Money and duty free for Serbia
Currency and Money
The official currency in Serbia is the Serbian Dinar. Serbian Dinar (RSD; symbol Дин.) = 100 paras. Notes are in denominations of Дин.5,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of Дин.20, 10, 5, 2 and 1.
International credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants in Serbia. Diners Club and American Express are not so widely accepted.
ATMs are commonplace across the larger cities of Belgrade and Novi Sad, with most accepting international bank cards. Obtaining cash may be more difficult in the countryside so ensure you have enough money before going to a more rural location.
Although acceptable in theory, in practice these can be very hard to exchange. It is advisable to take hard currency and credit or debit cards.
Mon-Fri 0800-1900, Sat 0800-1500. Some are open on Sunday.
The import and export of local currency must not exceed €10,000 or equivalent. The import and export of foreign currency is unlimited.
As elsewhere in the ex-Yugoslav republics, the most frequently exchanged currencies are the Euro and US Dollar. Pound Sterling can also be changed with ease. Money should be exchanged through official exchange offices only. There are several money-exchange machines in Belgrade (including one at the airport), accepting Pounds Sterling, US Dollars and Euros, giving back Dinars. Scottish and Northern Irish Pound Sterling bank notes are not accepted.
Serbia duty free
The following items may be imported into Serbia without incurring customs duty:
• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
• 1L of alcoholic drinks.
• 1 bottle of perfume and 1 bottle of eau de toilette.
• Goods up to the value of €100.
Drugs, and weapons and ammunition, unless they are for hunting purposes and the hunt is organised by the Hunting Association of Serbia.
You must obtain permission from the Ministry of Culture to export items of artistic or cultural value. Hunting trophies require a shipping document or trophy certificate.