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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.

March 2021 Update: Montenegro is now allowing all nations to visit. Entry requirements include testing, recovery certificates, or now even proof of vaccination.

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

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
montenegro reopening for tourism

Quarantine Requirements fro Montenegro

Quarantine is not required when passengers fulfill the above testing and/or recovery/vaccinated requirements.

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.

Sources: Montenegro Tourism Board / ijzcg

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Originally Published: June 1, 2020 with updates

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Monday 5th of April 2021

So after spending 2 weeks in Albania, one does not need a Covid test to enter Montenegro correct?


Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Thank you! @Kashlee Kucheran,

Kashlee Kucheran

Monday 5th of April 2021

With the information we have, that is correct


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