Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country located in Southern Europe. There are 3 countries (Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia) that Bosnia and Herzegovina shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.
The national currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark (BAM). The convertible marks (KM) is subdivided into 100 fening.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 1.96 BAM and 1 USD is worth 1.87 BAM.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 58.48 Mbps and mobile is 32.18 Mbs.The global average is 164.00 Mbps and 114.16 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density When compared to the world average, Bosnia and Herzegovina has more ATMs.58.19 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Bosnia and Herzegovina without having to register it with your ID or passport.
There are 2 socket types used in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Bosnia and Herzegovina will celebrate 4 national public holidays. Furthermore, there are 11 holidays that are only celebrated in certain parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The next one Day of the establishment of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH will take place on November 21.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayNova Godina|
|January 2, 2023||New Year’s DayNova Godina|
|January 6, 2023||Christmas Eve (Orthodox)Božić (za pravoslavce)||Regional holiday|
|January 7, 2023||Christmas Day (Orthodox)Božić (za pravoslavce)||Regional holiday|
|March 1, 2023||Idependence dayDan nezavisnosti Bosne i Hercegovine||Regional holiday|
|April 14, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayVeliki petak||Regional holiday|
|April 16, 2023Moving holiday||Easter SundayVaskrs (Uskrs)||Regional holiday|
|April 17, 2023Moving holiday||Easter MondayVaskrsni (Uskrsni) ponedeljak||Regional holiday|
|May 1, 2023||May Day / International Workers’ DayPraznik rada|
|May 2, 2023||May Day / International Workers’ DayPraznik rada|
|May 9, 2023||Victory Day over fascismDan pobjede nad fašizmom||Regional holiday|
|November 21, 2023||Day of the establishment of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH Dan uspostavljanja Opšteg okvirnog sporazuma za mir u BiH||Regional holiday|
|November 25, 2023||Statehood DayDan državnosti Bosne i Hercegovine||Regional holiday|
|December 24, 2023||Christmas Eve (Roman Catholic)Božić (za rimokatolike)||Regional holiday|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas Day (Roman Catholic)Božić (za rimokatolike)||Regional holiday|
What hotel chains are present in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
There are Mariott hotels in Mostar.
There are no Hilton hotels in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
There are no IHG hotels in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
What fast food chains are present in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The KFC chain does not operate in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
What is the weather like in Sarajevo?
Weather data for Sarajevo (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Emergency phones in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.
You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 17.
- 2 litres of table wine
- 1 litre of liquour or spirits with more than 22% of alcohol (of 2 litres of strong wine, champagne or any other beverage)
- 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 250 grams of tobacco