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Bosnia and Herzegovina travel restrictions

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Airlines Updates

Published on 15.06.2020
FlyBosnia S20 operation as of 12JUN20

Open for travel from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
    • Passengers who are the spouse of a national of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
    • Minors accompanied by a parent or guardian of a national of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
    • Nationals of neighbouring countries who work in Bosnia and Herzegovina every day and return to their home country, provided they have a document issued by their employer in Bosnia and Herzegovina,
    • Nationals and residents of the European Union and Schengen Area member states, provided holding a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result taken within 48 hours prior to arrival in Bosnia and Herzegovina,
    • Passengers in transit, provided returning to their country of residence,
    • Passengers travelling due to a death in their immediate family, provided their stay is 72 hours or less and they provide evidence of death and kinship with the deceased,
    • Passengers travelling for business purposes, provided that they have a letter of invitation from a legal entity from the business, and hold a a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 virus from an authorized laboratory taken within 48 hours from entry to Bosnia and Herzegovina,
    • Nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina who hold dual citizenship provided holding an identity card issued by the competent authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
    • Transport crewmembers,
    • Diplomatic and accredited consular staff,
    • Health workers,
    • Passengers requiring urgent medical treatment,
    • Civil protection services and teams,
    • NATO, Partnership for Peace or EUFOR military personnel,
    • Passengers with permanent or temporary residence in Bosnia and Herzegovina,
    • Passengers holding a special permit for entry, stay or transit issued by the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
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Flight Restrictions

published 17.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
– nationals of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia;
– spouses and children of nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
– nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland;
– passengers with a multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland;
– passengers returning via Bosnia and Herzegovina to their country of residence. They must have a permit issued by the competent authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
– passengers traveling on business with an invitation issued by a company based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They must have a certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival;
– NATO military.
2. Nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before departure.
3. Passengers with a residence permit issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before departure.
4. Passengers with a multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before departure.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to PCR.

Starting July 16, borders are open for residents and citizens of the European Union (EU) and Schengen countries. However, they must show a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (this does not apply to Croatian citizens).

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to certain conditions.
Starting July 16, Bosnia and Herzegovina borders are open for citizens and residents of EU and Schengen countries with a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (this does not apply to Croatian citizens). For other non-resident foreign nationals, there is still an entry ban, though some with special circumstances (e.g. For a business meeting, to a funeral, for medical treatment, or in the company of a BiH-citizen spouse) may enter. Special documentation and/or a negative COVID test may be required. For more information, check: [http://www.granpol.gov.ba/?lang=en]

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2017)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are operating to and from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check with your travel company for the latest information.A number of restrictions are in place at border crossing points into and out of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina [http://www.granpol.gov.ba/?lang=en] are publishing regular updates. Countries neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina have also introduced restrictions.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Bosnian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is no longer extending stays for foreign nationals and has begun to issue fines for non-residents who have remained in BiH for more than the 90-day limit. If your stay was extended due to COVID-19 you will be expected to leave the country as soon as possible.The authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina are enforcing public health measures more strictly in response to a rise in coronavirus infections. Mask wearing and social distancing are required in public transport, as well as public places. Failure to observe public health measures can result in fines (see Protective clothing below). You should follow the advice of all levels of authority as restrictions may be introduced without notice.Shops and restaurants are largely open although may be operating reduced hours and with social distancing restrictions. Most educational institutions remain closed across the country. Further changes could be introduced at short notice. Keep up to date with information from your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider on the impact on any existing travel plans.

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    19.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are operating to and from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check with your travel company for the latest information.A number of restrictions are in place at border crossing points into and out of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina [http://www.granpol.gov.ba/?lang=en] are publishing regular updates. Countries neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina have also introduced restrictions.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Bosnia and Herzegovina to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina are enforcing public health measures more strictly in response to a rise in coronavirus infections. Mask wearing and social distancing are required in public transport, as well as public places. Failure to observe public health measures can result in fines (see Protective clothing below). You should follow the advice of all levels of authority as restrictions may be introduced without notice.Shops and restaurants are largely open although may be operating reduced hours and with social distancing restrictions. Most educational institutions remain closed across the country. Further changes could be introduced at short notice. Keep up to date with information from your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider on the impact on any existing travel plans.

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    16.07.2020
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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are operating to and from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Whilst quarantine and self-isolation requirements for all have been stood down, current travel measures include prohibiting entry at borders to foreign nationals except from neighbouring countries. Some groups are exempt from this rule, including: residents, diplomats, EUFOR/NATO staff, freight drivers and crew, foreigners in transit to their country of residence and business persons provided they have a negative test not older than 48 hours and an invitation letter stating their business. Changes to restrictions may be introduced at short notice. You should comply with any screening measures put in place by the authorities. A number of restrictions are in place at border crossing points into and out of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina are publishing regular updates [http://www.granpol.gov.ba/?lang=en]. Transit through Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently only possible if returning to country of residence, or travelling from one place in Croatia to another via Neum in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Freight drivers are also allowed to transit.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Bosnia and Herzegovina to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina are enforcing public health measures more strictly in response to a rise in coronavirus infections. Mask wearing and social distancing are required in public transport, as well as public places. Failure to observe public health measures can result in fines. You should follow the advice of all levels of authority as restrictions may be introduced without notice. Some hotels and private rental services are operating. Shops and restaurants are largely open although may be operating reduced hours and with social distancing restrictions. Most educational institutions remain closed across the country. Further changes could be introduced at short notice. Keep up to date with information from your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider on the impact on any existing travel plans. You are required to wear a face mask inside public spaces. You should try to maintain two metres distance from others and wear a face mask outside if it is not possible to maintain that distance. Fines may be imposed for failure to observe social distancing.

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    13.07.2020
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina All airports in the country remain closed. Sarajevo International Airport is scheduled to open on15 June, but it is uncertain which airlines will resume flights and when their first flights will be scheduled (OASC, 09.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    Sarajevo airport has reopened to passenger traffic. As airlines resume flights, changes and cancellations may occur. Both the Republika Srpska and the Federation have abolished self-isolation measures for people entering BiH. Currently, only BiH citizens and residents, and citizens of Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro may enter the country. There is still an entry ban for most non-resident foreign nationals, though some with special circumstances (e.g. For a business meeting, to a funeral, for medical treatment, or in the company of a BiH-citizen spouse) may enter. Special documentation may be required. For the most up-to-date information, contact the Border Police of BiH directly by calling their Operations Center at +387 33 755 300. Nations bordering BiH have decreased their border restrictions: Serbia: All COVID-19 related entry restrictions are lifted for both Serbian and foreign citizens. Visit the website of the Government of Serbia for additional information on these measures.
    Croatia: Borders are still closed to foreign nationals, with limited exceptions (including tourism when certain conditions are met). If you need to transit through or travel to Croatia, please review the Croatian Ministry of Interior Border Police Q&A to learn whether you are eligible to enter Croatia or to contact them directly if you have further questions. Montenegro: Borders have opened to foreign nationals with restrictions. The government of Montenegro’s has an updated list here.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The curfews have been lifted. Advice of all levels of authority as restrictions may be introduced without notice, should be followed. Most K-12 educational institutions are still closed, public events remain cancelled, and spots for public gatherings face limitations on total number of people present. Public transport may not be operating fully. Restaurant and cafes throughout the country are open, along with most other businesses. There are still social distance restrictions in many places. Grocery stores, and pharmacies continue to operate under previous conditions. Masks or scarves are no longer required when social distancing measures can be observed. Masks should be worn when social distancing is not possible. Further changes could be introduced at short notice.

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    26.06.2020
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina All airports in the country remain closed. Sarajevo International Airport is scheduled to open on15 June, but it is uncertain which airlines will resume flights and when their first flights will be scheduled (OASC, 09.06.2020).

    Passengers are not allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    – nationals of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia;
    – passengers returning via Bosnia and Herzegovina to their country of residence;
    – passengers with a special permit to stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    – passengers traveling on business with an invitation issued by a company based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They must have a certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival;
    – passengers traveling to participate in a funeral of a family member. They must have a death certificate and are allowed to stay for a maximum of 72 hours;
    – passengers in need of emergency medical treatment;
    – military forces of the NATO and other states participating in the partnership for Peace; and to NATO and EUFOR headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    – heads of state and members of their delegations whose arrival and departure has been announced by the competent authority.

    International restrictions:

    BiH abolished self-isolation measures for those permitted entry. The BiH Council of Ministers has announced that citizens of Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro may enter the country as of June 1. There is still an entry ban for most non-resident foreign nationals, though some with special circumstances (e.g. For a business meeting, to a funeral, for medical treatment, or in the company of a BiH-citizen spouse) may enter. Special documentation may be required. Sarajevo airport has reopened to passenger traffic. As airlines resume flights, changes and cancellations may occur. Nations bordering BiH have decreased their border restrictions: Serbia: All COVID-19 related entry restrictions are lifted for both Serbian and foreign citizens. Visit the website of the Government of Serbia for additional information on these measures. Croatia: Borders are still closed to foreign nationals, with limited exceptions (including tourism when certain conditions are met). If you need to transit through or travel to Croatia, please review the Croatian Ministry of Interior Border Police Q&A to learn whether you are eligible to enter Croatia and contact them directly if you have further questions. Montenegro: Borders have opened to foreign nationals with restrictions. The government of Montenegro’s has an updated list here.

    Internal restrictions:

    Social Distancing: The entity-level governments of the Federation and the Republika Srpska have implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Curfew: Both the Federation and the Republika Srpska have ended their curfews for individuals of all ages. Public Gatherings: Restaurant and cafes throughout the country are open, along with most other businesses. There are still social distance restrictions in many places and masks are required in public areas when social distancing is not possible.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Railway traffic was re-established in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2 June. The trains will run according to the changed timetable. In accordance with the epidemiological measures, passengers are advised to maintain a distance of at least one meter, use protective masks and disinfect their hands when entering the train. Public transport has resumed.

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    12.06.2020
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina All airports in the country remain closed. Sarajevo International Airport is scheduled to open on15 June, but it is uncertain which airlines will resume flights and when their first flights will be scheduled (OASC, 09.06.2020).

    Passengers are not allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    – nationals of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia;
    – passengers returning via Bosnia and Herzegovina to their country of residence;
    – passengers with a special permit to stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    – passengers traveling on business with an invitation issued by a company based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They must have a certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival;
    – passengers traveling to participate in a funeral of a family member. They must have a death certificate and are allowed to stay for a maximum of 72 hours;
    – passengers in need of emergency medical treatment;
    – military forces of the NATO and other states participating in the partnership for Peace; and to NATO and EUFOR headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    – heads of state and members of their delegations whose arrival and departure has been announced by the competent authority.

    International restrictions:

    Bosnia and Herzegovina has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    Diplomats and consular staff, civil servants coming for employment, border workers, military personnel, heads of states and their delegations, travelers in transit to their home countries, and travelers with special permits to stay or transit in the country may also enter.

    Returning citizens and foreign citizens with permanent residence must undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. These measures will involve direct medical surveillance as well as mandatory daily reporting.
    Sarajevo Airport remains closed to the public, however continues to operate repatriation flights. All other international airports including Banja Luka Airport, Mostar Airport and Tuzla Airport are closed until further notice. Rare exceptions include EUFOR and NATO travellers. Humanitarian and cargo flights will continue to operate normally.
    The land border with Serbia is closed.
    Airports are closed for passenger flights until at least 1 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    Both the Federation and the Republika Srpska have ended their curfews for individuals of all ages. Restaurant and cafes throughout the country are open or opening, along with most other businesses. There are still social distance restrictions in many places and masks are required in public areas.
    Citizens are required to wear a face mask or a cloth covering their mouth and nose when moving outside their accommodation in all locations.
    Schools and public swimming pools remain closed until further notice.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Railway traffic was re-established in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2 June. The trains will run according to the changed timetable. In accordance with the epidemiological measures, passengers are advised to maintain a distance of at least one meter, use protective masks and disinfect their hands when entering the train.
    Public transport has resumed.

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    09.06.2020
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina will reopen its four international airports – Sarajevo, Tuzla, Banja Luka and Mostar – for commercial flights on Monday June 1. The country will also reopen its borders to citizens of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. (ExyuAviation, 29.05.2020)

    Passengers are not allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    – This does not apply to:
    – nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    – nationals of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia;
    – passengers returning via Bosnia and Herzegovina to their country of residence;
    – passengers with a special permit to stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    – passengers traveling on business with an invitation issued by a company based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They must have a certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival;
    – passengers traveling to participate in a funeral of a family member. They must have a death certificate and are allowed to stay for a maximum of 72 hours;
    – passengers in need of emergency medical treatment;
    – military forces of the NATO and other states participating in the partnership for Peace; and to NATO and EUFOR headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
    – heads of state and members of their delegations whose arrival and departure has been announced by the competent authority.

    International restrictions:

    Bosnia and Herzegovina has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    Diplomats and consular staff, civil servants coming for employment, border workers, military personnel, heads of states and their delegations, travelers in transit to their home countries, and travelers with special permits to stay or transit in the country may also enter.

    Returning citizens and foreign citizens with permanent residence must undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. These measures will involve direct medical surveillance as well as mandatory daily reporting.
    Sarajevo Airport remains closed to the public, however continues to operate repatriation flights. All other international airports including Banja Luka Airport, Mostar Airport and Tuzla Airport are closed until further notice. Rare exceptions include EUFOR and NATO travellers. Humanitarian and cargo flights will continue to operate normally.
    The land border with Serbia is closed.
    Airports are closed for passenger flights until at least 1 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency has been declared in the Federation entity of BiH (including Sarajevo).
    In the Republika Srpska entity a 22.00 to 05.00 curfew is in place for all, with those over the age of 65 only being permitted to leave their residence between 07.00 and 13.00 on weekdays. Residents are prohibited to leave their municipality/city of residence during weekends (between 12.00 on Saturday until 18.00 on Sunday).
    Citizens are required to wear a face mask or a cloth covering their mouth and nose when moving outside their accommodation in all locations.
    Schools and public swimming pools remain closed until further notice.
    Public gatherings of more than five people are banned.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Railway traffic was re-established in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2 June. The trains will run according to the changed timetable. In accordance with the epidemiological measures, passengers are advised to maintain a distance of at least one meter, use protective masks and disinfect their hands when entering the train.
    A 24-hour curfew for those over the age of 65 in the Republika Srpska has been relaxed.
    The ban on movement for residents under 18 and over 65 has been lifted.
    Public transport has resumed.
    Cafés and restaurants as well as museums, cinemas, theaters, concert halls, sport facilities and non-essential shops have reopened on the condition of only one person in ten square metres in all indoor spaces. Opening is subject to reduced hours and suspension of certain activities until at least 30 May.

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    03.06.2020
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina will reopen its four international airports – Sarajevo, Tuzla, Banja Luka and Mostar – for commercial flights on Monday June 1. The country will also reopen its borders to citizens of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. (ExyuAviation, 29.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Bosnia and Herzegovina has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    Diplomats and consular staff, civil servants coming for employment, border workers, military personnel, heads of states and their delegations, travelers in transit to their home countries, and travelers with special permits to stay or transit in the country may also enter.

    Returning citizens and foreign citizens with permanent residence must undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. These measures will involve direct medical surveillance as well as mandatory daily reporting.
    Sarajevo Airport remains closed to the public, however continues to operate repatriation flights. All other international airports including Banja Luka Airport, Mostar Airport and Tuzla Airport are closed until further notice. Rare exceptions include EUFOR and NATO travellers. Humanitarian and cargo flights will continue to operate normally.
    The land border with Serbia is closed.
    Airports are closed for passenger flights until at least 1 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency has been declared in the Federation entity of BiH (including Sarajevo).
    In the Republika Srpska entity a 22.00 to 05.00 curfew is in place for all, with those over the age of 65 only being permitted to leave their residence between 07.00 and 13.00 on weekdays. Residents are prohibited to leave their municipality/city of residence during weekends (between 12.00 on Saturday until 18.00 on Sunday).
    Citizens are required to wear a face mask or a cloth covering their mouth and nose when moving outside their accommodation in all locations.
    Schools and public swimming pools remain closed until further notice.
    Public gatherings of more than five people are banned.

    Relaxation in restrictions:
    Railway traffic was re-established in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2 June. The trains will run according to the changed timetable. In accordance with the epidemiological measures, passengers are advised to maintain a distance of at least one meter, use protective masks and disinfect their hands when entering the train.
    A 24-hour curfew for those over the age of 65 in the Republika Srpska has been relaxed.
    The ban on movement for residents under 18 and over 65 has been lifted.
    Public transport has resumed.
    Cafés and restaurants as well as museums, cinemas, theaters, concert halls, sport facilities and non-essential shops have reopened on the condition of only one person in ten square metres in all indoor spaces. Opening is subject to reduced hours and suspension of certain activities until at least 30 May.

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    02.06.2020
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina will reopen its four international airports – Sarajevo, Tuzla, Banja Luka and Mostar – for commercial flights on Monday June 1. The country will also reopen its borders to citizens of Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia. (ExyuAviation, 29.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Bosnia and Herzegovina has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Diplomats and consular staff, civil servants coming for employment, border workers, military personnel, heads of states and their delegations, travelers in transit to their home countries, and travelers with special permits to stay or transit in the country may also enter. Returning citizens and foreign citizens with permanent residence must undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. These measures will involve direct medical surveillance as well as mandatory daily reporting. Sarajevo Airport remains closed to the public, however continues to operate repatriation flights. All other international airports including Banja Luka Airport, Mostar Airport and Tuzla Airport are closed until further notice. Rare exceptions include EUFOR and NATO travellers. Humanitarian and cargo flights will continue to operate normally. The land border with Serbia is closed. Airports are closed for passenger flights until at least 1 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency has been declared in the Federation entity of BiH (including Sarajevo). In the Republika Srpska entity a 22.00 to 05.00 curfew is in place for all, with those over the age of 65 only being permitted to leave their residence between 07.00 and 13.00 on weekdays. Residents are prohibited to leave their municipality/city of residence during weekends (between 12.00 on Saturday until 18.00 on Sunday). Citizens are required to wear a face mask or a cloth covering their mouth and nose when moving outside their accommodation in all locations. Schools and public swimming pools remain closed until further notice. Public gatherings of more than five people are banned. Relaxation in restrictions: A 24-hour curfew for those over the age of 65 in the Republika Srpska has been relaxed. The ban on movement for residents under 18 and over 65 has been lifted. Public transport has resumed. Cafés and restaurants as well as museums, cinemas, theaters, concert halls, sport facilities and non-essential shops have reopened on the condition of only one person in ten square metres in all indoor spaces. Opening is subject to reduced hours and suspension of certain activities until at least 30 May.

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    30.05.2020
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Airport (SJJ), closed until 31 May 20 (Qatar Airways) Bosnia and Herzegovina has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Diplomats and consular staff, civil servants coming for employment, border workers, military personnel, heads of states and their delegations, travelers in transit to their home countries, and travelers with special permits to stay or transit in the country may also enter.

    International restrictions:

    Entry ban for foreigners. Returning citizens and foreign citizens with permanent residence must undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. These measures will involve direct medical surveillance as well as mandatory daily reporting. Sarajevo Airport remains closed to the public, however continues to operate repatriation flights. All other international airports including Banja Luka Airport, Mostar Airport and Tuzla Airport are closed until further notice. Rare exceptions include EUFOR and NATO travellers. Humanitarian and cargo flights will continue to operate normally. The land border with Serbia is closed. Airports are closed for passenger flights until at least 1 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency has been declared in the Federation entity of BiH (including Sarajevo). In the Republika Srpska entity a 22.00 to 05.00 curfew is in place for all, with those over the age of 65 only being permitted to leave their residence between 07.00 and 13.00 on weekdays. Residents are prohibited to leave their municipality/city of residence during weekends (between 12.00 on Saturday until 18.00 on Sunday). Citizens are required to wear a face mask or a cloth covering their mouth and nose when moving outside their accommodation in all locations. Schools and public swimming pools remain closed until further notice. Public gatherings of more than five people are banned. Relaxation in restrictions A 24-hour curfew for those over the age of 65 in the Republika Srpska has been relaxed. The ban on movement for residents under 18 and over 65 has been lifted. Public transport has resumed. Cafés and restaurants as well as museums, cinemas, theaters, concert halls, sport facilities and non-essential shops have reopened on the condition of only one person in ten square metres in all indoor spaces. Opening is subject to reduced hours and suspension of certain activities until at least 30 May.

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    25.05.2020
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    International restrictions:

    Entry ban for foreigners. Returning citizens and foreign citizens with permanent residence must undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. These measures will involve direct medical surveillance as well as mandatory daily reporting. Sarajevo Airport remains closed to the public, however continues to operate repatriation flights. All other international airports including Banja Luka Airport, Mostar Airport and Tuzla Airport are closed until further notice. Rare exceptions include EUFOR and NATO travellers. Humanitarian and cargo flights will continue to operate normally. The land border with Serbia is closed. Airports are closed for passenger flights until at least 1 June.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency has been declared in the Federation entity of BiH (including Sarajevo). Residents under 18 are allowed to leave their homes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 14.00-20.00 while those over 65 can only leave their residence on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 09.00-13.00. There is a ban on public transport (excluding taxis) until at least 15 May. In the Republika Srpska entity a 20.00 to 05.00 curfew is in place for all, with those over the age of 65 only being permitted to leave their residence between 07.00 and 13.00 on weekdays. Residents are prohibited to leave their municipality/city of residence during weekends (between 12.00 on Saturday until 18.00 on Sunday). Citizens are required to wear a face mask or a cloth covering their mouth and nose when moving outside their accommodation in all locations. Schools, restaurants, cafes, and other non-essential public spaces are closed until at least 15 May. Public gatherings of more than five people are banned. Relaxation in restrictions A curfew between 22.00 and 05.00 expired on 4 May. A 24-hour curfew for those over the age of 65 in the Republika Srpska has been relaxed.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://ba.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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    12.05.2020
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Government extends halt to all passenger air traffic until 1 June. (Reuters, 30.04.2020)

    Passengers are not allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    – This does not apply to diplomatic and consular staff accredited in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    – This does not apply to civil servants coming for employment.
    – This does not apply to passengers in need of emergency medical treatment.
    – This does not apply to cross-border workers.
    – This does not apply to civilian protection services and teams.
    – This does not apply to military forces of the NATO and other states participating in the partnership for Peace and of NATO and EUFOR headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    – This does not apply to heads of state and members of their delegations whose arrival and departure has been announced by the competent authority.
    – This does not apply to passengers in transit to return to the country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a special permit to stay or transit in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Returning citizens and foreign citizens with permanent residence must undergo self-quarantine for 14 days. These measures will involve direct medical surveillance as well as mandatory daily reporting.
    Sarajevo Airport remains open, but flights are very limited. However, from 30 March at 06.00 (local time), international airports including Sarajevo Airport, Mostar Airport, Banja Luka Airport and Tuzla Airport will be temporarily closed until further notice. Exceptions include few and rare categories of passengers such as EUFOR and NATO. Humanitarian and cargo flights will continue to operate normally.
    The land border with Serbia is closed.

    Internal restrictions:

    A state of emergency has been declared in the Federation entity of BiH (including Sarajevo). Residents under 18 are allowed to leave their homes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 14.00-20.00 while those over 65 can only leave their residence on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 09.00-13.00. There is a ban on public transport (excluding taxis) until at least 15 May. In the Republika Srpska entity a 20.00 to 05.00 curfew is in place for all, with a 24-hour curfew for those over the age of 65, until at least 11 May – with the exception of 1 until 4 May when citizens may leave their homes between 05.00 and 12.00. Residents are prohibited to leave their municipality/city of resident during weekends (between 12.00 on Saturday until 18.00 on Sunday). Citizens are required to wear a face mask or a cloth covering their mouth and nose when moving outside their accommodation in all locations.
    Schools, restaurants, cafes, and other non-essential public spaces are closed until at least 15 May. Public gatherings of more than five people are banned.

    Relaxation in restrictions
    A curfew between 22.00 and 05.00 expired on 4 May.

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    09.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/e70c4ff6-e856-4717-aaa5-18e9a1c9976d]
    ]https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bosnia-and-herzegovina]
    [https://ba.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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