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Montenegro travel restrictions

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Airlines Updates

Published on 12.08.2020
Montenegro Airlines August 2020 operations as of 11AUG20

08.06.2020 Montenegro Airlines last week outlined planned operation in June 2020, as the airline plans gradual service resumption from 12JUN20, initially operating service to Ljubljana. As of 05JUN20, planned operation for June as follows. Planed operation remains subject to change, pending on various travel restrictions.

Podgorica – Copenhagen eff 20JUN20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 27JUN20)
Podgorica – Dusseldorf eff 20JUN20 1 weekly
Podgorica – Frankfurt eff 14JUN20 2 weekly
Podgorica – Hannover eff 21JUN20 1 weekly
Podgorica – Ljubljana eff 12JUN20 3 weekly
Podgorica – Munich eff 21JUN20 1 weekly
Podgorica – Paris CDG eff 16JUN20 2 weekly
Podgorica – Vienna eff 15JUN20 3 weekly
Podgorica – Zurich eff 17JUN20 2 weekly

Published on 21.05.2020
Montenegro Airlines 01 – 14JUN20 operations as of 20MAY20

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Montenegro
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Montenegro.
  • This does not apply to the following passengers:
    • Nationals and residents of Montenegro,
    • Passengers travelling for the purpose of delivering goods,
    • Diplomats accredited in Montenegro, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in performing their functions,
    • Flights for technical landing,
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Passengers who hold proof via a stamp in their passport that they have not travelled outside of the following countries in the past 15 days: European Union member states, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea (South), Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russian Federation, Senegal, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, or Zimbabwe.
    • Passengers aged 5 years and above travelling from Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore or the United States who:
      • Hold a PCR test result, an ECLIA test result or an ELISA test result obtained within 72 hours prior to travel proving that they are free of Covid-19, and
      • Hold proof via a stamp in their passport that they have not travelled outside of the following countries in the past 15 days: The European Union, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea (South), Kosovo, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russian Federation, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, or Zimbabwe.
        • The requirement for testing does not apply to children aged four years and under or to residents of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, or Kosovo transiting through Montenegro on their travel between Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore or the United States.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 28 September 2020 to TBD

From 28/09/2020 restrictive measures are applied according to the infection rate in the municipality over 14 days:
For group 4 – there are national movement restrictions.
4. In the municipalities where the infection rate is higher than 1.200
– Curfew between 10pm and 5 am
– Restaurants, food services and hotels’ hospitality services are closed – except for the hotel guests
– Gatherings are banned, except for people belonging to the same household.
(group 4 – from 19/10/2020 the municipality of Ĺ˝abljak)
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From 02/08/2020 mandatory self-isolation days reduced to 14 days (from 21 days) for people who have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 case or are positive on COVID-19 themselves.
On 26/07/2020 all special measures applied in the Northern region (curfew and traffic bans) are revoked.
From 22/07/2020 curfew from 22:00 to 05:00 only in the municipality of Rozaje. Until the 30th of July, the road traffic to and from Rozaje is banned.
Until 21/07/2020 – curfew from 18:00 to 05:00 in municipalities of Rozaje and Gusinje.
From 16/07/2020 – 02/08/2020 mandatory self-isolation days extended from 14 days to 21 days for people who have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 case or are positive on COVID-19 themselves.
From 07/07/2020 – in the whole country masks are mandatory. Not more than 2 people (except when from the same household) are allowed to move and gather in public areas. Not more than 2 people are allowed to be in the same car.
From 01/07/2020 – for municipalities of Rozaje, Berane, Bijelo Polje and Gusinje adoption of measures to tackle the higher epidemiological risk. Not more than 2 people (except when from the same household) are allowed to move and gather in public areas. Masks are mandatory.
Since 01/07/2020 – temporarily suspension of passengers traffic to and from the municipality of Rozaje given the high epidemiological risk.
Since 18/06/2020 – mandatory masks in all closed public spaces and in transportation.
Since 15/05/2020 – end of curfew measures and beginning of total normalization of traffic within the borders of Montenegro. Trains and public transport will start operating withing the national borders since 18/05/2020.
Since 11/05/2020 travelling (including by local public transport and boats) is free between municipalities within the same region (coastal, central and northern region).
Since 04/05/2020 Taxi and local public transport start to operate only in areas where no covid-19 cases were registered.
22/04/2020 first decisions on easing the measures: New curfew set from 11 pm to 5 am the following day (22/04/2020-15/05/2020); individual sports activities on public surface allowed as long as distancing is respected (since 22/04/2020); municipality of Tuzi no longer in lockdown and general provisions apply (since 22/04/2020).
25/03/2020 – 21/04/2020 the entire municipality of Tuzi is under lockdown. 14/04/2020- 21/04/2020 easing of lockdown for Tuzi as the citizens are prohibited from leaving the house from 3pm to 5am the following day and are also prohibited to leave the municipality. Since 04/04 lockdown for the entire neighborhood of Podgorica – Vrela Ribnicka. All public transport services by bus, vans and trains suspended. Taxi service suspended (Taxi suspension from the 18/3/2020- 04/05/2020). Mandatory quarantine for people who have been in contact with positive COVID cases and/or are coming from areas with high number of COVID cases (since 13/03/2020). Recommendation for people above 65+ yeras of age and people with chronic diseases not to leave their home. Old Curfew hours Monday to Friday from 7pm – 5am, Saturday from 1pm -5am and Sunday entire day until and all outdoor sports and recreational actiities are prohibited (from 30/03/2020-21/04/2020). Old Sunday curfew reduced to 11am sunday to-5am Monday (from 09/04/2020-21/04/2020). Only one person (+ a child under 12 years of age or child with special needs of any age) can be present in public areas & any presence on beaches is banned (since 09/04/2020). Special rules for construction sites issued (since 09/04/2020).

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 21 June 2020 to TBD

03/09/2020 overall update on international movement restrictions.
GREEN LIST OF COUNTRIES – entering MNE allowed if 1) the person resides in one of the countries from the list or as resided for at least 15 days prior to entering the MNE; 2) the person did not reside in a country that is not in the green least in the 15 days prior to entering the MNE; 3) the person did not travel to a country that is not in the green list, with the exception of transit.
Green countries are: EU-27 Mss; Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bielorussia, Brunei, Fiji, the Philippines, Georgia, Indonesia, Island, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Lichtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Norwey, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Russia, Senegal, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad andTobago, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

YELLOW LIST OF COUNTRIES – entering MNE allowed with a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 72 hours or a positive IgG test obtained via ELISA sierological testing or a negative IgM test not older than 72 hours. Tests are not requested for children below 5 years of age.
In case of MNE citizens or foreigners with MNE’s residence permit coming from a country listed as ‘yellow’, the test is not mandatory, but they are put under the surveillance which allows free movement and daily monitoring of symptoms and reporting to the doctor until the date determined by the sanitary inspection.
Yellow countries are: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Seychelles, Singapore, USA, North Macedonia and Serbia.

OTHER COUNTIES: There is a ban on entering MNE from countries that are not in the green or yellow list, with the exception MNE citizens and foreigners with MNE’s residence permit to whom the measure of mandatory isolation of 14 days upon entering is applied.
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From 15/08/2020 – nationals of the USA, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, North Macedonia as well as MNE nationals that have resided in one of these countries can enter MNE under conditions that they have with a negative PCR or ELISA test not older than 72 hours before entering MNE and that in 15 days previous to their entry they did not reside in one of the countries for which the entry ban to MNE is valid. Children under age of 5 are exempted from taking the PCR or ELISA test.
From 03/08/2020 – nationals of Russian Federation and Azerbaijan can enter MNE without restrictions
From 07/07/2020 – MNE nationals entering from Serbia have to go stay in a mandatory quarantine of 14 days.
From 01/07/2020 – passengers from EU countries allowed to enter MNE without any restrictions.
From 21/06/2020 – passengers from the following countries are not allowed to enter MNE: UK, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, North Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Bielorussia and Sweden.
From 21/06/2020 – passengers entering MNE from, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Turkey, Israel, Poland, Romania, Italia and Ukraine have to have a negative test on Covid-19 taken max 48h before the entrance.
From 01/06/2020 opening of all borders.
For travellers (nationals and foreigners) coming from the countries where the rate of Covid-19 infection is HIGHER than 25 per 100,000 inhabitants are obliged to stay in quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine measure ends after 14 days if the test on Covid-19 is negative.
For travellers (nationals and foreigners) coming from countries where the rate of Covid-19 infection is LOWER than 25 per 100,000 inhabitants no quarantine measures are imposed.

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24/04/2020 decision on easing the measures: Ports of Bar, Budva, Kotor, Luka Kumbor – Portonovi and Tivat open to international traffic. Foreign vessels and crews will have to undergo a 28 self-isolation period in the port.
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15/01/2020 MNE issued first set of recommendations regarding safety measures for international traffic.
07/02/2020 first suspect case of Covid-19 – a Montenegrin passenger flying in from China
Since 24/03/2020 International passengers movements total ban, except for the citizens of Montenegro and foreigners permanently residing in Montenegro.
17/03/2020 formed task force for repatriation of MNE citizens. Since 17/03-18/04: total of 9.562 MNE citizens entered the country and 16.036 foreigners left the country.

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Flight Restrictions

published 27.10.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo (Rep.), Lebanon, North Macedonia (Rep.), Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore or USA.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

Passengers are not allowed to enter if in the past 15 days they have been to any country other than Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Passengers who in the past 15 days have been to Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo (Rep.), Lebanon, North Macedonia (Rep.), Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore or USA must have:
– a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a negative antibody serologic test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
— This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- subject to category and official discretion.

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.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

If you have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries, you are permitted to enter Montenegro if you present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours of arrival. Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old, and is currently waived for residents of Montenegro who visited neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 28 September 2020 to TBD

From 28/09/2020 restrictive measures are applied according to the infection rate in the municipality over 14 days:
1. in municipalities where the infection rate is below 400
– no additional restrictive measures. Applicable only nation wide epidemiological measures.
2. in the municipalities where the infection rate is between 400 and 799
– Restaurants and food services have to close by 10pm
– Restaurants’ and food services’ tables can host up to 2 persons
– Restaurants and food services have to respect the distance between tables of at least 1m
(group 3 – from 19/10/2020 applicable to 6 municipalities)
3. in the municipalities where the infection rate is between 800 and 1.199
– Restaurants, food services and hotels’ hospitality services are closed – except for the hotel guests
– Gatherings are banned, except for people belonging to the same household.
(group 3 – from 19/10/2020 applicable to municipalities of Ulcinj, Cetinje, Budba, Kolasin)
4. In the municipalities where the infection rate is higher than 1.200
– Curfew between 10pm and 5 am
– Restaurants, food services and hotels’ hospitality services are closed – except for the hotel guests
– Gatherings are banned, except for people belonging to the same household.
(group 4 – from 19/10/2020 the municipality of Ĺ˝abljak)
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From 26/07/2020 – hospitality businesses in entire MNE can be opened from 06:00 do 24:00 respecting strict safety measures. From 15/08/2020 te closure is extended to 01:00 AM
From 26/07/2020 – Gyms and fitness centers in entire MNE can host up to max 20 people., one person per 10 m².
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From 21/07/2020-26/07/2020 – hospitality businesses can be opened from 06:00 do 22:00 in NikĹĄić, Danilovgrad, Tuzi, KolaĹĄin, Mojkovac, Ĺ˝abljak, Ĺ avnik PluĹžine, Andrijevica, Plav, Gusinje, Podgorica and Cetinje.
From 17/07/2020 (measure extended until the 30/07/2020) – for the capital city Podgorica, hospitality businesses have to take extra safety measures to ensure distancing and regular sanification. Gyms and fitness centers can host up to max 20 people. From 19/07/2020 the same measures extended to municipality of Cetinje and Niksic. From 21/07/2020 measures extended to PluĹžine, Ĺ˝abljak, Ĺ avnik, Danilovgrad, Tuzi, KolaĹĄin, Mojkovac, Andrijevica, Plav i Gusinje.
From 0707/2020 – the northern region (municipalities Pljevlja, Bijelo Polje, Berane, Petnjica, Andrijevica, RoĹžaje, Plav and Gusinje)all hospitality businesses close for a week.
From 0707/2020 – the closing hour of all bars, restaurants and hospitality businesses set at 24:00 the latest every day for entire country.
From 01/07/2020 – Disco and night clubs are temporarily closed. Given the high epidemiological risk in the municipality of Rozaje all hospitality businesses are closed.
From 01/06/2020 – Disco clubs, cinemas & theaters can open
Since 18/05/2020 – beaches, hospitality businesses and shopping molls can open ensuring all safety measures.
Since 04/05/2020 – All shops, hairdressers and beauty salons, gyms an fitness centres, bookstores, dentists, rent-a-car, driving school and betting shops are open and have to comply with procedures set by the government to ensure the safety of workers and customers.

Since 22/04/2020 – 04/05/2020 essential shops can be open only between 7 am and 10 pm.

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 28 September 2020 to TBD

From 28/09/2020 restrictive measures are applied according to the infection rate in the municipality over 14 days:
1. in municipalities where the infection rate is below 400
– no additional restrictive measures. Applicable only nation wide epidemiological measures.
2. in the municipalities where the infection rate is between 400 and 799
– Restaurants and food services have to close by 10pm
– Restaurants and food services’ tables can host up to 2 persons
– Restaurants and food services have to respect the distance between tables of at least 1m
(group 3 – from 19/10/2020 applicable to 6 municipalities)
3. in the municipalities where the infection rate is between 800 and 1.199
– Restaurants, food services and hotels’ hospitality services are closed – except for the hotel guests
– Gatherings are banned, except for people belonging to the same household.
(group 3 – from 19/10/2020 applicable to municipalities of Ulcinj, Cetinje, Budba, Kolasin)
4. In the municipalities where the infection rate is higher than 1.200
– Curfew between 10pm and 5 am
– Restaurants, food services and hotels’ hospitality services are closed – except for the hotel guests
– Gatherings are banned, except for people belonging to the same household.
(group 4 – from 19/10/2020 the municipality of Ĺ˝abljak)
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From 01/09/2020 – outdoor gatherings of max 100 people allowed. indoor gatherings of max 50 people allowed.
From 21/07/2020 – 30/08/2020 limitation extended to the whole country: max 40 people can gather outdoors, and max 20 people indoors. All weddings and other private celebrations are banned.
From 17/07/2020 (measure adopted for 1 week) – for the capital city Podgorica, max 40 people can gather outdoors, and max 20 people indoors. Masks and distancing mandatory. From 19/07/2020 the same measures extended to municipality of Cetinje and Niksic.
From 01/07/2020 (measure extended to 22/07/2020)- municipalities of Rozaje, Berane, Bijelo Polje and Gusinje adoption of measures to tackle the higher epidemiological risk. All gathering on public spaces are banned.
From 01/07/2020 – all private gatherings, ie weddings, birthdays and other private celebrations are banned.
From 01/06/2020 – events with up to 200 participants are allowed (both indoor and outdoor)
From 11/05/2020 – religious ceremonious can take place, but the public must respect distancing measures and wear masks.
From 30/05/2020 sports events can take place without the audience. Since 6/5/2020 individual sports training can start and from 18/5/2020 collective sports.
22/03/2020-11/05/2020 public attendance of religious ceremonies is prohibited (over the weekend 1350 people attended religious ceremonies which prompted this specific ban)

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 October 2020 to TBD

Schools open – but in municipalities where the infection rate is higher than 1.200 the distance learning will be activated.

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09/09/2020 – confirmed opening of the nurseries and schools from the 1st October 2020.
Studentsattending from the 1-6th year of elementary school and students attending the 1st grade of high school will attend physically, The rest of the students will attend online, with physical consultations in school every 15 days. All the tests, for all students, will be done exclusively in schools. Classrooms can host up to a maximum of 15 students.

On the 18/08/2020 – it was announced that nurseries and schools will start the year on the 1st October 2020.
From 07/7/2020 – nurseries in the whole country closed.
From 01/07/2020 – for municipalities of Rozaje, Berane, Bijelo Polje and Gusinje adoption of measures to tackle the higher epidemiological risk. Nurseries closed in these municipalities.
From 01/06/2020 – Nursery can open.
Pupils and students will not go back physically to schools and universities until the end of the 2019/2020 academic year. Distance learning solutions adopted .

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD

– on 17/09/2020 the Gov. announced that their strategy is to will focus on enhancing the correct application of protective measures (mainly through inspections), rather than introducing new restrictive measures.
– from 21/07/2020 Masks are mandatory in open and closed spaces in the whole country.
– from 06/06/2020 – 07/07/2020 masks not mandatory in public except in health care facilities, child and elderly care facilities and in public transports.
– on 02/06/2020 Gov.ment declare the end of epidemics in the country
– Since 24/5/2020 No active cases of Covid-19 in MNE.
-Names of people in mandatory quarantine will be made public. This measure was adopted because too many people have been violating the quarantine measure. Ombudsman started collecting information in order to evaluate the legitimacy of such measure (02/04/2020). Consitutional court declared illegitimite the publication of names of people in quarantine.
-10/02/2020 MNE first national strategy against Covid-19
-21/04/2020 in MNE there are 96 measures and 12 recommendations related to Covid-19 emergency in force.

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Full Restrictions

  • Montenegro International Restrictions:
    A number of airlines are operating a reduced schedule of flights due to low passenger numbers. You should contact your airline before you travel to confirm your flight is going ahead as scheduled.
    *Entry to Montenegro: You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. These measures are currently waived for those returning from visiting neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours. If you are returning from visits to neighbouring countries, you can enter without any a PCR or ELISA test if you did not stay there for more than 48 hours. On return to Montenegro, you would be free to travel within Montenegro but your health status would be monitored for symptoms. Decisions will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors. (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 24 November the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries. (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if you present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours of arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 24 November the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old, and is currently waived for residents of Montenegro who visited neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours. (iv) You fit into one of the categories exempted from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health and receive approval prior to travelling. Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. Transit is classified as driving through the country without stopping. There is a central database where your point and time of entry are recorded and you will be checked when you exit. Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro. All border crossings are open, except Scepan Polje-Hum border crossing with Bosnia and Herzegovina (on the road Pluzine-Foca) and Vuca-Godovo Serbia (on the road Rozaje-Tutin). The Metaljka border crossing (on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) is open for crossings from 7am to 7pm. Current epidemiological measures that restrict movement between 7pm to 5am every day do not apply to border crossings. Those who arrive to Montenegro during these curfew hours will be allowed to enter and travel to their destination as long as they are able to show entry stamp from their passport as a reason for their necessary movement. 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    **Travel in Montenegro: A number of 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. Those entering Montenegro, or in some circumstances in country can be subject to a mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period of 14 days at the direction of sanitary inspectors, for example if you are arriving from a country with a high incidence of coronavirus, have symptoms of coronavirus or if you have been in contact, or are suspected to have been in contact, with someone known to have coronavirus. Additional measures may be requested. Land border crossings may close at short notice and entry to neighbouring countries may be subject to entry requirements.
    *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, 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Religious gatherings are prohibited. Masses and ceremonies are only allowed to take place without any public being present. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. Leaving home between 7pm and 5am is banned. Travel between municipalities is banned on weekends from midnight on Friday to midnight on Sunday. There are exemptions for those required to leave home or travel for work, healthcare, or humanitarian reasons during these times. Only up to four persons are allowed to gather in public. All shops, cafes and restaurants will only be allowed to open until 6pm. Visiting people from different households at their homes is banned. These measures will be in place until 8 December, and may be extended if necessary. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website and the latest information on case numbers in Montenegrin is available on the website for the Institute of Public Health.

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    24.11.2020
  • Montenegro International Restrictions:
    A number of airlines are operating a reduced schedule of flights due to low passenger numbers.
    *Entry to Montenegro: You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. These measures are currently waived for those returning from visiting neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours. If you are returning from visits to neighbouring countries, you can enter without any a PCR or ELISA test if you did not stay there for more than 48 hours. On return to Montenegro, you would be free to travel within Montenegro but your health status would be monitored for symptoms. Decisions will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors. (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 20 November the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries. (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if you present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours of arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 20 November the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old, and is currently waived for residents of Montenegro who visited neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours. (iv) You fit into one of the categories exempted from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health and receive approval prior to travelling. Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. Transit is classified as driving through the country without stopping. There is a central database where your point and time of entry are recorded and you will be checked when you exit. Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro. Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Border crossing Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice is now opened for crossings from 7am to 7pm. International rail traffic has resumed. 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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Montenegro: A number of 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. Those entering Montenegro, or in some circumstances in country can be subject to a mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period of 14 days at the direction of sanitary inspectors, for example if you are arriving from a country with a high incidence of coronavirus, have symptoms of coronavirus or if you have been in contact, or are suspected to have been in contact, with someone known to have coronavirus. Additional measures may be requested. Land border crossings may close at short notice and entry to neighbouring countries may be subject to entry requirements.
    *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, 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Religious gatherings are prohibited. Masses and ceremonies are only allowed to take place without any public being present. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. From 15 November several additional measures are in place. Leaving home between 9pm to 5am is banned. Travel between municipalities is banned on weekends from midnight on Friday to midnight on Sunday. There are exemptions for those required to leave home or travel for work, healthcare, or humanitarian reasons during these times. Only up to four persons will be allowed to gather in public. All shops, cafes and restaurants will only be allowed to open until 8pm. Visiting people from different households at their homes is banned. These measures will be in place until 1 December, and may be extended if necessary. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website and the latest information on case numbers in Montenegrin is available on the website for the Institute of Public Health.

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    20.11.2020
  • Montenegro International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Montenegro:
    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) YYou hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. These measures are currently waived for those returning from visiting neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours. If you are returning from visits to neighbouring countries, you can enter without any a PCR or ELISA test if you did not stay there for more than 48 hours. On return to Montenegro, you would be free to travel within Montenegro but your health status would be monitored for symptoms. Decisions will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors.
    (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 6 November the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries.
    (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if you present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours of arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 6 November the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old, and is currently waived for residents of Montenegro who visited neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours.
    (iv) You fit into one of the categories exempted from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health and receive approval prior to travelling.
    Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. Transit is classified as driving through the country without stopping. There is a central database where your point and time of entry are recorded and you will be checked when you exit.
    Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro.
    Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Border crossing Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice is now opened for crossings from 7am to 7pm. International rail traffic has resumed.
    Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR or ELISA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours.
    Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website.
    Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met.
    Foreigners witout residence permits and visas, whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020.

    *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.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *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, 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited.
    Religious gatherings are prohibited. Masses and ceremonies are allowed to take place without any public being present.
    The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. Restaurant seating is restricted to two people per table, with restaurants in high risk areas subject to further restrictions and closures.
    Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household.
    From 15 November several additional measures are in place. Leaving your home between 9pm to 5am is banned. Travel between municipalities is banned on weekends from midnight on Friday to midnight on Sunday. There are exemptions for those required to leave home or travel for work, healthcare, or humanitarian reasons during these times. Only up to four persons will be allowed to gather in public. All shops, cafes and restaurants will only be allowed to open until 8pm. Visiting people from different households at their homes is banned. These measures will be in place until 1 December, and may be extended if necessary.
    The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website and the latest information on case numbers in Montenegrin is available on the website for the Institute of Public Health.

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    13.11.2020
  • Montenegro International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Montenegro:
    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. These measures are currently waived for those returning from visiting neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours. If you are returning from visits to neighbouring countries, you can enter without any a PCR or ELISA test if you did not stay there for more than 48 hours. On return to Montenegro, you would be free to travel within Montenegro but your health status would be monitored for symptoms. Decisions will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors.
    (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 6 November the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries.
    (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if you present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours of arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 6 November the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old, and is currently waived for residents of Montenegro who visited neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours.
    (iv) You fit into one of the categories exempted from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health
    and receive approval prior to travelling.
    Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. Transit is classified as driving through the country without stopping. There is a central database where your point and time of entry are recorded and you will be checked when you exit.
    Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro.
    Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Border crossing Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice is now opened for crossings from 7am to 7pm. International rail traffic has resumed.
    Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR or ELISA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours.
    Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website.
    Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met.
    Foreigners witout residence permits and visas, whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020.

    *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.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *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, 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited.
    Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required.
    Religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Gathering of citizens for political rallies and organised public events like cultural and artistic events or festivals is limited to a maximum of 100 people in open public places, and 50 people in closed public places, with additional safety measures.
    Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Restaurant seating is restricted to two people per table, with restaurants in high risk areas subject to further restrictions and closures.
    Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household.
    Additional restrictions are in place in parts of the country with high incidence of coronavirus cases:
    for municipalities with between 400 and 799 cases per 100,000 people, restaurants and cafes are closed from 10pm.
    for municipalities with between 800 and 1,199 cases per 100,000 people, restaurants and cafes are not permitted to operate. No visits between different households are permitted. Schools are not permitted to teach lessons in person, with lessons being conducted online.
    for municipalities with greater than 1,200 cases per 100,000 people a curfew is in place from 10pm to 5am. Restaurants and cafes are not permitted to operate. No visits between different households are permitted. Schools are not permitted to teach lessons in person, with lessons being conducted online.
    The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website.. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website.

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    06.11.2020
  • Montenegro International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Montenegro:
    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. These measures are currently waived for those returning from visiting neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours. If you are returning from visits to neighbouring countries, you can enter without any a PCR or ELISA test if you did not stay there for more than 48 hours. On return to Montenegro, you would be free to travel within Montenegro but your health status would be monitored for symptoms. Decisions will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors.
    (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 28 September the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries.
    (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if you present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours of arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 28 September the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old, and is currently waived for residents of Montenegro who visited neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours.
    (iv) You fit into one of the categories exempted from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health
    and receive approval prior to travelling.
    Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. Transit is classified as driving through the country without stopping. There is a central database where your point and time of entry are recorded and you will be checked when you exit.
    Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro.
    Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Border crossing Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice is now opened for crossings from 7am to 7pm. International rail traffic has resumed.
    Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR or ELISA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours.
    Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website.
    Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met.
    Foreigners witout residence permits and visas, whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020.

    *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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A number of 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. Those entering Montenegro, or in some circumstances in country can be subject to a mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period of 14 days at the direction of sanitary inspectors, for example if you are arriving from a country with a high incidence of coronavirus, have symptoms of coronavirus or if you have been in contact, or are suspected to have been in contact, with someone known to have coronavirus. Additional measures may be requested.
    Land border crossings may close at short notice and entry to neighbouring countries may be subject to entry requirements.

    *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, 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited.
    Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required.
    Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Restaurant seating is restricted to two people per table, with restaurants in high risk areas subject to further restrictions and closures. Public and private schools and other educational institutions including kindergartens are open for limited hours with restrictions.
    Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household.
    The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website.. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website.

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    31.10.2020
  • Montenegro International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Montenegro:
    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. These measures are currently waived for those returning from visiting neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours. If you are returning from visits to neighbouring countries, you can enter without any a PCR or ELISA test if you did not stay there for more than 48 hours. On return to Montenegro, you would be free to travel within Montenegro but your health status would be monitored for symptoms. Decisions will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors.
    (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 28 September the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries.
    (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if you present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours of arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 28 September the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old, and is currently waived for residents of Montenegro who visited neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours.
    (iv) You fit into one of the categories exempted from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health
    and receive approval prior to travelling.
    Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. Transit is classified as driving through the country without stopping. There is a central database where your point and time of entry are recorded and you will be checked when you exit.
    Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro.
    Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Border crossing Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice is now opened for crossings from 7am to 7pm. International rail traffic has resumed.
    Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR or ELISA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours.
    Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website.
    Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met.
    Foreigners witout residence permits and visas, whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020.

    *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.

    Internal Restrictions:
    A number of 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. Those entering Montenegro, or in some circumstances in country can be subject to a mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period of 14 days at the direction of sanitary inspectors, for example if you are arriving from a country with a high incidence of coronavirus, have symptoms of coronavirus or if you have been in contact, or are suspected to have been in contact, with someone known to have coronavirus. Additional measures may be requested.
    Land border crossings may close at short notice and entry to neighbouring countries may be subject to entry requirements.

    *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, 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. In the municipalities of Andrijevica, Berane and Nikšić, people are required to stay at home between 10pm and 5am the next day. Gathering in residential buildings is prohibited for people who are not members of the same household in these municipalities and in Rožaje. All restaurants and cafes are closed in these four municipalities, excluding the work of catering facilities for hotel guests in which guests are accommodated. Their working hours are limited until 10pm or midnight, in other municipalities, depending of the number of active cases locally. There are also limits on the number of guests allowed in to sit at a table in restaurants, cafes and bars. Religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Gathering of citizens for political rallies is limited to a maximum of 100 people in open public places, and 50 people in closed public places. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Public and private schools and other educational institutions including kindergartens are suspended and the start of the school year is delayed until 1 October. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website.

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    28.09.2020
  • Montenegro *****

    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories:
    (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. These measures are currently waived for those returning from visiting neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours. If you are returning from visits to neighbouring countries, you can enter without any a PCR or ELISA test if you did not stay there for more than 48 hours. On return to Montenegro, you would be free to travel within Montenegro but your health status would be monitored for symptoms. Decisions will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors.
    (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 1 September the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries.
    (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if you present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours of arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 1 September the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old, and is currently waived for residents of Montenegro who visited neighbouring countries for less than 48 hours.
    (iv) You fit into one of the categories exempted from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health and receive approval prior to travelling.
    Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. Transit is classified as driving through the country without stopping. There is a central database where your point and time of entry are recorded and you will be checked when you exit.
    Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the Government of Montenegro website .
    Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Border crossing Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice is now opened for crossings from 7am to 7pm. International rail traffic has resumed. Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR or ELISA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website. Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met. Foreigners without residence permits and visas, whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020.
    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.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 7 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Gathering of citizens for political rallies is limited to a maximum of 100 people in open public places, and 50 people in closed public places. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Public and private schools and other educational institutions are suspended. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    08.09.2020
  • Montenegro *****

    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories:
    (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. This decision will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors.
    (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 1 September the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries.
    (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if you present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours of arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 1 September the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old.
    (iv) You fit into one of the categories exempted from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health [https://www.ijzcg.me/] and receive approval prior to travelling.
    Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. Transit is classified as driving through the country without stopping. There is a central database where your point and time of entry are recorded and you will be checked when you exit.
    Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].
    Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Border crossing Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice is now opened for crossings from 7am to 7pm. All international passenger rail services are currently suspended. Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR or ELISA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website [http://www.gov.me/en/News/224593/National-Coordination-Body-agrees-to-lift-ban-on-air-traffic-for-own-needs.html]. Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met. Foreigners without residence permits and visas, whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020.
    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.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 7 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Gathering of citizens for political rallies is limited to a maximum of 100 people in open public places, and 50 people in closed public places. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Public and private schools and other educational institutions are suspended. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    01.09.2020
  • Montenegro Dutch government closes border to travelers from Montenegro, Serbia (Reuters, 08.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories:
    (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. This decision will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors.
    (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 15 August the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries.
    (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if you present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours of arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 15 August the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old.
    (iv) You fit into one of the categories exempted from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health and receive approval prior to travelling.
    Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. Transit is classified as driving through the country without stopping. There is a central database where your point and time of entry are recorded and you will be checked when you exit.
    Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].
    Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Border crossing Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice is now opened for crossings from 7am to 7pm. All international passenger rail services are currently suspended. Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR or ELISA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website [http://www.gov.me/en/News/224593/National-Coordination-Body-agrees-to-lift-ban-on-air-traffic-for-own-needs.html]. Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met. Foreigners without residence permits and visas, whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020.
    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.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 7 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Gathering of citizens for political rallies is limited to a maximum of 100 people in open public places, and 50 people in closed public places. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Public and private schools and other educational institutions are suspended. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    28.08.2020
  • Montenegro Dutch government closes border to travelers from Montenegro, Serbia (Reuters, 08.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. This decision will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors. (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 15 August the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries. (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if they present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours before arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 15 August the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old. (iv) You fit into one of the categories exempted from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health and receive approval prior to travelling. Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. Transit is classified as driving through the country without stopping. There is a central database where your point and time of entry are recorded and you will be checked when you exit. Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro. Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca and Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Border crossing Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice is now opened for crossings from 7am to 7pm. All international passenger rail services are currently suspended.
    Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR or ELISA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours.
    Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website [http://www.gov.me/en/News/224593/National-Coordination-Body-agrees-to-lift-ban-on-air-traffic-for-own-needs.html].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 7 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Gathering of citizens for political rallies is limited to a maximum of 100 people in open public places, and 50 people in closed public places. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Public and private schools and other educational institutions are suspended. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    19.08.2020
  • Montenegro Dutch government closes border to travelers from Montenegro, Serbia (Reuters, 08.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. This decision will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors. (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 15 August the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries. (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if they present a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test, performed within 72 hours before arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 15 August the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old. (iv) You fit into one of the categories exempted from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health and receive approval prior to travelling. Residents of neighboring countries from the ‘yellow list’ can transit through Montenegro without a PCR or ELISA test. Transit is classified as driving through the country without stopping. There is a central database where your point and time of entry are recorded and you will be checked when you exit. Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro. Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca and Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. All international passenger rail services are currently suspended.
    Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR or ELISA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours.
    Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 7 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Gathering of citizens for political rallies is limited to a maximum of 100 people in open public places, and 50 people in closed public places. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Public and private schools and other educational institutions are suspended. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    17.08.2020
  • Montenegro Dutch government closes border to travelers from Montenegro, Serbia (Reuters, 08.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. This decision will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors. (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 22 July the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries. (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if they present a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2 performed within 72 hours before arrival. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 22 July the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Israel, Kosovo, and Singapore. (iv) You fit into a category of traveller exempt from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health and receive approval prior to travelling. Time spent in transit (passing through a country without delay, as evidenced by travel documents) is not considered part of this 15 day period. These conditions are valid as of 22 July and are subject to change. Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro. Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca and Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. All international passenger rail services are currently suspended. Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website [http://www.gov.me/en/News/224593/National-Coordination-Body-agrees-to-lift-ban-on-air-traffic-for-own-needs.html]. Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met. Foreigners without residence permits and visas, whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020.
    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.
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    Internal restrictions:

    Wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 7 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Political rallies and religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Public and private schools and other educational institutions are suspended. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. Additional stringent restrictions related to growth in COVID-19 infection rates have been declared in a growing number of municipalities across Montenegro, including in the capital city of Podgorica. Curfews and prohibitions on public and private transport to and from some affected municipalities in the north of Montenegro may be in place. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    29.07.2020
  • Montenegro All measures are applied until the risk of coronavirus spreading ceases or until the measure is changed or revoked, which is regularly published by the National Coordination Body, except for measures below which the application deadline is noted. 

    GENERAL PROTECTIVE MEASURES – PROTECTIVE MASKS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCE

    1. Wearing protective masks outdoors and indoors is mandatory throughout Montenegro, including children older than 7 years, except on beaches and in national parks, provided that physical distancing and previously prescribed measures are respected.

    2. Companies and entrepreneurs engaged in retail trade (markets, supermarkets, hypermarkets, shopping centres, etc.), including green markets, as well as state bodies, state administration bodies, administrative bodies, local self-government bodies, public institutions and other entities exercising public authority, banks, post offices and other legal entities, which directly provide services to citizens at counters, are obliged to appoint persons who will control whether citizens or service users respect the obligation to wear a protective mask and maintain physical distance when entering these facilities.

    PUBLIC GATHERINGS

    3. The gathering of persons is limited in the entire country to a maximum of 40 persons in outdoor public places, and to 20 persons in closed public places, with the obligation to maintain a physical distance of at least two meters. (This obligation does not apply to residential buildings.)

    4. Political rallies in open public places are prohibited;

    5. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited;

    6. Religious gatherings in open public places except on the property of the religious facilities are prohibited (it is recommended to all religious communities to perform religious rites in religious facilities, without presence of the citizens); 

    7. Acceptance of condolences is prohibited. Funerals are conducted with immediate family only. 

    8. Private gatherings (weddings, prom nights, birthdays, etc.) are prohibited. 

    The measure is valid until 6 August 2020, when its application can be extended. 

    INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC AND TRAVELLING 

    9. State employees and employed in state bodies, state administration bodies, administrative bodies and state employees in local – self government bodies are prohibited from traveling abroad, except in cases where the trip is of state interest with the prior consent of the head of the authority.

    10. Arrangements of all student tours, educational meetings etc. abroad is prohibited. 

    11. International rail passenger traffic is suspended. 

    12. International road, maritime and air traffic is performed with countries and across the territory of countries from the ‘green list,’ consisting of: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech  Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and  Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia. 

    13. International air traffic is also performed with Ukraine and Belarus, with passenger control during boarding and disembarking and fulfillment of other conditions prescribed by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism.

    14. Off – line traffic with countries that are not on the green list, is performed so the group of passengers transported from the departure point to the destination point, is determined in advance. The passing entry/exit of passengers is excluded.

    ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO – NATIONALS OF MONTENEGRO AND FOREIGNERS RESIDING IN MONTENEGRO 

    15. Entrance to Montenegro is ensured for every citizen of Montenegro and a foreigner with permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro: 

    – Without additional restrictions, if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. he or she is a resident of one of the countries on the ‘green list’ or he or she stayed in the country from the ‘green list’ for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro; 2. if in a period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the countries outside the ‘green list’; 3. he or she did not travel to any or through any of the countries outside the ‘green list’ except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document).  

    The ‘Green list’: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,  Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia. 

    – With the negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19, which is no older than 72 hours, if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. he or she is a resident from one of the countries from the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’ or he or she stayed in the country from the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’ for at least 15 days before entry to Montenegro; 2. in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of country out of the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’; 3. he or she did not travel through one of the countries out of the previous ‘green list’ and this ‘yellow list’ of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document).   

    ‘Yellow list’: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Kosovo, Israel and Singapore. 

    The obligation of having test does NOT apply to children under the age of five.

    Citizen of Montenegro and a foreigner with permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro, if enters Montenegro from one of the countries out of the previous two lists of countries, or if in the period from the 15th day before entry to the day of entry, he or she stayed in one of the countries or traveled through any of the countries, out of the previous two lists, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document), upon entering are put in institutional isolation or self-isolation for a period of 14 days. 

    Self-isolation means staying in family household or other facility, with restricted movement, while the health status of this person, as well as all members of the household is monitored by the competent epidemiological service, in accordance with the decision of the Sanitary Inspection.

    Institutional isolation means accommodation in a facility intended for self-isolation and the stay of persons who are tested positive for the novel coronavirus and who do not have symptoms of the disease, who do not require medical treatment but must be supervised by health professionals, based on the decision of the Sanitary Inspection, in accordance with the Protocol of treatment of patients and contacts of COVID-19 patients of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO – FOREIGNERS

    16. Foreigner national is allowed to enter Montenegro with the following conditions: 

    – Without additional restrictions if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. he or she is a resident of one of the countries from the green list, or he or she stayed in the country from the green list, for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro; 2. if in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the countries not included in the green list of countries; 3. he or she did not travel to any of the countries or through any of the countries not included in the green list of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document). 

    The ‘green list’ includes: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco,  Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia. 

    – With the negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19, which is not older than 72 hours, if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. If he or she is a resident of one of the countries of the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’, or he or she stayed in the country from the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’, for at least 15 days before entry to Montenegro; 2. if in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the country out of the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’; 3. he or she did not travel through one of the countries outside the previous green list and the following yellow list of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay as evidenced by insight into the travel document).

    ‘Yellow list’: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Kosovo, Israel and Singapore. 

    The obligation of having test does NOT apply to children under the age of five.

    It is not possible for residents of countries off the previous two lists to enter Montenegro unless they have proof (stamp in the passport) that they have spent at least the past 15 days until the day of entering Montenegro in one of the countries on the “green list”. (EU Member States – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden; Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia) and that they not visit countries off this list during that period. 

    Entry into Montenegro is provided by air traffic to residents of  Ukraine and Belarus, with passenger control during boarding and disembarking and fulfillment of other conditions prescribed by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism.

    NOTE: Upon entry, the country of which the person is a resident is observed, not the country of which the person is a national if it is not the same country. For example: A citizen of a country off the list with a regular residence in the country on the list is treated as a citizen of the country on the list because he or she is a resident of the country on the list. 

    ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO – EXCEPTION – CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF PERSONS

    17. In accordance with the recommendation of the European Commission, certain categories of persons necessary for normal functioning of vital services and employees who represent a clear economic interest are excluded from the stated criteria. Special conditions for entry and movement through Montenegro, the Public Health Institute prescribes for:

    – Health workers, health researches and scientists; 

    – Persons who perform or provide transport of passengers and goods; 

    – Diplomats accredited in Montenegro, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in performing 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). 

    ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO – EXCEPTION – NON-COMMERCIAL AND OCCASIONAL AIR TRAFFIC (SO-CALLED GENERAL AVIATION)  

    18. Foreigner citizens coming by non commercial air traffic are allowed to enter Montenegro,  while complying with following temporary measures: 

     – If the aircraft arrives from one of the countries from the ‘green list’, there will be no additional restrictions on entry. 

    The ‘Green list’ includes following countries: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia.

    – If the aircraft arrives from the Republic of Serbia, passengers and crew must, when entering Montenegro, have a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 72 hours, issued by a registered laboratory, in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro and have a reservation of the hotel accommodation, if staying in Montenegro. The aircraft operator must submit, 48 hours before the planned arrival, a request for approval of the flight to the operator of the airport where they plan to land, which, in addition to regular information, must contain the name and surname of the passengers and crew, if staying in Montenegro. The airport operator reserves the right to approve or disapprove a flight.

    Upon entering Montenegro, health surveillance measures are applied to these passengers, in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro. For the arrival/departure of passengers from the passenger terminal to the accommodation, it is necessary to organise a special transport, in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    – If the aircraft arrives from other countries, passengers and the crew must have a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19, which is not older than 72 hours, when entering Montenegro. Health surveillance measures are taken against these passengers after entering Montenegro, in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro. For the arrival/departure of passengers from the passenger terminal to the accommodation, it is necessary to organise special transport, in line with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute. 

    While staying in a hotel or other accommodation, passengers are obliged to apply the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    The obligation of having test does NOT apply to children under the age of five.

    TRANSIT OF RESIDENTS OF BiH, KOSOVO AND ALBANIA THROUGH  MONTENEGRO 

    19. The transit of residents of neighbouring countries from the ‘yellow list’  (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosova, Albania) through Montenegro between the countries of the yellow list is enabled without obligation of having a PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19. 

    Transit is enabled with the control on the time of entering into Montenegro, passage of checkpoints and exiting Montenegro, without staying in Montenegro. 

    BORDER CROSSINGS 

    20. All border crossings for entry into Montenegro are open, except for the following road border crossings: 

    – Vraćenovići on the road route NikĹĄić – Bileća, which was closed on 27 February due to the construction of border infrastructure; 

    – Vuča on the road route RoĹžaje – Tutin, which was closed on 20 June, in order to suppress the transmission of coronavirus from the Republic of Serbia. 

    21. Entry of passengers from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Montenegro is NOT ALLOWED through the border crossings Šćepan Polje on the road route PluĹžine – Foča, and Meteljka on the road route Pljevlja – Čajanče. 

    Passengers coming out of Montenegro and transport of goods are enabled at these border crossing points, in both directions. 

    INSTITUTIONAL ISOLATION AND SELF-ISOLATION

    22. The measure of self-isolation is prescribed as follows:

    – 21 days to persons who have been or are suspected of being in contact with persons infected with a novel coronavirus or with persons suspected of being infected with this disease.

    – until recovery, and at least 21 days to persons who have a positive PCR test for a novel coronavirus, have mild symptoms or no symptoms of the disease.

    Measures are prescribed based on the decision of the Sanitary Inspection, in accordance with the Protocol for treatment of patients and contacts of COVID-19 patients of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    Self-isolation means staying in family household or other facility, with restricted movement, while the health status of this person, as well as all members of the household is monitored by the competent epidemiological service, in accordance with the decision of the Sanitary Inspection.

    23. The measure of institutional isolation is prescribed as follows:

    – for up to 21 days from the diagnosis of the disease to persons who were hospitalized, meet the criteria for recovery, in accordance with the Protocol of treatment of patients and contacts of COVID-19 patients of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro and have a negative test result before the end of the 21-day period from the day of diagnosis of the infection (the first positive test for SARS-CoV-2).

    – until one negative test result, but not less than 21 days from the diagnosis of the disease to persons who were hospitalized, meet the criteria for recovery and have a positive control test result, in accordance with the Protocol of treatment of patients and contacts of COVID-19 patients of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    Exceptionally, a measure of self-isolation may be imposed on these persons, if there are conditions for accommodation in self-isolation.

    Self-isolation means staying in family household or other facility, with restricted movement, while the health status of this person, as well as all members of the household is monitored by the competent epidemiological service, in accordance with the decision of the Sanitary Inspection.

    Institutional isolation means accommodation in a facility intended for self-isolation and the stay of persons who are tested positive for the novel coronavirus and who do not have symptoms of the disease, who do not require medical treatment but must be supervised by health professionals, based on the decision of the Sanitary Inspection, in accordance with the Protocol of treatment of patients and contacts of COVID-19 patients of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    24. The measure of a 14-day obligatory quarantine or self-isolation is prescribed to a citizen and resident of Montenegro who comes from one of the countries with which international passenger traffic is not allowed, in accordance with the prescribed epidemiological criteria, based on the decision of the Sanitary Inspection, in accordance with the Protocol for treatment of patients and contacts of COVID-19 patients of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    Self-isolation means staying in family household or other facility, with restricted movement, while the health status of this person, as well as all members of the household is monitored by the competent epidemiological service, in accordance with the decision of the Sanitary Inspection.

    Institutional isolation means accommodation in a facility intended for self-isolation and the stay of persons who are tested positive for the novel coronavirus and who do not have symptoms of the disease, who do not require medical treatment but must be supervised by health professionals, based on the decision of the Sanitary Inspection, in accordance with the Protocol of treatment of patients and contacts of COVID-19 patients of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    VISITING PERSONS IN HOSPITALS 

    25. Ban on visiting persons who are receiving hospital treatment in healthcare institutions and persons accommodated in social and childcare institutions. 

    VISITING PERSONS DEPRIVED OF THEIR LIBERTY AND PERSONS SERVING A PRISON SENTENCE 

    26. Ban on visiting detained persons and persons serving a prison sentence in the Administration for Execution of Criminal Sanctions, except for lawyers and court experts by court decision. 

    SPORTS AND RECREATION  

    27. Training of athletes (amateur athletes, professional athletes and recreational athletes) and sport competitions and tournaments for athletes in sports facilities (indoor and outdoor sports facilities – fields and swimming pools) are organised without the presence of spectators / fans, in a way that owners and users of sports facilities and sports organisations are obliged to ensure the application of temporary measures, as follows:

     – Mandatory disinfection equipment for training, competitions, tournaments and items that are shared by athletes, in accordance with recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro;

     – Compliance with personal hygiene measures – regular hand hygiene, before and after the completed sports activity. 

    28. Companies and entrepreneurs who provide services in fitness centres and gyms are obliged to organise work in such a way that only one person per ten square meters may stay in the facility at the time, but not more than 20 people, while respecting physical distance from at least two meters between users and ensuring compliance with other measures, in accordance with the instructions of the Public Health Institute.

    29. Cyclists are not obliged to wear protective masks during individual rides or joint rides of members of the same family household. Cyclists in the group must wear protective masks.

    30. Users of non – regulated bathing areas are obliged to respect the distance of at least 2 m, except for members of joint family household.  

    HEALTH 

    31. In private and public health institutions, employees and patients are obliged to wear protective masks.

    32. Dental practices are obliged to organise work in such a way as to provide a system of mandatory patient scheduling, to ensure that only one patient can stay in the waiting room (on 10 square metres) at the time, while respecting the physical distance of at least 2 m between patients, to provide hand sanitizers to patients when entering/leaving the practice and to ensure that all employees follow work procedures and wear personal protective equipment, in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute and the Dental Chamber of Montenegro. 

    33. Other health care institutions are obliged to: 

     – ensure that all patients wear protective masks during their stay in the health institution (provided that the patients clinical condition allows the wearing of the mask and that the mask does not compromise the patients respiratory function) and ensure respect for physical distance of at least two meters between patients;

     –  prominently display a notice on valid temporary measures for prevention and control of the novel coronavirus in the health institution;

     –  provide hand sanitizer to patients at the entrance/exit of the health institution;

    CENTRES FOR SOCIAL WORK 

    34. The work of social-medical commissions of first instance in the social welfare institutions, in the field of social and child protection, is suspended.

    EDUCATION 

    35. The educational work in public and private educational institutions, as well as in preschool institutions is suspended. 

    36. During the validity of the measure prescribing suspension of educational work in preschool institutions, one of the parents, guardians, foster parents, adoptive parents or a single parent of preschool children is entitled to paid absence from work, except for employees in: health, courts, the State Prosecutor’s Office, the Agency for Prevention of Corruption, the Ministry of Defence, the National Security Agency, the Ministry of the Interior, the Police Directorate, the Customs Administration, the Tax Administration, the Real Estate Administration, the State Treasury Directorate in the Ministry of Finance working on the implementation of the Economy and Employee Support Programme to mitigate the negative effects of the epidemic new coronavirus, adopted by the Government of Montenegro, the Directorate for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Affairs, institutions for accommodation of persons in the field of social and child protection, the Directorate for Execution of Criminal Sanctions, protection and rescue services and other authorities and services, whose activities are assessed as necessary by the National Coordination Body for Communicable Diseases.

    TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

    37. Work of nightclubs/discos is prohibited. 

    The measure is valid until 6 August 2020, when its application can be extended. 

    38. The work of catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, hotel restaurants and similar catering facilities), including catering facilities on beaches and bathing areas is limited from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. 

    39. Companies, other legal entities and entrepreneurs in catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, hotel restaurants and similar catering facilities) in the Capital Capital Podgorica, the Old Royal Capital Cetinje and the municipalities: Pljevlja, Plužine, Žabljak, Šavnik, Nikšić, Danilovgrad, Tuzi, Kolašin, Mojkovac, Bijelo Polje, Berane, Andrijevica, Petnjica, Plav, Rožaje and Gusinje, are obliged to organise their work as follows:

    – a maximum of two guest may sit at the table inside the catering facility or four guests on the terrace/garden of this facility;
    – self – service, staying and standing in front of the bar is prohibited;
    – distance of at least two meters among tables must be provided, in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro;
    – regular maintenance of hygiene and disinfection of common areas, furniture, equipment, etc. must be provided, in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    40. Companies, legal entities and entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry, who are organising the entertainment and music programmes are obliged to organise their work as follows:

    – singers and musicians – members of the band/orchestra respect each other’s physical distance of at least 2m;
    – to ensure wearing of protective masks during entertainment and music programme, except for singers and musicians who play wind instruments;
    – to provide a physical distance between guests on one side and singers and musicians-members of the band/orchestra on the other of at least 4m, and if this is not possible, guests and singers/musicians must be separated by transparent plexiglass panels at least 2m high; and
    – to prohibit guests from dancing.

    CONSTRUCTION

    41. Companies, other legal entities or entrepreneurs who carry out the construction work and are responsible for the execution of construction works on the facility, i.e. for the execution of certain works are obliged to:

     – Ensure adherence to epidemiological measures, especially respecting the physical distance between employees and other measures to ensure health protection;

     – Put notice, in a conspicuous place on the construction site, on the temporary prevention and control measures against the novel coronavirus;

     – Prohibit all employees who carry out construction work on the construction site, during working hours, from leaving the construction site to procure food, etc; 

     – Provide food delivery to employees performing construction work on the construction site; 

     – Maintain physical distance during the organised transportation of employees from and to the construction site (bus or van).

    STATE ADMINISTRATION – DOCUMENTS 

    42. State bodies, state administration bodies, local self – government and local administration bodies, companies, public institutions and other legal entities, entrepreneurs and natural persons are obliged to issue permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, on the basis of which they exercise some of their rights or perform an obligation before those bodies, are considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met.

    43. It is an obligation of the Police Directorate to enter, foreigners residing in Montenegro on the basis of a temporary residence or work permit, and who in accordance with the Law on Foreigners must leave Montenegro after a stay of three years, in the Register of stays up to 90 days (with interruption of the continuity of stay and without the obligation of the foreigner to leave Montenegro i.e.to obtain visas). 

    44. Foreigners whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, in accordance with the Law on Foreigners, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020. 

    RECOMMENDATIONS 

    1. It is recommended to all religious communities to perform religious rites in religious facilities, without presence of citizens. 

    2. State bodies, state administration bodies, local self – government bodies and local government bodies, companies, public institutions and other legal entities, entrepreneurs and natural persons are recommended to establish, for working place where the work process allows it, the mechanisms for performing work within their competence, i.e. activity from home.

    In doing so, they should determine the jobs for which it is possible to perform work from home and persons who perform those jobs, who due to health conditions and other circumstances should not be exposed to the risk of disease, the method of communication of employees who perform work from home, the method of holding meetings that is in the function of performing tasks within the scope of competencies and activities (telephone, online, etc.).

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    28.07.2020
  • Montenegro Dutch government closes border to travelers from Montenegro, Serbia (Reuters, 08.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. This decision will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors. (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 22 July the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries. (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if they present a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2 performed within 72 hours before arrival. The requirement to be tested before entering Montenegro does not apply to children under five years old. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 22 July the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Israel, Kosovo, and Singapore. (iv) You fit into a category of traveller exempt from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health and receive approval prior to travelling. Time spent in transit (passing through a country without delay, as evidenced by travel documents) is not considered part of this 15 day period. These conditions are valid as of 22 July and are subject to change. Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro. Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca and Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. All international passenger rail services are currently suspended. Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website [http://www.gov.me/en/News/224593/National-Coordination-Body-agrees-to-lift-ban-on-air-traffic-for-own-needs.html ]. Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met. Foreigners without residence permits and visas, whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020.
    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.
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    Internal restrictions:

    Wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 7 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Political rallies and religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Public and private schools and other educational institutions are suspended. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. Additional stringent restrictions related to growth in COVID-19 infection rates have been declared in a growing number of municipalities across Montenegro, including in the capital city of Podgorica. Curfews and prohibitions on public and private transport to and from some affected municipalities in the north of Montenegro may be in place. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    27.07.2020
  • Montenegro Dutch government closes border to travelers from Montenegro, Serbia (Reuters, 08.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) You hold temporary or permanent residency for Montenegro. You may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, if you have coronavirus symptoms or have spent time in the last 15 days in a country with a high incidence of coronavirus. This decision will be made at the discretion of sanitary inspectors. (ii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “green list” of countries. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 22 July the following countries are on this “green list”: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries. (iii) You have spent the last 15 days in a country on the “yellow list” of countries. If this is the case you are only permitted to enter Montenegro if they present a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2 performed within 72 hours before arrival. If you are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus you should not be required to spend time in self-isolation or quarantine, although this decision is at the discretion of sanitary inspectors at the point of entry. As of 22 July the following countries are on this second list: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Israel, Kosovo, and Singapore. (iv) You fit into a category of traveller exempt from the above measures. These categories include those driving freight vehicles, accredited diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel, healthcare and humanitarian workers, those in need of humanitarian assistance and certain categories of passengers in transit. Passengers seeking this exemption must be apply for it from the Institute of Public Health and receive approval prior to travelling. Time spent in transit (passing through a country without delay, as evidenced by travel documents) is not considered part of this 15 day period. These conditions are valid as of 22 July and are subject to change. Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro. Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca and Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. All international passenger rail services are currently suspended. Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website [http://www.gov.me/en/News/224593/National-Coordination-Body-agrees-to-lift-ban-on-air-traffic-for-own-needs.html ]. Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met. Foreigners without residence permits and visas, whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020.
    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.
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    Internal restrictions:

    Wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 7 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. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions, people in social and childcare institutions, as well as people who are detained or serving a prison sentence remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Political rallies and religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings is limited to a maximum of 20 people indoors, or 40 people outdoors. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating. Public and private schools and other educational institutions are suspended. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. Additional stringent restrictions related to growth in COVID-19 infection rates have been declared in a growing number of municipalities across Montenegro, including in the capital city of Podgorica. Curfews and prohibitions on public and private transport to and from some affected municipalities in the north of Montenegro may be in place. The full list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government website [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    22.07.2020
  • Montenegro Dutch government closes border to travelers from Montenegro, Serbia (Reuters, 08.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) Montenegrin nationals and foreigners with Montenegrin residence permits, and those driving freight vehicles, are permitted to enter Montenegro. Holders of Montenegrin residence permits entering Montenegro, including British nationals, may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, at the discretion of sanitary inspectors.The Montenegrin Government has re-opened its borders to residents of two groups of countries, including British nationals resident in and travelling from those countries, based on a set of epidemiological criteria.(ii) Residents of the following countries are permitted to enter Montenegro without a requirement for testing prior to entry: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries.(iii) Residents of countries listed below are only permitted to enter Montenegro if they present a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2 performed within 72 hours before arrival. Countries on this second list are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Israel, Kosovo, and Singapore. The lists of countries are valid as of 17 July and are subject to change. Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro. Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca and Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Entry into Montenegro from countries not on this list, including the UK, is restricted to those with Montenegrin residence permits.All international passenger rail services are currently suspended. Non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats (general aviation) is exempt from this ban.Crew members and passengers not arriving from a “green list” country need to have a PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 72 hours. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website. Permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, will be considered as valid until 30 September 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met.Foreigners without residence permits and visas, whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 30 September 2020.
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    Internal restrictions:

    Social distancing of two metres and wearing of facemasks or coverings in enclosed public spaces, including shops, malls and restaurants and bars, as well as private and public transport (city and intercity) and taxis is obligatory. Non-compliance is punishable by law and subject to fines ranging from €100 to €2,000. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions and people in social and childcare institutions remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Political rallies and religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings indoors is limited to a maximum of 200 people. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating.

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    17.07.2020
  • Montenegro Dutch government closes border to travelers from Montenegro, Serbia (Reuters, 08.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) Montenegrin nationals and foreigners with Montenegrin residence permits, and those driving freight vehicles, are permitted to enter Montenegro. Holders of Montenegrin residence permits entering Montenegro may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, at the discretion of sanitary inspectors. The Montenegrin Government has re-opened its borders to residents of two groups of countries based on a set of epidemiological criteria.
    (ii) Residents of the following countries are permitted to enter Montenegro without a requirement for testing prior to entry: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Seychelles, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries. (iii) Residents of countries listed below are only permitted to enter Montenegro if they present a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2 performed within 72 hours before arrival. Countries on this second list are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Singapore, Turkey and Ukraine. The lists of countries are valid as of 7 July and are subject to change. Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/]
    Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca and Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Entry into Montenegro from countries not on this list is restricted to those with Montenegrin residence permits.
    All international passenger rail services are currently suspended. Non-commercial air transport (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. This exemption allows non-commercial aircraft of up to 10 seats to enter Montenegro. Crew members and passengers need to have a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, taken within the previous 48 hours. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website [http://www.gov.me/en/News/224593/National-Coordination-Body-agrees-to-lift-ban-on-air-traffic-for-own-needs.html].
    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.Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca and Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Entry into Montenegro from countries not on this list, is restricted to those with Montenegrin residence permits. All international passenger rail services are currently suspended. Non-commercial air transport (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. This exemption allows non-commercial aircraft of up to 10 seats to enter Montenegro. Crew members and passengers need to have a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, taken within the previous 48 hours.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Social distancing of two metres and wearing of facemasks or coverings in enclosed public spaces, including shops, malls and restaurants and bars, as well as private and public transport (city and intercity) and taxis is obligatory. Non-compliance is punishable by law and subject to fines ranging from €100 to €2,000. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions and people in social and childcare institutions remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Political rallies and religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings indoors is limited to a maximum of 200 people. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating.
    Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. More stringent measures are in place in the municipalities of Rozaje, Gusinje, Berane and Bijelo Polje in the North of Montenegro. Public and private transport to and from the municipalities of Rozaje and Gusinje is prohibited. The Government of Montenegro has introduced a set of measures in response to the coronavirus.A list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    16.07.2020
  • Montenegro MEASURES IN FORCE – updated on 9 July:

    All measures are applied until the risk of coronavirus spreading ceases or until the measure is changed or revoked, which is regularly published by the National Coordination Body, except for measures below which the application deadline is noted.

    GENERAL PROTECTIVE MEASURES – PROTECTIVE MASKS

    1. Mandatory wearing of protective masks for:

    – employees and patients in public and private health care institutions;

    – employees in public and private institutions of social and child protection for the accommodation of children, adults and the elderly;

    – employees in state bodies, state administration bodies, administrative bodies, local self – government bodies, public institution and other entities that exercise public authority and in which services are directly provided to citizens;

    – employees and users of services in cultural institutions (libraries, archives, museums and galleries);

    – persons in religious facilities, except for religious officials who participate in performance of religious rites;

    – employees and users of services in counter halls of state bodies, state administration bodies, local administration bodies, banks, post offices and other legal entities, where work with citizens is carried out;

    – employees and passengers in public transport vehicles (airplane, train, bus, van, taxi – vehicle) and during their stay in the airport building, bus and train stations, as well as during the transport of employees with vehicles for their own needs;

    – drivers and passengers in a passenger motor vehicle (except for a members of a common family household);

    – employees in catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, hotel restaurants and similar catering facilities), including employees who provide catering services on beaches and bathing areas;

    – employees and consumers/visitors in trade facilities (markets, supermarkets, hypermarkets, shopping malls, etc.), including sellers and consumers in green markets and indoor stands/ stalls;

    – employees who perform construction works, during their organised transportation to and from construction site, as well as during their staying and working on the construction site (except during food consumption, at the time set for meals);

    – chief, responsible and other engineers, while executing the construction works indoors;

    – employees and users of services in facilities that provide artisanal services, servicing and maintenance of equipment, tools, devices, motor vehicles, construction and agricultural machinery, as well as vehicles road – worthiness testing;

    – employees and users of services in facilities where hairdressing and cosmetic services are provided. In case the user is provided with the service of shaving or cosmetic treatment on the face, when user does not wear a mask, the employee is obliged to wear a visor or glasses in addition to the protective mask, in accordance with the instructions of Public Health Institute of Montenegro;

    – employees and players in facilities where game of chance are organised (casinos, bookmakers, gambling casinos);

    – employees and users of services in facilities where car rental is performed (rent – a car);

    – employees and users of services in the premises for theoretical classes and taking the theoretical part of the driving test (driving school).

    Employers are obliged to provide employees with protective masks, during work in facilities, premises and vehicles.

    PUBLIC GATHERINGS

    2. Political rallies in open public places are prohibited;

    3. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited;

    4. Religious gatherings in open public places except on the property of the religious facilities are prohibited; and

    5. Acceptance of condolences is prohibited. Funerals are conducted with immediate family only.

    6. Private gatherings (weddings, prom nights, birthdays, etc.) are prohibited.

    The measure is valid until 22 July 2020, when its application can be extended.

    7. Public gatherings indoors can be attended by a maximum of 200 people with the obligation to respect the social distance of at least two meters and other recommendations in accordance with the relevant instructions of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    – Instructions for public events – gatherings (in Montenegrin)

    – Instruction for religious facilities – churches (in Montenegrin)
    – Instruction for religious facilities – mosques (in Montenegrin)

    – Instruction for cinemas (in Montenegrin)

    – Instruction for kids playrooms (in Montenegrin)

    – Instruction for nursing homes. (in Montenegrin)

    INTERNAL TRAFFIC AND TRAVELLING

    8. Internal road, rail and maritime traffic is carried out with the application of preventive measures, in accordance with the instructions of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    – Instruction for bus transportation (in Montenegrin)

    – Instruction for taxi transportation (in Montenegrin)

    Instruction for maritime transport: mandatory wearing of protective masks, without possibility of standing in vessel.

    Employees and passengers in public transport vehicles (plane, train, bus, van, taxi) are required to wear protective masks.

    INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC AND TRAVELLING

    9. State employees and employed in state bodies, state administration bodies, administrative bodies and state employees in local – self government bodies are prohibited from traveling abroad, except in cases where the trip is of state interest with the prior consent of the head of the authority.

    10. Arrangements of all student tours, educational meetings etc. abroad is prohibited.

    11. International rail passenger traffic is suspended.

    12. International road, maritime and air traffic is performed with countries and across the territory of countries from the ‘green list,’ consisting of: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia.

    13. International air traffic is also performed with Ukraine and Belarus, with passenger control during boarding and disembarking and fulfillment of other conditions prescribed by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism.

    14. Off – line traffic with countries that are not on the green list, is performed so the group of passengers transported from the departure point to the destination point, is determined in advance. The passing entry/exit of passengers is excluded.

    ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO – NATIONALS OF MONTENEGRO AND FOREIGNERS RESIDING IN MONTENEGRO

    15. Entrance to Montenegro is ensured for every citizen of Montenegro and a foreigner with permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro:

    – Without additional restrictions, if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. he or she is a resident of one of the countries on the ‘green list’ or he or she stayed in the country from the ‘green list’ for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro; 2. if in a period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the countries outside the ‘green list’; 3. he or she did not travel to any or through any of the countries outside the ‘green list’ except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document).

    The ‘Green list’: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia.

    – With the negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19, which is no older than 72 hours, if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. he or she is a resident from one of the countries from the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’ or he or she stayed in the country from the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’ for at least 15 days before entry to Montenegro; 2. in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of country out of the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’; 3. he or she did not travel through one of the countries out of the previous ‘green list’ and this ‘yellow list’ of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document).

    ‘Yellow list’: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Kosovo, Israel and Singapore.

    Citizen of Montenegro and a foreigner with permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro, if enters Montenegro from one of the countries out of the previous two lists of countries, or if in the period from the 15th day before entry to the day of entry, he or she stayed in one of the countries or traveled through any of the countries, out of the previous two lists, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document), upon entering are put in quarantine or self-isolation for a period of 14 days.

    ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO – FOREIGNERS

    16. Foreigner national is allowed to enter Montenegro with the following conditions:

    – Without additional restrictions if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. he or she is a resident of one of the countries from the green list, or he or she stayed in the country from the green list, for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro; 2. if in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the countries not included in the green list of countries; 3. he or she did not travel to any of the countries or through any of the countries not included in the green list of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document).

    The ‘green list’ includes: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia.

    – With the negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19, which is not older than 72 hours, if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. If he or she is a resident of one of the countries of the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’, or he or she stayed in the country from the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’, for at least 15 days before entry to Montenegro; 2. if in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the country out of the previous ‘green list’ or this ‘yellow list’; 3. he or she did not travel through one of the countries outside the previous green list and the following yellow list of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay as evidenced by insight into the travel document).

    ‘Yellow list’: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Kosovo, Israel and Singapore.

    It is not possible for residents of countries off the previous two lists to enter Montenegro unless they have proof (stamp in the passport) that they have spent at least the past 15 days until the day of entering Montenegro in one of the countries on the “green list”. (EU Member States – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden; Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia) and that they not visit countries off this list during that period.

    Entry into Montenegro is provided by air traffic to residents of Ukraine and Belarus, with passenger control during boarding and disembarking and fulfillment of other conditions prescribed by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism.

    NOTE: Upon entry, the country of which the person is a resident is observed, not the country of which the person is a national if it is not the same country. For example: A citizen of a country off the list with a regular residence in the country on the list is treated as a citizen of the country on the list because he or she is a resident of the country on the list.

    ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO – EXCEPTION – CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF PERSONS

    17. In accordance with the recommendation of the European Commission, certain categories of persons necessary for normal functioning of vital services and employees who represent a clear economic interest are excluded from the stated criteria. Special conditions for entry and movement through Montenegro, the Public Health Institute prescribes for:
    – Health workers, health researches and scientists;

    – Persons who perform or provide transport of passengers and goods;

    – Diplomats accredited in Montenegro, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in performing 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).

    ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO – EXCEPTION – GENERAL AVIATION

    18. Foreigner citizens coming by non commercial air traffic are allowed to enter Montenegro, while complying with following temporary measures:

    – If the aircraft arrives from one of the countries from the ‘green list’, there will be no additional restrictions on entry.

    The ‘Green list’ includes following countries: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia.

    If the aircraft comes from one of the countries outside the previous list, passengers and the crew must have a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19, which is not older than 72 hours, when entering Montenegro. Health surveillance measures are taken against these passengers after entering Montenegro, in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro. For the arrival/departure of passengers from the passenger terminal to the accommodation, it is necessary to organise special transport, in line with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute.

    While staying in a hotel or other accommodation, passengers are obliged to apply the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    TRANSIT OF RESIDENTS OF BiH, KOSOVO AND ALBANIA THROUGH MONTENEGRO
    19. The transit of residents of neighbouring countries from the ‘yellow list’ (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosova, Albania) through Montenegro between the countries of the yellow list is enabled without obligation of having a PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19.

    Transit is enabled with the control on the time of entering into Montenegro, passage of checkpoints and exiting Montenegro, without staying in Montenegro.

    BORDER CROSSINGS

    20. All border crossings for entry into Montenegro are open, except for the following road border crossings:

    – Vraćenovići on the road route NikĹĄić – Bileća, which was closed on 27 February due to the construction of border infrastructure;

    – Vuča on the road route RoĹžaje – Tutin, which was closed on 20 June, in order to suppress the transmission of coronavirus from the Republic of Serbia.

    21. Entry of passengers from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Montenegro is NOT ALLOWED through the border crossings Šćepan Polje on the road route PluĹžine – Foča, and Meteljka on the road route Pljevlja – Čajanče.

    Passengers coming out of Montenegro and transport of goods are enabled at these border crossing points, in both directions.

    TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT OF GOODS

    22. The traffic of goods for the needs of Montenegro and transit remains smooth, with particular measures of health supervision, in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.

    VISITING PERSONS IN HOSPITALS

    23. Ban on visiting persons who are receiving hospital treatment in healthcare institutions and persons accommodated in social and childcare institutions.

    VISITING PERSONS DEPRIVED OF THEIR LIBERTY AND PERSONS SERVING A PRISON SENTENCE

    24. Ban on visiting detained persons and persons serving a prison sentence in the Administration for Execution of Criminal Sanctions, except for lawyers and court experts by court decision.

    http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/

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  • Montenegro As of 20 May, Montenegro reopened the Podgorica (TDG) and Tivat (TIV) airports to private and business flights. The first commercial flights have been announced for next Monday, June 8, by Air Serbia from Belgrade, followed by Wizz Air on June 9 from Memmingen and Budapest. However, these are subject to change. (exYUAviation, 03.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories: (i) Montenegrin nationals and foreigners with Montenegrin residence permits, and those driving freight vehicles, are permitted to enter Montenegro. Holders of Montenegrin residence permits entering Montenegro may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, at the discretion of sanitary inspectors. The Montenegrin Government has re-opened its borders to residents of two groups of countries based on a set of epidemiological criteria.
    (ii) Residents of the following countries are permitted to enter Montenegro without a requirement for testing prior to entry: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Seychelles, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries. (iii) Residents of countries listed below are only permitted to enter Montenegro if they present a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2 performed within 72 hours before arrival. Countries on this second list are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Singapore, Turkey and Ukraine. The lists of countries are valid as of 7 July and are subject to change. Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/]
    Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca and Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Entry into Montenegro from countries not on this list is restricted to those with Montenegrin residence permits.
    All international passenger rail services are currently suspended. Non-commercial air transport (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. This exemption allows non-commercial aircraft of up to 10 seats to enter Montenegro. Crew members and passengers need to have a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, taken within the previous 48 hours. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website [http://www.gov.me/en/News/224593/National-Coordination-Body-agrees-to-lift-ban-on-air-traffic-for-own-needs.html].
    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.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Social distancing of two metres and wearing of facemasks or coverings in enclosed public spaces, including shops, malls and restaurants and bars, as well as private and public transport (city and intercity) and taxis is obligatory. Non-compliance is punishable by law and subject to fines ranging from €100 to €2,000. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions and people in social and childcare institutions remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Political rallies and religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings indoors is limited to a maximum of 200 people. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating.
    Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. More stringent measures are in place in the municipalities of Rozaje, Gusinje, Berane and Bijelo Polje in the North of Montenegro. Public and private transport to and from the municipalities of Rozaje and Gusinje is prohibited. The Government of Montenegro has introduced a set of measures in response to the coronavirus.A list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    07.07.2020
  • Montenegro As of 20 May, Montenegro reopened the Podgorica (TDG) and Tivat (TIV) airports to private and business flights. The first commercial flights have been announced for next Monday, June 8, by Air Serbia from Belgrade, followed by Wizz Air on June 9 from Memmingen and Budapest. However, these are subject to change. (exYUAviation, 03.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    You can only enter Montenegro if you fall into one of these categories:
    (i) Montenegrin nationals and foreigners with Montenegrin residence permits, and those driving freight vehicles, are permitted to enter Montenegro. Holders of Montenegrin residence permits entering Montenegro, including British nationals, may be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation, or mandatory self-isolation at home, at the discretion of sanitary inspectors.
    The Montenegrin Government has re-opened its borders to residents of two groups of countries, including foreign nationals resident in and travelling from those countries, based on a set of epidemiological criteria.
    (ii) Residents of the following countries are permitted to enter Montenegro without a requirement for testing prior to entry: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Angola, Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Morocco, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Seychelles, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with these countries. (iii) Residents of of countries listed below are only permitted to enter Montenegro if they present a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2 performed within 72 hours before arrival. Countries on this second list are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Israel, Kosovo, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. The lists of countries are valid as of 6 July and are subject to change. Please check for latest lists and details of entry criteria on the website of the Government of Montenegro [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/]
    Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca and Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Entry into Montenegro from countries not on this list, is restricted to those with Montenegrin residence permits.
    All international passenger rail services are currently suspended. Non-commercial air transport (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. This exemption allows non-commercial aircraft of up to 10 seats to enter Montenegro. Crew members and passengers need to have a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, taken within the previous 48 hours. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website [http://www.gov.me/en/News/224593/National-Coordination-Body-agrees-to-lift-ban-on-air-traffic-for-own-needs.html]. 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.
    Violation of these measures is a criminal offence. Additional measures may be introduced at short notice.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Social distancing of two metres and wearing of facemasks or coverings in enclosed public spaces, including shops, malls and restaurants and bars, as well as private and public transport (city and intercity) and taxis is obligatory. Non-compliance is punishable by law and subject to fines ranging from €100 to €2,000. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions and people in social and childcare institutions remains banned. Funerals are to be conducted with immediate family only. Private gatherings, such as weddings, graduation ceremonies and birthdays, are prohibited. Political rallies and religious gatherings outside in public spaces are prohibited. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited. Attendance at any public gatherings indoors is limited to a maximum of 200 people. A distance of at least 2 metres between attendees is required. Nightclubs and discos are prohibited from operating.
    Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. More stringent measures are in place in the municipalities of Rozaje, Gusinje, Berane and Bijelo Polje in the North of Montenegro. Public and private transport to and from the municipalities of Rozaje and Gusinje is prohibited. The Government of Montenegro has introduced a set of measures in response to the coronavirus.A list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    06.07.2020
  • Montenegro As of 20 May, Montenegro reopened the Podgorica (TDG) and Tivat (TIV) airports to private and business flights. The first commercial flights have been announced for next Monday, June 8, by Air Serbia from Belgrade, followed by Wizz Air on June 9 from Memmingen and Budapest. However, these are subject to change. (exYUAviation, 03.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Only three category of travellers may enter Montenegro: (i) Montenegrin nationals and foreigners with Montenegrin residence permits, and those driving freight vehicles, are permitted to enter Montenegro. Holders of Montenegrin residence permits entering Montenegro, including British nationals, should expect to be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine in state-arranged accommodation.
    The Montenegrin Government has re-opened its borders to residents of two groups of countries, based on a set of epidemiological criteria.
    (ii) Residents of the first group of countries are permitted to enter Montenegro without a requirement for testing prior to entry. European countries currently on this first list are Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
    (iii) Residents of the second group of countries are only permitted to enter Montenegro if they present a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 performed by accredited laboratories within 48 hours. European countries on this second list are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Poland, Romania, Italy and Ukraine.
    The full lists are available on the website of the Government of Montenegro [http://www.gov.me/en/News/227518/National-Coordination-Body-adopts-new-methodology-for-further-opening-of-Montenegro-while-maintaining-recognisable-policy-of-hig.html]. Several border crossings with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Scepan Polje-Hum, on the road Pluzine-Foca and Meteljka-Metaljka on the road Pljevlja-Cajnice) and Serbia (Vuca-Godovo) are closed. Entry into Montenegro from countries not on this list, is restricted to those with Montenegrin residence permits.
    All international passenger rail services are currently suspended. International road, maritime and air traffic is only operating with countries that meet an epidemiological criterion of 25 or fewer coronavirus cases per 100,000 population. Non-commercial air transport (general aviation) is exempt from this ban. This exemption allows non-commercial aircraft of up to 10 seats to enter Montenegro. Crew members and passengers need to have a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2, taken within the previous 48 hours. Full details of the exemption are on the Montenegrin Government website [http://www.gov.me/en/News/224593/National-Coordination-Body-agrees-to-lift-ban-on-air-traffic-for-own-needs.html].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Those entering Montenegro, or in some circumstances in country can be subject to a mandatory quarantine or self-isolation period of 14 days at the direction of sanitary inspectors, for example if you are arriving from a country with a high incidence of coronavirus, have symptoms of coronavirus or if you have been in contact, or are suspected to have been in contact, with someone known to have coronavirus. Additional measures may be requested. Facemasks or coverings are mandatory in all public places. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions and people in social and childcare institutions remains banned. Public gatherings involving more than 200 people are banned. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. Indoor and outdoor group sport activities are allowed, with a requirement to split sport teams into smaller groups wherever possible. More stringent measures are in place in the municipality of Rozaje in the North East of Montenegro. Social distancing of two metres is highly recommended. The Government of Montenegro has introduced a set of measures in response to the coronavirus. A list of measures in English is available on the Montenegrin government [http://www.gov.me/en/homepage/measures_and_recommendations/].

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    29.06.2020
  • Montenegro As of 20 May, Montenegro reopened the Podgorica (TDG) and Tivat (TIV) airports to private and business flights. The first commercial flights have been announced for next Monday, June 8, by Air Serbia from Belgrade, followed by Wizz Air on June 9 from Memmingen and Budapest. However, these are subject to change. (exYUAviation, 03.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Montenegro.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Montenegro.
    – This does not apply to passengers residing in and arriving from Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China (People’s Rep.), Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
    2. Nationals and residents of Montenegro are subject to self-isolate for 14 days.
    – This does not apply if arriving from Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China (People’s Rep.), Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

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    International restrictions:

    The Montenegrin Government has re-opened its borders to residents of certain countries that meet an epidemiological criterion of 25 or fewer coronavirus cases per 100,000 population) without a requirement for testing prior to entry. European countries currently on this list (updated weekly) are Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Iceland, Cyprus, Kosovo, Latvia, , Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Monaco, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Entry into Montenegro from countries not on this list, including the UK, is restricted to those with Montenegrin residence permits.
    All international bus and railway services have also been suspended. There is also an entry ban for cruisers and yachts to ports: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Kumbor Port – Portonovi, Tivat (Gat I and Gat II) and Zelenika. Montenegrin authorities have banned entry for foreigners – except for those with temporary or permanent residence and cargo drivers – and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers entering from abroad. People who have been put into self-isolation for 14 days by the Sector for Health and Sanitary Inspection must now serve an additional 14-day quarantine.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Everyone on public transport (including planes and taxis), and in all public and private health institutions are required to wear a facemask or covering. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions and people in social and childcare institutions remains banned. Public gatherings involving more than 200 people are banned. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. Indoor and outdoor group sport activities are allowed, with a requirement to split sport teams into smaller groups wherever possible. Social distancing of two metres is highly recommended.

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    18.06.2020
  • Montenegro As of 20 May, Montenegro reopened the Podgorica (TDG) and Tivat (TIV) airports to private and business flights. The first commercial flights have been announced for next Monday, June 8, by Air Serbia from Belgrade, followed by Wizz Air on June 9 from Memmingen and Budapest. However, these are subject to change. (exYUAviation, 03.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Montenegro.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Montenegro.
    – This does not apply to passengers residing in and arriving from Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China (People’s Rep.), Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
    2. Nationals and residents of Montenegro are subject to self-isolate for 14 days.
    – This does not apply if arriving from Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China (People’s Rep.), Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland (Rep.), Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Montenegrin Government has re-opened its borders to residents of certain countries that meet an epidemiological criterion of 25 or fewer coronavirus cases per 100,000 population) without a requirement for testing prior to entry. European countries currently on this list (updated weekly) are Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Iceland, Cyprus, Kosovo, Latvia, , Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Monaco, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Entry into Montenegro from countries not on this list, including the UK, is restricted to those with Montenegrin residence permits.
    All international bus and railway services have also been suspended. There is also an entry ban for cruisers and yachts to ports: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Kumbor Port – Portonovi, Tivat (Gat I and Gat II) and Zelenika. Montenegrin authorities have banned entry for foreigners – except for those with temporary or permanent residence and cargo drivers – and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers entering from abroad. People who have been put into self-isolation for 14 days by the Sector for Health and Sanitary Inspection must now serve an additional 14-day quarantine.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Everyone on public transport (including planes and taxis), and in all public and private health institutions are required to wear a facemask or covering. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions and people in social and childcare institutions remains banned. Public gatherings involving more than 200 people are banned. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. Indoor and outdoor group sport activities are allowed, with a requirement to split sport teams into smaller groups wherever possible. Social distancing of two metres is highly recommended.

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    17.06.2020
  • Montenegro As of 20 May, Montenegro reopened the Podgorica (TDG) and Tivat (TIV) airports to private and business flights. The first commercial flights have been announced for next Monday, June 8, by Air Serbia from Belgrade, followed by Wizz Air on June 9 from Memmingen and Budapest. However, these are subject to change. (exYUAviation, 03.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Montenegro.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Montenegro.
    – This does not apply to passengers who reside in Montenegro.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China (People’s Rep.), Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
    2. Nationals and residents of Montenegro are subject to self-isolate for 14 days.
    – This does not apply if arriving from Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China (People’s Rep.), Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Montenegrin Government has re-opened its borders to residents of certain countries that meet an epidemiological criterion of 25 or fewer coronavirus cases per 100,000 population) without a requirement for testing prior to entry. European countries currently on this list (updated weekly) are Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Iceland, Cyprus, Kosovo, Latvia, , Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Monaco, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Entry into Montenegro from countries not on this list, including the UK, is restricted to those with Montenegrin residence permits.
    All international bus and railway services have also been suspended. There is also an entry ban for cruisers and yachts to ports: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Kumbor Port – Portonovi, Tivat (Gat I and Gat II) and Zelenika. Montenegrin authorities have banned entry for foreigners – except for those with temporary or permanent residence and cargo drivers – and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers entering from abroad. People who have been put into self-isolation for 14 days by the Sector for Health and Sanitary Inspection must now serve an additional 14-day quarantine.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Everyone on public transport (including planes and taxis), and in all public and private health institutions are required to wear a facemask or covering. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions and people in social and childcare institutions remains banned. Public gatherings involving more than 200 people are banned. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. Indoor and outdoor group sport activities are allowed, with a requirement to split sport teams into smaller groups wherever possible. Social distancing of two metres is highly recommended.

    Read more
    16.06.2020
  • Montenegro As of 20 May, Montenegro reopened the Podgorica (TDG) and Tivat (TIV) airports to private and business flights. The first commercial flights have been announced for next Monday, June 8, by Air Serbia from Belgrade, followed by Wizz Air on June 9 from Memmingen and Budapest. However, these are subject to change. (exYUAviation, 03.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Montenegro.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Montenegro.
    – This does not apply to passengers who reside in Montenegro.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China (People’s Rep.), Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
    2. Nationals and residents of Montenegro are subject to self-isolate for 14 days.
    – This does not apply if arriving from Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China (People’s Rep.), Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe.

    International restrictions:

    Montenegro Airlines has suspended all flights until 14 June following a government halt, except for flights from Podgorica and Tivat to Belgrade, which will resume as soon as the airports and borders of Montenegro reopen. All international bus and railway services have also been suspended until 1 June. There is also an entry ban for cruisers and yachts to ports: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Kumbor Port – Portonovi, Tivat (Gat I and Gat II) and Zelenika. Montenegrin authorities have banned entry for foreigners – except for those with temporary or permanent residence and cargo drivers – and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers entering from abroad. People who have been put into self-isolation for 14 days by the Sector for Health and Sanitary Inspection must now serve an additional 14-day quarantine.

    Internal restrictions:

    Everyone on public transport (including planes and taxis), and in all public and private health institutions are required to wear a facemask or covering. Visiting people receiving treatment in healthcare institutions and people in social and childcare institutions remains banned. Public gatherings involving more than 200 people are banned. Access to private and public beaches is allowed. A distance of at least 2 metres between sunbeds / other beach occupants is required, unless visitors are members of the same family household. Indoor and outdoor group sport activities are allowed, with a requirement to split sport teams into smaller groups wherever possible. Social distancing of two metres is highly recommended.

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    10.06.2020
  • Montenegro As of 20 May, Montenegro reopened the Podgorica (LYPDG) and Tivat (LYTV) airports to private and business flights. The first commercial flights have been announced for next Monday, June 8, by Air Serbia from Belgrade, followed by Wizz Air on June 9 from Memmingen and Budapest. However, these are subject to change. (exYUAviation, 03.06.2020)

    Serbian government bans inbound flights by Montenegro Airlines following Montenegrin government’s refusal to reopen borders to Serbia (exYUAviation, 27.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Montenegro Airlines has suspended all flights until 14 June following a government halt, except for flights from Podgorica and Tivat to Belgrade, which will resume as soon as the airports and borders of Montenegro reopen. All international bus and railway services have also been suspended until 1 June. There is also an entry ban for cruisers and yachts to ports: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Kumbor Port – Portonovi, Tivat (Gat I and Gat II) and Zelenika. Montenegrin authorities have banned entry for foreigners – except for those with temporary or permanent residence and cargo drivers – and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers entering from abroad. People who have been put into self-isolation for 14 days by the Sector for Health and Sanitary Inspection must now serve an additional 14-day quarantine.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal movement restrictions and curfew until further notice. These restrictions include a curfew of 23.00-05.00 every day. During curfew hours, no one is permitted to be outside their home, with the exception of individuals carrying out work deemed essential by the government and individuals walking pets.Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential bars, restaurants and other foodstuff establishments may only deliver or sell take-away. Suspension of public transport of passengers in intercity, suburban and urban bus and van transport, except for organised transport of employees. Ban on intercity passenger transport (excluding essential activities). Suspension of public transport of passengers in domestic railway transport and taxi services. It is prohibited to transport more than two adults in a passenger vehicle at the same time (except for members of a shared family household).
    Schools and universities are closed. Ban on public and private gatherings (excluding members of a shared household), including sport, cultural, weddings and religious events. Authorities stress that non-compliance with measures brings criminal liability: the army is tasked with ensuring quarantine and self-isolation measures are respected. Residents have been instructed to stay at home during these times – key workers may be exempted if they hold special permits. The validity of residence permits has been extended.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Since 11 May, travel with personal vehicles and with public transport has been allowed in selected provinces: Central region: Cetinje, Danilovgrad, Niksic, Pluzine, Podgorica, Savnik and Tuzi. Coastal region: Bar, Budva, Cetinje, Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat and Ulcinj. Northern region: Andrijevica, Berane, BIjelo, Gusinje, KolaĹĄin, Mojkovac, Petnica, Plav, Pljevlja, Polje, RoĹžaje and Ĺ˝abljak. Internal maritime travel is also allowed and religious rites are possible. Some bus and taxi services have restarted in the country with requirements for social distancing and the wearing of masks. Rental car companies have reopened and a number of businesses including banks, barbers, beauty salons, shops, fitness centres and dentists are allowed to reopen provided they comply with distancing measures. From 18 May cafes, restaurants, bars and malls can reopen. Sporting events should resume from 1 June – without spectators. From 1 June, inter-city traffic will be allowed.

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    03.06.2020
  • Montenegro As of 20 May, Montenegro reopened the Podgorica (LYPDG) and Tivat (LYTV) airports to private and business flights.

    International restrictions:

    Montenegro Airlines has suspended all flights until 14 June following a government halt, except for flights from Podgorica and Tivat to Belgrade, which will resume as soon as the airports and borders of Montenegro reopen. All international bus and railway services have also been suspended until 1 June. There is also an entry ban for cruisers and yachts to ports: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Kumbor Port – Portonovi, Tivat (Gat I and Gat II) and Zelenika. Montenegrin authorities have banned entry for foreigners – except for those with temporary or permanent residence and cargo drivers – and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers entering from abroad. People who have been put into self-isolation for 14 days by the Sector for Health and Sanitary Inspection must now serve an additional 14-day quarantine.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal movement restrictions and curfew until further notice. These restrictions include a curfew of 23.00-05.00 every day. During curfew hours, no one is permitted to be outside their home, with the exception of individuals carrying out work deemed essential by the government and individuals walking pets.Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential bars, restaurants and other foodstuff establishments may only deliver or sell take-away. Suspension of public transport of passengers in intercity, suburban and urban bus and van transport, except for organised transport of employees. Ban on intercity passenger transport (excluding essential activities). Suspension of public transport of passengers in domestic railway transport and taxi services. It is prohibited to transport more than two adults in a passenger vehicle at the same time (except for members of a shared family household). Schools and universities are closed. Ban on public and private gatherings (excluding members of a shared household), including sport, cultural, weddings and religious events. Authorities stress that non-compliance with measures brings criminal liability: the army is tasked with ensuring quarantine and self-isolation measures are respected. Residents have been instructed to stay at home during these times – key workers may be exempted if they hold special permits. The validity of residence permits has been extended.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Since 11 May, travel with personal vehicles and with public transport has been allowed in selected provinces: Central region: Cetinje, Danilovgrad, Niksic, Pluzine, Podgorica, Savnik and Tuzi. Coastal region: Bar, Budva, Cetinje, Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat and Ulcinj. Northern region: Andrijevica, Berane, BIjelo, Gusinje, KolaĹĄin, Mojkovac, Petnica, Plav, Pljevlja, Polje, RoĹžaje and Ĺ˝abljak. Internal maritime travel is also allowed and religious rites are possible. Some bus and taxi services have restarted in the country with requirements for social distancing and the wearing of masks. Rental car companies have reopened and a number of businesses including banks, barbers, beauty salons, shops, fitness centres and dentists are allowed to reopen provided they comply with distancing measures. From 18 May cafes, restaurants, bars and malls can reopen. Sporting events should resume from 1 June – without spectators. From 1 June, inter-city traffic will be allowed.

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    27.05.2020
  • Montenegro

    International restrictions:

    Montenegro Airlines has suspended all flights until 14 June following a government halt, except for flights from Podgorica and Tivat to Belgrade, which will resume as soon as the airports and borders of Montenegro reopen. All international bus and railway services have also been suspended until 1 June. There is also an entry ban for cruisers and yachts to ports: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Kumbor Port – Portonovi, Tivat (Gat I and Gat II) and Zelenika. Montenegrin authorities have banned entry for foreigners – except for those with temporary or permanent residence and cargo drivers – and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers entering from abroad. People who have been put into self-isolation for 14 days by the Sector for Health and Sanitary Inspection must now serve an additional 14-day quarantine.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal movement restrictions and curfew extended at least until 18 May. These restrictions include an amended curfew of 23.00-05.00 every day. During curfew hours, no one is permitted to be outside their home, with the exception of individuals carrying out work deemed essential by the government and individuals walking pets. Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential bars, restaurants and other foodstuff establishments may only deliver or sell take-away. Suspension of public transport of passengers in intercity, suburban and urban bus and van transport, except for organised transport of employees. Ban on intercity passenger transport (excluding essential activities). Suspension of public transport of passengers in domestic railway transport and taxi services. It is prohibited to transport more than two adults in a passenger vehicle at the same time (except for members of a shared family household). Schools and universities are closed. Ban on public and private gatherings (excluding members of a shared household), including sport, cultural, weddings and religious events. Authorities stress that non-compliance with measures brings criminal liability: the army is tasked with ensuring quarantine and self-isolation measures are respected. Residents have been instructed to stay at home during these times – key workers may be exempted if they hold special permits. The validity of residence permits has been extended.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Since 11 May, travel with personal vehicles and with public transport has been allowed in selected provinces: Central region: Cetinje, Danilovgrad, Niksic, Pluzine, Podgorica, Savnik and Tuzi. Coastal region: Bar, Budva, Cetinje, Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat and Ulcinj. Northern region: Andrijevica, Berane, BIjelo, Gusinje, KolaĹĄin, Mojkovac, Petnica, Plav, Pljevlja, Polje, RoĹžaje and Ĺ˝abljak. Internal maritime travel is also allowed and religious rites are possible. Some bus and taxi services have restarted in the country with requirements for social distancing and the wearing of masks. Rental car companies have reopened and a number of businesses including banks, barbers, beauty salons, shops, fitness centres and dentists are allowed to reopen provided they comply with distancing measures. From 18 May cafes, restaurants, bars and malls can reopen. Sporting events should resume from 1 June – without spectators. From 1 June, inter-city traffic will be allowed.

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    19.05.2020
  • Montenegro

    International restrictions:

    Montenegro Airlines has suspended all flights until 18 May following government halt. All international bus and railway services have also been suspended until 1 June. There is also an entry ban for cruisers and yachts to ports: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Kumbor Port – Portonovi, Tivat (Gat I and Gat II) and Zelenika.
    Montenegrin authorities have banned entry for foreigners – except for those with temporary or permanent residence and cargo drivers – and imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers entering from abroad. People who have been put into self-isolation for 14 days by the Sector for Health and Sanitary Inspection must now serve an additional 14-day quarantine.

    Internal restrictions:

    Internal movement restrictions and curfew extended at least until 18 May.
    These restrictions include an amended curfew of 23.00-05.00 every day. During curfew hours, no one is permitted to be outside their home, with the exception of individuals carrying out work deemed essential by the government and individuals walking pets.
    Non-essential businesses are closed. Essential bars, restaurants and other foodstuff establishments may only deliver or sell take-away.
    Suspension of public transport of passengers in intercity, suburban and urban bus and van transport, except for organised transport of employees. Ban on intercity passenger transport (excluding essential activities). Suspension of public transport of passengers in domestic railway transport and taxi services. It is prohibited to transport more than two adults in a passenger vehicle at the same time (except for members of a shared family household).

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Starting 4 May, some bus and taxi services have restarted in the country with requirements for social distancing and the wearing of masks. Rental car companies can reopen and a number of businesses including banks, barbers, beauty salons, shops, fitness centres and dentists are allowed to reopen provided they comply with distancing measures. The only public transport operations in progress are buses in local areas where there have been no documented cases of local transmission of the virus. The next phase in the lifting of restrictions is due on 18 May when cafes, restaurants, bars and malls will be able to reopen. Sporting events should resume from 1 June – without spectators. From 1 June, inter-city traffic will be allowed.

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    09.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Government of Montenegro/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
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