Essentials

Facts and Figures

  • Location: Southeast Europe, borders with Croatia (932km), Serbia (312km), and Montenegro (215km)
  • Land area: 51,129 km2
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
  • Population: 3.5 million
  • Religions: Muslim (50%), Orthodox Christian (32%), Roman Catholic (13%), Others (5%)
  • Capital: Sarajevo (population 400,000)
  • Other major cities and towns: Banja Luka, Tuzla, Zenica, Mostar, Bihać
  • Highest peak: Maglić Mountain 2,386 meters (Sutjeska National Park)
  • National parks: Kozara, Una, Sutjeska, Drina
  • Time: CET (GMT + 1 hour)
  • Currency: KM/BAM (convertible mark). 1KM = 0.51EUR (fixed)
  • International telephone code: +387
  • Electricity: 220V

Climate

Experience the captivating blend of Mediterranean and alpine influences in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where diverse climates converge within a compact area. In the southern region, bask in warm, sunny days and delight in mild winters. Journey to the continental areas, reminiscent of Central Europe, and embrace hot summers, refreshing spring and autumn seasons, and chilly winters with abundant snowfall. Somewhere in the middle, where the Mediterranean and continental climates collide, discover unique weather patterns and ecosystems rarely found elsewhere in Europe. The central Dinaric Alps carve out their own climatic niche, offering rugged winters and a pristine blanket of snow in the northern reaches.

Visa Information

All EU members are exempt from visa requirements and may enter Bosnia and Herzegovina at any time for a period of 90 days. UK, US and Canadian citizens are not required to have visas for entry to the country either. For most, BiH can only be entered with a valid passport. For travelers from other destinations, visas are issued by BiH’s diplomatic missions. Visas for private travel require an application form and a certified letter of intent of a BiH Registration is obligatory within 24 hours of arrival in BiH by the accommodation provider.

Air Connectivity

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in southeastern Europe with four airports that serve as gateways to international destinations. Despite the limited number of airports, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s diverse landscapes make it a popular destination for tourists and business travelers. With an increasing focus on enhancing travel experiences, the country’s air connectivity is improving as well. Connecting you to both regional and international destinations, several reputable airlines operate within the region.Airports are in Sarajevo, Mostar, Tuzla and Banja Luka.