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Serbian dinar

The monetary unit is the Dinar (RSD) - 1 Dinar = 100 Para. Coins: 50 Para, 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 Dinar and banknotes are 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 and 5000 Dinar.

Power supply: 220 V, 50 Hz

Banks & Postal service: Most banks and post offices are open from 08.00 a.m. to 07.00 p.m. on weekdays and from 08.00 a.m. to  03.00 p.m. on Saturdays. On Sundays there is usually a designated bank or post office that maintains needed services.

Hotels and accommodation: 295 hotels, 87 motels, 344 vacation complexes, mountains lodges and other accommodation facilities. Total number of beds is 88.598 (37.234 in hotels).

Shops: Food shops typically open at 06.00 a.m. and work until 09.00 p.m., both weekdays and Saturdays. Sundays they typically operate from 06.00 a.m. to 03.00 p.m. Everywhere, there are stores open 24 hours a day. Markets are opened every day from 06.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.

Credit cards: International credit cards Visa, Master Card, Diners and others are accepted in the majority of stores, hotels and restaurants.

Medical care: Hospitals and out-patient clinics typically work 24 hours a day. Private medical practices are common and emergency medical service is available everywhere 24 hours a day. Pharmacies are opened from 08.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m. on working days and on Saturdays from 08.00 a.m. to 03.00 p.m. Each city has a pharmacy that is open on Sundays and throughout the night.

Telephones: To call Serbia from outside, the country code is +381. City codes are: Belgrade (0)11, Novi Sad (0)21, Niš (0)18 etc. For the international calls from Serbia dial 00 + code of the desired country + code for the city.

Internet: Serbia has 1.6 million Internet users. Internet cafes are common in urban centers. Internet country code is .rs, with former country code .yu being phased out in 2007.

Important phone numbers:
Police: 92
Fire service: 93
Medical emergency: 94
Help on the road: 987

Holidays-non working days:
January 1 & 2 - New Year
January 7 - first day of Orthodox Christmas
February 15 - Statehood Day of the Republic Serbia
May 1 & 2 - International Labor Day
Orthodox Easter - from Good Friday to the second day of Easter.
On non-working holidays only shops and institutions on duty are open.
Believers are entitled not to work on their religious holidays, depending on their religion.

Holidays but working days:
January 27 (St. Sava) - Spirituality Day
May 9 - Victory Day
June 28- St. Vitus Day

Source: National tourism organization of Serbia
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