Overland Serbia Travel
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Entering Serbia with a Car or Motorbike
Correct as of: (date last confirmed correct)
List the paperwork required to enter with a vehicle, including number of copies
Process at border
(For people, see Serbia Visa and Passport requirements at the World Travel Guide)
Briefly describe the process at the border to enter with a vehicle
Cost of entry
State the cost for a vehicle to enter
Permitted length of stay
State the permitted length of entry for the vehicle
Extension of stay
Describe the process to extend the permitted length of entry for the vehicle, if possible.
Storing a vehicle and temporarily leaving the country
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
Describe the paperwork requirements and process at the border to exit.
Driving in Serbia
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 insurance
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 insurance
Describe where insurance can be purchased.
State the kind of driving licenses required. i.e. International Driving Permit.
Driving side of road
Serbia is a right-hand traffic country.
Mandatory items in vehicle
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
Give a brief description of the general road quality. Mention if one way streets are common.
Briefly describe the overall quality & existence of road signs for directions and hazards.
List the frequency and approximate price of toll roads.
Bribery in Serbia
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
List the entry requirements and anything else required to travel with a pet.
Gas and Diesel price in Serbia
Last updated: May 2011
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Modify the table below as required. List the octane rating of gasoline and the sulfur content of diesel if known
|Regular (95)||€1.40 EUR per Liter|
|Super (98)||€1.54 EUR per Liter|
|Diesel||€1.39 EUR per Liter|
Link to external websites with price & quality information, if available.
Gas and Diesel Availability / Frequency
Briefly describe if gas shortages are known to occur.
Also state the approximate average distance between gas stations. This is a very rough estimate.
Gas and Diesel Quality
Discuss if gasoline / diesel considered "clean" or "dirty", and generally high or low quality.
State the sulfur content of diesel, if known.
Safety and Security Considerations
Driving at night
Discuss driving at night and if it should it be avoided. Mention why.
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
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
- Country Specific Information - U.S. Department of State
- Travel Reports and Warnings - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
- Travel advice by country - Foreign and Commonwealth office (U.K.)
- Travel Advice for Serbia - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Camping in Serbia
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
List and link to books specifically for camping.
Describe if the regular tap water is safe to drink. If not, describe where safe water can be purchased and the approximate average price range.
Description of the best paper maps and where to purchase them.
GPS Maps of Serbia
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
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
List any special items / places that are popular with Overlanders
Travel Guide Books
List good travel guide books (not necessarily Overland related.
4x4s / Trucks
- Toyota Global Dealer Locator
- Land Rover International Dealer Locator
- Mercedes Benz International (select country on bottom right)
- Jeep International site locator
Add known good mechanics here.
Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Serbia
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.
Add any helpful external links here.