Freedom of movement


Country Report: Freedom of movement Last updated: 15/05/23


Nikola Kovačević

Refugees have equal rights to free movement as permanently residing foreigners in Serbia.[1] Since most of the persons granted asylum in Serbia are accommodated at a private address, they were in identical situation as other citizens of Serbia during the COVID-19 lockdown and were not detained in asylum or reception centres. Those people who were still residing in reception facilities shared the fate of all other refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who were detained from 15 March to 7 May 2020 (see also Freedom of movement).




[1] Article 62 Asylum Act.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection