Visas, Customs regulations, Currency

Customs regulations

These goods can be brought to Bosnia and Herzegovina:

non-commercial goods

  • non-commercial goods including gifts and souvenirs from a passenger’s personal luggage, with the customs value of no more than BAM 200
  • tobacco products: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 250 g of tobacco
  • 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)
  • perfumes and eau de toilette: 60 cc/ml of perfume, 250 cc/ml of eau de toilette

Special Note: Passengers younger than 17 are not allowed to import goods mentioned under items 2 and 3

Medicaments and technical equipment


• Technical equipment:proof of origin (invoice)

• Pharmaceutical products and medicine: prescription


Items that are prohibited or restricted by Customs


• Weapons, explosives,ammunition, jeopardized species


Items that cannot be imported

• Drugs, weapons, counterfeit goods, meat, milk and other products of animal origin

More information on:
Indirect Taxation Authority
Bana Lazarevića 78000 Banja Luka
e-mail info @


With proper documentation entering Bosnia Herzegovina is very simple. The standardized border crossing and airport procedures are simple.The citizens of the following countries can present a passport or any other proper ID document to prove nationality and citizenship:


- EU member countries

- the countries of the Schengen agreement

- Andora, Montenegro, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Serbia, Holy See and the Swiss



The foreigners traveling to Bosnia Herzegovina must have at least 150 KM or equivalent per 1 day of stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina.




The official tender in Bosnia and Herzegovina is convertible mark, abbreviated BAM. Convertible mark is devided  into 100 pfening.
Parity: 1 BAM=0,51129 EUR.
Money may be exchanged in all banks and post offices, as well as in authorized exchange offices. Convertible mark is issued in denominations of 1/2/5/10/20/50/100/200.

The current exchange rate may be checked on the website of The Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina