Balkan Fungus

3rd Balkan Conference on Medical Mycology and Mycotoxicology

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THE DATE

10-12 October 2024 – Belgrade, Serbia

General Information

Location

Congress will take place in Belgrade- Serbia.
https://www.tob.rs/en

VENUE & DATE

10th – 12th October 2024 Hotel Mona Plaza, Belgrade
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LANGUAGE

Official language of the Conference will be English.

SERBIA

https://www.serbia.travel/en

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Serbia, located in the heart of the Balkans, offers a diverse array of travel options for visitors. Whether you’re arriving by train, airplane, or other means of transportation, exploring Serbia’s rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities is easily accessible.

Transportation:
Serbia is served by several airports, with Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport being the main international gateway. It offers direct flights to major European cities and beyond. Other airports in Serbia include Niš Constantine the Great Airport, offering domestic and international flights, and several regional airports serving smaller cities and towns.
Serbia has a well-developed railway network connecting major cities and towns within the country and offering international connections to neighboring countries. The Serbian Railways (Železnice Srbije) operates regular passenger train services, providing a comfortable and convenient way to travel across the country.
Buses are a popular mode of transportation for traveling within Serbia, offering extensive routes and frequent services between cities and towns. Several bus companies operate intercity and international bus routes, providing an affordable and flexible travel option for visitors.
Renting a car is a convenient way to explore Serbia, especially if you want the flexibility to travel off the beaten path and visit remote destinations. Car rental agencies are available at major airports, train stations, and city centers, offering a wide range of vehicles to suit your needs.
In addition to trains, planes, and buses, Serbia offers various other transportation options, including taxis, ride-sharing services, and cycling. Taxis are readily available in urban areas and can be hailed on the street or booked in advance through mobile apps. Ride-sharing services like Uber and Bolt are also available in select cities, providing another convenient way to get around.

No matter how you choose to travel in Serbia, you’ll find a well-connected and accessible destination with plenty to explore and discover. From historic landmarks and cultural attractions to scenic countryside and outdoor adventures, Serbia offers something for every traveler to enjoy.

LANGUAGE

The official language of Serbia is Serbian. It is the predominant language spoken by the majority of the population and is used in government, education, media, and daily communication. Serbian is a South Slavic language, written in the Cyrillic script, although the Latin script is also commonly used. It is a rich and expressive language with a long literary tradition, and its dialects can vary across different regions of the country. While Serbian is the official language, English is widely spoken, especially in urban areas and among younger generations, making it relatively easy for travelers to communicate and navigate their way around the country.

TIME

Serbia is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich time.
Belgrade 12.00
London 11.00
New York 06.00
Sidney 21.00

In Serbia, Central European Time (CET) is observed throughout most of the year. However, during the summer months, Serbia switches to Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is UTC+2. This shift typically occurs from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October, aligning with daylight saving time. During the rest of the year, Serbia operates on Central European Time (CET), which is UTC+1. It’s worth noting that Serbia’s time zone is synchronized with neighboring countries in the Central European Time Zone, facilitating coordination and travel within the region

VISA

Visa requirements for Serbia depend on your nationality and the purpose and duration of your visit. Citizens of many countries, including the European Union member states, the United States, Canada, Australia, and many others, can enter Serbia visa-free for short stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period for tourism, business, or family visits.
However, visa requirements can change, so it’s essential to verify the latest information with the nearest Serbian embassy or consulate before traveling. For those who require a visa, the application process typically involves completing a visa application form, providing supporting documents, and paying the required fee. Processing times and requirements may vary. Overall, Serbia aims to facilitate travel while maintaining appropriate immigration controls.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia
https://www.mfa.gov.rs/lat/gradjani/ulazak-u-srbiju/vizni-rezim

CURRENCY

The currency in Serbia is the Serbian Dinar (RSD).

CREDIT CARDS, BANKS & POST OFFICES, ATMS

In Serbia, credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are widely accepted, especially in urban areas and tourist destinations. However, it’s advisable to carry some cash for smaller establishments and rural areas.

Banks and post offices are easily accessible throughout the country, offering services like currency exchange, ATM facilities, and international money transfers. They typically operate on weekdays during standard business hours, with some branches possibly offering extended hours, especially in larger cities.
Banks in Serbia typically operate during standard business hours on weekdays, from around 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM or 4:00 PM, with some variations depending on the specific branch and location.

ATMs are widely available in Serbia and accept major international debit and credit cards. They provide 24/7 access to cash withdrawals and other banking services, making it convenient for travelers to manage their finances during their stay.

SHOPS

Weekdays: Most shops and stores in urban areas operate from around 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM or 9:00 PM, with some variations. Larger supermarkets and shopping malls may have longer operating hours, often staying open until 10:00 PM or later.

Weekends: On Saturdays, shops typically have shorter hours compared to weekdays, with many closing around 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM. On Sundays, most stores have limited operating hours or may be closed altogether, especially outside of major cities.

HEALTH

Healthcare facilities in Serbia, including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies, typically operate during standard business hours on weekdays, from around 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM. However, some facilities may offer extended hours for certain services or outpatient appointments.

Emergency medical services, such as hospital emergency departments and ambulance services, operate 24/7 to provide urgent medical care around the clock.

Pharmacies (apoteka) in Serbia usually follow similar operating hours to other healthcare facilities, with most pharmacies open on weekdays from around 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM or 9:00 PM. Some pharmacies may also offer limited hours on weekends, and there are always pharmacies on duty (dežurne apoteke) that operate overnight to provide emergency medication services.

ELECTRICITY & POWER SUPPLY

Electricity is 220 V, 50 Hz. Plugs are the standard continental type with two round pins.

DRESS CODE

Dress code will be smart casual.

CLIMATE

In October, Belgrade, Serbia experiences the transition from late summer to early autumn. Here’s what you can generally expect in terms of climate during October in Belgrade:
The average daytime temperatures in October range from around 10°C to 20°C
October in Belgrade is characterized by mild and pleasant weather, with decreasing chances of rainfall compared to earlier in the year. While the days can still be relatively warm, especially in the early part of the month, nights may feel cooler, particularly towards the end of October.