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Travel

5 August 2020, Emil Spago

All – Where can we get official up to date
information on Covid-19 restrictions in
Bosnia? Could you please provide a link to a
governmental site that updates the info
regularly?

Bosnia and Herzegovina border patrol website is regularly updated and information is available in English

First – Year Passport holders of which countries are allowed to enter the BiH right now?

Citizens and residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as citizens of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro are allowed to enter with no restrictions. All EU and Schengen citizens, residents and holders of multiple entry Schengen visa are allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before departure.

First Year – When can tickets be purchased?

Tickets should be purchased now for all students who are allowed entrance into Bosnia and Herzegovina at the moment.

First Year – Can EU citizens traveling from elsewhere enter BiH or must they stay in the EU before entering BiH?

EU citizens can enter BiH regardless of the country they are travelling from. The restriction applies to citizenship.

All – International airports from where transportation to Mostar will be provided for by the college

Following airports: in BiH Sarajevo, Mostar and Tuzla / In Croatia
Dubrovnik and Split airport

First Year – Can EU citizens traveling from elsewhere enter BiH or must they stay in the EU before entering BiH?

All EU and Schengen citizens, residents and holders of multiple entry Schengen visa are allowed to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 48 hours before departure.

All – How to get contact details of the person who will pick up the respective student at the airport?

Contact details will be sent along with transportation details.

All – Humanitarian and repatriation flights. Does the college have knowledge of these? Can the college provide help to access one of these flights?

College is not informed of any such humanitarian/repatriation flights. We would be glad to assist in making arrangements, if provided the details.

All – Should students and parents appeal to their governments to gain permission for leaving their home countries and to enter BiH?

While UWC Mostar is appealing the BiH Council of ministers for a special permission regarding the entry of UWCiM students in BiH, any other appeals are also welcome as they might help support our case.

All – Is a return flight ticket required to enter BiH?

Return ticket is not required to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.

All – Does the college have information on when flights from Austria to Sarajevo will restart?

We have no information on when the flights could be resumed.

All – Can the college provide the list of students with arrival days and times at the airports ?

Students on same flights and/or same transport to Mostar can be informed in advance. More details about students on other fights/transports can not be shared.

All – What if the student arrives at an airport at a particular time alone or only with very few students? Will there be a required number of students for a pick-up and will they need to wait at the airport for a long time?

No, there is no minimum number of students required. Transportation will be organized in any case. However a bit of waiting time might be necessary.

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