Features of entering Bosnia and Herzegovina. What to look for and what to take with you
The main document for visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina is a foreign passport, which must be valid for another three months after returning from the country. Also, the list of documents that you need to take with you depends on the purpose of your visit to the country. Upon arrival in the country, border control may request:
a) an air ticket with a return date;
b) confirmation of accommodation (voucher for a hotel, apartment, etc.);
c) an invitation (for business trips, work trips, etc.);
d) documents confirming financial capabilities (bank card, account statements, etc.);
e) visa (if necessary, the type of visa also depends on the purpose of the trip);
f) travel insurance.
As for visa formalities and other entry permits. The rules for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina for foreign citizens are individual for each country, it all depends on nationality, the availability of certain documents, and other points. Before visiting this country, you must carefully study all the features of entry specifically for your country. Each traveller can get more detailed information by contacting the hotline of the Consulate General of Bosnia and Herzegovina in their country of residence.
From bridges to lakes and waterfalls
The most picturesque places in Bosnia and Herzegovina are far from a mass destination, everyone who discovers this country from the tourism side will be left with an incredible impression:
1. Latin historical bridge. Constructed of plaster and stone materials, this small bridge has a century-long history associated with the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary, which caused the start of the First World War.
2. Old pedestrian bridge is one of the main objects recommended for viewing. The arch bridge is located in the town of Mostar and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city of Mostar itself and familiarity with its sights and architectural heritage are mandatory in the list of places to visit.
3. Lake Borachko. The largest emerald-clear body of water in Bosnia. Surrounded by amazing mountainous terrain at an altitude of 398 meters.
4. Famous Mountain Lake Prokoshko. Located in the mountains of Vranica, 1635 meters above sea level. The favourite place of the inhabitants is the bright mountain Newt.
5. The famous Kravitsa waterfalls. One of the most picturesque cascades in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to the amazing beauty, there is also the opportunity to swim and ride local boats.
6. Una Park. Most famous for its square, abundance of turquoise rivers, noisy waterfalls, fantastic landscapes, a suspension bridge, and the opportunity to actively spend an unforgettable day.
7. Historical Visegrad. It is better to start your acquaintance with it with a river cruise in order to fully cover all the delights of the famous eastern city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This type of excursion is ideal for lovers of romance.
In addition, the country is famous for its mosques (Royal Mosque in Sarajevo), national museums, and, of course, historical squares (Bascarshia Square, Moricha Khan Caravanserai, Markale Square).
Security in the country
In the criminal aspect, Bosnia, and Herzegovina is a relatively safe country for travellers. Despite the high level of unemployment in the country, which gives rise to general tension, the people are very hospitable and friendly. It is enough to follow a few simple rules:
1. Always keep personal belongings, money, documents, and other valuables with you and carefully monitor them.
2. Buy excursions only in specialized agencies, and not on the streets.
3. Not a word about politics and other similar topics.
4. Do not discuss religion in society, as both Orthodox and Muslims live in the country.
5. Do not visit remote areas of the country, especially in the evening and at night.
6. In financial terms, first, wait for the service to be provided, and only then pay for it.
Above all, don't forget to tip (usually 10%) and respect the cultural traditions of the country.
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.