When planning a trip abroad it is good to be aware of any requirements that the country you are visiting has in place, such as driving regulations and what type of passport or visas you might need in order to enter. On these pages you will find useful information about travelling to Serbia to help you prepare for your trip.

CULTURE

With an award winning music festival in Novi Sad and Belgrade’s nightlife – unrivalled in the Balkans – Serbia is known as one of Europe’s great party destinations. Outside of the main cities though, Serbia offers gentle mountains, quiet national parks, historic towns and villages, ancient traditions and a warm welcome. The official Language of Serbia is Serbian (similar to Croatian). Some of the most common phrases you may find useful to know when visiting are:

• Zdravo/bog – Hello
• Do viđenja nya – Goodbye
• Dobro jutro – Good morning
• Dobar dan – Good day
• Dobra večer – Good evening
• Laku noć – Good night
• Da – Yes
• Ne – No
• Molim – Please
• Hvala – Thank you
• Govorite li engleski? – Do you speak English?
• Oтворено (Otvoreno) / Затворенo (Zatvoreno) – Ope
• Mушкарци (Muškarci) / Жене (Žene) – Gents/ Ladies
• Kamp – Campsite

Most Serbs in larger towns and tourist areas will speak some English and will be eager to practise, though attempting basic greetings in the local language will be considered as polite and appreciated. We therefore recommend investing in a phrase book to help you during your stay.

CURRENCY

The official currency of Serbia is the dinar (RSD).

Banking Hours
Monday to Friday: 0800 hrs to 1900 hrs and Saturdays from 0800 hrs to 1500 hrs

Credit Cards & ATM
Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and shops, and nearly all cash dispenser machines (ATMs) accept international bank cards. British banks don’t generally exchange Dinars. You should exchange any unwanted Dinars before you leave Serbia.

Travellers' cheques are accepted in most hotels and shops.