Travel to Serbia

Please notice!
Before travelling to the Republic of Serbia, please check whether you need a visa.

General information

Official name: Republic of Serbia
The official currency: Serbian dinar RDS (Serbian Dinar Currency Converter)
Location: South East Europe which covers part of the Pannonian Plain and Central and Western Balkan Peninsula.
Area: 88,361 km2
Population: 7,020,858 (June 2017 est.)
State Government: Parliamentary Republic
Official Language: Serbian
Time Difference: Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). Like most states in Europe.
Electricity: 220-230 Volts with a frequency of 50Hz.
Malta uses different sockets, make sure that you bring correct adapters, or if you forget, dont worry, you will find easily in stores of technical equipment or even in better supplied supermarkets in Serbia.
Country dialing code: + 381
Driving side: right
Measure units: Degree Celsius (ºC), meter (m.), Kilogram (kg), liter (l.).
Emergency numbers: Police 192, Fire department 193, Ambulance 194, Information 985, Road Emergency 987, Miscellaneous information 9812, Weather information 9823
Religions: Serbian Orthodox - 84.6%, Catholics - 5%, Muslims - 3.1%, Protestants - 1%, atheists - 1.1%, other - 0.8%, undeclared or unknown - 4.5%

Serbian map

Border crossing

Visa requirements

Visa applications should be submitted to the Embassy or Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia abroad.

Visa to Serbia

General visa requirements:

1. Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 90 days from issue date of visa)
2. Letter of invitation:
- for a private visit – invitation letter certified by the relevant authority of the Republic of Serbia
- for a business visit – invitation letter by a company in Serbia;
- for a tourist trip – a proof of payment for the trip issued by a travel agency (voucher or other type of payment receipt);
3. Completed visa application form: (PDF) ;
4. Photo (size 3.5x4.5cm);
5. Return ticket or Itinerary (copy of Driving License and Insurance if you travel by car);
6. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia;
7. Health insurance
8. Visa fee.

All application form please find out in official website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia

Entry and stay of foreigners

EU nationals may, without visa application, enter, transit or stay in the Republic of Serbia up to 90 days during a six-month period, but not exceeding the expiring date of the said visas or residence permits.

Welcome to Serbia

The foreign national who has been granted permanent resident status is required to register his/her domicile and change of abode, within eight days from the date of arrival in the domicile or from the date of the change of the address.

For more information, please visit:
Ministry of Interior of Serbia (PDF)

Please take note!
The embassy of the Republic of Malta does not exist in Serbia. For any further information please visit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malta

Registration of foreigners

Please notice!

Ministry of Internal Affairs Serbia

A foreigner not using official accommodation or staying with a private individual must register his/her stay and change of address with the local police station within 24 hours of arriving at the place of residency or of the change of address. A place of residency is where a foreigner intends to stay for more than 24 hours.
If you are staying at the hotel, ask on reception.
It `s very important to keep this document until you leave border of Serbia.

Visa to Serbia

Useful info

Travel to Serbia

Travel to Serbia by plane
The main carrier is Air Serbia whose routes include direct flights from Malta only during summer time.
Follow our FB page Maltese-Serbian Community and find out about Air Serbia promotions.
At the moment, only Wizz Air have direct flights during all year. Airports in Serbia:
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade. IATA: BEG
Niš Constantine the Great Airport in Niš. IATA: INI

Travel to Serbia by car
Before you travel to Serbia by car, please visit TOS and find out all about a necessary documentation.

Air Serbia
Hand Baggage Policy

Make sure your hand baggage is packed according to our policy before going to the airport.

Travel with a pet

If you are planning to travel to the Republic of Serbia and to bring your pet along, you need to previously get acquainted with the respective regulations in force.
For more information, please visit:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia

Useful contact:
International Traffic Section:
+381 11/2602 634, +381 11/2602 498
Border Inspection: +381 11/2602 774.


Learn Serbian online

Serbian language

Serbian is the official language of Serbia but English is the most popular foreign language spoken in Serbia.
English classes are offered already in primary school so you will not have a problem to talk even with kids on the street.

If you want to learn a few words or phrases on serbian language, be sure, Serbs will appreciated.

We highly recommend you this great website:

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