Bosnia and Herzegovina (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 20 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers (with a certificate showing they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival) and travelers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate (for the period of 14 to 180 days prior to arrival) are exempt from the test.
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Quarantine not required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 20.07.2021
1. Passengers must have:
– a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival if arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); or
– a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival if arriving from a country other than Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See); or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 14 days and at most 180 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
– children younger than 18 years and spouses of nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
– nationals of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia arriving directly from the country of nationality;
– children younger than 18 years and spouses of nationals of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia if they arrive directly from the country of nationality;
– passengers returning via Bosnia and Herzegovina to their country of residence;
– passengers with a diplomatic, official or service passport traveling on duty;
– NATO military;
– residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina returning to Bosnia and Herzegovina within 48 hours. They must have been in Croatia, Montenegro or Serbia;
– passengers younger than 7 years if accompanied by their parents or legal guardians who have a:
– negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test result, or
– COVID-19 vaccination certificate; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
2. A completed “Passenger Locator Form” must be presented upon arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

(Article 2)

An alien who meets the conditions for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina prescribed by the Law on Aliens, may enter Bosnia and Herzegovina if he presents one of the following evidence at the border crossing of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

-negative result of PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 virus, who is not older than 48 hours if he comes from European countries, and if he comes from other countries, who is not older than 72 hours before arriving at the border crossing of Bosnia and Herzegovina,

-vaccination certificate for a person who received a second dose of vaccine against COVID-19 more than 14 days from the day of arrival at the border crossing of Bosnia and Herzegovina or was vaccinated with one dose before 14 days and more than the day of arrival at the border crossing of Bosnia and Herzegovina, if it is a vaccine that is received in a single dose,

-a certificate issued by a doctor that he has overcome the disease COVID-19 in the past period from 14 days to 180 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

(Article 3)

Notwithstanding Article 2 of this Decision, aliens who are not required to present a negative test or certificate finding upon entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina are:

-citizens of Montenegro, the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Serbia, when they enter Bosnia and Herzegovina directly from the state of which they are citizens, as well as their minor children and spouses who are citizens of other countries,

-the crew and cabin crew of the aircraft whose final destination is Bosnia and Herzegovina,

-drivers and co-drivers of trucks during the international transport of goods by road, provided that their stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina does not last longer than 12 hours,

-crews of freight trains and ships in international traffic,

-diplomatic and consular staff and staff of international organizations in the performance of their official duties, who must have and present an appropriate valid passport upon entering Bosnia and Herzegovina,

-civil protection services and teams when their entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina is urgent and urgent,

-members of the military forces of the member states of the North Atlantic Treaty and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace and members of the NATO and EUFOR Headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina,

-heads of states and governments and members of their delegations whose arrival and departure from Bosnia and Herzegovina have been announced to the Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina through diplomatic channels or through protocols of the competent body of Bosnia and Herzegovina,

-aliens transiting through the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the purpose of returning to the country of usual residence, without staying in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina,

-a minor alien whose parent is a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as an alien who is the spouse of a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina,

-children under the age of seven traveling accompanied by a parent or guardian, if they have a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 virus, or confirmation of vaccination or that they have overcome COVID-19 disease,

aliens with an approved temporary or permanent residence in Bosnia and Herzegovina, if they return to Bosnia and Herzegovina after leaving and staying only in Montenegro, the Republic of Croatia and / or the Republic of Serbia, provided that the total stay in these countries did not exceed 48 hours from leaving the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is proved by the imprint of the exit or entry stamp in the alien’s travel document,

-foreign citizens of the Republic of Turkey who cross the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina every day in order to carry out works on the construction of the Rača bridge as part of the implementation of the Sarajevo-Belgrade-Sarajevo highway / expressway project. The Ministry of Communications and Transport of BiH will submit to the BiH Border Police a certified list of citizens of the Republic of Turkey who are engaged as contractors for the construction of the Rača Bridge within the project with names, surnames and travel document number with which they cross the BiH border. signed Agreement on cooperation in the implementation of the project highway / highway Sarajevo-Belgrade-Sarajevo (“Official Gazette of BiH – International Agreements”, No. 13/20).

The decision on prescribing additional conditions for the entry of foreigners into BiH does not prescribe the type of PCR or antigen test, or the form of tests or certificates that must be presented at the border crossing at the intended entry into BiH and can be presented in printed or electronic form.

Note : Currently, no quarantine or self-isolation measures are imposed during entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina, while all persons upon entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina are obliged to follow instructions and comply with all orders of competent epidemiological and health authorities (social distance, protective masks, hand disinfection and dr.)

 

Lockdown Details

Shops are largely open although may be operating reduced hours and with social distancing restrictions.

Note that changes could be introduced at short notice and restrictions vary from area to area. Check local regulations for details.
 

Sources

https://ba.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co