Travel advice for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Travel money:

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in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Convertible Marka BAM BAM

Further Information

Credit cards


  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h




220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 3 months or more, return or onward travel ticket as well as proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months. Travelers must register with police within 48 hours upon arrival.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Sarajevo, Josipa Stadlera 15
Tel. +387 33 275 850 / +387 33 272 440 (Visa Section)

Opening hours


8.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)


8.00 - 12.00 h and 17.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 15.00 h (Sat)

  • Swiss driver's license and vehicle registration accepted.

  • International driver's licence recommended.

  • Green international insurance card marked BIH (Bosnia-Herzegovina) mandatory.

  • CH sticker, breakdown triangle, spare headlight bulbs and tow-rope mandatory.

  • Headlights must be on even during the day.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.3 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information


  • It is recommended to drive only along asphalted roads (risk of landmines).

  • Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.

  • Beware of purse snatching, pick pocketing and auto break-ins.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Cultural characteristics

Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

National language

Official language

Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian

Language capabilities

German, English and Italian

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

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While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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