Montenegro (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine required for some travelers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Fully Open
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 26.04.2021
1. Nationals and residents of Montenegro without a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 5 years;
– passengers arriving from Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo (Rep.), North Macedonia (Rep.), Russian Fed., Serbia or Ukraine;
– passengers with a positive serological -IgG antibodies test result issued at most 30 days before arrival;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if the passenger received the second dose at least 7 days before arrival.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Montenegro;
– passengers younger than 5 years;
– passengers arriving from Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo (Rep.), North Macedonia (Rep.), Russian Fed., Serbia or Ukraine;
– passengers with a positive serological -IgG antibodies test result issued at most 30 days before arrival;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate if the passenger received the second dose at least 7 days before arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

International flights are operating at Podgorica (TGD) and Tivat (TIV) airports.

International passenger rail services have resumed. International maritime and road borders are open.

Effective March 11 2021, all travelers entering the country must present proof of vaccination or a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours prior to arrival; the test can be either a PCR or a rapid antigen test. All individuals arriving from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, or Serbia are exempt from this measure and may enter without restrictions.

All border crossings are open.
 

Lockdown Details

Starting April 17, curfew hours will run midnight to 5 AM rather than the current 10 PM to 5 AM. During curfew hours, residents may only leave their homes for essential purposes.

Tighter restrictions remain in place until at least April 23 in Andrijevica, Berane, Kolasin, Mojkovac, Niksic, Pljevlja, and Savnik. In these areas, shopping centers, gyms, and daycare centers are closed. Moreover, residents are not permitted to travel outside their municipalities except for work, study, or medical purposes.

Members of different households are forbidden to meet socially indoors.

Most public gatherings of more than two people are prohibited; registered gatherings are possible up to a maximum of 10 people.

Regular religious services are permitted; funerals may take place with up to 10 participants.

Public events are prohibited in Bar, Cetinje, Danilovgrad, Kotor, Niksic, Podgorica, Tuzi, and Ulcinj.

Shops may operate between 7 AM and 10 PM.

Where permitted, catering establishments are permitted to open between 7 AM and 11 PM.

Bars and clubs must remain closed.

Tighter restrictions remain in place in Podgorica, Andrijevica, Berane, Danilovgrad, Kolasin, Mojkovac, Niksic, Pljevlja, and Savnik. In these areas, shopping centers, gyms, and daycare centers are closed. Moreover, residents are not permitted to travel outside their municipalities except for work, study, or medical purposes.

Face masks
Wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 5 years old, except on beaches and in national parks provided that people maintain social distancing of two metres. Non-compliance is punishable by law and subject to fines ranging from €100 to €2,000.
 

Sources

http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co