory protective face masks.

Where can I get the PCR test?

Price of the PCR test in Serbia is 75 EUR and can be done at:

COVID-19 UPDATE: 

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC):

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/geographical-distribution-2019-ncov-cases

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