Located between Croatia and Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina has emerged from a turbulent past to become an enticing alternative to Croatia and Montenegro. From the capital city of Sarajevo, the 1984 Winter Olympics host, to charming river towns like Mostar, there are plenty of attractions for intrepid travelers looking to skip the crowds.
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Currency: Bosnian Convertible Mark (BAM) can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Bosnia & Herzegovina, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as most other European power points (2 circular prongs). Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Europeans.
Official Language: The official languages of Bosnia & Herzegovina are Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian.
Health: There’s a risk of tick-borne encephalitis in forests as well as reported cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been reported in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host.
Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Bosnia.
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