Vaccination in Serbia for foreign citizens

With the COVID-19 pandemic at full swing mass vaccination is the only solution for the problem. World healthcare community is unanimous about this. Mass vaccination in Serbia started in January 2021 and until the date of publishing this post 2,2 million people in Serbia received at least first dose and more than 800,000 got the second one as well. Having in mind that the population of Serbia is around 7 million people, these numbers are encouraging.

Recently vaccination in Serbia started to be available for foreign citizens as well. We will explain how you can get your shot of this life saving remedy, if you can’t get in your country.

What makes vaccination in Serbia more successful than in some other countries

Even though Serbia isn’t very big, rich nor powerful in the global scale, authorities managed to source vaccines from several producers. And what is more important, apparently they managed to do that in timely manner. Since Serbia is still not part of EU, we are not tied with restrictions and political agendas which prevent other EU member countries to acquire vaccines from Russian and Chinese vendors. On the other hand, there were no limits to purchase vaccines from Western producers as well. The first vaccine that was approved in Serbia was Pfizer-Biontech, and right after that Russian Sputnik V and Chinese Sinofarm. Now we have five different vaccines registered.

Which vaccines are available for vaccination in Serbia

As mentioned above at the moment Serbian public health system is “armed” with five registered vaccines by ALIMS, which is an agency for medicine and medical devices of Serbia. Following vaccines are registered and available:

  • Pfizer-Biontech
  • Sputnik V
  • Sinofarm
  • AstraZeneca
  • Moderna

The most frequent ones are Sinofarm and Sputnik V, but AstraZeneca and Pfizer-Biontech are not falling behind. So far it’s unknown if Moderna is distributed for the population, even though it’s available during the registration process for vaccination.


Vaccination applying process

In order to get vaccinated, both locals and foreigners, use the same process. The first step is to “show the interest in the vaccination process against COVID-19” by filling out the online form from this link. Once you click on the link you’ll end up with the following screen:

It’s in Serbian Cyrillic only, even though it’s intended for foreign citizens as well. No English version available yet. There are three categories who can apply: Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, Foreigners with residence in the Republic of Serbia and Foreigners without residence in the Republic of Serbia. Drop down menu offers one of these tree options. After that, usual fields with mandatory information are required such as: passport number, name, surname, email address, mobile phone number (only Serbian numbers are accepted), preferred municipality of vaccination and then other medical or vaccine related questions.

After you complete the form and submit it, you’ll get confirmation to your email. Note that this is just a form where you show the interest and apply for type of vaccine(s) you would like to get immunized with. It doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get the invitation, or how quick you’ll get it. One of the factors is availability of the vaccine(s) that you selected during the registration process. If the one(s) that you selected is(are) available, you can expect to receive email and SMS with QR code within few days. If not, you need to wait until it is. At this moment vaccine is free even for foreign citizens.


Alternative to the above process are campaigns. During the campaigns mass immunization is ongoing without any preregistration process. You just need to show up on site, present an ID (passport for foreign citizens) and you’ll get the vaccine. At the moment when this post is written campaign with AstraZeneca in Belgrade fairground is ongoing. The campaign lasts from the 21st till 28th of March.

How future campaigns will be organized, remains to be seen.

Vaccination day

On the day of vaccination, show up at appointed time with filled out form which you’ll receive to your email together with the appointment invitation. The process is well organized. Even on the busiest days entire process doesn’t last longer than 30 min.

After you get the jab, you’ll get both paper and electronic vaccination certificate. Also, you’ll receive an SMS with the information about the second jab waiting period. The period between first and second jab depends on the respective vaccine. It varies from three to eight (even twelve) weeks.

Vaccination for foreign tourists

After the news about possibility that foreigners can get the vaccine in Serbia spread around the globe, we started receiving inquiries for assistance with the process. If you are interested in getting a vaccine in Serbia please read this post.

If you need a negative PCR test for your return trip please read the following post.


January 13, 2022
Hi, I had two covid shot from other country and looking for a booster shot in Beograd. I’ve sent the request form to “” long time ago, but still no answer from the website. Can i have the name of the hospital to have a booster shot as a foreign citizen?
    Miljan Miljevic
    January 18, 2022
    Hi Michelle, The process of how you can get vaccinated as a foreign tourists is described in another blog post, please read it on the following link
Alexander Viktorovich Kondush
January 11, 2022
Dear sirs, I need to do two shots of Pfizer vaccine AND a yellow fever shot. Are they compatible? Do I have to wait for a certain period of time in between the COVID-19 shots and the yellow fever one? Thank you
December 13, 2021
I’m citizen of Russia, I have two shots of Sputnik V vaccine in June, can I get Pfizer booster vaccine in Belgrade? Thank you
    Miljan Miljevic
    December 14, 2021
    Hi Alina. The vaccination for foreigners here is organized in the way that all who apply receive dates for two shots. There is no exclusive application for a booster shot, for those who have already been vaccinated. But, you can apply for vaccination and receive a first shot and then don't show up for the second. It's up to you. You'll receive a certificate that you been vaccinated with that first shot on the day of vaccination. Best regards.

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