On March 12, 2020, the Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia issued an Operational Notice regarding the implementation of safety measures requiring public air transport operators to provide sufficient disinfectants to prevent the spreading of COVID-19  On January 10, 2020, the following regulations were published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia: the Regulation on Unmanned Aircraft, the Regulation amending the Regulation on training and certificates of the personnel responsible for conducting security screenings and training organizations of aviation security personnel, and the Regulation on the third country air carriers subject to ban or operating restriction. These regulations will enter into force on 18 january, with the exception of the Regulation on the Unmanned Aircraft, which will enter into force on 15 February. 

Provision of Article 62 of the Air Transport Law stipulates that ministries of defense, interior, and health, municipal authorities, cities, city of Belgrade and autonomous provinces, public enterprises and all natural and legal persons, able to help, must participate in the search for aircraft and rescue of persons.

The ways in which these parties are engaged in search and rescue are prescribed by the Government of the Republic of Serbia by way of the Regulation on the manner of engagement of participants in Search and Rescue operations in civil aviation ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia", No 93/15);

Article 2, paragraph 1 of this Regulation specifies that participants in search and rescue, which, depending on the circumstances, may be engaged in search and rescue operations at the request of the Rescue and Coordination Center (RCC) are:

1) Ministry of defense;

2) Ministry of interior;

3) Ministry of health;

4) Bodies of the autonomous province and the local self-government unit;

5) Companies and all natural and legal persons able to provide assistance;

6) Aero Clubs, Aeronautical Organizations and Aeronautical Associations;

7) Specialized rescue units;

8) Airport services:

(1) Rescue and firefighting department,

(2) First Medical Aid service

9) Air Navigation services Provider

10) International Cospas-Sarsat program – satellite-based search and rescue (SAR) distress alert detection and information distribution system for detecting emergency beacons of aircraft in distress and detecting positions in emergency cases and transmitting the information to CAD RCC