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.
Jan 12, 2021 update: All Covid Related entry requirements have now been removed.
Feb Update: Montenegro has reintroduced PCR testing requirements for several nations for the next several weeks (info below)
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.
“We are opening our borders, in accordance with the recommendations of the profession, for the benefit of both citizens and numerous tourists who will visit us this summer,”
said the President of National Coordination Body of Montenegro.
Testing requirement for Montenegro
As of January 12, 2021, the testing requirement for Montenegro has been removed.
Prior to the January change, most arrivals into Montenegro had to show proof of a negative PCR test in order to enter.
UK Testing: Passengers from the UK will still need to bring a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival
Feb Testing Update:
Andorra, Botswana, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, San Marino, Slovakia, Israel, India, Bahrain, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, USA, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta. , France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, and Denmark will now also need a 72-hour PCR test to enter as of Feb 10, expected to last for the next 3-weeks.
.@ijzcg has updated the list of countries with less than 25/100,000 inhabitants active #COVID19 cases, which means entry into #Montenegro without quarantine.— Govt. of Montenegro (@MeGovernment) May 31, 2020
The list no longer includes #NorthernMacedonia and #Ireland, where the rate has increased today. https://t.co/Tj3NJR9rS9 pic.twitter.com/Gt4KlcahmX
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.
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.
Originally Published: June 1, 2020 with updates