Covid-19 Information

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Last updated: 09/28/22

*** Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

As of June 12, 2022, the CDC no longer requires air travelers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.

Country-Specific Information:
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rates the COVID-19 risk assessment for BiH as high.
  • Check local authorities and follow local restrictions regarding indoor mask wearing.
  • Local restrictions are subject to change and vary based on jurisdiction.
COVID-19 Testing:
  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in BiH? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • Private and public clinics throughout BiH perform PCR and serological COVID-19 tests. Payment is due in full at the time of the test and current prices are roughly 100 convertible marks (km) for PCR and 40km for antigen.
  • Turnaround of results and availability of testing appointments vary based on the city yet clinics in most large cities have testing options daily and return results within 24 hours.
  • A list of clinics known to provide COVID-19 testing in BiH can be found on our website here
  • Public Health Centers (Dom Zdravlja) test symptomatic individuals regardless of nationality, free of charge. To arrange a test, contact your canton’s health center for additional guidance.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
  • Has the government of BiH approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in BiH for U.S. citizens to receive? No
    • Eligible individuals (residents and/or persons with local health insurance) can sign up following instructions from their locality.
  • Which vaccines are available in BiH? Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, Sinopharm, Moderna
  • Follow official local sources (also see Local Resources, below) for announcements about vaccines in your area.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
    • As of May 26, 2022, BiH authorities have removed entry restrictions related to COVID-19.
    • The BiH Border Police website has information on entry to the country, visit their website or contact them directly by calling their Operations Center at +387 33 755 300.
    • Requirements and restrictions may change without advance notice.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No.  See above.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
Movement Restrictions:
  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
Quarantine Information:
  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
Transportation Options:
  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Masks may be required on public transit.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
  • The Embassy is unaware of fines related to indoor mask or social distancing guidance, yet recommend that you follow posted guidance.
Consular Operations:
  • Consular operations have returned to normal.
  • Visit our U.S. Citizen Services page or Visa page for details.
  • Please do not attend a consular appointment if you feel ill, have fever, or have tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 10 days.  You are welcome to wear a mask while at the Embassy as a precaution.
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