VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa not required for a stay of up to 90 days during a six-month period

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa not required for stays of up to 90 days in a period of six months *

Note:             

* visa-free regime does not apply to holders of passports issued by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia ― Coordination Directorate.
Visa required for holders of passports and other travel documents in transit, except for travellers coming from Schengen countries.

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Poland has lifted all restrictions related to Covid-19, i.e. a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination is not required to enter Poland.
Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter Poland if they are arriving from Serbia (by direct flight Belgrade-Warsaw) or by land - from the countries of the European Union with which Poland borders (Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia).

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia are permitted to stay in Poland up to 90 days within a period of six months, as in other EU and Schengen area member states. A valid passport is required to enter Poland and, depending on the purpose of visit (tourist, business, private), border authorities may ask for additional documents, including proof of means of subsistence during the stay, travel health insurance, letter of invitation a legal or natural person, address of residence while in the Republic of Poland, etc.

Entry of citizens of Serbia into the territory of Poland from the direction of Belarus and Russia (Kaliningrad region)

Since the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, the competent authorities of Poland have banned the entry of foreigners who wish to enter Poland via the land/road border from Belarus, Russia (Kaliningrad region) for the purpose of transit. Entry is granted only to citizens of Poland, the EU, citizens of the Schengen area, foreign diplomats or foreigners who have a regular stay in Poland or one of the EU or Schengen countries (residence card or visa D for a long stay). Other foreigners are granted entry to Poland in exceptional cases, and the final decision on entry is made exclusively by the competent duty chief of the border police (in consultation with the immediate management and headquarters of the Border Police in Warsaw) when the foreigner arrives at the specific border crossing.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who wish to return to Serbia from Belarus, Russia (Kaliningrad region) via Poland are requested not to set off before contacting the Embassies of the Republic of Serbia in Warsaw (email: embassy.warsaw@mfa.rs). Detailed information on how to announce the entry of citizens of Serbia to the territory of Poland can be found at the link of the Embassy http://www.warsaw.mfa.gov.rs/lat/newstext.php?subaction=showfull&id=168… .

Please note that the aforementioned announcement is not a guarantee that you will be automatically granted entry and transit. The announcement is just a request to the Polish authorities to grant the entry and transit via Poland territory.  Final decision is made by the border police officer who will review the documentation at the border crossing.

Return from Belarus and the Kaliningrad region is currently possible through the territory of R. Lithuania, where no announcement is required and there is no ban for citizens of third countries and Serbia. Given that Lithuania is in the EU and Schengen, upon entering its territory, as far as Hungary, there are no more border crossings to Serbia. We emphasize that it is not possible to predict how long this way of traveling through the territory of Lithuania will be valid, given that the competent authorities of this country are considering the possibility of completely closing the border with Belarus and Russia. Four border crossings are currently open - Medininkai, Lavoriškes, Raigardas and Šalčininkai.

Based on the Regulation of the European Union on restrictive measures against the Russian Federation, from September 2023 it is not possible to enter the territory of Poland and Lithuania with cars registered in Russia. The ban on entry of cars with Russian license plates applies regardless of the driver's nationality. Similar bans exist on the territory of Latvia, Estonia and Finland.

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT
The 1958 Agreement between the Government of the Polish People's Republic and the Government of the Federative People's Republic of Yugoslavia on social insurance is still in force and covers health insurance in emergencies without any particular requirements.

USEFUL INFORMATION  

TRANSPORT —  Serbian driving license in new standard format can be used in transit or for a period of 6 months from the date of obtaining permanent or temporary residence, but not longer than the period of validity of the driving license. Serbian driving license can be exchanged for a Polish driving license by initiating proceedings before the competent Polish authority in the place of residence.

The Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Poland are parties to the so-called License plate subsystem, and as of 1 January 2012 no Green card certificate is required for vehicles registered in the Republic of Serbia to travel to the Republic of Poland.

OTHER INFORMATION — The PLN (Polish zloty) is the national currency used in Poland. All convertible world currencies can be exchanged easily at exchange offices. Payment cards (Visa, MasterCard) are generally an accepted means of payment. 

Contact information
For consular assistance and protection while in Poland, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Warsaw, address Al. Roż 5, 00-556 Warszawa, tel. +48 22 628 51 61, +48 22 625 60 41, fax: +48 22 629 71 73, and e-mail: embassy.warsaw@mfa.rs.