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Here you can find main explanations about our organizations and services in charge for incoming tourism and promoting Serbia as a tourist destination, such as National Tourist Organization of Serbia and JAT Airways, Airline Company.

Then, you can inform yourself about general customs formalities and all necessary documentation needed for visa. The only thing that lefts a well informed and good prepared passenger is to enjoy in his destination.

National Tourism Organization of Serbia (NTOS)
NTOS and JAT Airways Tourist Information Centres Abroad
Tourist information centres in Serbia
Foreign Embasy's in Belgrade
Customs Formalities of Republic Serbia
Visas and Passports

Information
NTOS and JAT Airways Tourist Information Centers Abroad
Amsterdam / Netherlands
Jan Luykenstraat 12 1071 CM Amsterdam
99 31 20/662 7759, 675 1411, 671 4144
Faks: 99 31 20/673 7446

Atina / Greece
Voucourestiou 4, 10654 Athens
99 30 1/322 8067, 322 6372, 327 6492, 322 3675, 323 6492
Faks: 99 30 1/322 6653
JAT-Athens@otenet.gr

Berlin / Germany
Kurfuerstenstr. 126/II, 10785 Berlin, room 414
99 49 30/213 2003, 217 7362
Faks: 99 49 30/218 5514
jat-berlin@t-online.de

Frankfurt / Germany
Hochstr. 48/1, 60313 Frankfurt/M
99 49/69/20 756, 20 956
Faks: 99 49/69/284 263
jatfrankfurt@aol.com

London / Great Britain
7 Dering Street London W1S 1AE
99 44 207/629 2007
Faks: 99 44 207/629 6500
sales@jatlondon.com

Milano / Italy
Via Pantano 2/III
99 39 02/866 859
Faks: 99 39 02/865 271

Moskva / Russian Federation
Kuznjecki Most 3
99 70 95/921 2846, 928 2101
Faks: 99 70 95/292 3857

Pariz / France
75008, 11 Rue Vignon
99 33 142/663 239, 663 257
Faks: 99 33 142/680 389

Tel Aviv / Israel
23 Ben Yehuda St.
999 723 7951 349
Faks: 999 723 7951 330
jat@open-sky.co.il

Beč / Austria
Kruger strasse 2/7, 1010 Vienna
99 431/512 3657, 512 3658, 512 3659
Faks: 99 431/512 3657 15
jat@vienna.at
Cirih / Switzerland
Limmata Vai 6 2/II, 8001 Zurich
99 41 1 258 8787
Faks: 99 41 1 258 8788
NTOS tourists informations centres in Serbia
Tourists informations centres of National tourist organization of Serbia (NTO/TOS) and Automotive Association of Serbia (AMSS) on international border crossings in Serbia:

Hungary:
- Bački Breg, tel. 025 809 427
- Kelebija, tel. 024 789 502
- Horgoš, tel. 024 792 427

Romania:
- Vatin, tel. 013 823 102
- Kaluđerovo, tel. 013 848 022

FYROM (Macedonia):
- Preševo, tel. 017 666 056

Croatia:
- Batrovci, tel. 022 733 001
- Bezdan, tel. 025 81 969

Bosnia and Herzegovina:
- Sremska Rača, tel. 022 267 832/lok. 110
- Badovinci, tel. 015 425 103
- Trbušnica, tel. 015 874 344
- Mali Zvornik, tel. 015 471
National Tourism Organization of Serbia

Decanska 8a/V, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
+381 11/ 32 32 586
office@serbia.travel
www.serbia-tourism.org
www.serbia.travel

Customs Formalities of Republic Serbia
It is the obligation of each traveler to show on crossing the customs line, at the request of the customs officer, all articles that he/she is bringing into the country. If on the occasion of declaring or showing of goods to the customs officers the goods whose import is banned are found the import thereof will not be allowed; the person importing such goods will be ordered to return them abroad, and warned that the goods will be confiscated unless returned abroad within the fixed period of time.

Failure to declare goods to the customs officer on crossing the customs line constitutes a breach of customs regulations. In addition to a fine, the protective measure of confiscation of goods may be pronounced by the Customs Offences Commission if the offender has not met the requirements for importing these goods or if they are imported for another person.

Import of goods

Foreign visitors are entitled to import into Serbia, without payment of customs duty and other charges, articles for their personal use while on a trip (personal luggage) regardless of whether these items are carried with them or transported by a carrier.

Articles considered to serve for the personal use of travelers coming from abroad are clothes, shoes, toiletries, etc., in quantities needed by the traveler concerned in view of his/her occupation, season, purpose of trip, duration and other circumstances of the trip and stay in Serbia.

In accordance with the Convention on Customs Privileges in Tourism, the personal luggage being brought in by the traveler may include one liter of wine, 3/4 liter of a strong alcoholic drink and 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, 1/4 liter of eau de cologne or a smaller quantity of perfume as well as the usual quantity of medicine provided that the traveler declared that such a medicine is needed for his/her personal use. The usual quantity means as a rule one to three packs of medicine, or the quantity deemed to be adequate for personal use.

Foreign travelers - tourists coming to Serbia for a temporary stay may bring in temporarily, in addition to items of their personal luggage, also the following articles needed by them during their temporary stay in Serbia:

Personal jewelers,

Items made of fine fur,

(two) cameras,

(one) film camera (up to 16 mm) or a video camera,

A pair of binoculars,

(one) portable musical instrument,

(one) portable gramophone,

(one) portable radio set with or without a cassette-player

(one) portable tape-recorder,

(one) cassette-player,

(one) portable typewriter,

(one) pocket electronic calculator,

Camping equipment (tent, etc.),

(one) bicycle with or without engine,

Various types of sports equipment, one item of each (sports boat),

Passenger car with or without trailer,

Motorcycle with or without trailer,

Road freight motor vehicle with foreign registration plates,

Camp caravan on wheels

Camp trailer

Yacht, sailboat or other pleasure craft

(one) portable TV set with or without video recorder,

(one) portable personal computer.

Foreign visitors are obliged to declare these items to the customs authorities on their entry into Serbia. It is equally their obligation to take these items out of the country when leaving the territory of Serbia.

In addition to the above listed items foreign visitors may temporarily import other items intended for their personal use while on a trip. They are obliged to declare at the customs these additional items in written form by including them into the list of items temporarily brought into the country.

All items will be placed on the list one by one, including the type and quantity, with an indication of all characteristic features on the basis of which it is possible to identify them on returning them abroad (brand, type, factory number, etc.). The customs officer will compare the details in the list with the goods, and certify the correctly made up list affixing the official seal and his signature. A copy thereof will be retained by the customs office and the other copy will be handed to the foreign visitor.

The customs officer will make a note in the visitor's passport which means "temporarily imported goods", abbreviated "PUR".

On leaving Serbia and taking out of the country the items temporarily brought in as indicated in the list, the foreign visitor is obliged to submit the list to the exit customs office. Upon establishing the identity of the goods the customs officer will annul the note "PUR" previously inserted in the foreign visitor's passport.

The goods temporarily imported into Serbia, unless returned abroad by the person who brought them into the country on his/her departure from Serbia, are subject to payment of import duties. The customs office concerned will ex officio institute proceedings for the committed offence of customs regulations.

Export of goods

Foreign nationals are entitled to export from Serbia also items not intended for trade if the export of these items is not banned by the law or if no export license issued by the competent authorities is required for the export of such goods.

Items of archaeological, historical or ethnographic value, works of art and other items having scientific or cultural significance (for example gold coins, paintings, antiquities, hunting trophies) may only be exported if an export license has been issued by the competent authorities. Relevant information may be obtained from the city or airport customs offices.

Bringing money into and taking it out of the country

1. Taking Dinar (RSD) in and out of the country

Foreign nationals may take in or out of the country Dinar in the maximum amount of 120,000 per person, in 1,000 bank notes or smaller denominations.

Exceptionally, larger amounts of Dinar may be brought in the country if they are purchased in a foreign bank. The bank receipt produced to the customs authorities must correspond to the amount brought in the country.

2. Taking in and out of the country foreign currency, checks and securities

Foreigner nationals may take out of the country foreign exchange in the amount not exceeding 2,000 Euros, foreign exchange in the amount reported on entering the country as well as foreign exchange withdrawn from his foreign exchange account, i.e. foreign exchange savings account.

Foreigner nationals may take out of the country securities he acquired in line with the regulations in force.

On entering the country, a foreigner nationals is obliged to report foreign exchange taken in the country, filling out a form provided and verified by a customs authority. On the basis of this receipt, a non-resident is entitled to take out of the country the unused amount of the reported foreign exchange. The receipt is valid until he leaves the country for the first time.

Dinar, foreign exchange and checks exceeding the amount proscribed by the Decision of the National Bank of Serbia, as well as securities taken in or out of the country, acquired contrary to...

Bringing weapons into and transit through the country

Bringing of weapons by individuals into, or their transit through, Serbia is prohibited, except for hunting purposes if hunting is organized by Hunters' Association of Serbia.

Radio transmitters

Radio transmitters - amateur radio transmitters may be imported provided a license has been obtained in advance from the competent authorities (Ministry of Transport and Communications of Serbia).

Animals

Animals: individuals, both domestic and foreign, may import animals into Serbia in quantities intended for resale subject to the payment of customs duty and other charges, provided that they posses proof of health condition of the animal, and provided they have obtained at the relevant Serbia border crossing a document issued by the competent Yugoslav authorities confirming that veterinary-sanitary checkup has been made.

Cats and dogs must have a veterinary certificate confirming that they are healthy. It must be certified by the veterinary service in the place of origin or the place from which they come.
Information:

Ministry of Finance-Customs Administration
Bulevar AVNOJ-a 155, 11070 Novi Belgrade
+381 11 694 823, 3115 472
pr@fcs.rs
www.fcs.rs
Visas

Visas and passports

Citizens of the following countries do not need to obtain visas, but they need valid international passports:

a. Nationals provided holding all types of passports: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Holy See (Vatican), Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands,Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Tunisia, United States of America.

b. Nationals provided holding diplomatic, official passports and ordinary passports with indication "on business": Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, DPR Korea, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russian Federation, Ukraine.

c. Nationals provided holding diplomatic and official passports: Ecuador, Guinea, Pakistan, Peru, Turkey.

d. Nationals provided holding diplomatic passports: Egypt

e. Nationals provided holding ordinary passports: Mexico

Foreign nationals visiting Serbia who are required to obtain visas at the diplomatic or consular mission of the Serbia need:

Valid Passport;
Letter of invitation (verified by the competent Serbia authority) or an invitation by a company for a business visit or a receipt or authorized tourist company certifying that the travel arrangement has been paid for (letter of credit or other payment receipt);

Return ticket;
Proof of sufficient funds in hard currency and
Certificate that a health fund shall cover the medical costs in Serbia, if any.
Transit visa applicants are required to obtain the visa for the country they will enter after the transit through Serbia.


Information:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia
Kneza Milosa 24-26, 11000 Belgrade
+381 11 3615 666, 3615 055, Fax: +381 11 3618 366
smipdsik@eunet.yu
www.mfa.gov.rs

 

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