Serbia Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever no
cholera no
typhus no
malaria no
Eat Drink


Medical care according to German standards is not guaranteed in Serbia. Even hospitals do not always have sufficient medication and are sometimes unable to provide adequate medical care to emergency patients. The hygiene leaves i. General. to be desired. Only in the capital Belgrade is there a number of private clinics and practices with satisfactory equipment. The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. In the event of illness, EHIC holders contact a resident doctor or dentist. The costs of the treatment must first be paid on site. The invoice is then submitted to the health insurance company in your home country for reimbursement. The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.

Food and drink

Nationwide there is an increased risk of infection for various infectious diseases (e.g. hepatitis A, typhus, bacterial dysentery, amoebic dysentery, lambliasis, worm diseases), which are transmitted through contaminated food or drinks. Careful drinking water and food hygiene must therefore be ensured. Particular care should be taken when eating pork, as there is a risk of trichinosis disease. Tap water is usually chlorinated and relatively clean, but mild stomach upset may occur. Bottled water is therefore recommended for the first few weeks of your stay. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Across the country, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is also transmitted by ticks. They are mainly found in rural areas in the Danube basin west of Belgrade. In addition to the protective measures mentioned above, a vaccination is also possible. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. rabies occurs. The main carriers are dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. The diseases leishmaniasis and kala azar, which are transmitted by mosquitoes, occur sporadically in the south of Montenegro. An effective mosquito repellent is recommended. West Nile fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs in Serbia. There is no vaccination, effective mosquito repellent is recommended.

Health certificate

A provision that a negative HIV proof is required for entry is rarely used in practice, especially not for tourists.



1 Serbian Dinar = 100 Para (However, Para coins are no longer in circulation.). Currency code: Din, RSD (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 Din. Coins are in denominations of 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Din.

Credit cards

Foreign credit cards, especially Visa and Mastercard, are accepted almost everywhere in major cities and at ATMs.


Girocard The Girocard (formerly EC card) with the Maestro symbol is accepted in Serbia. It can be used at ATMs with the Maestro symbol. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Traveller’s checks can only be cashed at Banca Intesa in larger cities in Serbia.

Bank opening hours

Regionally different, usually Mon-Fri 08:00-19:00, Sat 08:00-12:00. Information on banking is also available from the National Bank of Serbia.

Foreign exchange regulations

The national currency can be imported or exported up to a sum equivalent to €10,000. When importing larger amounts, proof is required that the amount was purchased abroad from a foreign bank (bank certificate). The import of foreign currencies is unlimited, but must be declared from a value of €10,000 so that the amount can be exported again if necessary. The export of foreign currency is limited to the declared imported amount for sums over €10,000.

Currency Exchange

We strongly recommend taking cash (euros) with you and exchanging it on site. Since the euro is no longer an unofficial means of payment in Serbia, sufficient euros should be exchanged for dinars at the border. Cash must be declared upon entry. The national currency cannot be exchanged back for foreign currencies. Currency exchange is easily possible in banks and exchange offices (Menjacnica).


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
RSD DIN 1 EUR = 1.00 Din
1 CHF = 1.19 Din
1 USD = 0.96 Din
EUR 1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €

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