Fast Facts: Bosnia Herzegovina

Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.

Do I need a passport? What is required for entry?

Please see specific entry requirements provided by our partner, VisaHQ.

In general, to travel abroad, U.S. citizens must have a passport which should be valid for at least six months after your return date. Many countries also require a travel visa for entry. Some countries issue visas upon arrival, but in most cases, you need to obtain visas prior to travel.

More information about passports & visas.

What is the weather like?

Hot summers and cold winters; areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters; mild, rainy winters along coast

Check out the current weather conditions in Bosnia Herzegovina.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

There are no health precautions or requirements to enter Bosnia Herzegovina.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

What is the currency?

The currency in Bosnia Herzegovina is the convertible Mark. Please review the current exchange rate for the convertible Mark.

ATMS are available in most cities (VISA and Maestro).

What items should I shop for?

Visoko and the central Bosnia region are very well known for their leather work. Most towns and cities will have markets and fares where any number of artisans, sellers, and dealers will offer any kind of stock. Different foods are readily available, both fresh and cooked, as well as clothing, jewellery and souvenirs. At the markets you are able to negotiate with the seller, although that may take some practice. Credit cards are not widely accepted.

What are the voltage requirements?

220 volts. Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Can I take my cell phone?

See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.