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.
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.
Countries that can enter Montenegro for tourism, with no restrictions:
accurate as of October 1
- ALL EU COUNTRIES
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
List of Countries That Can Currently Travel to Montenegro WITH a Negative-PCR Test (within 72 hours)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- United States
- Northern Macedonia
Testing Clarification: The above countries require a negative PCR test performed and with results no longer than 72 hours of arrival. However, on August 14th, the government also said they will accept this type of test: Positive result for antibodies to new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) class IgG obtained by ELISA serological test.
.@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.
The list of countries is determined by how many active cases per 100,000 inhabitants the country currently has. If that number goes over 25 active per 100,000 residents, the country will be taken off the ‘approved’ list for entry into Montenegro without restrictions.
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. The government of Montenegro made this statement:
“Our citizens and foreigners with permanent or temporary residence in our country who enter Montenegro from countries where the confirmed rate of active cases of coronavirus is higher than 25 per 100,000 inhabitants are ordered to be placed in self-isolation or quarantine for 14 days. For individuals who are tested negative for the novel coronavirus by PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2, the measure of self-isolation and quarantine is revoked after 14 days.”
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