General Info about Serbia

Time zone:
Serbia and Belgrade are located in the Central European Standard time zone CET (GMT + 1 hour)

The official language is Serbian.

Passport and Visa:
Foreign visitors to Serbia are required to bring a valid passport/travel document. Some of participants may need visa. Please, check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia website, to see if you need the visa. Or send an e-mail to the meeting organizers and we will check for you.

Climate in Belgrade is moderate continental with four seasons. The climate at the beginning of June is warm with average daily temperatures ranging from 25 – 30ºC and chances of rain. Evenings are usually cooler and a light overcoat is desirable.

The official Serbia’s currency is the “dinar” (RSD). Money may be exchanged at all banks and post offices as well as at authorized exchange offices. Dinar current exchange rate may be checked on the website of the National Bank of Serbia.
Banks are openes from 9:00 until 17:00 Monday through Friday and from 9:00 to 15:00 on Saturday.

Credit cards:
ATMs are located throughout the city and accept most major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Maestro, American Express, Diners). Major credit cards are accepted at almost all restaurants and businesses in Belgrade.

Telephone calls:
The country code for Serbia is +381 and the Belgrade code is (0)11. For international calls, please dial the International Access Code 00.
Mobile operators in Serbia: Telekom Srbija MTS, Telenor and VIP Mobile.

By plane:
The „Nikola Tesla“ Belgrade international airport is the major airport in Serbia. It is located just 20-30 minutes away from the Belgrade city center and the main conference and accommodation facilities. The National Airline Company is Air Serbia.
Meeting organizers will provide the transportation for all participants to and from the airport. Additional information: before and after each flight there is an airport bus running in both directions. Public bus number 72 also goes to city center every 30 minutes. City taxis operate on the same route.
Information about flights can also be obtained by telephone, at +381 11 20 94 444.

By bus:
Regular bus lines connect Belgrade with all parts of Serbia. International bus lines operate to most European countries. Information about bus schedules may be obtained at the website:

By car:
Belgrade is located at the intersection of European E-70 and E-75 highways. The distances from Belgrade to the European Cities may be checked at the website:

Local transportation:
Belgrade ground transportation consists of trams, trolleybuses and buses. The conference and accommodation facilities are within walking distance.

Some recomended taxi operators are:
Beogradski taxi – phone number +381 11 19801
Žuti taxi (Yellow Cab) – phone number +381 11 19802
Pink taxi – phone number +381 11 19803

Electricity in Serbia is 220V. Electrical outlets are standard European. For 110V appliances you will need a converter and adapter plug.

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