International Driving Licenses are recognized throughout Serbia. Car rental companies ask for a valid driving license. For your requests please contact congress secretariat
BANKS AND CURRENCY EXCHANGE
The currency is the Serbian Dinar (RSD). Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or the front desk of your hotel. Local banks are open from 08.30 to 17.00 hours from Monday to Friday. On Sundays only duty banks and post offices are open. All banks and post offices have exchange offices, and payphones. There are also private foreign exchange offices throughout the city that operate between 09.00 to 18.00 hrs. The current exchange rate may be checked on the website of the National Bank of Serbia (http://www.nbs.rs)
All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in Serbia by restaurants, hotels, shops and at the Congress Registration Desks. Cash may be taken from ATMs installed in all major malls, bank branch offices and in public places 365 days in a year, 24 hours a day. Cell phone e-cards and Internet cards may also be purchased in some of these places in official offices of local providers and in some street kiosks.
The climate of Serbia is moderately continental, with localized variations and a gradual change between the seasons. In April is almost the beginning of spring in Serbia. This part of the year is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from16°C to 20°C over the course of the month, exceeding 25°C or dropping below 9°C only one in ten.
The current in Serbia is 220 volts 50Hz. Please contact the reception desk for available converters.
The meeting organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to property belonging to Congress participants (or their accompanying persons) either during the congress meetings and postcongress activities. Please obtain proper travel and health insurance prior to your trip.
Tipping is not mandatory in Serbia. However, it is customary to add 5-10% in restaurants if you are satisfied with the service
Pay phones are available at the conference center as well as in the city. Phone cards are widely available in shops.
The international dialing code for Serbia is 381, and the code for Belgrade is 11 National calls: 0 + city code + telephone number International calls: 00 + country code + city code + telephone number
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Police – 192
Fire-fighters – 193
Ambulance – 194
Registry of international calls – 19011
Orthodox religious holidays and customs – 19822
TIME, ELECTRICITY AND WATER
Belgrade and Serbia are located in the Central European time zone region – GMT +1 and/or GMT +2 as of the last week in the third month until the Saturday prior to the last week of the tenth month
As in most cities of Continental Europe, the electricity voltage in Belgrade is 220V. Electrical outlets are standard European.
Tap water in Belgrade is safe to drink.