Official Travel Advice for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Safety and security section (Road travel) – addition of information about International Driving Permit changes from 28 March 2019
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
Around 9,000 British nationals visit Bosnia and Herzegovina every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
If you are travelling by road, check local information before setting off.
For information on weather conditions, see meteoalarm pages for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Unexploded landmines remain a real danger, particularly in isolated areas in the mountains and countryside. See Local travel
Flooding and landslides in previous years have moved minefields and destroyed some of the minefield markings. For latest updates on mines see the Mine Action Centre website.
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Bosnia and Herzegovina. See Terrorism
The level of crime against foreigners is generally low, but you should beware of pickpockets in cities and on public transport, and take particular care in areas known to be popular with tourists. See Crime
You can contact the emergency services by calling 122 (police), 123 (fire) or 124 (ambulance).
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) doesn’t cover Bosnia and Herzegovina. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance, including cover for evacuation by air ambulance, before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Bosnia and Herzegovina
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 139,000 in 2001
Croatian (official language) 12%
Serbian (official language) 10%