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Last verified: Sunday, 26. January 2020 at 07:22 AM

Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Bosnia and Herzegovina is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.0 / 5

Travelling Bosnia and Herzegovina is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.6 / 5

Bosnia and Herzegovina shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Bosnia and Herzegovina), the Advisory Index is 1.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Serbia (1.7), Croatia with 1.5 and Montenegro with 1.3 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Bosnia and Herzegovina from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Bosnia-Herzegovina due to terrorism and land mines. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/bosinia-and-herzegovina-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det är relativt lugnt i landet, men beredskapsnivån har höjts vid gränserna på grund av terrorhotet. Resenärer uppmanas att hålla sig till bebodda områden och att endast röra sig i naturen tillsammans med en guide. Undvik demonstrationer och massmöten.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BA

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/bosnia-and-herzegovina

Individual rating changes for Bosnia and Herzegovina

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Bosnia and Herzegovina changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Bosnia and Herzegovina with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Bosnia and Herzegovina with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Bosnia and Herzegovina with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Bosnia and Herzegovina with a rating of 2.0.

About Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina with its capital Sarajevo is a country in Europe (Southern Europe), slightly smaller than West Virginia (51,129 km²). The country is located Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Croatia. The climate can be described as hot summers and cold winters; areas of high elevation have short, cool summers and long, severe winters; mild, rainy winters along coast. The landscape is mountains and valleys. With a population of about 4.59 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Sarajevo
Population about 4.59 million
Size 51.129 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than West Virginia
Common languages Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Currency Marka (short: BAM)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +387
Internet Top Level Domain .ba
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BA
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BIH
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 70

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution
  • deforestation and illegal logging
  • inadequate wastewater treatment and flood management facilities
  • land mines left over from the 1992-95 civil strife are a hazard in some areas
  • sites for disposing of urban waste are limited

Natural hazzards

  • destructive earthquakes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aluminum
  2. ammunition
  3. bauxite
  4. coal
  5. domestic appliances
  6. iron ore
  7. lead
  8. manganese
  9. motor vehicle assembly
  10. oil refining

Agriculture products

  1. corn
  2. fruits
  3. livestock
  4. vegetables
  5. wheat

Bosnian/Herzegovinian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Export products

  1. clothing
  2. metals
  3. wood products

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. fuels
  5. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently rated at 2,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Bosnia and Herzegovina is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2020?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

How many travel advisories do you know for Bosnia and Herzegovina?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

What is the size of Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a size of 51,129 km² or 19,741 mi² which is slightly smaller than West Virginia.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.