Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.
For an extension of stay beyond 90 days you will need to apply for temporary residence status at least 30 days before the 90 day period expires at the police station where you are registered. For more information please visit the website of the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
When you enter Serbia, make sure you get an entry stamp in your passport. If you try to leave Serbia without an entry stamp you may face charges of illegal immigration, a heavy fine and possible imprisonment.
You should only enter Serbia through recognised border crossings. Avoid entering the country through Kosovo as foreign nationals have been denied entry to Serbia if they have Republic of Kosovo stamps in their passports.
Should you wish to take a pet on your journey, please see our Guide to European Camping for further information. If you intend to travel on one of our Escorted Tours, please check our Tour Pages to find out whether pets are permitted.
If your passport describes you as a British Citizen you won’t need a visa to enter Serbia for a period of up to 90 days. If you have another type of British nationality, you should contact the Embassy of Serbia or visit the Serbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
It is a legal requirement that you register with the local police in the town/city where you are staying within 24 hours of your arrival in Serbia, unless you are staying at a campsite where you will be registered on checking-in. If you don’t register you could be fined, detained or face a court appearance.
Supermakets are generally open from 0600 hrs to 2000 hrs Monday to Friday, 0600 hrs to 1800 hrs or Saturdays, however some may stay open until 2100 hrs and some may be open on Sunday mornings.
Markets are generally open daily from 0600 hrs to 1700 hrs.
Shops in shopping malls are generally open every day, from 1000 hrs to 2200 hrs.
In restaurants, tipping is not obligatory. For good service a tip of 10-15% is customary.
Taxis: leave a small tip by rounding up the bill.
GMT + 1 hour, with Summer time (from the end of March to the end of October) being GMT + 2 hours, so that throughout the year the country is always one hour ahead of the UK.
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