Travel Planning
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Travel Planning
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina at a Glance

Once war-torn, Bosnia and Herzegovinia is now a safe, undiscovered place to travel. Much of the country boasts unique architecture, food and culture as a result of its position squarely between east and west.

Bosnia and Herzegovinia are gaining currency as an exciting place to pursue adventure sports. Whether you enjoy hiking high peaks for mountain views, rafting down Class V rapids or paddling on a tranquil lake, Bosnia and Herzegovinia's lakes, mountains and rivers are filled with natural tranquility. In wintertime, skiers and snowboarders are in for a treat. Ski mountains are just 30km from Sarajevo and are much cheaper than many places in Europe. Reliable snow pack and mountain views make the experience that much more enjoyable. 

If sticking to the city is your preferred way to travel, visit the famous bridge in Mostar, or head to Sarajevo to treat yourself to a variety of museums. 


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Popular Places
  • Mostar Mostar
  • Sarajevo Sarajevo
  • Jajce Jajce
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Sarajevo International Airport
  • Major Airport Mostar International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Bosnia and Herzegovinia if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can research travel requirements in Bosnia and Herzegovinia  by using the  U.S State Department's website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Higher elevation areas and central areas of the county receive cold winter weather and snow. If you come in the winter, be prepared for bad roads and travel delays. Closer to the Adriatic, the country has a Mediterranean climate and will be warmer year round. 

Safety Concerns Un-exploded land mines are a concern in rural areas. Stay on roads and paths and avoid fenced off areas. Ask around for more information on dangerous locations when you travel. Otherwise, take normal security precautions to protect your person and belongings. 

Health Concerns Travelers with asthma or respiratory problems may have trouble with the air quality around Sarajevo. Depending on the nature of your visit, you may want to discuss a Tuberculosis vaccine with a health care provider.  

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