COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Bosnia & Herzegovina (9 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens may enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Foreign nationals are allowed to enter the country.

Is transit allowed through the country?

  • Yes

  • Transit through Bosnia and Herzegovina is possible. Freight drivers are also allowed to transit.

Is a test certificate accepted?

  • Yes

  • COVID-19 test certificates issued in another country are accepted.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Foreigners over the age of two must have a certificate for a negative COVID-19 PCR test issued within 48 hours prior to arrival at the border crossing point. A full list of exempt travellers can be found here.

  • Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina are not required to have a PCR test certificate.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • No

  • When entering Bosnia and Herzegovina, no quarantine or self-isolation measures are required. All persons are required to follow the instructions and respect all orders of the competent epidemiological and health authorities (social distance, protective masks, hand disinfection, etc.).

  • Based on the above restrictions, all incoming travellers will not be subject to quarantine.

Is vaccination Required

  • No

  • A vaccination for COVID-19 is not required for entry into the country.

Insurance Required

  • No

  • Proof of insurance coverage for COVID-19 expenses is not required to enter the country.

Airline restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Commercial flights are operating.

  • Tuzla (TZL), Sarajevo International Airport (SJJ), Banja Luka (BNX), and Mostar (OMO) are open for passenger traffic.

Border restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Borders are open.

Curfew restrictions

  • Moderate

  • The Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has implemented lockdown measures to counter soaring coronavirus infections. The Sarajevo government imposed a nighttime curfew from 21:00 until 05:00. All bars and restaurants will remain closed, except for food deliveries.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Social distancing is required in public places, including public transportation. Failure to observe public health measures can result in fines.

  • Authorities may fine businesses for inappropriate social distancing, inadequate disinfection, or non-observance of reduced working hours.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Minimal

  • Railways are operating passenger trains on local routes.

  • Public transportation is operating at a reduced level.

  • Masks are required.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • Most businesses are open.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Some hotels and private rental services are open.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurants are closed except for food deliveries.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes

  • Bars are closed except for home deliveries.

Beaches and tourism sites open?

  • Yes

  • The government has opened for tourism.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory. Violators may be fined.


  • All schools and some of the non-essential commercial establishments remain closed.

  • There are limitations on the number of people who can attend public gatherings.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. This information is subject to change as the situation evolves. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Some countries are beginning to remove some restrictions gradually. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.

To reduce the risk of infection by this virus if travelling in or from affected areas:

  • Avoid close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections.

  • Wearing a mask (face covering) is recommended in public places and when social distancing is not possible.

  • Wash hands frequently, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser if soap and water are not available.

  • Travellers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands).

  • Older travellers and those with underlying health issues may be at risk for more severe disease and should discuss travel to affected areas with their healthcare provider.

  • Seek medical attention immediately if symptoms develop after visiting affected areas where transmission is occurring