Useful Information

Planning a trip to Bosnia? We’ve got you covered with our list of practical travel information on visas, customs, climate and more.

Currency

Currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina is called Konvertibile or Bosnian Mark (KM/BAM). 1 Euro=1.95KM. Money can be exchanged in exchange offices or banks, or picked up on one of numerous cash mashines placed all over the country. All major credit cards are accepted in most shops and some restaurants.

The minimum amount of financial resources required for the stay of foreigners on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina is KM 150.00 (or equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency) – for each day of the intended stay.

Medications

Medicine brought into Bosnia for personal use is subject to controls and must be declared on arrival. It is recommended you bring a prescription or letter from your doctor outlining your medical condition and the medicine you are carrying. For more detailed information go to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Vaccinations

You don’t need vaccinations unless you have come from, or have visited, a yellow fever infected country within six days of your arrival. Nonetheless, regulations and medical advice can change at short notice, so check with your doctor and the Bosnian Department of Health before you leave home.

Travel insurance

It is highly recommended to take out a travel insurance policy that covers theft, loss, accidents and medical problems. In the event that you plan to do any adventure sports, such as rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, bungee jumping, motorcycling, skiing, check you are fully covered under your policy. The Bosnian Government has reciprocal health care agreements with some countries through Bosnia’s public-funded health service. Visit the Department of Human Services for more information.

Duty free shopping

You can begin duty free shopping once you’ve purchased your airline ticket. There is a limit on how much you can bring into the country, including the quantities of alcohol and cigarettes. You’ll need to declare goods exceeding this limit at Customs. Also be aware of restrictions on the quantity of fluid you can take on board. Find out more at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Climate

Bosnia’s climate varies widely across the country.

The northern part of the country has a moderate continental climate, with hot summers and cold and snowy winters. The southern partĀ of the country has a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters

Daylight saving

Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour so that evening daylight lasts an hour longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times.

Daylight saving time 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina will start at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 26 and will end at 3:00 AM on Sunday, October 29.

All times are in Central European Time.
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