Fact file: Serbia

Did you know?
Derdap Gorge which stretches in a boomerang shape for over 100km is the longest and deepest gorge in Europe.
Language
Serbian
Visas
None required for stays of up to 90 days.
Getting there
Check out direct flights to Belgrade with JAT Airways and British Airways.
Flying time from London
Two hours to Belgrade.
Getting around
Buses are the best way of travelling. There are frequent departures between most towns and from Belgrade in particular. Trains are an alternative in some cases but they are prone to break downs. They're fine, if you're not in a hurry. Car rental is available in most towns and most roads are in good condition.
Currency
Serbian dinar.
Costs
A pint of beer and bottle of wine will set you back £1. Taxi journeys are around 50p. A meal for two with wine is around £11.
Weather
The best time to visit is between late spring and early autumn. July and August are the hottest months with average temperatures of around 22C. May and June are wet, while the winter months are cold, but not harsh.
Time difference
One hour ahead
International dialling code from the UK
00 381
Voltage
220V
Opening hours
Banks are open weekdays from 8am-7pm and from 8am-3pm on Saturdays.
Health - Before you go
Tetanus, diphtheria and Hepatitis A are recommended. Check with your GP for the latest advice.
Health - When you are there
There is a recipricol healthcare arrangement for British nationals, which entitles you to free, genuine emergency treatment once you're there. Tap water is treated in urban areas.
Warnings
Watch out for opportunist thieves. Keep away from large public demonstrations.
Emergency
Fire – 93; police – 92; ambulance – 94.
Pets
Serbia is not part of the PET Travel Scheme so animals will face quarantine. Speak to your vet for the latest advice.
Customs
In political discussions, listen politely and offer opinions only when asked. Dress conservatively when visiting churches, monasteries or mosques, meaning no shorts, short skirts and flip-flops.
Tipping
10 per cent is expected by hotels, restaurants and taxis
Tourist office
Embassy of Serbia and Montenegro, 28 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QB. Tel: 0207 235 9049.


Telephone

+44 (0) 203 696 2870

Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm

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