Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel Vaccines and Advice
Despite its turbulent past full of conflict, Bosnia and Herzegovina has decided to turn the page and focus on its future by preserving its cultural and heritage values. You will be sure to find lots of character in this unusual country; its modern-day life full of references to the past. Throughout your journey, you will be able to discover a myriad of wonders from minarets, orthodox and Catholic churches to synagogue walls and Ottoman arts. Its multicultural heritage is further testified through the existence of fortresses and castles. Beyond its historic culture, Bosnia and Herzegovina offers many natural sights. Its principal forests, emerald waters, its karst with caves and canyons, vast pastures and waterfalls are just a few of its many natural wonders. You will also be enchanted by the Sutjeska National Park and its array of natural diversity.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
Contaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Azithromycin/Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Medical Care in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Quality of care is, in general, fairly average in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the city of Sarajevo, failing public hospitals are compensated for by services offered by private professionals. Outside of the capital, the health system needs a great deal of improvement as most of the medical infrastructure was destroyed by the 1992-1995 war. As one the main hospitals of Sarajevo, the Kosevo Hospital offers services for pediatric emergencies. Most surgical operations are also performed at this facility. It is advisable to pack basic medicines because many European brand medicines are not available in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In case of a emergency, you can contact the Institute of Emergency Medical Care at 124 or 611-111.
Is Bosnia and Herzegovina Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Traffic congestion; Poorly maintained roads and vehicles;High rate of death and injury; Extreme weather conditions|
|Public transportation||Reliable and available;Lock doors if using an overnight train|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Bosnia and Herzegovina?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date you expect to leave from Bosnia and Herzegovina. You will not require a visa if staying under 90 days.
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Embassy of Canada to Bosnia and Herzegovina information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Austria (VIENNA)
Laurenzenberg 2, A-1010,
Tel.: 43 (1) 531-38-3000
Fax: 43 (1) 531-38-3910
Email: [email protected]
Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Austria. There is no Canadian government office in Bosnia and Herzegovina.