Bosnia and Herzegovina

Travel Guide

I didn’t know too much about Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) before deciding to come to the Balkans.  There is talk of the war and of “East meeting West” but even then I didn’t have a firm grasp on what I would be stepping into.  Having both Ottoman and Habsburg influences,  this country brings together cultures, religions and politics of al different backgrounds in a beautiful amalgamation that is modern day Bosnia.  This integration isn’t perfect and it is deeply layered in their past, both long ago and much more recent, however, getting to spend time here learning about it all will leave you both more grateful and open minded. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Things to Consider

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Photo by Mockaroon on Unsplash

When to go 

High season is July and August . May, June and September are best for hiking since temps are cooler than the peak of summer. Sarajevo can still be fairly colder than expected, even in spring.  February and March are great for winter activities which are cheaper than farther west and offer more daylight than peak winter. 

 

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United Nations on Unsplash

Covid-19 Updates

Aug 21: Borders are open to citizens and residents of Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, EU and Schengen countries with a negative test within the last 48 hours. No language requirement is listed, however, that doesn’t mean there isn’t one. 

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Jason Leung on Unsplash

Money

Official currency: KM Bosnian Mark

Budget: BiH is a very budget friendly place to travel. Budget travelers can enjoy hostels for under €15 but usually under €10 and you can buy burek and other cheap meals for only a Euro or two.  Those looking to upgrade can find apartment and guest houses starting at only €15 and not going up much past €50. 

Credit cards: Accepted in tourist spots and hotels but best to carry cash, especially for smaller purchases.  

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Calvin Hanson on Unsplash

Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Visas

97 jurisdictions can enter visa free for 90 days within 180

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

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Vaccines

None

**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for Bosnia travel specific to your country**

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Anika Mikkelson on Unsplash

Safety 

Exercise Increased Precautions

NEVER go on unmarked paths. Suspected hazardous zones are usually clearly marked but undiscovered landmines are still around

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

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Basic Info

Capital: Sarajevo

Official Languages: Bosnian

Plugs: European plugs with the rounded tips

A Closer Look