Overland Serbia Travel

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Visiting Serbia[edit]

Give a brief overview of what it's like to visit. How easy is the border, how safe is the country, are there great things to see and do, etc.

Entering Serbia with a Car or Motorbike[edit]

Correct as of: (date last confirmed correct)

Required Paperwork[edit]

(To check if you need a travel Visa for Serbia, application instructions and fees see: Serbia Visa online application at VisaHQ.com)
List the paperwork required to enter with a vehicle, including number of copies

Process at border[edit]

Briefly describe the process at the border to enter with a vehicle

Cost of entry[edit]


Permitted length of stay[edit]

The vehicle is allowed to stay up to 3 months without leaving Serbia. This law is not strictly enforced as locals working abroad often have vehicles with license plates other than Serbian.

Extension of stay[edit]

Describe the process to extend the permitted length of entry for the vehicle, if possible.

Storing a vehicle and temporarily leaving the country[edit]

Describe if/how a vehicle can be stored, and for how long.
Also mention if the owner / temporary importer can leave the country while the vehicle is in storage.

Exiting with a vehicle[edit]

Describe the paperwork requirements and process at the border to exit.

Driving in Serbia[edit]

Recommended books for Overlanding in Serbia[edit]

Lonely Planet Southeastern Europe (travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Southeastern Europe (travel Guide)
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Work Less To Live Your Dreams: A Practical Guide To Sa...
Work Less To Live Your Dreams: A Practical Guide To Sa...
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Overlanders' Handbook: Worldwide Route And Planning Gu...
Overlanders' Handbook: Worldwide Route And Planning Gu...
by Chris Scott
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Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Gu...
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Gu...
by Chris Scott
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St Lucia And Dominica Handbook (footprint Handbooks)
St Lucia And Dominica Handbook (footprint Handbooks)
by Lizzie Williams
From $8.89 on Amazon
TRAVELIVING - a romantic & practical guide

TRAVELIVING - a romantic & practical guide
by The Pin Project

at 10$ on thepinproject.eu

Travel insurance for Serbia[edit]

World Nomads offer the most flexible Travel Insurance at the best prices for multi-country / multi-year trips. You can buy, extend and claim online, even after you've left home.

Vehicle insurance requirements[edit]

3rd party liability insurance is mandatory in Serbia.

Serbia is a member under section III of the Multilateral Agreement on Motor Insurance. Vehicles registered and insured in EU, Andorra, Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland do not need the Green card to enter Serbia. A valid national vehicle registration plate substitutes the green card.

Vehicles registered in other Green card system member countries do need a green card to enter Serbia. Insurance coverage for Serbia is identified by the code SRB.

The insurance coverage is limited to areas of Serbia under control by the Government of Serbia, thus does not apply to the region of Kosovo/UMNIK (under United Nations resolution 1244).

Cost of vehicle insurance[edit]

Drivers of cars with foreign registration who are not registered in the EU, or don't have a Green card must purchase border automobile insurance from a local insurance company at the border when entering Serbia.

The price varies depending on the vehicle type and the duration of the coverage. The minimum coverage is one month, and maximum twelve months.

For informational purposes, the price of 1-month coverage for an automobile is the Serbian dinar (RSD) equivalent of 105.00 EUR, and 66.15 EUR for a motorcycle.

Where to purchase vehicle insurance[edit]

Describe where insurance can be purchased.

Driving license[edit]

Using a foreign driver's license in Serbia is permitted for foreign nationals, bearers of driver's licenses issued outside of the EU should have an international driver's license.

Driving side of road[edit]

RHD vehicles can be driven in Serbia without a problem.

Mandatory items in vehicle[edit]

Daytime running lights are mandatory in Serbia.

A safety triangle, first aid kit, spare bulbs and fuses, and tow rope or tow bar are mandatory.

All vehicles must have a reflective vest easily reachable from the driver's position.

The wearing of crash helmets by motorcyclists and their passengers is compulsory in Serbia. Helmets shouldn't be older than 5 years (from date of production).

From November 1 to April 1, vehicles must be equipped with winter tyres, and wheel chains on designated mountain roads.


General Road quality[edit]

Give a brief description of the general road quality. Mention if one way streets are common.

Road signs[edit]

Briefly describe the overall quality & existence of road signs for directions and hazards.

Toll roads[edit]

List the frequency and approximate price of toll roads.

Bribery in Serbia[edit]

Briefly describe how common bribery is and whether it should be expected, and the best way to deal with it.


describe the frequency of checkpoints (police or military and what to expect.

Traveling with pets[edit]

List the entry requirements and anything else required to travel with a pet.

Gas and Diesel price in Serbia[edit]

Last updated: Feb 2023

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Gasoline Grade Price
Unleaded 95 €1.45 EUR per Liter
Unleaded 98 €1.62 EUR per Liter
Diesel €1.64 EUR per Liter

Current gas prices are available on line at the following link. https://benzinko.com/

Gas and Diesel Availability / Frequency[edit]

Diesel and Petrol (Unleaded) are readily available at all petrol stations in Serbia. The quality of fuel is state-controlled using a proprietary marking technique approved by the EU. All of the petrol stations on major roads or around cities offer AdBlue, LNG whereas the electric charging network is currently being developed (2023). No fuel shortage has been recorded for the last 20 years. Petrol stations are placed on all the major roads and all cities/inhabited areas. Aside from off-road situations, you will be in the vicinity of a petrol station (30 miles or less).

Gas and Diesel Quality[edit]

The quality of all diesel, petrol and other fuels is state-controlled at all petrol stations using the marking technique approved by the EU. The quality of fuel is in accordance with current EU standards.

Safety and Security Considerations[edit]

Driving at night[edit]

Discuss driving at night and if it should it be avoided. Mention why.

Vehicle parking[edit]

Discuss if vehicles can be parked on the street, if they are considered "safe" at night. If vehicles can not be parked on the street, list the other options that exist.

Special driving considerations[edit]

A List of special things to be careful of (i.e. Unsigned speed bumps, abnormal road rules, people or animals on the road, etc.).
List any roads that are not recommended to drive for safety or other security reasons.

Security advisories and information[edit]

Camping in Serbia[edit]

Describe if organized "pay" camping is common. List the facilities commonly found at these campsites.
List the approximate average price range of camping in organized campgrounds.
Also discuss the possibility of "wild" or "roadside" camping. How common is it? Is it considered safe, or a bad idea.

Camping guide books[edit]

List and link to books specifically for camping.

Drinking water[edit]

Tap water is safe for drinking and all other uses. The average bottled water price is about 0.5 to 1 EUR per 1L


Paper maps[edit]

Reise Know-How are amoung the best paper maps. Purchase paper maps before arriving in Serbia

Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-herzegov...
Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-herzegov...
by Reise Knowhow
From $12.95 on Amazon
Europe Executive [tubed] (national Geographic Referenc...
Europe Executive [tubed] (national Geographic Referenc...
by National Geographic Maps - Reference
From $14.07 on Amazon
Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-herzegov...
Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-herzegov...
by Reise Knowhow
From $12.95 on Amazon
Lonely Planet Europe (travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Europe (travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet, Alexis Averbuck, James Bainbridge, ...
From $11.99 on Amazon

GPS Maps of Serbia[edit]

Review different GPS companies, quality and coverage (Tomtom, Garmin, OSM, Tracks4Africa). (with links to each).

GPS co-ordinates for camping, propane, gas, repairs, etc. in Serbia[edit]

  • iOverlander is a website and iPhone application designed by Overlanders, for Overlanders. It contains GPS co-ordinates and reviews for camping, hotels, propane, water, mechanics, borders and much more.

Link to sites that have a list of GPS co-ordinates (or directions) for camping locations (including "wild" campsites), propane filling, gas stations, repair shops, places of interest, etc.

Special Overland Travel interests[edit]

List any special items / places that are popular with Overlanders

Vehicle Maintenance[edit]


4x4s / Trucks


Local Garages[edit]

Add known good mechanics here.

Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Serbia[edit]

Describe how a foreigner can buy a vehicle. List any difficulties or limitations on where the vehicle can be driven.

Describe how a foreigner can sell a foreign-plated vehicle, or list not possible.'


Links to the source of any information - blogs or discussion forums, etc.

Helpful External links[edit]

Add any helpful external links here.