Serbia Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting

Summary:

Serbia travel guide and destination overview of the country. Key information, general overview, and more for travelers to Serbia.

Updated: 2019-06-22.

Republic of Serbia | Republika Srbija

First of all, where is Serbia? Serbia is located in southeastern Europe north of the Balkan Peninsula. However, it is generally considered to be a Balkan country, as it is immediately related to the other countries in the Balkan Peninsula.

Serbia has borders with Romania and Bulgaria to the east, North Macedonia to the south, Hungary to the north, and Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the west. It disputes Kosovo’s independence, so it could be said that Serbia also borders Albania to the southwest.

Formerly the most influential member of Yugoslavia, Serbia is not currently a member state of the Schengen Area or the Euro currency. However, it has applied for possible membership and inclusion into the European Union, though it could be in the mid to late 2020s before that could happen.

Belgrade is the capital and largest city, and a favorite amongst travelers. Tourism is constantly growing, with now over 3 million annual room-nights recorded. Belgrade enjoys great rail, bus, and plane connections with many other European countries.

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Serbia Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Serbia – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Belgrade (& largest city)

Population: 7.05 million (2019 estimate)

Language(s): Serbian

President: Aleksandar Vučić

Prime Minister: Ana Brnabić

Currency: Serbian dinar (RSD)

Area: 88,361 km2 (34,116 mi2)

Dialing Code: +381

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1), DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Serbian (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: Srbija (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 192 for police, 193 for fire, 194 for ambulance

Drinking Age: None, 16 to purchase

Smoking Age: None, 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 14/18

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 220-230V, 50Hz, Plug Types C / E (define)

ISO Country Code: RS

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