Data Last Updated: November 19, 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina has reopened to some EU nationals as of July 17th. A COVID-19 negative test result taken in the last 48 hours is required to enter.
Entry without testing is allowed to residents of neighbouring countries of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
Nonessential businesses, including restaurants, bars, and shopping malls, have reopened, subject to social-distancing requirements.
Most educational facilities remain closed nationwide. Indoor gatherings of up to 100 people and outdoor gatherings of up to 300 people are allowed.
Public transport is operating on a reduced schedule. Individuals must wear a protective face mask when in public and keep at least 2 meters (6.5 feet) away from others. All curfews in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska have been lifted.
Airlines & Transport
The land borders with Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia have reopened, and citizens of these countries may enter the country. The international airports in Sarajevo (SJJ), Tuzla (TZL), Banja Luka (BNX), and Mostar (OMO) have reopened for international commercial flights.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
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Isle of Man
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
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Wallis and Futuna
The government of Bosnia and Herzegovina lifted its travel bans as of July 16, 2020 with some restrictions. The nation has officially reopened its borders for tourism to several countries with testing conditions.
Here are the current COVID-19 entry requirements and restrictions you should be aware about if planning to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Who Can Travel To Bosnia and Herzegovina?
Travelers can enter Bosnia Herzegovina such as nationals and residents returning home, nationals of Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia, citizens, and residents of the EU and Schengen nations.
Here's the list of the countries who can visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, A COVID-19 negative test result taken in the last 48 hours is required to enter. Entry without testing is allowed to residents of neighboring countries of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro.
Can A Third-Party Country Can Enter?
Passenger with a multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by an EU nation, who has spent the last 14-days in an EU/Schengen country, and who has a negative PCR test, maybe granted entry.
That is to say, a great option for American tourists. Because Bosnia and Herzegovina are basing entry on location for the past 14 days and not just on nationality/residency. Certainly granted if they have been in an approved country for the past two weeks.
Entry Requirements For Bosnia and Herzegovina
- All tourists should bring a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours before arrival. However, nationals returning home and Croatian citizens are exempted.
- A valid visa if you are from a country that needed one in order to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Travelers should also have a travel health insurance that covers COVID-19
- Moreover, all arriving passengers should be wearing masks on the inbound flight and at the airport
- Above all, travelers should expect temperature screenings upon arrival
What's Open in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Firstly, Public transport is operating
- Restaurants and bars in Bosnia and Herzegovina are open but under social distancing restrictions
- In addition, most businesses and attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina have re-opened.
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Information for Non-Tourists
Most nonresident foreign nationals are barred from entering the country. Foreign business travelers are permitted to enter, though they require an invitation from a local company and must carry negative COVID-19 test result less than 48 hours old.
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