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Bosnia and Herzegovina Travel warnings

Bosnia - History for Travellers

Bosnia and Herzegovina have come a long way to reach political stability. However, local political difficulties and ethnic tension still exist. Random politically-related violence could occur with little to no warning.¬

Dangers in Bosnia

The high population of landmines, poor quality of driving conditions, bad weather and natural dangers can make Bosnia and Herzegovina a difficult place to navigate.  For example Bosnia and Herzegovina have a problem t

Sarajevo on the Slide: Crime in Bosnia

Throughout Bosnia, the crime rate remains low to moderate. As an added bonus, foreign travellers are not specifically targeted for violent criminal activities. However, there has been a recent rise in crime in Sarajevo

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Recommended vaccinations for Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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