Useful information

Read more about Novi Sad and about necessary documentation for your trip

Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia. It is administrative centre of Vojvodina Province and South-Backa area. It is located in the south part of Pannonian Plain, on the border of regions Backa and Srem, on the banks of the Danube River, and it faces the northern slopes of Fruska Gora Mountain. According to the list in 2011, the city has a population of 231,798, and the urban area of Novi Sad has 277,522 inhabitants. Municipality population is 341,625. Novi Sad is industrial and second largest financial centre of Serbian economy, as well as a great cultural centre, and it is also known as Serbian Athens.


For entering the Republic of Serbia, citizens of the following countries do NOT need to have a visa:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Japan , Canada, Cyprus, Cuba, Costa Rica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, United States of America States, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Vatican City, United Kingdom.

Entering Serbia and remaining in Serbia

Starting from June 12, 2010, citizens of European Union, Swiss Confederation, the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Island, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and the FY Republic of Macedonia can enter Serbia using their valid ID and remain in Serbia for up to 90 days.

Foreign citizens enter and remain in Serbia under the terms from the Law on Foreigners, with valid travel document which has a visa or a stay permission, if it is not specified otherwise by a law or international agreement.

Important telephone numbers

Police 192

Fire department 193

Ambulance 194

Help on the road 1987

Info centre for various information 19812

Pediatrician (+381) 21/66-24-668

Public transport

Ticket for a city bus – 65 RSD


Start- 100 RSD

City drive – 52 RSD/km

Waiting – 435 RSD/hour

Rent – a – bike – 100 RSD/day

Rent – a – car – 3,450 RSD/day

Health insurance

Foreign citizens, as well as Serbian citizens who live and work abroad, have right for emergency medicinal help while staying in Serbia. Citizens of the countries which have international agreement on health insurance can exercise their right for emergency medicinal help in Serbia based on a verification of their health insurance. They exercise their right for emergency medicinal help with certain forms (if they are issued), or based on a document which verifies that they are insured in their country.


Official currency in Serbia is “Serbian Dinar” which is marked as RSD or din. Foreign currencies can be exchanged in all banks and post offices, as well as authorized exchange offices. Dinar has the following notes:  10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 5,000.

Custom regulations

Foreign citizens, as well as Serbian citizens who live and work abroad, can bring in any amount of foreign currency, and they can take out up to 10,000 EUR. The amount of foreign currency which is brought in the country is declared to the custom office in order to receive certification which can be used for taking out the amount on the next exit from the country. They can take out foreign currencies which have been withdrawn from their account, in Serbia, if they have a bank receipt. Dinars can be taken in and out with the value of up to 10,000 EUR, and larger sum can only be taken in if it is bought from a foreign bank, with the bank receipt. If foreign currencies, dinars, and travel checks are simultaneously taken out, the total amount cannot exceed 10,000 EUR. Foreign citizens who live and work in Serbia for more than a year can take out up to 10,000 EUR or travel checks with that amount.

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