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Risk Ratings  

    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Montenegro
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Montenegro

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry restrictions and testing requirements
Citizens and residents of Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and North Macedonia who enter from these countries or have stayed in these countries for a minimum of 15 days can enter Montenegro without a COVID-19 test.

Montenegrin citizens and foreign nationals, except for persons from the aforementioned countries, can enter Montenegro through all border crossings with a negative PCR test result (SARS-CoV-2) or antigen test issued by a registered laboratory and not older than 72 hours, or a positive serology test on IgG antibodies issued by a registered lab not older than 30 days. Montenegrin citizens can enter Montenegro without a test but will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

People who have received the full doses of the vaccination at least seven days before entering Montenegro or have tested positive no less than 14 days but no more than 90 days can enter without a test.

Children under five are exempt from needing a test.

Full rules and test exemptions on entering Montenegro are available at: https://www.covidodgovor.me/me/putovanja
(Until further notice)
The transit of residents of neighbouring countries is enabled with controls on the time of entering and exiting Montenegro, and passage through checkpoints.
(Until further notice)
All border crossings are open, though Metaljka and Vuča are only operational between 07.00 and 19.00.
(Until further notice)
OutboundState employees and employed in state bodies, state administration bodies, administrative bodies and state employees in local - self government bodies are prohibited from travelling abroad, except in cases where the trip is of state interest with the prior consent of the head of the authority.
(Until further notice)
Passengers can leave Montenegro through the following border crossings from 07:00 to 19:00:

border crossing Vuča on the road Rožaje - Tutin;

border crossing Metaljka on the road Pljevlja - Čajniče.

All other border crossings are open.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticIndividuals must wear protective face coverings in indoor and outdoor public spaces and maintain a distance of at least six feet (2 metres) from others.

Social gatherings are limited to 50 people and may only take place outdoors. Regular religious services are permitted. Funerals may take place with up to ten participants.

Businesses and services may operate between 07.00 and 00.00. Restaurants can operate between 07.00 and 23.00 with strict sanitary measures.

Further information can be found at: https://www.covidodgovor.me/me/opste-mjere
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Montenegro

COVID-19 information for Montenegro

Dedicated COVID-19 website


The travel security environment is relatively benign. The principal risk is posed by petty theft and opportunistic crime, including pickpocketing and bag-snatching. Driving standards are poor, road conditions are variable and assistance during an emergency is unlikely to be available in English.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Montenegro
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Routine Vaccinations

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