Travel Advice for Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital: Belgrade

Time Zone GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 during the summer)
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 381
IDD: International Direct Dialling is still available as part of the former Yugoslav federation.
Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Police - 92, Fire - 93, Ambulance - 94.
Tourist
Information
Ministry of Commerce and Tourism, Nemanjina 22, 11000 Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Tel: (11) 658 755 Fax (11) 642 148.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all. Return ticket required. NOTE: Due to the current political situation in Yugoslavia requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact the relevant authority such as the Embassy or Foreign and Commonwealth Office for up to date information.
Visa
Information
Most foreign nationals require visas except for citizens from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Italy. Hungary and San Marino.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination Required.
Other Health Risks: Rabies.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink.
Currency New Yugoslav Dinar (Yu D) = 100 paras.
Exchange: German DM and US Dollars are the only currencies of value in the ex-Yugoslav Republics.
Travellers cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of
Living
Relatively cheap when compared with Western Europe. Limited commodities available outside Belgrade. Accommodation is sparse as a consequence of the civil war.
Languages Serb-Croat. Albanian and Hungarian are also spoken in the autonomous regions of Kosovo and Vojvodina respectively.
Weather Serbia has a continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. Montenegro is mainly the same but with Alpine conditions in the mountains.
Electricity 220 volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post Postal services between the former Yugoslav republics have been suspended. Postal services within Serbia are reasonable.
Transport RAIL: Internal rail services are generally poor often overbooked, and unreliable.
ROAD: NOTE: Petrol stations may suffer shortages of fuel although the offer of hard CURRENCY may make otherwise rationed fuel available. Spare parts are difficult to obtain.
COACH: Good, efficient services are used to connect towns.
DOCUMENTATION: Full national driving licence is accepted. Insurance and 'green card' are also necessary.
Special
Information
HIGH RISK: The situation in Yugoslavia is calm at present but the FCO advise caution. Foreign nationals should still not visit Kosovo. For further information see the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Those who intend to travel should ensure they have Deutschmark in hard currency to pay for fuel and tolls.