American and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended return date in order to enter and depart Bosnia.Each traveler is responsible for ensuring that his/her passport is up to date. Citizens of other nationalities should check with respective authorities before departure. Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from the original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed the replacement process should you lose your passport.
Both Canadian and American citizens traveling on regular passports for business or tourist purposes do not need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. Please note that if you are staying longer than 90 days, obtaining a visa is your responsibility. This may be different for citizens of other countries. These requirements change often and therefore it is recommended that you check with the Embassy of Bosnia
and Herzegovina for the most up- to-date information.
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Cancelation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended. Though health care in Bosnia is generally decent, some medical facilities don’t meet US standards, and insurance can safeguard against in-country medical emergencies as well as lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty medical bill.
We always recommend that you see a doctor or health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. They will best determine your vaccination and medication needs based on your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, planned activities and up-to-the-minute requirement changes. For all vaccinations and health requirements, we also recommend that you consult the World Health Organization (WHO): http://www.who.int or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://wwwnc.cdc.gov.
If there are any medical items that are essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. While non-prescription drugs such as aspirin are generally available, it is difficult to replace prescription items.
Bosnia generally experiences hot summers and cold winters. Southern and western parts of the country have a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and very warm summers. In mountainous areas the summers are shorter and winter weather is more severe.
For up-to-date forecasts, check www.weather.com.
Electricity: Electricity in Bosnia is provided at 220V/50Hz (European plug). If you are using a Canadian or American appliance, an adapter is needed.
Phone: Mobile coverage is good throughout the country. Check with your phone company if there are roaming agreements before your departure.
Internet: Internet access is widely available. Broadband internet is available and internet can be accessed with your mobile phone. Internet cafes are available in most tourist areas.
Please note that Wi-Fi and internet service provided in properties is at the discretion of each establishment and Kensington Tours has no control over this. Please feel free to check with your Sales Consultant before travel if you’d like to know internet set up at each of your properties or contact the properties directly so you are aware of their internet policy if this is important to you. You may like to speak to your internet provider prior to travel to arrange a roaming package
There are two sets of KM banknotes, with distinct designs for the Federation and the Republic of Srpska (two different parts of Bosnia). However, both sets are valid anywhere in the country. Before you leave the country, be sure to convert back any unused KM into something common (Euros or dollars) as most other countries will not exchange KM.
All cities have ATMs where you can withdraw money with cheap commission rates, although there are also plenty of banks where you can change money.
For current exchange rates please visit www.xe.com
Language: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
Currency: Marka (KM)
Religion: Muslim 40%, Orthodox Christians 31%, Roman Catholic 15%, other (mostly nonreligious) 14%
Time Zone: UTC +1
Electricity: 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Telephone: Country code for calling is +387
Calling North America: Dial 001 plus area code and your 7-digit number
Emergency numbers in Bosnia: Call 112 for emergency, 122 for police, 123 for fire department and 124 for ambulance