A citizen of a Member State of the European Union, a state party to the Schengen Agreement, and citizens of Andorra, Montenegro, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Serbia, the Holy See and the Swiss Confederation can travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina with a travel document or a valid ID card proving identity and citizenship.
The minimum amount of money on foreigners traveling to Bosnia and Herzegovina is 150.00 BAM (or countervalue in foreign convertible currency) for each day of intended stay.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s currency is a convertible mark. Bills of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 BAM, and coins of 1, 2 and 5 BAM are in circulation. The smaller denomination is a convertible pfennig (1 BAM has 100 KF), and the coins are 5, 10, 20 and 50 KF. Currency can be exchanged in authorised exchange offices, banks and post offices, as well as hotels according to the daily exchange rate. Commission fee varies from 1 to 1.5%.
Foreign nationals, upon leaving the customs area of BiH, are entitled to Value Added Tax refund (VAT).
The buyer pays the goods in full amount with the VAT included. The minimum amount of invoice eligible for VAT refund is 100.00 BAM, whereby the seller issues the fiscal invoice in full amount, a filled-out VAT-SL2 form in three copies and an invoice.
In order to get a VAT refund, the buyer who had previously purchased goods must take the goods out from the country within 3 months. When crossing the border of BiH to another country, the buyer is required to report the invoiced goods and have the PDV-SL2 form stamped at customs.
The buyer is then required to supply the seller with a valid PDV-SL2 form and an invoice certified by the Customs within 6 months.
Rules that apply are like in the European Union. Speed limitations follow standardised rules. Permissible speeds: in settlements 60 km/h; outside settlements 80 km/h; on the highway 120 km/h.
In the period from November to April, winter driving rules apply, so pay attention to the skidding of the road and possible heavy snowfall.
In the event of a road failure, assistance on the road will be provided by the Bosnian Motorcycle Motor Club BIHAMK by calling 1282. For international calls, use the following number +387 33 282 100.