Resources

  • National Tourism Organisation of Serbia (www.serbia.travel) Detailed information on all aspects of travel within Serbia.
  • Tourist Organisation of Belgrade (www.tob.rs) Official city tourism board's website.
  • Visit Serbia (www.serbia.com) Comprehensive website with travel blogs, news and a tourist directory.
  • Balkan Insight (www.balkaninsight.com) Balkan news on politics, business, culture and lifestyle, with good coverage of Serbia.
  • Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/serbia) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveller forum and more.

What to Take

  • Electrical adaptor (230V 50Hz); they can be hard to come by in Serbia
  • International Driving Permit
  • Backpacks are preferable to suitcases; many buildings don't have lifts
  • Unlocked mobile phone
  • Passport photocopies
  • Phrasebook or dictionary can be useful outside major cities

What to Wear

Serbs tend to style up; slouching around in tatty gear and thongs may draw attention to you. Bring at least one outfit that's suitable for a nice restaurant or to avoid bouncer scrutiny at upmarket nightclubs. If you plan on visiting monasteries or mosques, you'll need to dress conservatively. Pack sturdy shoes for hiking (or even just long days of sightseeing), swimmers in summer, and warm and waterproof gear in winter or if you're going camping. Some loose-fitting clothes won't go astray; Serbia's heavy (and heavenly) cuisine tends to pack on the pounds!

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your arrival date
  • Inform your bank that you’re heading away
  • Arrange for health and/or travel insurance
  • Check Serbia's visa requirements for your nationality
  • Familiarise yourself with the Cyrillic alphabet, which is used interchangeably with the Latin alphabet in Serbia