With the right papers, entering Bosnia and Herzegovina is easy. Procedures at both the borders and the airport are standardized and uncomplicated.

Bosnia and Herzegovina can only be entered with a valid passport, while for some country all you need is ID. EU, American, Australian, Canadian and most of the Latin American citizens do not require a visa to enter the country for stays up to 90 days. Most other countries do not need Visas either, but for those which do, getting one is possible through Bosnian embassies/representations in your (or neighbouring) countries. Fees for visas issued by diplomatic/consular offices:

  • Single entry-exit visas and transit visas 31.00 EUR
  • Multiple entry-exit visas for periods up to 90 days 57.00 EUR
  • Multiple entry-exit visa for periods over 90 days 72.00 EUR

For the full valid list of all countries exempted from visa regime when entering and staying on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina up to 90 days, please visit our Visa exemption wiki page.

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Customs Rules

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a strict customs rules, but as personal belongings are concerned, here are most important laws:

Objects of Negligible Value

  • Goods of a non-commercial nature, including gifts and souvenirs, contained in passengers personal luggage not exceeding a customs value of 200 KM (~100€).
  • Tobacco products: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 250 grams of tobacco.
  • Alcoholic beverages: 2 litres of still table wine, 1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22% volume; or 2 litres of fortified wine, sparkling wine or other liqueurs.
  • Perfumes and toilet water: 60 cc/ml of perfume and 250 cc/ml of toilet water.
  • Travelers under 17 years of age are not entitled to import goods stated above.

Drugs and technical quipment

  • Technical Equipment: proof of belonging (usually a receipt).
  • Pharmaceutical products and Medicaments: doctor’s prescription.

Restricted goods

  • Firearms, explosives, ammunition, live animals, endangered species.

Prohibited goods for import

  • Unlicensed drugs, offensive weapons, counterfeit and pirated goods, meat, milk, and other animal products.

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