Travel Information Bosnia Y Herzegovina
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- CAPITAL Sarajevo
- GOVERNMENT Federal Democratic Republic
- CURRENCY Convertible Mark (BAM)
- POPULATION 3,531,159 (2013.)
- TOTAL AREA 51,129 sq km
- LANGUAGES Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
- DECIMAL SYSTEM Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time
- TIME ZONE Bosnia and Herzegovina uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C)
- LOCATION Bosnia and Herzegovina is located in Southern Europe
Most popular cities in Bosnia Y Herzegovina
- Sarajevo — the national capital; a cosmopolitan European city with a unique Eastern twist as can be seen in its vast diversity of architectural styles. Home for 400.000 people.
- Jajce — old royal town in mountainous central Bosnia with 17 meter high waterfall in the city centre and many historical sights
- Banja Luka — the second largest city (200.000 people in wider area), serving as the capital of Republika Srpska, with some historical sights and a rich nightlife
- Bihać — city on Croatian border, surrounded by an impressive nature
- Fojnica — near the Fransiscan monastery, the heart of Bosnian catholicism
- Mostar — nice old town on Neretva River, symbolized by its medieval bridge. The biggest city in the region of Herzegovina (75.000 people).
- Neum — the only coastal town, with sandy beaches backed by steep hills
- Tuzla — third largest city (90.000 people in urban area) with much industry, though has a lovely old town and monuments to the brutal war too
- Teslic — а health spa resort with the biggest tourist capacity in the country
- Zenica — city with an Ottoman old quarter. Home for 85.000 people in its urban area.
Sockets & Plugs
Bosnia and Herzegovina uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
Bosnia and Herzegovina uses the Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark (symbol: KM), code BAM.
Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 convertible mark. Convertible Mark is subdivided into 100 fenings. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 convertible marks and 50, 20, 10 and 5 fening.
Automatic teller machines are common in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.
You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Bosnia and Herzegovina is on average 6.9 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Bosnia and Herzegovina is moderate. It’s relatively easy to find one when needed.
You can buy a SIM card for about 25.83 BAM, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: BH Mobile, M:tel or HT Eronet.
Bosnia and Herzegovina uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don’t want to buy SIM card in Bosnia and Herzegovina upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Bosnia and Herzegovina, dial +, then 387 (the country code for Bosnia and Herzegovina), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.
Moderate crime rate
Bosnia and Herzegovina has a moderate crime rate . Take precautions to avoid mugging, bag snatching and pickpocketing. Be particularly vigilant at airports, railway stations and crowded public gatherings. Do not leave valuables unattended.
It’s recommended to follow security precautions like wearing a money belt, leaving valuables in your hotel room safe or well out of sight, securing your bag, staying vigilant in crowds and steering clear of commotions.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.
IDP is required
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.
Rent a car
In order to rent a car:
- you must be over 25
- must hold a full license for at least a 1 year
- almost always have a credit card (Visa & MasterCard are the best)
Alcohol, drugs & prostitution
Minimum age to purchase alcohol is 18 years old, while to drink it is not defined.
Prostitution is illegal (in a way of exchanging sex for money). Brothels are illegal.
Cannabis is illegal & criminalized
Drugs (including cannabis/marijuana) are illegal & criminalized which means you are risking jail time with other penalties (fine, community service, rehabilitation) if you are caught.
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- Ambulance 112
- Fire department 112
- Police 122
- Ambulance 124
- Fire 123
- Civil protection 121
No vaccinations are required to enter this country
No vaccinations are required to enter the country, but it is recommended to perform routine immunizations for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.
- Tick-borne Encephalitis
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