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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (March 6, 2020)
March 6, 2020

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (06-March-2020)

Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China. The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide.

On March 5, 2020, the Minister of Health for the Republika Srpska announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city of Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, BiH.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
  • Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.