Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Last updated on 16 March 2021

Here you can find important information related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This section will be continually updated. 


In the wake of new cases and the urgency to halt the spread of COVID-19, authorities in BiH have implemented a series of regulations for those living and staying in the country: 

  • Visits to and exits from Reception Centres in FBiH (Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina) may be restricted. Please contact IOM or UNHCR for more information on the current restriction of movement in your area/location;  
  • As of 11 November 2020, a curfew is in place in FBiH from 23:00 to 05:00. The gathering of persons is limited to 30 persons both indoor and outdoor.
  • As of 15 October 2020, wearing protective masks in Sarajevo Canton is obligatory both indoors and outdoors;
  • In FBiH, all persons are required to cover their mouth/nose in indoor public spaces but also outdoor if they cannot maintain a social distance of at least 2 meters;
  • In Republika Srpska, all persons are required to cover their mouth/nose and to respect the social distancing of at least 2 meters when out in public;
  • Visit the webpages of the Republika Srpska and the Federation of BiH’s Crisis Staff Headquarters for the most up-to-date local information.

Please note that the authorities will strictly enforce the emergency measures and anyone in violation can be subject to misdemeanour or criminal penalties. 

If you have any questions about the above regulations, please feel free to contact us


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has created a website to provide up-to-date information to the residents of the Reception Centres about COVID-19 pandemics, how it affects daily life in the centres and what are the services available.

If you are currently in the Reception Centres, stay connected and informed via the above website.