New Prohibition Measures in Sarajevo / FBiH – COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

The Federal Department of Civilian Protection has issued a series of new prohibition measures in the wake of the new COVID-19 pandemic, which came into force on March 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Updated: 2020/03/19

In addition to the ban of public gatherings and events, hospitality facilites such as pizzerias, pastry shops, cafeterias, fast-foods, as well as bet shops, hookah bars, coffee bars, clubs, tea shops, cafes, hairdressing and beauty salons and playrooms are all to be closed until further notice.

Exempted from the order are restaurants serving food preparation and delivery, as well as soup kitchens, while restaurants in hotels can remain open only to service the guests of the hotels.

Supermarkets, grocery stores and bakeries will all remain open, as well as pharmacies and gas stations. The working hours of the mentioned has not been amended. The customers are to remain at least 1.5 meters from each other and follow all other hygienic and epidemiological measures.

Cinemas, museums, theaters, Zoo Pioneer Valley, sports and recreation centers are also closed.

For all information related to the infectious disease coronavirus (such as to report new cases, or to report an obstructions or any kind of misbehavior in self-isolation order), dial 121, which is the Cantonal Civil Protection Operations Call Center.

For more information and guidance on the current situation, see our Guide to Sarajevo during the COVID-19 Crisis and our text Where to Procure Food and Supplies in Sarajevo during the COVID-19 Crisis.

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