Top events in Serbia

December
31

Free event attracting large crowds of revellers.

February
27

Annual event that screens the work of filmmakers from all over the world.

July
12

EXIT is one of the biggest events in continental Europe and was voted best European festival at the UK Festival Awards in 2007. The venue is the...

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Serbia Travel Guide

Key Facts
Area

77,474 sq km (35,246 sq miles).

Population

7.2 million (2013).

Population density

93 per sq km.

Capital

Belgrade.

Government

Republic since 2006.

Head of state

President Tomislav Nikolic since 2012.

Head of government

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic since 2014.

Electricity

220 volts AC, 50Hz. European plugs with two round pins are used.

In recent years Serbia has emerged as one of Eastern Europe's hottest 'undiscovered' destinations. The capital Belgrade has plenty to offer, with excellent museums and galleries, a wide range of restaurants and cafés, and some of the best nightlife in southeast Europe.

Away from the capital, Novi Sad is an attractive, lively city with an elegant centre and picturesque fortress overlooking over the Danube. In the far north, Subotica has an array of secessionist architecture and a notable Hungarian character.

The province of Vojvodina, north of Belgrade, has some excellent wetland habitat that is home to numerous bird species, while south of the capital, the countryside consists of lush, wooded valleys with hidden-away Orthodox monasteries. Scattered among the country's more mountainous regions are a number of vast national parks.

Travel Advice

Last updated: 23 November 2014

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Parts of western and central Serbia remain affected by May’s severe flooding. Areas were flooded around the rivers Sava, Kolubara, Jasenica, Morava, Danube and others, including near to Belgrade. Water levels have returned to normal, but landslide warnings remain in place in some areas, and extensive clean-up operations are ongoing in the worst affected places.

All railway lines are now open, as are many regional roads in central Serbia. Drivers should still be aware of increased danger of landslides and/or rockslides and roads being closed temporarily pending or during repairs. Up to date information on the traffic situation is available on the Serbian AA website.

The issue of Kosovo remains a potential cause for unrest. Keep up to date with local developments and avoid any large crowds and demonstrations.

You may have difficulty entering Serbia if you have a Republic of Kosovo stamp in your passport.

There is an underlying threat from terrorism.

Most visits to Serbia are trouble-free.

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