General Information

Here you’ll find useful information for preparing your trip to Serbia. We give you practical tips on documentation, safety, healthcare, what clothes to pack, currency, tourist cards, public holidays… so you’re all set when you arrive. You’ll find the whole list below. Enjoy!

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Time Zone Currently Being Used in Serbia

Offset Time Zone Abbreviation & Name Example City
UTC +1 CET Central European Time Belgrade

Time Zone Not Currently Being Observed in Serbia

Offset Time Zone Abbreviation & Name Commences
UTC +2 CEST Central European Summer Time 29. March 2020

The above time zone is used during other parts of the year. It will become active again after the next clock change as Daylight Saving Time begins or ends.

Serbian Dinar (RSD)

The exchange rate (January 2020):

  • 1 EUR around 117,00 RSD
  • 1 USD around 105,00 RSD
  • 1 CAD around 81,00 RSD
  • 100 JPY around 97,00 RSD
  • 1 CNY around 15.00 RSD

Most of the stores, hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Western Union transfers viable at all post offices and larger exchange offices.

For your reference:

  • The average cost of a small bottle of water (in bar or restaurant) = 150 RSD
  • The average cost of a cappuccino = 180 RSD
  • The average cost of a lunch meal  = 1000 RSD

Climate: Continental with warm summers, up to 35°C and cold winters with snow, – 5°C to 10°C.

Novi Sad and Belgrade have similar climate. January to March is our winter. Average temperatures go from -3.1°C to 3.7°C in January, and -2.4°C to 6.1°C in February.

Average temperatures in some destination we will visit during Pre and Post Convention tours:

  • Vrnjci Spa – from -1°C to 5°C in January, and -1°C to 6°C in February
  • Zlatibor – from -5°C to 1°C in January, and -4°C to 4°C in February
  • Bor – from -1°C to 6°C in January, and -1°C to 7°C in February
  • Niš – from -1°C to 5°C in January, and -1°C to 7°C in February

The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

08:00-19:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00-15:00 on Saturday. On Sunday, selected branches of banks and post offices only.

ATMs operating around the clock (24/7), close to the hotel, convention center and city center.

Healthcare facilities, education facilities including universities, government facilities and public transport in Serbia are completely smoke-free. Hotels could have a separate smoking area. Bars, cafés, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. could be completely smoke free, alowing smoking in some areas or be completely smoking friendly. This depends on their size and internal policy.

Non smoking areas are marked with white sign with the cigarette crossed over in red circle. Areas where smoking is allowed are marked with black sign with cigarette in red circle.

Novi Sad is well connected with public transportation which is delivered by The public city transport enterprise of Novi Sad. All Convention hotels have bus stations near by. The cost of a single ride in the town is 65 RSD. More information and the map of lines you can fine on their website.

http://www.gspns.co.rs/?selected_lang=eng

Taxi service in Novi Sad is organized and regulated by the town hall. There are several Taxi organizations that are providing services according to taximeter. Some are: Red taxi, Vojvođani, SOS, City Plus Taxi and more. The average ride from Convention hotels to city centre would be cca 300 RSD during the day and 500 RSD during the night, but that will also depend on the distance.

  • Police: 192
  • Firefighters: 193
  • Ambulance: 194