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Bosnia-Herzegovina

Capital
Sarajevo
Time Zone
GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 during the summer)
Telephone Services
Country Code: 387
Outgoing Code: 99
Emergency Telephone Numbers
It is advisable to consult the foreign office in your country of residence before departure, regarding emergency assistance.
Tourist Information
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nusala Omladinska 4, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Tel: (71) 663 813 Fax: (71)472 188.
Passport Information
Valid passport required by all. The partition of the republic make legal border crossing and airport (Sarajevo) entry for all foreign nationals difficult. Check before travelling to the country.
Visa Information
Not required by British nationals but situation can change at border crossings. Check before travel.
Health Information
Other Health Risks: Rabies
Food & Drink
Care should be exercised with drinking water, dairy foods are not generally pasturised, fruit and vegetables should be washed prior to consumption.
Currency
Konvertibilna Marka .
Acceptance of credit cards has just started in Sarajevo. No credit cards nor travellers cheques are accepted anywhere else in Bosnia-Herzegovina yet.
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of Living
Limited commodities and high inflation as a result of the war.
Languages
Serbo-Croat (Serbs) and Croato-Serb (Croats).
Weather
The climate is variable with moderate continental conditions. It is usually cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
Electricity
220 volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post
Uncertain service due to the civil war.
Transport
Because of the lengthy time being taken to implement the peace and reconstruction programme, travel in some parts of the country may be difficult.
Special Information
Care is necessary because violent incidents can occur. Avoid crowds and demonstrations. Large areas of the country are still mined – exercise care particularly off main roads. Check the situation before travelling