Official language in Serbia is serbian.
Most people in Serbia speak or understand English whilst fewer speak or understand German and Russian. The people are kind and helpful. In case you speak Serbian – you will feel like at home.
In Serbia there are three mobile operators:
- MTS – Mobilna telefonija Srbije
- Health care institutions, that is, hospitals and clinics are available 24 hours 7 days in a week.
- Pharmacies are mainly open from 8 am until 9 pm, though each city has a pharmacy with 24/7 working schedule.
- working days from 7 am until 8 pm (or 9 pm), Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am until 6 pm
- Some groceries are open to customers 24 hours.
- Super-markets and shops in shopping malls, every day 8 am to 10 pm
- Most shops accept major credit cards (Visa, Master, Diners…)
- Markets – every day 6 am – 5 pm, except Sundays until 2 pm.
Tap water is safe to consume. Apart from tap water there are many bottled serbian mineral waters which we warmly recommend.
220 V, 50 Hz
To dial Serbia from abroad, the country code is +381. To make international calls from Serbia dial 99 + code of the desired country + code for the city.
Important Phone Numbers
- Police: 92
- Fire department: 93
- Medical emergency: 94
- Road assistance: 987
Banks & Postal Service
In Serbia there are many national and well-known international banks. Most banks and post offices are open from 08.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m. on weekdays and from 08.00 a.m. to 03.00 p.m. on Saturdays. There are 24 hour-cash dispensers in all cities in Serbia. Foreign currency can be exchanged in exchange offices at similar rates as in banks.
Holidays in Serbia
- January 1 & 2 – New Year
- January 7 – first day of Orthodox Christmas
- February 15 – Serbian state day
- May 1 & 2 – International Labour Day
- Orthodox Easter – from Good Friday to the second day of Easter.
- Some shops and institutions on are open even during holidays.