Montenegro (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: If you received the final dose of a coronavirus vaccine at least seven days before arriving in Montenegro, you can enter the country without a negative test.
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine required for some travelers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 03.12.2021
1. Passengers must have:
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
– a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued at least 10 days and at most 180 days before arrival and a recovery certificate; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at most 6 months before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Montenegro;
– passengers younger than 18 years;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Hungary showing that they were fully vaccinated at most 6 months before arrival.
2. Nationals and residents of Montenegro without one of the following documents are subject to self-isolation for 10 days:
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival; or
– a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued at least 10 days and at most 180 days before arrival and a recovery certificate; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at most 6 months before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 18 years;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Hungary showing that they were fully vaccinated at most 6 months before arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Montenegro is open for travel from all countries.

In accordance with the recommendations of the European Commission, certain categories of persons necessary for the normal functioning of vital services and persons representing a clear economic interest are excluded from the required criteria:

Entry into Montenegro – special categories:
-health workers (s), health researchers and scientists;
-persons who perform or provide transport of passengers and goods;
-diplomats accredited in Montenegro, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the performance of their functions;
-certain categories of passengers in transit;
-persons in need of international protection or coming to Montenegro for other humanitarian reasons (the principle of non-refoulement is respected);
-foreign seafarers in transit embarking or disembarking in the ports of Bar, Budva, Kotor, the Port of Kumbor-Portonovi and Tivat (Gat I and Gat II);
-foreigners who drive motor vehicles that transport goods, with special health surveillance measures.

If you received the final dose of a coronavirus vaccine at least seven days before arriving in Montenegro, you can enter the country without a negative test.

Within the framework of the agreement, the Governments of Hungary and the Government of Montenegro mutually accept and recognize the official certificates of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. Persons who have not been vaccinated due to their age (under the age of 18) can enter the territory of Montenegro and Hungary without a test and quarantine, accompanied by family members who have a vaccination certificate.

Montenegrin citizens and foreigners can enter Montenegro through all border crossings, with one of the evidences from the national digital COVID certificate, as follows:

1) that they have been fully vaccinated with the prescribed number of doses of vaccine against the new coronavirus before entering Montenegro, which has been issued by an authorized health institution;

2) negative result of PCR test for new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which was issued by a registered laboratory and is not older than 72 hours;

3) a positive PCR test result for a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), issued by a registered laboratory and older than 10 days, and not older than 180 days from the date of issuance of the results of this test; or

4) negative result of a rapid antigen test for a new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which was issued by a registered laboratory and is not older than 48 hours.

The obligation to take the test does NOT apply to persons under 18 years of age.

These persons may enter the ports of Montenegro by vessels, with this evidence or with a negative result of the PCR test for the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which was issued by a registered laboratory and was not older than 72 hours when boarding the vessel.

If they do not have this evidence, Montenegrin citizens and foreigners who have permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro can enter Montenegro, with the order of quarantine or self-isolation for 10 days, and self-isolation means staying in family accommodation or other facility, with monitoring of the health condition of that person, as well as all members of his joint family household by the competent epidemiological service, in accordance with the decision of the sanitary inspection.

For these persons, self-isolation can be terminated after the expiration of six days of quarantine, ie self-isolation, with a negative result of the PCR test for the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which was issued by a registered laboratory.

The obligation to possess this evidence does not apply to persons under 18 years of age.
 

Lockdown Details

Mandatory proper wearing of the mask indoors.

It is obligatory to wear the mask properly in an open space when it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 2 m.

Mandatory physical distance in the open and indoors.

Public gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited.

Businesses, including bars and catering facilities can operate subject to social distancing mandates.

For detailed information click here https://www.covidodgovor.me/me/opste-mjere
 

Sources

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