Travel information for participants from abroad
Travel to Belgrade:
Belgrade Airport "Nikola Tesla" is located some 20 km from the City of Belgrade. There is a shuttle bus service from/to airport to/from the city Terminal in front of the Hotel "Slavija", and a regular bus line 72 to/from the city center (Zeleni venac). Taxis and international car rental services are available at the airport, as well as in the city. There is a regular rail and bus service from major European cities to Belgrade. You can also come to Belgrade by car using highways E70 and E75.Belgrade map:
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For the citizens of most European countries, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most of South America countries an entry visa is not required. In some cases an invitation letter might be necessary; it can be sent, upon request, by LOC. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the nearest Serbian consular Office in their countries for information about visa requirements. You can also check the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. A valid passport is required in all cases.Language:
Serbian is the official language, while both Cyrillic and Latin alphabets are in use. English is spoken by many people, and especially by the members of staff in hotels, tourist offices and airport.Money:
Serbian currency is the dinar. Circulating money includes banknotes in denomination of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 dinars, and coins in denomination of 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dinar. Currently, the rate of exchange lingers around 115 dinars per euro (85 dinars per US dollar; 140 dinars per pound sterling - check the latest National Bank of Serbia's official exchange rates). Participants may exchange their convertible currencies for dinars in all hotels, banks, exchange offices, travel agencies and airport. The rates are very similar across different exchange offices. Major international credit cards such as Visa, Master Card, American Express and Diners Club are generally accepted by hotels, airlines, travel agencies, restaurants and many department stores and shops.Time:
In September, Central European Summer time is in use, meaning GMT +2. Weather and clothes:
The weather in September is likely to be fairly mild, with perhaps very rare showers. The most suitable clothing for this time of the year would be light-weight clothes.Main astronomical institutions in Belgrade:
- Astronomical Observatory, Volgina 7, 11160 Belgrade 74, Serbia, Tel: + 381 11 2419-553
- Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, Tel +381 11 2027-825
- Public Observatory, Kalemegdan, 11000 Belgrade , Serbia, Tel +381 11 3283-745
For any further information please contact Andjelka Kovačević and Bojan Novaković, LOC chairs: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Have a nice stay in Belgrade!