Bosnia is encouraging of tourism and has kept red tape to a minimum for foreign visitors.

Customs Regulations

Most of Bosnia and Hercegovina's customs rules are closely aligned with the EU as part of the preparation for eventual membership.

Visitors are allowed to bring in tax free:

  • Up to 200 cigarettes
  • 1L of wine or liquor
  • One bottle of perfume

In reality you're likely to find such products cheaper to buy once you have arrived.

If you arrive with pets they'll need a vet's certificate and, for most mammals, proof of rabies inoculation.

There are restrictions on exporting certain artworks and antiques.

Visas

Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days.

Further Information

It's wise to double-check the latest visa requirements by entering your nationality on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (www.mvp.gov.ba). Currently stays of less than 90 days require no visa for citizens of most European and American nations, plus Australia, New Zealand, Israel and several Arab and East Asian countries. If none of the visa-free conditions apply, then check carefully at which specified embassies you are expected to apply (eg that means London or Tripoli for South Africans). Visitors without access to 150KM per day could be refused entry.

Note that you do not need a Bosnia and Hercegovina visa to transit (without stopping) through Neum between Split and Dubrovnik, as long as you have the right to reenter Croatia.