Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Event: As of March 16, the Bosnian Ministry of Health confirmed twenty-four cases of COVID-19 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Bosnia has barred admission to travelers who have recently visited China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Iran, France, Romania, Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, and Belgium. Visit the website of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina for additional information on these measures. The Border Police and BIHAMK are regularly updating information on border closings. The entity-level governments of the Federation and the Republika Srpska have implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visit the webpages of the Republika Srpska and the Federation of BiH’s Crisis Staff Headquarters for updated information.

Effective March 17, 2020 U.S. Embassy Sarajevo has suspended routine consular services; emergency American Citizen Services including passport issuance and reports of birth abroad continue to be available. Please visit our website for additional information.

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