Exercise increased caution in Bosnia-Herzegovina due to terrorism and land mines.
Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.
Minefields and land mines are present throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina. While suspected hazardous areas are normally clearly marked, several people are killed or injured each year.
Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina:
- Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues.
- Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
- Remain on hard-surfaced roads and stay out of abandoned buildings due to risks from land mines.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
- Review the Crime and Safety Report for Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.
Originally Published: June 25, 2019