According to payhelpcenter, Serbia (English: Serbia, Serbian: Србија, Srbija) is a country in Europe bordering Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia. Serbia has been independent from the former Serbia and Montenegro since 2006. The capital of Serbia is Belgrade (Belgrade). A number of major cities in Serbia are: Kragujevac, Niš, Novi Pazar and Novi Sad.
Serbia is known as a cultural country. There are many historic towns, castles, churches and beautiful nature. The landscape of Serbia is about half flat and the other half is mountainous. Serbia has several mountain areas with more than 15 mountains that reach above 2,000 meters. In addition, the country has several National Parks and the Danube River. In the south of Serbia lies the autonomous province of Kosovo, which is known for the many wars that have taken place there. See shoefrantics for Serbia a surprising and hospitable destination.
Where is Serbia?
Travel information of Serbia
Official name: Republic of Serbia
Area: 77,474 km²
Capital: Belgrade (Belgrade)
Country code: RS, SRB
Population: 6,871,547 inhabitants (2021)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 2,169 m (Midžor)
Distance (Amsterdam – Belgrade): 1,416 km
Flight time: approximately 3 hours
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Serbia that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Serbia, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Serbia. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Serbia?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Serbia at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Serbia has a temperate continental climate. The temperatures are around 20 degrees during the summer months and around 0 to 5 degrees during the winter months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Serbia can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Serbia can be found at Climate info.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Serbia. In these months you have the most pleasant temperatures.
Serbian is the official language in Serbia. Albanian, Hungarian, Romanian, Croatian, Slovak and Bulgarian are also spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Serbian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Serbia for less than 90 days.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Serbia: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Serbian Embassy in the Netherlands: thehague.mfa.rs.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Serbia, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In Serbia, payments are made with the Serbian Dinar (CSD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Serbia can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Serbia are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -54% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (67% cheaper), food (55% cheaper), imported beer in catering (58% cheaper), cigarettes (65% cheaper) and public transport (75% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Serbia it is customary to tip. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 10-15%.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Serbia is the same as in the Netherlands.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Serbia on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Serbia you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Serbia.
There are toll roads in Serbia. An overview of all toll roads in Serbia can be found on ANWB.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Serbia.
In Serbia the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Serbia can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Serbia can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Serbia can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Serbia end in.rs.
Official websites of Serbia: srbija.gov.rs and serbia.travel.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Serbia is 00381 or +381.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Serbia? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Serbia.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Serbia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Serbia.
An overview of all public holidays in Serbia can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Serbia, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Serbia?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Serbia. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Serbia can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Serbia can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Serbia? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business in or with Serbia, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Serbia, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Serbia.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.3.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Serbia has only been an independent state since June 5, 2006?
…Most Serbian surnames end in ‘ic’?
…30% of the world’s raspberries come from Serbia?
…The word vampire comes from Serbia?
…Football is the national sport in Serbia?
…De facto independent state of Kosovo is located in Serbia?