Foreign travel advice

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Terrorism

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.

On 18 November 2015, a gunman shot and killed 2 Bosnian soldiers and wounded another in a betting shop in the Rajlovac area of Sarajevo, north-west of the main centre. As he left the betting shop, the gunman also opened fire on a public bus injuring 3 passengers. The Bosnian authorities have classified the attack as terrorism.

The Bosnian government is treating an attack by a gunman on 27 April 2015 at a police station in Zvornik in which 1 police officer was killed and 2 others injured as a terrorist incident.

There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.

Find out more about the global threat from terrorism, how to minimise your risk and what to do in the event of a terrorist attack.