Serbia

Capital Belgrade

Population 7,076,372

Area 88,361 km2

Key facts

Serbia is a country located in Southern Europe. There are 8 countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania) that Serbia shares its borders with. The official language of Serbia is Serbian. Although English is not the official language, a large number of people in Serbia are fluent English speakers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Serbia was ranked 14th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Serbia is Serbian dinar (RSD). The dinar (РСД) is subdivided into 100 para.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 117.36 RSD and 1 USD is worth 109.32 RSD.

Serbian
Banknotes

РСД10РСД20РСД50РСД100РСД200РСД500РСД1000РСД2000РСД5000

Serbian
Coins

РСД1РСД2РСД5РСД10РСД20

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Serbia is 114.17 Mbps and mobile is 62.19 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Serbia has more ATMs.52.03 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Serbia without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Serbia. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Serbia will celebrate 11 national public holidays. The next one Statehood Day will take place on February 15.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayNova Godina
January 2, 2023 New Year’s DayNova Godina
January 7, 2023 Christmas DayBožić
February 15, 2023 Statehood DayDan državnosti Srbije
February 16, 2023 Statehood DayDan državnosti Srbije
April 14, 2023Moving holiday Good FridayVeliki petak
April 16, 2023Moving holiday Easter SundayVaskrs (Uskrs)
April 17, 2023Moving holiday Easter MondayVaskrsni (Uskrsni) ponedeljak
May 1, 2023 May Day / International Workers’ DayPraznik rada
May 2, 2023 May Day / International Workers’ DayPraznik rada
November 11, 2023 Armistice DayDan primirja

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Serbia?

There are no Mariott hotels in Serbia.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Serbia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Serbia.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Serbia.

There are Radisson hotels in Belgrade.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Serbia.

What fast food chains are present in Serbia?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Serbia.

The KFC chain operates in Serbia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Serbia.

The Subway chain does not operate in Serbia.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Serbia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Serbia.

Weather

What is the weather like in Belgrade?

Today the sun in Belgrade, rises at 6:45 AM and sets at 4:58 PM. The climate of Belgrade may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cfa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9Partly cloudlyLow: -3.9°C (24.98°F)High: 2°C (35.6°F)
FridayFeb 10SunnyLow: -4.9°C (23.18°F)High: 2.2°C (35.96°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: -3.5°C (25.7°F)High: 2.8°C (37.04°F)
SundayFeb 12Heavy snowHigh: 5.1°C (41.18°F)
MondayFeb 13FogLow: -1.3°C (29.66°F)High: 4.4°C (39.92°F)
TuesdayFeb 14RainLow: 1.2°C (34.16°F)High: 4.9°C (40.82°F)

Weather data for Belgrade (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains , and some of them are high-speed trains.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Serbia.

Car Rental Sixt , Hertz are available, but Avis is not present in Serbia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.6, Serbia is placed 43rd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Serbia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  176.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 7.50 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Serbia

192 Police
193 Ambulance
193 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 1 litre of spirits

Tobacco allowance

  • tobacco products equivalent to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of rolling tobacco or a total of 250 g of all of these products
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