Living in Serbia
Foreign citizens, as well as Serbian citizens who live and work abroad, are entitled to receive urgent medical care. For healthcare of foreign citizens during a temporary stay in the Republic of Serbia, a subsidiary in the territory have a temporary residence permit, issued by the Health Journal - INO-1 form the basis of a certificate holder of foreign social security, issued on the appropriate form. Citizens of the countries with which Serbia has concluded an international agreement on health insurance receive urgent medical care in Serbia on the basis of health insurance certificate issued in their home countries.
Foreign citizens exercise their right to urgent medical care based on certain forms (if such have been prescribed), European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or on the basis of a document proving their insurance coverage in their home country. In case foreign citizens do not have a necessary certificate with them, there is a possibility of providing them with urgent medical care and the certificate is to be requested from their home country insurance organization subsequently. Foreign citizens who are chronic or acute patients (undergoing dialysis or insulin treatments) need special certificates in view of receiving adequate medical services free of charge in Serbia.
Your right to receive urgent medical care based on a country of origin
Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, France, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Romania, Turkey
Citizens of the following countries exercise their right to urgent medical care on the basis of a prescribed form: Belgium (Certificate BE/SRB 111), Netherlands (Certificate N/Y-111), Italy (Certificate: IT-7), France (Certificate: SE-21-03A and SE-21-04A), Montenegro (Certificate MNE/SRB-111), Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH/SRB-111), Macedonia (certificate: RM/SRB 111), Romania (certificate: Y/R 11) and Turkey (TR/SRB 111).
Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic
Citizens of the following countries exercise their right to urgent medical care based on the European Health Insurance Card: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.
Citizens of Poland and Great Britain exercise their right to urgent medical care based on the certificate of insurance issued in their home country.
Citizens of the countries with which Serbia has not concluded an international agreement on health insurance pay for urgent medical services received during their temporary stay in Serbia. Upon return to their home country, they may be reimbursed the said amounts by their insurance companies.
Private health insurance
If you are used to traveling abroad, you should know that getting a private health insurance is always useful.
By default, under the Serbian Health Insurance Act, all foreign citizens working for foreign companies located in Serbia or local companies are covered by the compulsory health insurance. There are dozens of insurance companies in Serbia where you can get life and non-life insurance services. You can also find specific medical care providers in Belgrade Medicine Directory. You can reach most of the providers and their offices via email or phone, and ask whether they can provide services in English or another language.