Travel to Serbia

Serbia: entry and exit regulations

Formalities, visas

A passport is required to enter Serbia. The passport must be valid for at least the planned length of stay. A visa-free stay is permitted for up to 90 days. Federal identity cards are not recognized. Foreigners must register with the police in Serbia within 24 hours at the place of stay. In the case of accommodation in a hotel, the registration is taken over by the hotel. The child ID card is recognized without restriction for entry into Serbia. Since December 19, 2009, citizens of Serbia have been able to enter the EU states without a visa.

Issuing of visas in Germany

Embassy Taubertstrasse 1814193 BerlinTel: +49 – (0) 30 – 8 95 77 00Fax: +49 – (0) 30 – 82 5 22 06Email:

Issuing of visas in Austria and Switzerland

See under Representations of Serbia in Austria and Representations of Serbia in Switzerland.

Import and export of foreign currency

  • Local currencyUp to 120,000 dinars can be imported into Serbia.Up to 120,000 dinars can be executed in 1,000 dinar bills. Values of up to 2,000 euros must be declared.
  • Foreign currencies Foreigncurrencies can be imported into Serbia without restrictions. When entering the country, however, values of EUR 2,000 or more must be registered and the receipt must be kept until departure.

Importing and exporting

goods Goods for personal use can be imported duty-free, but must be exported again. There are numerical restrictions for certain objects (cameras, laptops, etc.). It is recommended to register higher value items upon entry and to ask the customs authorities to produce a certified import list.

The import and transit of petrol and diesel fuel in canisters is permitted up to a quantity of 5 l. The following quantities may be imported for personal use: alcoholic beverages (1 liter of wine or 0.7 liter of spirits over 22%), tobacco products (200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of smoking tobacco) and perfume or eau de toilette (0.25 l). (Hunting) weapons can only be imported and exported in Serbia as part of organized group tours.

Traveling with pets

A vaccination and health certificate is required when entering Serbia. Vaccinations must have been given at least 15 days before entry. In the case of rabies vaccination, it also applies that it must not be older than six months. Both the vaccination certificate and the health certificate must be included in the international vaccination certificate.

Transporting animals with an accompanying person (keeper)

In this case, proceed as follows: At the airport, the animal is locked in a transport box provided by the keeper beforehand. It must be ensured that the container is large enough for the animal to stand in it and turn around, and that no liquids can run out (urine). This is done using suitable absorbent material, in the simplest case using a sufficient amount of newspaper.

There should also be a water bowl and, depending on the length of the flight, enough food. The transport container is handed over to the staff at the check-in counter. The transport fee depends on the weight of the animal. It is essential to ensure that there is space for the animal on the flight booked, as the number of animals that can be transported is limited.

The animal is located in the machine in an air-conditioned area between the passenger deck and the cargo area. As a rule, no member of the crew takes care of the animal during the flight, not even to give water or food.

However, experience has shown that the stress of checking in and the take-off phase is so stressful for most animals that they sleep for most of the flight. The administration of sedatives before check-in is not only not recommended, as their effects cannot be foreseen under these conditions, but is even prohibited for reasons of security (smuggling). Many airlines also exclude a number of dogs (attack dogs) from transport.

Animal transport without an accompanying person

In this case, a specialist company must be commissioned with the transport, which then takes care of everything else. However, it should be ensured that the animal is picked up at the arrival airport by someone who is familiar to the dog. And of course all import regulations for pets for the country have to be explored beforehand and strictly adhered to.


It has proven to be very helpful if you have accustomed the animal to such a transport container at home a few weeks before the intended flight.

Serbia: embassies, consulates and tourist office

Tourist office

National Tourism Organization of Serbia

Čika-Ljubina 8

11103 Belgrade

Tel: 00381 – (0) 11 – 6557-100

Fax: 00381 – (0) 11 – 2626-767


Web: www.serbia. travel

Travel medicine and hazards

Infectious Diseases

The following infectious diseases can be expected in Serbia:

  • Malaria, there is no risk of malaria in the country.
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Lyme disease, as a result of tick bites
  • Cholera, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Early summer meningo encephalitis, mainly as a result of tick bites
  • Hepatitis A and B, an infection with hepatitis B, is only possible in people who can come into contact with blood or those who are looking for sexual contact.
  • Kala Azar disease
  • Leishmaniasis Disease
  • Polio, polio
  • rabies
  • Trichinosis, especially when eating pork
  • Typhoid fever, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Vaccination recommendations When traveling to Serbia, the same vaccinations are recommended as in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

  • Cholera, but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country
  • Early summer meningo encephalitis (TBE), but only for people who are in nature such as campers, hunters or forest walkers
  • Hepatitis A and B, vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for people who may come into contact with blood or who are looking for sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always and always exist – also in your home country
  • Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food

Compulsory vaccination

There are no vaccination regulations when entering or staying in Serbia.

Notes on possible hazards

Foreign Office (AA) of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens Service

Unit 040

D-11013 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000

Current safety


Serbia: Transport

How do you get to Serbia?

The quickest way to get to Serbia is by plane. The international airports are in Belgrade and Nis. You can also travel to Serbia by car, train or bus.

Travel in the country

Air connections

The largest airports are in Belgrade and Nis. There are also 16 other paved airports in the country.


The railway network of the Serbian railway is approx. 4,000 km. There are good connections abroad.


There are long-distance bus connections with other European countries.


The well-developed road network in Serbia is approx. 42,500 km long. The motorway network is around 3,800 km.

Rental cars

In Serbia you can find the well-known rental car companies.

Taxis Taxis

are easy to find in all major cities.

Traffic rules, emergency calls

To avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, drivers should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain more detailed information from the ADAC, the AvD or the traffic clubs of Serbia.

Top speeds

  • Urban: In built-up areas there is a speed limit of 60 km/h.
  • Country roads: There is a speed limit of 80 km/h on country roads.
  • Motorways: There is a speed limit of 120 km/h on motorways.

In addition, it goes without saying that you must pay attention to the current local speed limits, which are indicated by traffic signs.

Special regulations

In Serbia, tolls are compulsory for motorways. Even during the day you have to drive with low beam. There must be at least one safety vest in the vehicle!

Telephoning without a hands-free system (cell phone) is prohibited. Child seats are mandatory for children.

Blood alcohol limit

The official blood alcohol limit in Serbia for drivers of motor vehicles is 0.3.

There is an absolute ban on alcohol for professional drivers.

Emergency call

In the event of an accident or other problems with the car or motorcycle, you can get information and help at the following numbers:

Tel.: 011 333 1111

Mobile: 0038 – 111 333 1111

You can reach ADAC 24 hours a day in Munich at the following number:

0049 – (0) 89 – 22 22 22

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate of Serbia is:


Serbia: currency, shopping and exchange rate

The national currency of Serbia is the dinar. 1 dinar = 100 para.

The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:

  • 5,000
  • 1,000
  • 500
  • 100
  • 50
  • 20th
  • 10
  • 5 dinars

Conversion rate

You can find a currency converter here:

Bank opening times

  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: closed


Shop opening times

The shops are usually open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cheap or country-specific goods, souvenirs,

folk carvings and pottery, carpets, copper and brass crafts, silver work, embroidery, lace, tea sets and coffee pots.

Serbia: embassies, consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Serbia embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Representations of Serbia in Germany

The embassy of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia is on Taubertstrasse – a quiet residential street in the Grunewald district. The villa-like building is surrounded by a very large garden, in which there are numerous tall and old trees, giving the garden almost the character of a park. With a little patience, the visitor will certainly find a parking space in the vicinity of the embassy.

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Berlin

Taubertstrasse 18

14193 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 8 95 77 00

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 82 5 22 06



Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia

Klosterstrasse 79

40211 Düsseldorf

Tel: 0049 – (0) 211 – 239 55 00

Fax: 0049 – (0) 211 – 679 86 36



Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia

Thüringer Strasse 3

60316 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 90 43 67 60

Fax: 0049 – (0) 69 – 43 31 49


Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia

Harvestehuder Weg 101

20149 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 41 62 26-0

Fax: 0049 – (0) 40 – 410 47 47


Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia

Böhmerwaldplatz 2

81679 Munich

Tel: 0049 – (0) 89-98 24 75-0

Fax: 0049 – (0) 89-98 13 19

Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia

Taubenstrasse 4

70199 Stuttgart

Tel: 0049 – (0) 711 – 601 70 60

Fax: 0049 – (0) 711 – 649 40 48


German representations in Serbia

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Belgrade

Kneza Milosa 76

11000 Belgrade

Tel: 00381 – (0) 11 – 306 43 00

Fax: 00381 – (0) 11 – 306 43 03


Web: www.belgrad.

Austrian representations in Serbia

Austrian Embassy in Belgrade

Sime Markovica 2

11000 Belgrade

Tel: 00381 – 11 – 30 31 956

Fax: 00381 – 11 – 63 56 06



Representations of Serbia in Austria

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Vienna

Rennweg 3

1030 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 713 25 95

Fax: 0043 – (0) 1 – 713 25 97




Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia

Schallmoser Hauptstrasse 99

5020 Salzburg

Tel: 0043 – (0) 662 – 84 52 54

Fax: 0043 – (0) 662 – 84 52 544


Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Serbia

Weblingergürtel 25

8054 Graz

Tel: 0043 – (0) 316 – 24 77 – 66

Fax: 0043 – (0) 316 – 24 77 – 24

Swiss representations in Serbia

Swiss Embassy in Belgrade

Bircaninova 27

11001 Belgrade

Tel: 00381 – 11 – 3065 820

Fax: 00381 – 11 – 2657 253



Die schweizer The embassy in Serbia is still responsible for Montenegro.

Representations of Serbia in Switzerland

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Bern

Seminarstrasse 5

3006 Bern

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 352 49 96

Fax: 0041 – (0) 31 – 351 44 74



Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia

Alfred Escher-Strasse 4

8002 Zurich

Tel: 0041 – (0) 44 – 202 02 73

Fax: 0041 – (0) 44 – 202 02 78



Travel to Serbia