Zoran Galić, Director of Border Police


Zoran Galić, Director of Border Police  

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Border Police of BiH has, due to the complex situation at the border caused by the pressure of migrants, maximally engaged its existing material, technical and human resources, which is why, in many areas of work in 2018, the results are better than in 2017.


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FAQ

COVID-19 – Conditions for crossing the state border of BiH due to the coronavirus pandemic for Bosna and Hercgovina Citizens and Foreigners Citizens

May BiH citizens cross the state border of BiH during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic?

BiH citizens may cross the BiH state border with valid travel documents.

A travel document is a valid passport or other identification document issued by the competent authority of BiH and a valid identity card and other identification document with a photograph that can be used to cross the state border, and is recognized by an international agreement to which BiH is a party.

Note:

By amending the Decision on prescribing additional conditions for the entry of foreigners into Bosnia and Herzegovina, without presenting a negative test for the SARS-COV-2 virus in Bosnia and Herzegovina, minor foreigners whose parent is a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina and foreigners whose spouse is a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina are allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.

NOTE:

All the above persons are obliged to adhere to and respect all instructions and orders of the competent authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, epidemiological and health services.

May foreigners cross the state border of BiH during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic?

Decision of the Council of Ministers of BiH on prescribing additional conditions for the entry of foreigners into Bosnia and Herzegovina prescribes additional conditions for the entry of foreigners into Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to prevent and suppress the spread of the SARS-COV-2 virus.

Entry conditions

Foreigners who meet the conditions for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina, prescribed by the Law on Foreigners, may enter Bosnia and Herzegovina upon presentation of a negative PCR test for SARS-COV-2 virus not older than 48 hours before arrival at the border crossing point of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Entering Bosnia and Herzegovina without presenting a negative test for SARS-COV-2 virus

 

Entry to Bosnia and Herzegovina without presenting a negative test for the SARS-COV-2 virus, is allowed to the following:

• citizens of Montenegro, the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Serbia, when they enter Bosnia and Herzegovina directly from the country of which they are citizens, as well as their minor children and spouses who are citizens of other countries,

• the crew and cabin crew of the aircraft whose final destination is Bosnia and Herzegovina,

• drivers and co-drivers of trucks when performing international transport of goods by road, provided that their stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina does not last longer than 12 hours,

• crews of freight trains and ships in international traffic,

• diplomatic and consular staff and staff of international organizations in the performance of their official duties, who must have and present an appropriate valid passport upon entering Bosnia and Herzegovina,

• civil protection services and teams when their entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina is urgent and cannot be postponed,

• members of the military forces of the member states of the North Atlantic Treaty and other countries participating in the Partnership for Peace and members of the NATO and EUFOR Headquarters in Bosnia and Herzegovina,

• Heads of States and Governments and members of their delegations, whose arrival and departure from Bosnia and Herzegovina have been announced to Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina through diplomatic channels or protocols of the competent authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina,

• foreigners transiting through the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the purpose of returning to the country of usual residence, without staying in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina,

• a minor foreigner whose parent is a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as a foreigner who is the spouse of a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

NOTE:

All the above persons are obliged to adhere to and respect all instructions and orders of the competent authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, epidemiological and health services

Is a power of attorney required for crossing the state border of a minor citizen of BiH?

The holder of a travel document - a BiH citizen under the age of 14, i.e. an incapacitated person, does not need a power of attorney/consent to travel abroad accompanied by one or both parents or a legal representative or guardian.

A BiH citizen under the age of 14 must have the consent of both parents or a legal representative or guardian, certified by the competent authority, if he/she is accompanied by another person.

May a BiH citizen travel to the Republic of Croatia with an ID card?

After the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union, the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina must have a valid travel document (passport) for entry and visa-free stay for up to 90 days in the territory of the Republic of Croatia.

Whose citizens may, except with a travel document, cross the state border of BiH with a valid ID card?

With a valid identity card proving identity and citizenship, citizens of the European Union Member States, Schengen countries, Albania, Andorra, Montenegro, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Monaco, San Marino, Serbia, the Holy See and the Swiss Confederation may enter, exit, transit and stay in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina for 90 days in any period of 180 days, which includes taking into account the period of 180 days preceding each day of stay.

May BiH citizens cross the state border of the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro with an ID card?

The Agreement between the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Council of Ministers of Serbia and Montenegro on the travel conditions of citizens of the two states stipulates that citizens of the contracting parties may enter the territory of the other contracting party with an identity card or travel document, without a visa, at all border crossing points open for international traffic, and stay there for up to 90 days from the date of entry.