- Reviewed: 22 November 2016, 12:38 NZDT
- Still current at: 21 November 2017
There are no significant security risks associated with travel to Serbia, although travellers should be alert to the potential for civil unrest.
Protests and demonstrations occur from time to time in Serbia and occasional unrest along the border with Kosovo remains possible.
New Zealanders are advised to avoid all demonstrations, protests and rallies as they have the potential to turn violent with little warning. New Zealanders are also advised to maintain a high degree of personal security awareness and monitor local developments closely.
There is an underlying threat of terrorism in Serbia. Terrorist groups, including those based in Syria and Iraq, have made threats to conduct attacks across Europe.
New Zealanders in Serbia are advised to keep themselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. We recommend following any instructions issued by the local authorities and exercising vigilance in public places.
Unexploded land mines and munitions left over from the 1999 conflict remain along the border with Kosovo and in southern Serbia. New Zealanders are advised to avoid all off-road travel in these areas and stay on clearly marked paths.
General Travel Advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Serbia should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders in Serbia are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The New Zealand Embassy Rome, Italy is accredited to Serbia
See our regional advice for Europe