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Bosnia and Herzegovina Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Diphtheria Sometimes
Hepatitis A Yes
Malaria No
Rabies Sometimes
Tetanus Yes
Typhoid Sometimes
Yellow Fever No

Health Care

Facilities are limited, especially outside Sarajevo and other major towns. All medical and dental care must be paid for in cash at the point of treatment. Tourists are strongly advised to take out full travel and medical insurance before travelling to Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Food and Drink

Tap water is of good quality and safe to drink. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat, although it is advisable to peel vegetables and fruit and only eat cooked meat and fish. Unpasteurised milk must be boiled. Avoid dairy products that are likely to have been made from unboiled milk.

Other Risks

Immunisation against hepatitis B, tuberculosis and tick-borne encephalitis is recommended. Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.

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