Are you leaving for Bosnia and Herzegovina soon? After reading our travel advice about this country, you will know better how to prepare yourself for your trip. Which specific precautions and vaccinations Bosnia and Herzegovina requires will, amongst other things, depend on your trip and the length of your stay in this country.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia–Herzegovina and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe, located in the Balkans. Bosnia and Herzegovina borders Serbia to the east, Montenegro to the southeast, and Croatia to the north and southwest. Bosnia, which is the inland region of the country, has a moderate continental climate with hot summers and cold, snowy winters. In the central and eastern regions of the country, the geography is mountainous, in the northwest it is moderately hilly, and in the northeast it is predominantly flat. Herzegovina, which is the smaller, southern region of the country, has a Mediterranean climate and is mostly mountainous.
Vaccinations Bosnia and Herzegovina: common risks
You may encounter diseases in Bosnia and Herzegovina against which you are normally not immune. The right vaccinations can protect you against these diseases. Check out the main health risks in this country below, so you know immediately which specific vaccinations Bosnia and Herzegovina requires. Also read our tips for travelling. This way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
In this country Tick-borne encephalitisis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.