Important Information for Tourists travelling the first Time to BiH

Public Holidays

January 1, 2 New Years Day

January 9 National Day**


March 1 Independence Day*

May 1 Labour Day

November 25 National Day*

* Public Holiday in Federation of B&H only

** Public Holiday in Republic of Srpska only

Note: The government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has decided to allow its citizens two working days per year to fulfil their religious needs. These days are not considered official holidays and the measure has been introduced to respect the religious and ethnic diversity of the country.


Other information

Electricity is 220V, 50Hz.

Bosnia and Herzegovina uses the standard European 2 point plugs.

The weights and measures system is metric.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is 1 hour ahead of GMT, the same time zone as the majority of Western Europe.

Emergency telephone no’s: 122 (police), 123 (fire brigade), 124 (ambulance), 1282 (vehicle assistance).

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