Tensions between ethnic and religious groups occasionally result in demonstrations. It is rare that these are targeted at the International Community, but for the sake of personal safety travellers should avoid large crowds and demonstrations.
Unexploded landmines remain a real danger, particularly in isolated areas in the mountains and countryside. Highly populated areas and major routes are now clear of mines and are safe to visit.
But although the tarmaced roads themselves may be clear on major routes, there are many landmines close to the edge of roads. Travellers should therefore be careful not to stray from roads and paved areas without an experienced guide.
There are also many abandoned houses which are booby trapped with mines, even within towns and cities.
Visitors should also be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK.
It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice:
Tel: 0845 850 2829.
Embassies and tourist offices
Tourism Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Branilaca Sarajeva st 21/II, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Tel: (33) 252 928.
5-7 Lexham Gardens, London W8 5JJ, UK
Tel: (020) 7373 0867.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1700; Mon-Fri 1000-1300 (consular section, personal callers).
2109 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Tel: (202) 337 1500 or 6473 (consular section).
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1700; Mon-Fri 1000-1500 (consular section).
11 Petrakijina Street, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tel: (0) 33 282 200.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 0830-1700.