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Montenegro Has Reopened For Tourism – Everything You Need To Know

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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)

kotor reopen for tourism

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.

beaches in montenegro are reopen for visitors

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. 

montenegro reopening for tourism
montenegro's ports are now reopen for yachts and cruise ships

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
montenegro is reopen for tourism as of june 1 2020

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.

Montenegro Has Reopened For Tourism – Everything You Need To Know

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

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Monday 18th of January 2021

Is it now official no covid tests requirements to enter Montenegro just use passport as US citizen?


Saturday 7th of November 2020

Can you enter Montenegro from The US with a rapid Covid test? I’m flying there tomorrow, and I just got a negative rapid Covid test today.

Kashlee Kucheran

Saturday 7th of November 2020

Please read the "List of Countries That Can Currently Travel to Montenegro WITH a Negative-PCR Test (within 72 hours)" section of this article.

Lauriane A

Friday 6th of November 2020

Hi, is it still up to dates as of now please? We are French and Canadian Citizen travelling from Greece (Where we stayed more than a month now), can we still enter Montenegro? Without the test? Thank you!

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 6th of November 2020

To our knowledge, this is all still accurate entry info :)


Thursday 29th of October 2020

Hi Kashlee,

My girlfriend and I (both Americans) are planning on traveling to Montenegro this weekend from Dubrovnik after a 14 day stay here. Are we able to enter without a Covid-19 test? Apologies if this has been answered before and many thanks in advance for your help!

Kashlee Kucheran

Thursday 29th of October 2020

With the information I have, as long as you have been in Croatia for 14 days, you will not need the test


Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Hi Kashlee, I have a question regarding entering Montenegro. I am a citizen of Kazakhstan and my husband (US citizen) and I had a proxy marriage, now we need to consummate our marriage, so I was curious do you have any information regarding Kazakhstan passport holders traveling to Montenegro, are we even allowed? Thank you so much in advance for your help.

Kashlee Kucheran

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Hello Jenny, Kazakhstan is not on either list in this article, but there is a section below the lists that says: "What if your country is not on the pre-approved list? If your country is not on the list of pre-approved countries, you MAY still enter Montenegro, but with a 14 day self-isolation."

This makes me believe it is possible for you with a 14-day quarantine, and possible for your husband with a PCR test (providing he is coming from the USA)

It would be best to contact border police or the consulate to be sure on this