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Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian. The Serbs use the Cyrillic alphabet, while the Croats and Bosniaks use the Latin alphabet.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/07/2022 Orthodox Christmas holiday

01/14/2022 Orthodox New Year

01/27/2022 St Sava Day

03/01/2022 Independence Day

04/17/2022 Easter Sunday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

11/01/2022 all saints day

11/25/2022 day of the state

12/25/2022 Christmas

In addition to the specified public holidays, every citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina has the right to two days off a year to practice their religion. This regulation was created to recognize the religious and ethnic diversity in the country.

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Bosnia-Herzegovina (persons over 17 years of age): – 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 250 g of tobacco (persons over 17 years of age); – 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of 22% or less; – 2 liters of table wine; – 60 ml perfume and 250 ml eau de toilette; – Gifts worth up to 200 BAM (approx. €103).

Prohibited Exports

works of art. More information is available from the Ministry of Trade of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Consulate in Zurich.

Thorackerstrasse 3
Muri b. Bern
+41 (0)31 351 10 51/52.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Honorary consulates in Graz and Vienna.

Tivoligasse 54
+43 (0)1 811 85 55. Consular Dept.: +43 (0)1 811 85 34. /

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular department: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; by phone Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Consulates General with visas in Frankfurt/M., Munich and Stuttgart. Honorary Consulate in Leipzig.

Ibsenstrasse 14
+49 (0)30 81 47 12 10. Consular Dept.: +49 (0)30 81 47 12 31/33.



Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular Dept.: Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00. Telephone information: 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.


Business etiquette

Delegation of German Business Strossmayerova 1, BA-71000 Sarajevo Tel: (033) 26 04 30. Internet: Chamber of Commerce of Bosnia and Herzegovina Branislava Djurdjeva 10, BA-Sarajevo Tel: (033) 66 36 36. Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina Marsala Tita 25, BA-71000 Sarajevo Tel: (033) 27 81 00. Internet:

Opening hours

Business hours: Usually: 08.30-12.30 and 14.00-17.00.

Business contacts

Delegation of German Business in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AHK) Fra Anđela Zvizdovića 1/B21, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Tel. +387 (0)33 29 59 10. Website:



The country code is 00387. The international switchboard number is 1201. The information number is 1182 for national telephone numbers and 1183 for international telephone numbers.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800. Network operator: Including HT Eronet (Internet: Roaming contracts exist.


Local Internet provider is Inecco (Internet: Internet connections are available in some larger hotels in Sarajevo.

Post office

National and international delivery services are provided by the state postal service BH Post (Internet: HPT Mostar is the regional post office in Croatia, while Srpske Poste is managed by the Serbian government in Banja Luka. Post office hours: 10am-5pm. Postal items take about 1 week to Europe and heavy packages are up to 10 days on the way.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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