Sarajevo - Post Report Question and Answers

Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

VISA and Mastercard are accepted almost everywhere. ATMs are relatively common. Use bank ATMs (ones located at a bank establishment) only. - Mar 2024

Most large chains will accept credit cards, but this is definitely a cash society. ATMs are common and easy to use and safe. The Embassy also has an ATM. - Apr 2021

You can use credit cards at most stores, but cash is best for the markets. ATMs are safe and common. - Dec 2017

Yes. - Sep 2017

Credit cards are accepted at bigger stores and upscale restaurants. ATMs seem to be safe to use. - Feb 2017

This is a cash society. We use our ATM cards to get cash. - May 2016

Most big stores do take credit cards but it is still mainly a cash economy. The fresh markets and smaller restaurants will only take cash. - Aug 2014

Generally safe. Raifeisen Bank ATMs take US debit cards. - Nov 2012

Stick with the major regional banks. - Aug 2011

Be careful. We were victims of credit card theft. - May 2011

Due to new rules, your ATM card might not work here unless you call your bank first. - May 2010

We don't use credit cards or ATM cards here, so I can't comment on that. But I have not heard of any problems. - Jun 2009

Using ATMs is fine, but cash is better for restaurants and shops. In many ways it is still a cash economy. - Mar 2009

ATMs are everywhere. All mayor creditcards are accepted. - Dec 2008

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