Travel to Belgrade:
Belgrade Airport "Nikola Tesla" is located some 20 km from the City of Belgrade. There is a JAT 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 direct rail and bus service from major European cities to Belgrade. You can also come to Belgrade by car using highways E70 and E75.
Belgrade City Map (1024x1280, GIF, 240 KB)
For the citizens of practically all European countries, USA, Canada , Australia, New Zealand, most of South America countries (except Brazil) an entry visa is not required. For some Eastern European countries (Russia, Ukraine, etc.) 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.
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.
Serbian currency is the dinar. Circulating money includes banknotes in denomination of 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 dinars, and coins in denomination of 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 dinar and 50 paras (1/100). Currently, the rate of exchange lingers around 80 dinars per euro (55 dinars per US dollar; 110 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.
In October, Central European Summer time is in use, meaning GMT +2.
Weather and clothes:
The weather in October 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:
For any further information please contact Dragana Ilić, LOC chair: email@example.com
Have a nice stay in Belgrade!