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For Indians planning to make a trip to South East Central Europe, a recent visa related change in Serbia should be checked before making any plan. The country has announced the cancellation of visa-free entry for all Indian citizens from January 1.
In a statement, the Embassy of India, Belgrade, said that all Indian nationals visiting the European nation “will require a visa to enter the Republic of Serbia.”
“The existing arrangement of visa-free entry to Serbia for all Indian passport holders to stay in Serbia for up to 30 days has been withdrawn by the Government of Serbia,” the statement added.
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Indians wishing to visit Serbia on or after January 1 must apply for a visa at the Embassy of Serbia in New Delhi or in the country of their residence.
However, the new change will not affect Indians holding a Schengen, UK and US visa or a residence permit from these countries. The statement mentioned that Indian passport holders holding visas or permits from these nations will still be allowed a visa-free entry to Serbia on or after January 1 for up to 90 days.
Other countries that no longer enjoy visa-free access to Serbia
As of November 20, Serbia also ended the visa-free entry service for citizens of Guinea-Bissau (in West Africa), Tunisia (in North Africa) and Burundi (in East Africa).
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