Bosnia and Herzegovina – Level 3: Reconsider Travel
Reconsider travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Bosnia and Herzegovina due to terrorism and land mines.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
Country Summary: Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.
Minefields and land mines are present throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. While suspected hazardous areas are normally clearly marked, several people are killed or injured each year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Bosnia and Herzegovina due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina:
- See the U.S. Embassy’s web page regarding COVID-19.
- Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.
- Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
- Remain on hard-surfaced roads and stay out of abandoned buildings due to risks from land mines.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- Have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.