Serbia is a landlocked country, in Central- and Southeastern Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central part of the Balkans. Serbia is bordered by Hungary to the north; Romania and Bulgaria to the east; the Republic of Macedonia and Albaniato the south; and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro to the west. The country's capital ..., Belgrade, was titled "City of the Future of South Europe" in 2006. For centuries, located at, and shaped by, the cultural boundaries between the East and the West, a powerful medieval kingdom – later renamed the Serbian Empire – occupied much of the Balkans. The current borders of the country were established after World War II, when Serbia became a federal unit within the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Following the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Serbia once again became an independent state in 2006, after Montenegro left the Serbia and Montenegro union.Show More
American and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended return date in order to enter and depart Serbia.Each traveler is responsible for ensuring that his/her passport is up to date. Citizens of other nationalities should check with respective authorities before departure. Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from the original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed the replacement process should you lose your passport.
Both Canadian and American citizens traveling on regular passports for business or tourist purposes do not need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. Please note that if you are staying longer than 90 days, obtaining a visa is your responsibility. This may be different for citizens of other countries. These requirements change often and therefore it is recommended that you check with the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia for the most up- to-date information.
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Cancelation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended. The standard of health care in Serbia is among the lowest in Europe. Insurance can safeguard against in-country medical emergencies as well as lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty medical bill.
If there are any medical items that are essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. While non-prescription drugs such as aspirin are generally available, it is difficult to replace prescription items.
Serbia’s landscapes and climates vary from region to region. The northern part of the country has a continental climate (cold winters and hot, humid summers with well distributed rainfall). The central part of the country has a moderate continental climate and the south has hot, dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall.
For up-to-date forecasts, check www.weather.com.
Suggested items to pack:
Photographers: Remember to pack sufficient memory cards, a spare camera battery, charger and dust-resistant case.
Electricity: Electricity in Serbia is provided at 220V/50Hz (European plug). If you are using a Canadian or American appliance, an adapter is needed.
Phone: Coverage is good throughout most of the country. Check with your phone company if there are roaming agreements before your departure. There are three GSM/UMTS mobile phone networks in Serbia: MTS, Telenor and Vip. Prepaid SIM cards usually cost 200 dinars and there is no need for identification when buying them.
Internet: Internet access is widely available. Broadband internet is available and internet can be accessed with your mobile phone. Please note that wi-fi and internet service provided in properties is at the discretion of each establishment and Kensington Tours has no control over this. Please feel free to check with your Sales Consultant before travel if you’d like to know internet set up at each of your properties or contact the properties directly so you are aware of their internet policy if this is important to you. You may like to speak to your internet provider prior to travel to arrange a roaming package.
Serbia uses the dinar (RSD, ?????, pl. dinari/??????). Coins come in values of 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20 dinars, and banknotes are found in values of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 dinars. The banknotes, at least in Belgrade, tend to be more common than the coins, so be prepared to carry around a large number of banknotes in varying conditions.
For current exchange rates please visit www.xe.com
Currency: Serbian Dinar (RSD)
Religion: Orthodox Christian
Time Zone: UTC +1
Electricity: 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Telephone: Country code for calling is +381
Calling North America: Dial 001 plus area code and your 7-digit number
Emergency numbers in Serbia: Call 192 for Police, 193 for Fire, 194 for Ambulance