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Travel Tips

Visas

Citizens of the countries with which Bosnia and Herzegovina has a signed visa regime can enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with a passport and are not required to be in possession of a visa when entering, leaving, transiting or staying on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

Citizens of the following countries can enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with a valid travel document or a valid identification card proving identity and citizenship:

  • Member States of the European Union
  • Signatory states to the Schengen Agreement
  • Andorra, Montenegro, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Serbia, Vatican and the Swiss Confederation.

Everyone else must get a visa ahead of arrival!

Find additional information about the BA visa regime hereVisa requirements BA
Direct all inquiries about the visa system to the e-mailinfo_mvpbih@mvp.gov.ba

Travel Documents

Organise your passports and visas! Your passport is your most important travel document. All citizens must have a valid passport before leaving their country and maintain a valid passport while away.

The citizens of the following states can enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with a valid travel document or valid ID card proving identity and citizenship:

  • EU Member States
  • Schengen Area Member States
  • Andorra, Montenegro, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Serbia, Vatican and Swiss Confederation.

Everyone else must also get a visa ahead of arrival!

Temporary Stay Registration

Upon arrival to Bosnia and Herzegovina foreign nationals are required to register their residence and inform the Service for Foreigners' Affairs - Field Offices or the Police:

  • a foreign national is to register his/her residence within 48 hours from the day of arrival to the place of residence;
  • if not done by the foreign national in person within 48 hours following the entrance to BiH, the short-term stay is to be registered by the accommodation services (hotels, hostels, etc.) within 12 hours of provided accommodation;
  • a foreign national is required to provide accurate and truthful information and made available a travel document with which he/she entered the BiH and evidence on accommodation provided in BiH. 

Further information is available hereBasic Information on Entry and Stay

Reference Amounts Required

The minimum amount of money foreigners need when crossing the border and entering Bosnia and Herzegovina is 150,00 KM (or the equivalent amount in convertible foreign currency) for every day of their stay.

Rules Of Conduct in the Border Crossing Area

It is considered illegal entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina if a foreigner:

  • crosses or attempts to cross the state border outside the official border crossing open for international traffic or outside the border crossing for traffic between Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighbouring countries, or outside the working hours of the border crossing;
  • before the expiration of the time limit to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Important  Notice

When entering Bosnia and Herzegovina in a vehicle it’s necessary to present the green insurance card for the vehicle.

Traffic and Road Conditions

You can find current traffic and road conditions here: BIHMAK

Tourist Tax (Sojourn Tax) 2018

Daily tourist tax, per person:

  • 1,00 KM
  • children below 12 years of age: FREE

Important  Phone Numbers

Police: +387(0) 122
Ambulance: +387(0) 124
GSS - Mountain emergency help: Ermin Lipovic, phone: +387(0)61 144-248
Firefighters: +387(0) 123

Cantonal hospital ''Dr. Irfan Ljubijankic
Darivalac krvi St. 67, 77000 Bihac
phone: +387(0)37 318 - 800

Pharmacy T & A
Darivalaca krvi St. bb, 77000 Bihac,
phone: +387(0) 37 221-590
www.apotekatia.ba
Working hours: 07:00h -23:00 h

Una National Park
Bosanska St. 1, 77000 Bihac
phone/fax: +387(0)37 221-528
e-mail: info@nationalpark-una.ba
web: 
National Park Una

Tourist Board of the Una – Sana Canton
Dr. Irfana Ljubijankića St. 13, 77000 Bihac
phone/fax: +387(0)37 222-777

Taxi: 1515
Call centre (Road conditions): phone: +387(0)33 1282
Roadside assistance (BiHAMK): phone: +387(0)33 1282

Veterinarian
Veterinarian’s office J.P.
77000 Bihac, Vocarska St. 3
phone: +387(0)37 333-263
fax: +387(0)37 311-976

Exchange offices
1. Una National Park:
1.a. Post office 77206 Kulen Vakuf, Trg zrtava fasizma 12. Juna St., phone: +387(0) 37 319-042
2. Bihać:
2.a. Post office Centar, Bosanska St. 3, 77000 Bihac, phone: +387(0)37 229-201, fax: +387(0)37 229-229, e-mail: cpbihac@posta.ba
2.b. Shopping Mall Bingo, Zrtava Srebrnickog genocida St. bb, 77000 Bihac, Phone: +387(0)36 355-660
2.c. In the town centre: Raiffeisen bank and Unicredit bank.

Exchange rates CBBiH-e: Currency Exchange
All credit cards are accepted. 

Nearest Airports

There are two nearest international airports to GWT2P destination within driving distance:

  • Zagreb - located near the Croatian capital Zagreb is home to airlines from around the world, and the main hub for Croatian airlines. Zagreb is well connected to the rest of the world, Croatia and neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina with flights operated by Croatia airlines and other international airlines
  • Zadar - located south-east of Zadar city in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic coasthas good public transport connection to the rest of Croatia and neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bus Terminals 

  • Zagreb Bus Station - the main bus terminal in the Croatian capital and one of the largest in the region for long-distance and regional bus routes. Provides many connections with the rest of Croatia, and with neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina as well.
  • Bihac Bus Station - the main bus station in Bihac is well connected with the rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Croatia. Provides local, regional and long-distance bus routes.

Una Rules of Conduct

Before the entrance to the national park, please read the Park Rules carefully: Rules to Follow

Visit the following link, help us preserve natural heritage for future generations, thank you!

Active Alerts

Important and timely information that may affect your visit to the Park.

Severe Weather Alerts

Extreme weather events we are now seeing are becoming more frequent and more forceful, so inform yourself about the weather well and on time to safely enjoy the great outdoors. 

And because the atmospheric condition is so unstable, severe weather alerts can be changed at any time, day or night, so be careful, plan ahead, keep an eye on the latest forecast and watch the UV Index! Take care and be safe! (Check the maps for Bihac area)

Link: MeteoAlarm BA
Link: 3-day forecasts
LinkSatellite images - EUMETSAT
LinkUV Indeks BA (3-day forecasts for Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Wear Proper Shoes

Trails in national parks are managed as part of the natural environment. Here trails cover uneven terrain and lead through a dense forest or along the edge of the canyon and the river. In winter trails are often covered with snow and ice. Be prepared to meet and accept nature on its own terms. Wear sturdy shoes with enough tread to give you good traction, stability and comfort. High heels and smooth-soled shoes are not recommended, as these will slide easily on uneven terrain.

Human Feces in Nature

Answering the call of nature in national parks can present a challenge, and when we take into account the sheer amount of tourists and small amount of land (read toilets) the problem becomes a major environmental and health concern.

Human waste represents one of the most significant impacts that faces lands used by the public: a disease impact, water quality impact, social and aesthetic impact. Feces contain a cocktail of germs, and no one enjoying national parks or nature wants to come in contact with it, see it, smell it or get sick due to its improper disposal. As for pooping on the side of trails… that’s gross and may pose a public health hazard.

This is one of the most vexing problems facing protected areas, so it's imperative that we all take a responsible approach to the problem:

  • when visiting national parks, use restrooms before your tour starts (your apartment, entrance points, hotels, restaurants);
  • use restrooms when you can, instead of waiting till you have to go - there’s a lack of toilets in parks and the next one may be far away.

Beware of Selfies

Although the idea of taking a selfie is a harmless one (serious implications for an individual's psychological state and for society in general is a whole different story), taking selfies can sometimes lead to dangerous situations - and in some cases, even deadly ones. The most selfie-related deaths have been due to falling. Exercise safety when taking selfies, if your quest for snapping the perfect self-portrait is endangering your life - put the selfie stick down and back away

Follow a few general rules for selfie safety:

  • stay on established trails, wandering off trail can lead to dangerous situations and damage natural resources;
  • don’t lose track of your surroundings;
  • don’t take selfies near a precipice or water’s edge;
  • stay away from wild animals;
  • use common sense and have a great stay.

Ticket Prices 2018

Visitors area Strbacki buk – Lohovo

Category

Ticket price

Organized transpor
Orašac-Strbacki buk-Orasac***

Individual visits - adults

6,0 KM

/

Individual visits – children from 7-14 years

4,0 KM

/

Agency visits – adults*
(for more than 25 visitors)

5,0 KM

/

Agency visits – pupils*
(for more than 25 visitors)

2,5 KM

/

Agency visits - students *
(for more than 25 visitors)

2,5 KM

/

Pensioners **  

2,0 KM

/

Children up to 7 years

/

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 Visitor’s Area Martin Brod – Milancev buk

Category

Ticket price

Individual visits - adults

2,0 KM

Individual visits – children from 7-14 years

1,5 KM

Agency visits – adults* 
(for more than 25 visitors)

2,0 KM

Agency visits – pupils* 
(for more than 25 visitors)

1,5 KM

Agency visits -  students* 
(for more than 25 visitors)

1,5 KM

Pensioners **

1,0 KM

Children up to 7 years

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*With the previous announcement to administration of the JP NP “Una”.
**With a presentation of the valid ID card and a document that confirms the status of the pensioners.
***Una National Park provides transportation only for organized groups of visitors from Orasac - Štrbački Buk - Orasac with the obligatory prior notification. National Park granted a private company to operate the bus service. You can purchase your ticket on the bus before departure.

  • For groups of more than 25 visitors, a free entry for a driver and a guide of the group will be granted.
  • Tickets are valid for one day.
  • The ticket price includes the insurance of the visitor and VAT.
  • Ticket price for individual visits includes the cost of a full day tour of the visiting zone Strbacki buk – Lohovo using roads and trails that are marked with tourist signs, as well as roads and trails that are shown in promotional material that is given to each visitor along with the ticket.
  • The ticket price at the Entrance No. 5 in Martin Brod includes the visit of the waterfalls i.e. Milencev buk.
  • The female visitors with the firs name Una have free access to the visitor’s area of the Una National Park by presenting a valid document with a photograph.

Opening Hours

  • Park has five entrances: Gorjevac, Ćukovi, Ćelije, Martin Brod and Lohovo.
  • Park is open every day of the year, including Sundays and public holidays.
  • Varying working hours, always open between 10,00 - 15,00 / check here: Una Working Hours  

Whenever possible, please walk, jog, cycle or use public transport to reach the Park, thank you!

Additional information:

Have an eventful and memorable stay in GWT2P destination!

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