Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution in Serbia due to crime. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as you do not stay in the country more than 89 days.

US Embassy/Consulate

+(381) (11) 706-4000; US Embassy Belgrade, 92 Bulevar kneza Aleksandra, Karadordevica, 11040 Belgrade, Serbia;;

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



See WHO recommendations


In the north, continental climate (cold winters and hot, humid summers with well-distributed rainfall); in other parts, continental and Mediterranean climate (relatively cold winters with heavy snowfall and hot, dry summers and autumns)

Currency (Code)

Serbian dinars (RSD)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F

Plug Type CPlug Type F

Major Languages

Serbian, Hungarian, Bosnian, Romani

Major Religions

Orthodox 84.6%, Catholic 5%, Muslim 3.1%, Protestant 1%, atheist 1.1%, other 0.8% (includes agnostics, other Christians, Eastern, Jewish)

Time Difference

UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Novi Sad; Zlatibor; Studenica Monastery; Derdap National Park; Prizren; Kopaonik National Park; Stecci Medieval Tombstones; Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius; Belgrade (includes Saint Sava Cathedral, Kalemegdan Fortress)

Major Sports

Soccer, basketball, cricket, boxing, baseball

Cultural Practices

There is a strong coffee culture in Serbia. Black coffee ('crna kafa') is served frequently throughout the day.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is not obligatory in restaurants, but if you are satisfied with the service then leave a tip of 10-15%. Round up amounts for taxi fares or bar tabs.


Handmade jewelry, ceramics and pottery, brushwood carvings, sajkaca woolen caps, opanak leather shoes, lacework, woven rugs, Turkish coffee sets, herbal beauty products

Traditional Cuisine

Sarma — rolled cabbage stuffed with minced meat, rice or bulgur, various herbs, red pepper, paprika, ground sumac, or tomato sauce cooked over sauerkraut

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2022