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Departure Conditions


If you travel across one of 52 border points in Bosnia and Herzegovina (40 passenger/4 air/ 8 railway border points), you should be aware of the below mentioned rights and duties that you as natural persons are entitled to when crossing state border.

An alien can cross the state border of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a valid travel document only at border crossing points open to the international traffic and during the working hours of the particular border crossing point. An alien who is a citizen of a neighboring country may cross the state border of Bosnia and Herzegovina also at border crossing points designated for traffic between Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighboring countries, unless the agreement between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the neighboring country has otherwise specified. (Article 15 of the Law on Movement and Stay of Aliens and Asylum).

A travel document required for an alien to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina is a valid passport or other travel identification document issued by a competent foreign authority recognized by Bosnia and Herzegovina and a valid ID card or other identification document with a photograph that can be used for crossing the border, and which is recognized by an international treaty to which Bosnia and Herzegovina is a party, as well as a travel document issued to an alien in Bosnia and Herzegovina in accordance with the Law on Movement and stay of Aliens and Asylum. (Article 5 of the Law on Movement and Stay of Aliens and Asylum).

An alien may enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with a valid travel document with the entered visa or residence permit, unless the Law on Movement and Stay of Aliens and Asylum or the international agreement provides otherwise. Foreign nationals from Article 2 of the Decisions on visas and Article 4 of the Decisions on visas are exempt from the visa requirement for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Citizens of the following countries may enter to Bosnia and Herzegovina up to 90 days over a period of six months starting from the date of first entry, unless they hold the passport or a valid identification card proving identity and citizenship of:

1) Member States of the European Union,

2) States Parties to the Schengen Agreement and

3) Andorra, Montenegro, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Serbia, the Holy See (Vatican) and Switzerland. (Article 16 of the Decisions on visas).

Please find additional information on the website of the Border Police.


Personal luggage

The items of  "personal luggage" belonging to a passenger coming from abroad are exempted from import duties if they are not subject to any restrictions or prohibitions provided that these importations are not of commercial nature.

"Personal luggage" means all non-commercial items for personal usage of passenger’s or his/her household, including items that he/she uses in the course of travelling, provided that there is evidence that at departure it was registered as accompanying luggage with a company that transferred luggage from the country of departure to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Tariff preferences with the below mentioned quantity restrictions per passenger and per day are applied to:

  1. non-commercial goods, including gifts and souvenirs from a passenger’s personal luggage, with the customs value of no more than BAM 200,

  2. tobacco products:

    • 200 cigarettes or

    • 100 cigarillos or

    • 250 g of tobacco,

  3. liquour:

    • 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);

  4. perfumes and eau de toilette:

    • 60 cc/ml of perfume,

    • 250 cc/ml of eau de toilette.