As of June 1st 2020, Montenegro has now reopened to tourists and accepting international arrivals from 100+ countries. For many people looking to still enjoy a European summer vacation, Montenegro might serve as the perfect country.
March 2021 Update: Montenegro is now allowing all nations to visit. Entry requirements include testing, recovery certificates, or now even proof of vaccination.
Montenegro is located on the Adriatic Sea across from Italy, and just south of Croatia. The country has beautiful sun-drenched beaches, rugged mountains, fortified cities, lots of history, and great prices.
Testing Requirements for Montenegro
As of March 15, 2021, the 48-hour PCR test requirement from all travelers has been reinstated. However, there are some exceptions and exemptions.
All arrivals into Montenegro will need to provide proof of a negative PCR test, performed no longer than 72 hours before departing on their first embarkation point.
Passengers don’t have to produce the PCR test IF:
- Recovered Passengers: They have a positive IgG antibody test from at least 30 days before arrival
- Vaccinated Passengers: They are vaccinated and it’s been at least 7 days since their 2nd dose
- Neighboring countries: Passengers arriving from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia
Quarantine Requirements fro Montenegro
Quarantine is not required when passengers fulfill the above testing and/or recovery/vaccinated requirements.
What’s currently open in Montenegro?
Here is the list of what has reopened in Montenegro (with distancing rules in effect)
- Cafes, bars and restaurants
- Grocery and liquor stores
- Theatres and Cinemas
- Gyms and Fitness Centres
- Salons and Spas
- Banks, Post Offices and Pharmacies
- Ports for yachters and cruisers
- Shopping malls
- Beaches and Swimming Areas
If you are from one of the countries currently allowed to enter Montenegro, understand there are still social distancing and health protocols still in effect. Many restaurants, bars, hotels and attractions have reopened, but with new health and safety measures in place.
The government is still suggesting the wearing of masks in public indoor spaces, 2 metres distancing, and frequent hand washing.
Read More: See a complete list of countries now reopen for international tourism
Disclaimer: Montenegro’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry before traveling.
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Originally Published: June 1, 2020 with updates