This page was last updated on 3 June, 2022.
Is Montenegro open for visitors?
Yes. Montenegro has now fully opened for international visitors. Arrivals can now travel to Montenegro without any COVID-19-related requirements.
Is Montenegro open to international tourism?
Yes. Montenegro has now fully opened for international visitors. There is no need for vaccine passports or pre-travel testing to enter the country.
The government has also done away with most of the internal travel restrictions within Montenegro; travellers are free to travel anywhere in the country.
Please consult the COVID-19 measures and recommendations by the Government of Montenegro.
Is Montenegro open for business travellers?
Yes. Montenegro has now fully opened its borders to international visitors, including business travellers.
What are Montenegro’s vaccine requirements?
Entry requirements for Montenegro are generally the same for all travellers, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. Inbound travellers do not need to present their vaccination status or a negative test result to enter Montenegro. The Montenegrin-approved vaccines are as follows:
- Sputnik Light
- Sputnik V
- CHO Cell
What are Montenegro’s testing and quarantine requirements?
Montenegro has announced the removal of almost all COVID-19-related requirements to enter the country. With the relatively lenient travel requirements that have now been implemented since March 2022, travellers no longer need a pre-arrival test or a vaccine certificate to enter.
Montenegro has only maintained its mask mandate in all indoor public spaces throughout the country, including bars, restaurants, and hotels. The government also mandated masks in outdoor areas where travellers cannot maintain a distance of 2 meters. Anyone caught violating the rules will be liable to fines between 100 and 2000.
Additionally, travellers to Montenegro will no longer face travel-related quarantine measures. People are free to move within the country while maintaining social distance and mask-wearing protocols in public spaces.
Restrictions have been put in place by the Montenegrin government to prevent the spread of the virus. These measures are subject to change at short notice, either at the national or local level.
You may consult the Institute for Public Health – Montenegro to check for local guidelines in the country.
Additional entry requirements
Foreigners are permitted to enter, move across and stay in Montenegro. To do so, they must possess any one of the following:
- valid travel document with a visa entered into,
- valid travel document accompanied with a temporary residence permit,
- temporary residence and work permit,
- permanent residence permit.
Nationals of certain countries can also enter Montenegro with a valid identity card to determine their nationality, which was issued by the competent authority of another country.
Visitors can enter Montenegro for short-term stays of up to 90 days (counted from the first entry date) without a visa. If you are not staying at a hotel or commercial accommodation, you must register with the tourism organization or the local police within 24 hours of your arrival in Montenegro. If you do not register, you may be liable for a fine, detained or face a court appearance.
After clearing all the required procedures at the airport, travellers can proceed to their accommodation and are free to stay and move within the country while observing COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing while in public areas.
Transiting in Montenegro
Passengers in transit can check-in at the airport without leaving the customs zone; in order to do so, it is necessary to contact the transfer counter upon entering the arrival room.
This is essential for passengers who are not checked in for all flights until the final destination and passengers who do not have the right to enter the territory of Montenegro.
Interstate Travel in Montenegro
Visitors and Montenegrin citizens can travel across all border crossings in Montenegro.
Those planning a mountaineering tour that involves crossing borders other than at an official border crossing point will need to contact the National Tourist Organization for advice.
Montenegro has also dropped most of its internal COVID-19 restrictions. You no longer require vaccine passports or COVID-19 testing to enter cinemas, restaurants, bars, theatres, museums, galleries, hotels, and gyms.
You can find a detailed list of COVID-19 related local rules at wapi.gov.me
Data Source: covidcontrols.co