MONTENEGRO TRAVEL GUIDE

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INTRODUCTION

Beautiful mountains, great beaches, good food and even better drink; handicrafts, a rich historical heritage, churches, palaces and museums by the dozen Montenegro has much that would appeal to travellers.

 

Montenegro's tourism suffered greatly from Yugoslavia's tragic civil war in the 1990s. In recent years, along with the stabilised situation in the region, tourism in Montenegro has begun to recover, and Montenegro is being re-discovered by tourists from around the globe.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Montenegro has limited entry to nationals and residents of Montenegro as well as travelers who have only been in a select group of countries meeting certain epidemiological criteria for at least 15 days before travel.People who have spent the last 15 days in one of the following countries (the "Green List") are permitted to enter Montenegro without a requirement for testing prior to entry or quarantine on entry: The United Kingdom, EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.People who have spent the last 15 days in one of the following countries (the "Yellow List") over the age of 5 are only permitted to enter Montenegro if they present a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2 performed by accredited laboratories within 72 hours before arrival: Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA.Residents and nationals of Montenegro may return home from countries not on the aforementioned lists, but should expect to be subject to a self-isolation period of at least 14 days.These lists are valid as of August 15, and are subject to change.Exceptions to the above regulations exist for travelers who are health workers, goods transporters, diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in performing their functions, and people in need of international protection.Additionally, non-commercial air transport of up to 10 seats may enter Montenegro without restrictions. All travelers on such flights must have a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for SARS-CoV-2 taken issued within the last 72 hours.Residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Albania may transit through Montenegro without obligation of having a PCR or ELISA test for COVID-19, as long as they are not staying in Montenegro.

 

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QUICK FACTS

  • Capital: Podgorica
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Area: 13,812 sq km
  • Population: 622 359 (2018)
  • Language: Montenegrin (official), Serbian (recognized), Spanish, English (both used by tourists and small communities)
  • Religion: Orthodox Christian 74%, Muslim 17%
 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 7 January, Orthodox Christmas
  • 1 May, May Day
  • 21 May, Independence Day
  • 13 July, Statehood Day

Also, Orthodox Good Friday and Orthodox Easter Monday.

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Owing to its proximity to the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas, it has a Mediterranean climate with warm and somewhat dry summers and mild and rather humid winters.

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Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW:

The snow sports season in Montenegro is from December until March with the most consistent snow in the months of January and February. It is a relatively warmer and cheaper ski destination in comparison to Western Europe.

HIKE & CYCLE:

The best time for outdoor activities in Montenegro is from April to October, although the months of July and August can be unbearably hot if you're not at the higher altitudes.

BEACH:

Montenegro has some beautiful beaches with a summer beach season stretching from May to October with July and August by far being the hottest and busiest months and June and September possibly the most comfortable.

WIND:

The best winds for kitesurfing in Montenegro are usually from May to October when the wind kicks in like clockwork in the early afternoons. Montenegro’s main kitesurfing spot, Ulcinj, is ideal for both beginners and intermediate kite-surfers.

For more details on kite surfing in Montenegro expand this section!

SURFING:

Montenegro has excellent conditions for surfing from May to October. Some of the most popular surf spots are the beaches of Budva, Ulcinj, Kotor Bay and Ada Boyan.

 

LGBTQ

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Montenegro may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Montenegro, but households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples.

 

Although the first Gay Pride event in Montenegro was held in 2013, Montenegrin society has yet to reach a high level of acceptance. Gays and lesbians may still face discrimination and harassment in Montenegro as anti-gay attitudes are deeply ingrained in society and there is widespread opposition to LGBT rights.

 

HEALTH

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