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Entry in Bosnia and Hezegovina for citizens of Saudi Arabia with Schengen or EU Visa

Today, the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) passed a Decision on the amendment to the Visa Decision concerning the possibility of entry into BiH from the territory of Saudi Arabia. Namely, for the citizens of Saudi Arabia, with the possession of a valid multiple-entry visa or visa issued by the EU country, the entry and stay in BiH without a visa obligation will be possible.

To recall, thousands of tourists from the Saudi Arabia being stopped of travelling to BiH because the Embassy of BiH in Riyadh lacks visa stickers. After the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in Riyadh Senahid Bristric confirmed that almost 30,000 tourists from Saudi Arabia want to visit BiH, but that cannot because the Embassy does not have enough stickers for visas.

However, after some time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered the required amount of visa stickers to the embassy in Riyadh.Moreover, it was stated by the ministry that an additional diplomat was hired and he will start to work in August.

At its session, the Council of Ministers has also established a Proposal for the Agreement between the Council of Ministers of BiH and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on mutual abolition of visas for passports holders. By this Agreement, citizens of BiH and China, the holders of valid biometric passports, shall be exempt from the obligation to obtain visas for entry, exit, stay or transit through the territory of the other Contracting Party during their stay of up to 30 days.