*Entry to Montenegro: Visitors travelling from most countries require a negative PCR test from a registered lab, taken within 72 hours of travel to enter Montenegro, or a positive serology test on IgG antibodies issued by a registered lab not older than 30 days. Children under the age of 5 do not require a test. Alternatively travellers can provide proof of a second dose of COVID-19 vaccination administered at least 7 days ago.
Foreign nationals who are resident in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and North Macedonia, or non-residents who have spent at least 15 days in these countries, continuously are exempt from the requirement for a test or proof of vaccination.
Foreign nationals with Montenegrin residence permits travelling from all other countries can enter Montenegro without a valid test or proof of vaccination, but will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
If you notice symptoms of a respiratory infection you must follow the guidelines of the Institute of Public Health, which include contacting a local epidemiological service. The guidance and contact details of epidemiological services are available in English from Institute of Public Health . Check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro.
Border crossings are open as normal, except border crossing Vuca from Rozaje to Tutin, and border crossing Metaljka from Pljevlja to Cajnice which are only open from 7am to 7pm. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website.
*Quarantine requirements: Additional measures may be imposed. Individuals who have had contact with someone diagnosed with coronavirus, or suspected to be infected with coronavirus will be subject to quarantine.
All those who were quarantined or self-isolating and who test positive for the coronavirus and are unable to continue self-isolation in their place of residence will be subjected to compulsory institutional isolation. The same rule applies for those who have received hospital treatment for coronavirus and recovered but have not passed two sequential negative coronavirus results; and to those who arrived in Montenegro from abroad and subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus.
You should comply with any additional screening and other measures put in place by the authorities to monitor and limit the spread of the virus. Violation of these measures is a criminal offence. Additional measures may be introduced at short notice.
*Travel in Montenegro: Several restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus have been put in place by the Montenegrin Government, on the advice of the Institute for Public Health.
*Public spaces and services: Wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 5 years old. Non-compliance is punishable by law and subject to fines ranging from €100 to €2,000. Visiting people in healthcare institutions and social and childcare institutions remains banned. Visits are only permitted for lawyers and immediate family members of those in custody or serving prison sentences, if complying with current epidemiological measures. Only immediate family members can attend funerals, with attendance limited to 10 people. Gatherings of more than 20 adults in public spaces such as streets and public squares, parks, promenades, beaches, are forbidden, except for those on official duty. Private and public gatherings in open and closed spaces, (including public events, sport, political, cultural and private gatherings, weddings), must be registered in advance and be compliant with regulations set out by the Institute of Public Health. Visiting people from different households at their homes is banned, except for medical care and urgent repairs (e.g. water, electricity). Sport events can take place, but without spectators.
Religious ceremonies can be conducted following strict epidemiological measures. Renting private houses or flats is banned for groups of more than 2 people, except if they are from the same household.
Cafes, restaurants and shops are allowed to open between 7am and 11pm. Working from home is recommended wherever possible. Otherwise flexible working hours and reduced physical contact between employees is recommended, especially for those facing greater risks should they contract COVID-19.