Country-specific travel advice
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Driving in Bosnia-Herzegovina
If you're driving in Bosnia-Herzegovina your checklist requirements are:
- A valid, full UK driving licence
- An International Driving Permit - find out more here
- A Green Card - it backs up your motor insurance documents and shows you've got the minimum legal level of cover, you can get one from your insurance company
- A GB sticker on the back of your car - even if your car has 'Euro-plates' (number-plates that show a circle of 12 stars on a blue background)
- Your motor insurance certificate and V5 registration document or hire car paperwork
- Headlamp converters (stickers you put on your headlights when you're driving on the right, so your lights don't dazzle motorists coming the other way)
- A warning triangle inside the car in case you break down - two triangles if you're towing a trailer
- Spare bulbs for your car's external lights
- A first aid kit
- Winter tyres if you're travelling between 15 November - 15 April
You must also:
- Be 18 or over
- Make sure everyone in the car wears a seatbelt at all times
- Wear a crash helmet if you're riding a motorcycle
It's a good idea to have:
- A fire extinguisher
Other things you should know:
- Not all insurers cover driving in Bosnia-Herzegovina so check before you go - if yours doesn't, you can buy temporary cover at all border posts except Neum
- Petrol (leaded and unleaded), diesel and LPG are readily available
- Children under the age of 5 must use an appropriate child seat
- Children under age 12 can't sit in the front seat
- If you're caught committing a driving offence, whilst driving through Bosnia-Herzegovina, you'll be given an on-the-spot fine
- The speed limit is 60kph in built-up areas, 80kph on open roads and 120kph on motorways, unless the signs say otherwise
- The drink-driving limit is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood - lower than the UK limit of 80mg per 100ml
- Never go off-road in rural areas without an experienced guide - you run the risk of coming across landmines and unexploded devices
- Anyone under the influence of alcohol can't sit in the front seat, even as a passenger
- You must use dipped headlights at all times
- It's a good idea to avoid driving at night, if you can, as many roads have no lighting
- If you're involved in an accident, you must wait until the police arrive
- On mountain roads, you have right of way going uphill
- Trams on the left have priority
- You must stop at pedestrian crossings, as soon as someone shows they want to cross
Useful guides and maps
Michelin Motoring Atlas: Europe
- Still current at:
- 27th Sep 2016
- Updated at:
- 22nd Sep 2016
- Latest update:
- Latest update: Safety and security section (Political situation) – a planned referendum in the Republika Srpska entity on 25 September 2016 and local elections due across Bosnia and Herzegovina on 2 October have heightened political tensions and the possibility of protests at short notice; keep up to date with developments, be vigilant, and avoid all protests
Around 9,000 British nationals visit Bosnia and Herzegovina every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) does not cover Bosnia and Herzegovina. Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance, including cover for evacuation by air ambulance, before you travel.
If you are travelling by road, check local information before setting off.
For information on weather conditions, see meteoalarm pages for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Unexploded landmines remain a real danger, particularly in isolated areas in the mountains and countryside. See Local travel
Flooding and landslides in previous years have moved minefields and destroyed some of the minefield markings. For latest updates on mines see the Mine Action Centre website.
There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism
The level of crime against foreigners is generally low, but you should beware of pickpockets in cities and on public transport, and take particular care in areas known to be popular with tourists. See Crime
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance, including cover for evacuation by air ambulance, before you travel.