Bosnia Travel Tips

Know Before You Go: Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

Passports and Visas: it is each travelers responsibility to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure and a visa if required. Please check the information at our Visa Page for the specific country/region you are visiting for more details. Passengers who are not U.S. citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what personal identification is required. Passport applications are available at most U.S. Post Offices, as well as at regional Passport Agencies.

Trip Preparation: A little pre-planning can make your trip go a lot smoother. Several weeks before your trip, make a list of what you&rsquoll need to take with you. Make sure your personal documents (passports, visas) are in order and that you have enough prescription medications to last through the trip.

Health Information: Check with your personal physician for the latest overseas travel health information, or contact the Center for Disease Control&rsquos travelers&rsquo hotline at 404-332-4559, web site

Climate & Clothing: Bosnia - Spring and Autumn: 50-60ºF Summer: 60-70ºF Winter: 30-40ºF. Bring comfortable shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops)

Currency: Bosnia - The convertible mark is the currency of Bosnia. Bank opening hours are typically Monday through Friday, 8 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. ATM machines can be found in both large and small cities

US Customs & Shopping: Bosnia - Favorite items to buy in Bosnia include woodcarvings, ceramics, brass coffee-pots, handmade carpets, woolen items, wines, folk-art, tapestries, embroidery and leather pieces. Stores open early in the morning and remain open until 8:00 pm, while shopping centres are open until 10:00 pm.

Local Emergency Phone Numbers:

  • Ambulance: 94
  • Fire: 93
  • Police: 92

Languages: Bosnia - Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian are the local languages. Limited English is also spoken in tourist areas.

Electricity: Please note: The U.S. uses 120 volts and you can purchase a converter and transformer at most hardware stores for your 120V appliances.

Bosnia - The voltage used is 220 volt.