"Early Spring Sunset over Sarajevo" by Iain Hinchliffe via Flickr Creative Commons

Generally, EU citizens and neighboring nationalities can enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with only a passport or a national identity card, and stay for up to 90 days. Foreign nationals from North, Central, and South American territories, including the United States and a handful of Asian countries, can likewise enter the country visa-free for up to 90 days with a passport. Tourists of other nationalities will have to acquire a visa from the Bosnian and Herzegovinian consulate or embassy in their respective country.

Health and Safety

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a delightful and safe country to explore. However, you should take certain precautions. Your travel and health insurance should be in place before traveling. It is best to get immunized against tuberculosis and hepatitis B, and to prevent against tick-borne encephalitis by checking carefully after forest walks. Tap water is potable and of high quality throughout the country. Food hygiene is also of high standard, even in small shops in the old town of Sarajevo.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the safest places to visit in Europe. However, there are threats of land mines in remote country areas and abandoned villages. Stay away from taped areas, former confrontation lines and rural regions not frequented by travelers. Violence and even petty crimes are virtually nonexistent and visitors can freely walk without worrying about their safety at any time of the day. Just use common sense when returning to your hotel at night.

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