|Typhoid & Polio
Medical care cannot yet be compared with Central Europe and is often still problematic in terms of technology, equipment and hygiene. In many cases there is also a lack of European-trained doctors who speak English, German or French. Adequate health insurance coverage valid worldwide and reliable travel repatriation insurance also valid for this country are strongly recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check indexdotcom for more information.
Food and drink
Careful drinking water and food hygiene must be ensured because of possible intestinal infections. While tap water is generally safe to drink, bottled water is recommended for drinking, especially when adjusting at the beginning of your stay. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Products such as meat and poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables are considered safe, but it is advisable to peel fruits and vegetables and only eat meat that is cooked through. Unpasteurized milk should be boiled. Dairy products made from unpasteurized milk should be avoided to be on the safe side.
The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Ticks are active in some parts of the country (especially in the north) during the warmer season (March/April to October/November). The existing transmission risk of Lyme disease/Lyme disease can be reduced by clothing that covers the skin and insect repellents/mosquito nets. For work or leisure activities with possible tick exposure in endemic areas, a vaccination against TBE (tick-borne encephalitis), the va in the northern parts of the country and in the river valleys of the Sava. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS is a danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: unprotected sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. Because of the still possible danger from mines, one is essentially dependent on information from the local authorities and from foreign helpers and one should adjust one’s activities and plan cautiously. To be on the safe side, you don’t leave the paved roads and paths and avoid potentially dangerous tours. Driving at night is not recommended due to insufficient road markings and poor road conditions. rabies occurs. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Vaccination against tuberculosis should be considered in cases of particular exposure. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Vaccination against tuberculosis should be considered in cases of particular exposure. Carriers include dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Vaccination against tuberculosis should be considered in cases of particular exposure.
1 convertible marka = 100 fenings (Kf). Currency code: KM, BAM (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 KM. Coins are in denominations of KM 5, 2, and 1, and 50, 20, 10, and 5 fenings. Since 2002, the Marka has been linked to the Euro (1 €=2 Marka).
Major credit cards are mainly accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.
Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at some ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol in major cities. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey. ATMs are widely available in all major cities,
Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Traveller’s checks can be cashed at banks in the major cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bank opening hours
Foreign exchange regulations
Unlimited import and export of local and foreign currencies.
Euros and US dollars are the easiest to exchange. In some cases, euros are also accepted as a means of payment.
|Exchange rates (no guarantee)
|1 EUR = 1.94 KM
1 CHF = 2.31 KM
1 USD = 1.87 KM