Foreign travel advice

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Summary

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.