Travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia Herzegovina: travel information, currency

Formalities, visas

ID cards

Entry into Bosnia-Herzegovina is possible with a valid passport, ID card, child ID card or entry in a parent’s passport. A visa is not required. The pass must be valid for at least 3 months. Tourists can only enter the country if they have a return ticket and enough money to pay for their own stay. The green insurance card must be present when taking a car.

Foreign nationals have to report to the police 24 hours after entering the country in Sarajevo

Foreigners Department of the Cantonal Interior Ministry Sarajevo

Zmaja od Bosne 9

71000 Sarajevo

Tel: 00387- (0) 33- 664.211

Mon-Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In the case of hotel accommodation, the hotel reports visitors to the police. Since December 15, 2010, citizens of the country can enter Germany without a visa.

Local currency, foreign exchange, customs regulations

National currency The national currency of Bosnia-Herzegovina has been the convertible mark (KM/BAM) since June 1998.

1 convertible marka = 100 fening

The convertible mark has been linked to the euro (EUR 1 = 1.95583 KM) since 2002.

  • Import and export of the national currencyOnly 200,000 KM of the national currency may be imported and exported.
  • Import and export of foreign currenciesThere are no restrictions on the import and export of foreign currencies.

Customs regulations

The following articles can be imported into Bosnia-Herzegovina duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 20 cigars or 200 g tobacco
  • 1 liter of alcoholic beverages
  • Perfume for personal use
  • Gifts worth up to € 77

Electronic devices must be declared upon import and proof of re-export must be provided. Foreign currencies can be declared. However, this is not expressly required.

How do you get to Bosnia-Herzegovina?


Bosnia-Herzegovina has one international airport: Sarajevo (SJJ) is 10 km south of Sarajevo. Sarajevo Airport is served by Air Bosna, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Adria Airways, Lufthansa, Croatia Airlines, Malev Hungarian Airlines and Turkish Airlines. The airport fee is $ 12.


There are still no connections abroad as the rail network was badly damaged in the war. However, it is being rebuilt.


There are regular bus connections between Sarajevo and some Eastern and Central European cities. For example, there are regular Eurolines buses to Bosnia-Herzegovina (Internet: to the following stations: Banja Luka, Gradska, Bugojno, Donj Vakuf, Jablanica Jajce, Kakanj Mostar, Sarajevo Visoko, Zenica.


Many roads are still damaged but are gradually being repaired. However, there are paved roads to Zagreb and Osijek in Croatia, Belgrade (Serbia) and Podgorica (Montenegro).

Travel in the country


addition to the international airport in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina has two more airports in Mostar (OMO) and Banja Luka (BNX).


Bosnia-Herzegovina has a rail network of around 1,030 km. The rail connection between the Bosniak-Croatian Federation and the Serbian Republic has now been restored.

Road network

Bosnia-Herzegovina has a road network of approx. 21,850 km. However, only about half of this is paved. Many roads are in very poor condition. There are still a large number of land mines in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The main roads all run through Sarajevo. There are connections to Banja Luka, Doboj, Zvornik, Mostar, the Adriatic coast and Foca.


The main sea ports are: Bosanska Gradiska, Bosanski Brod, Bosanski Samac, Brcko. Inland navigation is available on many rivers and canals.

Traffic rules

Special regulations

It is mandatory to have a tow rope and a set of replacement bulbs in the vehicle. to carry with you.

Blood alcohol limits

The blood alcohol limit is 0.5.

International license plate

According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate of Bosnia-Herzegovina is:


Infectious diseases

In Bosnia-Herzegovina, the following infectious diseases are to be expected in Germany and Central and Northern Europe:

  • Lyme disease, from tick bites.
  • Intestinal infections caused by contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
  • Early summer meningo encephalitis mainly as a result of tick bites.
  • Hepatitis A and B. However, infection with hepatitis B is only to be expected in people who may come into contact with blood or those who seek sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio
  • Rabies, only in people who come into contact with vector animals such as dogs, cats, foxes or bats.
  • Typhus. However, there is only a risk of infection for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to Bosnia-Herzegovina, the following vaccinations recommended:

  • Diphtheria. A vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Hepatitis A and B. A vaccination against hepatitis B is only necessary for people who may come into contact with blood or for those who are looking for sexual contact.
  • Polio, polio. A vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Tetanus. A vaccination against tetanus should always exist, also in the home country
  • Rabies, only in high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals

Vaccination requirements There are no vaccination requirements when entering or staying in the country.

Hazards and current warning notices

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizen Service

Tel.: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Embassies and Consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Bosnia and Herzegovina embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Representations of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Germany

The building in which the embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina is located is a beautiful villa on the corner of Ibsenstrasse and Stavangerstrasse in the Pankow district of Berlin. Ibsenstrasse is a cross street from Gotenstrasse, which in turn branches off from Bornholmerstrasse. The street is located in a quiet middle-class area in the Berlin-Pankow district. The embassies of Cuba, Ghana, Eritrea, Cape Verde and Moldova are in the vicinity of the embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Embassy in Berlin

Ibsenstrasse 14

10439 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 81 47 12 10

Consulate General in Frankfurt

Mendelsohnstrasse 69

60325 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 90 74 86 40

Fax: 0049 – (0) 69 – 90 74 86 427

Consulate General in Munich

Karlstrasse 60

80833 Munich

Tel: 0049 – (0) 89 – 98 28 064


Consulate General in Stuttgart

Olgastraße 97 B

70180 Stuttgart

Tel: 0049 – (0) 711 – 25 38 39 23

Honorary Consulate in Leipzig

Thomaskirchhof 20

04109 Leipzig

Tel: 0049 – (0) 341 – 22 55 896


German representations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Embassy in Sarajevo

71000 Sarajevo

Tel: 00387 – (O) 33 – 56 53 00



Austrian representations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Embassy in Sarajewo

Dzidzikovac 7

71000 Sarajewo

Tel: 00387 – (0) 33 – 279 400



Representations of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Austria

Embassy in Vienna

Tivoligasse 54

1120 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 811 85 55



Honorary Consulate in Graz

Eißlgasse 4

8047 Graz

Tel: +43 – (0) 664 – 30 40 400


Swiss representations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Embassy in Sarajevo

Josipa Stadlera 15

71000 Sarajevo

Tel: 00387 – (0) 33 – 275 850



Representations of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Switzerland

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Muri

Thorackerstrasse 3

3074 Muri bei Bern

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 351 10 51/-52


Consulate in Zurich

Bleicherweg 64A

8002 Zurich

Tel: 0041 – (0) 44 – 201 14 11


Travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina