DRIVING IN SERBIA

Driving regulations in Serbia are different from those in the UK. Always remember that the normal rule is to give way to the right each time you reach an uncontrolled intersection. Vehicles entering a roundabout have right of way.
The maximum speed outside built-up areas is 80kph (49mph), 100kph (62mph) on dual carriageways and 120kph (74mph) on motorways but 80kph when towing.

To drive in Serbia you must be 18 years old and have a valid UK driving licence and an international driving permit, insurance and vehicle documents. European green card vehicle insurance is valid in Serbia, but the requirement to hold a green card is no longer in effect. You should confirm with your insurance company that your policy covers Serbia. It is also highly recommended that If you don’t own the vehicle you’re driving, for instance if you have a leased vehicle, you should get written permission from the registered owner.

You are required to carry certain items in your vehicle such as a warning triangle and reflective jacket. The regulations on what must be carried do change from time to time, so it is advisable to check the most up to date information before you travel. For compulsory and recommended equipment and rules of the road including blood alcohol limit, click here.

It is recommended to keep vehicle doors locked in slow moving traffic and secure your vehicle when it is left unattended. In-car radar detectors and satellite navigation systems warning of the presence of speed cameras or radars are illegal whether in use or not.

Low Emission Zones (LEZs) are proliferating throughout Europe. While the number and variety of schemes may seem baffling, in fact many apply only to city centres and so will not affect the majority of campers. If you do wish to visit cities while camping, either choose a city centre site and use the link below to check for any access regulations, or camp outside the city’s LEZ and use public transport to access the centre. Please click here for more information.

Please visit our Travel Planning pages for information on weight limits and more.

HEALTH / SAFETY

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office may make specific travel related recommendations for visitors to Serbia. For the most up to date information click here.   

HEALTH
The Department of Health does not make any specific health recommendations for visitors to Serbia; however you may like to check with your doctor before departure.

There is a reciprocal healthcare agreement for British nationals visiting Serbia, which entitles you to free treatment for genuine emergencies. You’ll need to present a British passport, and evidence of registration with the local police (if you’re not staying in a hotel).

The health system in all parts of Serbia is suffering from widespread shortage of medicines and other essentials. For non-emergency treatment, or treatment that isn’t covered under reciprocal arrangements, payment in cash is normally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

Rabies is common in Serbia, largely in parks and the outskirts of major cities.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 194 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.

SAFETY
As with anywhere in the world, it is good practice to be vigilant about your property, both in terms of your camping unit and personal belongings, take sensible precautions to protect yourself from petty crime. Don’t leave your handbag or luggage unattended. Leave copies of important documents with family and friends in the UK. You must carry your passport with you at all times for identification purposes. Keep a photocopy in a safe place.

As a foreigner, you may be a target for criminals who may assume you are carrying large amounts of cash. Four wheel drive and luxury vehicles are also popular targets.