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New Zealand Government advice for Serbia

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When travelling to Serbia, you should always get travel insurance in case the worst happens. To help you ensure you travel safely, we have included the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Serbia.

There is some risk to your security in Serbia due to politically-motivated and ethnic violence. The security situation in Serbia is currently calm but has the potential to deteriorate due to risk of politically motivated and inter-ethnic violence.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February 2008. Kosovo’s declaration of independence is an emotive issue in Serbia and we recommend you avoid all demonstrations, protests and rallies as they have the potential to turn violent with little warning. New Zealanders are advised to maintain a high degree of personal security awareness at all times and monitor local developments closely.

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 and stay on clearly marked paths.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Serbia should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.

New Zealanders are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

See our regional advice for Europe

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