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Requirements for travelling to Bosnia and Herzegovina with pets

A journey with a pet is always accompanied by several import requirements of the destination country. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a European country, so the same requirements apply there as in the EU countries.

If you want to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina with your pet (cat, dog, or ferret), consider the following conditions:

· Your pet must be microchipped. It is allowed to bring a pet with a tattoo instead of a microchip if it was applied before 3 July 2011;

· It must be vaccinated against rabies. The vaccination must be carried out after the implantation of the microchip by an authorized veterinarian. It is considered valid when the period of 21 days passes after the primary vaccination;

· If you come from an EU member state, you should provide an EU pet passport completed by an authorized veterinarian of your country;

· If you come from a non-EU member state, you should provide an animal health certificate completed by an authorized veterinarian of your country. The certificate is valid for 10 days from the date of issue;

· You and your pet must enter the country at a BiH-designated point of entry. When you arrive in the country, you should contact the competent authority that will check your pet’s documents.

Travelling with a pet to Bosnia and Herzegovina has a few limitations. It is allowed to import a maximum of 5 pets per person for personal purposes. For further information, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina by email at

Do not forget to familiarize yourself with the pet transportation requirements of the airline that you choose. You can find the details on our website, in the “Airlines Pet Policy” section.

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