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Bosnia and Herzegovina is just off the coast of Adriatic Sea. Though it may appear that this country is coastal, it’s actually completed landlocked.
The country has many different cultural elements within its borders. These include spicy cuisine, beautiful landscapes, and different forms of art and literature.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Bosnia and Herzegovina. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Bosnia and Herzegovina: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Yes, any individual traveling to Bosnia and Herzegovina needs a passport. Your passport must have at least three months validity for entry.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Bosnia and Herzegovina has a Mediterranean climate. But, it can get cooler in the mountainous regions.
The coastal city of Mostar has mild winters. Temperatures are in the 40’s in winter and high-80’s in summer. Mostar is also known for its high annual rainfall average. This area sees 60 inches of rainfall a year.
Sarajevo experiences slightly lower temperature averages throughout the year. Winters can have sub-zero temperatures. Summers are more mild inland than they are on the coast with average temperatures in the 60’s.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s crime rate is moderate. But, Sarajevo, experiences significantly more crime than the rest of the country. In the city armed robberies, residential break-ins, vehicle break-ins, and pick-pocketing are common. Avoid wearing backpacks and stay alert at all times especially at night. Do not carry large amounts of money.
Landmines and explosives are still present in some parts of Bosnia. Take extra precautions when traveling in the region.
Soccer is popular in Bosnia. But, fans, both rival and domestic, can become violent because of the outcome of a game. This can result in fights and property damage.
Stari Most is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the city of Mostar. The Stari Most was constructed in 1557 to replacing a wooden suspension bridge. This bridge stood for more than 400 years until it was destroyed in the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993. A replacement bridge was built 11 years later and is attracts tourists from all over the world to this very day.
While the bridge is a sight to behold, it’s famous for the activities that surround the bridge. Each year there is a diving competition that takes place at the Stari Most bridge.
Here are some essential items to consider bringing on your trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina:
All Americans visiting Bosnia should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Bosnia, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Sarajevo
1 Robert C. Frasure Street
Phone: +387 33 704-000
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