Bosnia and Herzegovina

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. COVID test result is required unless you are either recovered or vaccinated.
Quarantine is not required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

+36 New COVID cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina
+2 New COVID deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina
% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 18 September 2021

Basic facts about Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a small country located in Southern Europe. The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is Sarajevo and the most spoken language is Bosnian. The national currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark (BAM).

What taxi apps are available in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark (BAM)Official currency
1 EUR~1.95 BAM
1 USD~1.85 BAM

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

There are 2 common plug types used in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Currently, citizens of 101 countries can enter Bosnia and Herzegovina without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Data last reviewed on: 18 September 2021

Is it safe in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 19, 2022, the risk level for Bosnia and Herzegovina was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in Bosnia and Herzegovina

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Bosnia and Herzegovina?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 17.


  • 2 litres of table wine
  • 1 litre of liquour or spirits with more than 22% of alcohol (of 2 litres of strong wine, champagne or any other beverage)


  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 250 grams of tobacco

Data last reviewed on: 18 September 2021

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