Tap Water Safety in Serbia

Last Update9:55 pm, May 8, 2020

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Can you drink the tap water in Serbia?

The US Center for Disease Control's travel advisory recommends avoiding tap water and drinking bottled or disinfected water in Serbia (source). Like all countries though, water accessibility, sanitation, and treatment vary widely from location to location, so we encourage looking for specific city information.

What do people in Serbia think about the tap water?

Serbia’s tap water is safe for drinking, as is the fresh spring water often found at monasteries. Bottled water is sold everywhere.

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Tap water is perfectly safe to drink, and mainly of a good quality, too. If the water looks cloudy, it's because of air bubbles in the water. It's safe to drink, but you can also let it sit for a few seconds and watch the air bubbles clear up.

How do People In Serbia Rate The Tap Water?

Travellers and residents of Serbia have rated the water quality and pollution as follows, according to subjective survey data. A score of 100% is considered very high, and a score of 0% is very low. Please be cautious that "moderate to very high" water pollution is bad and the higher the rate of water quality the better.

Tap water ratings

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 35% Low
  • Water Pollution 51% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 65% High
  • Water Quality 49% Moderate

Reminder

Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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