Montenegro Travel Information
Entry bans have been introduced for foreigners with
the exception of those foreigners with permanent or
temporary residence in Montenegro as well as foreign
nationals who carry goods. For more information about
coronavirus and entry, see the section Health.
Montenegro is a very safe country to stay in if you
take the usual precautions. Norway is represented with a
consulate in Podgorica and embassy in Belgrade (Serbia).
The danger of terrorist incidents in Montenegro is
considered small. Bag chopping, and pocket theft occur.
Common precautions are sufficient to prevent theft of
The road standard in Montenegro is not always good,
especially in outlying areas and in winter. The roads
leading to the coast of Montenegro are in better
condition but can be very busy in the summer.
Montenegro is located in an area where earthquakes
can occur. The last major earthquake was in 1979,
resulting in 94 deaths and about 1,000 injuries.
- Countryaah: Podgorica is the capital
of Montenegro. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Demonstrations in Podgorica occur. These are usually
wound up without major problems. Norwegians traveling in
Podgorica are recommended to avoid large crowds and
Norwegian citizens staying for a shorter or longer
time in Montenegro are encouraged to register at
http://www.reiseregistrering.no/. Norwegian citizens are
encouraged to have valid travel insurance.
In crisis and emergency, travelers can contact the
Consulate of Podgorica:
Consulate of Podgorica
Rimski trg 4,
81 000 Podgorica
+382 69 800 380
+382 20 401 380
The Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade can also be
contacted. The embassy is open Monday to Friday from
08:30 to 16:00 (until 15:00 in the period 01.07-31.08)
and has the address:
Sava Business Center
Milentija Popovica 5 and
11070 Novi Belgrade
Tel: +381 (0) 11 3208 000
Outside the opening hours of the embassy, travelers
can contact the Foreign Ministry's 24-hour operating
center on tel: +47 23 95 0000 or by e-mail: UDops@mfa.no
Emergency number: Police + 122, ambulance + 124, fire
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Norwegian citizens do not need a visa for visits or
tourism in Montenegro for up to three months. For
private accommodation, you must register with the local
police within 24 hours to get a so-called "white paper".
Without this, travelers will experience difficulties in
The passport must be valid for at least six months
from the time you arrive in Montenegro. For residence in
Montenegro beyond three months, one must apply for a
temporary residence permit in Montenegro. Although
Norwegian citizens are visa-free for travel to
Montenegro, the passport is the only approved
Everyone with a foreign passport is subject to a visa
requirement in Montenegro. A visa must be applied for in
advance. The case processing time is stated to be at
least 14 days.
Questions about foreign passport visas and the actual
application process can be addressed to Montenegro's
representative in Norway located in Podgorica:
Ambassador Miroslav Sćepanović,
Stanka Dragojevića 2,
+382 (0) 20 225 601
E-mail: miroslav.scepanovic@mfa. gov.me
One cannot enter Serbia from Kosovo unless one also
traveled into Kosovo from Serbia. That is, travelers can
drive from Serbia to Montenegro and then to Kosovo, but
cannot return to Serbia from Kosovo. For further
information on border crossings between Kosovo, Serbia,
Macedonia, Albania or Montenegro, it is recommended to
contact the Serbian border authorities.
Upon entry, travelers will be asked to declare money
(including travelers checks) in excess of € 10,000 (or
equivalent in any other currency) that you take into
Montenegro. This declaration is required upon departure.
Coronavirus (covid-19): An entry ban
has been introduced for foreigners with the exception of
those foreigners with permanent or temporary residence
in Montenegro as well as foreign nationals carrying
Self-quarantine is mandatory for all Montenegrin and
foreign citizens with permanent or temporary residence
in Montenegro, arriving from abroad. 14 days quarantine
with supervision of wood. and household members.
These provisions apply from 15 March.
In accordance with the Ministry of Health's decision
of March 13, the following border crossings were closed:
- The border with Albania: Grmcar-Baskim and
- The border with Bosnia and Herzegovina: Scepan
Polje-Hum and Sula-Vitina;
- Border to Croatia: Kobila-Vitina;
- The border with Serbia: Rance-Jabuka and
Public international road transport, as well as train
and air traffic were suspended by decision of 16 March.
Other restrictions apply to daily life, including
closing a number of businesses, especially in the
More information can be found on the official website
of the health authorities. Please note that this page is
only available in Montenegrin.
See also information for travelers in English.
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
There are no particular health problems associated
with traveling to Montenegro. The standard of public
health in Montenegro is lower than in Norway. The
opportunities for medical assistance are good, but the
sanitary conditions can be worse than in Norway .
You can get more medicines and other necessities at
the pharmacies in Montenegro.
Tap water can be drunk, but bottled water is
For relevant vaccines and official health travel
advice for Norwegians traveling to Montenegro, it is
recommended to familiarize yourself with the
recommendations from the Institute of Public Health's
The area code for calls from Norway to Montenegro is
+382. The telephone network is stable, especially in
Podgorica and other large and medium-sized cities. There
is no time difference between Norway and Montenegro.
The mains is 220 volts. Mobile coverage is very good
across the country. It is 3G and 4G in Podgorica. The
Internet domain is.me. Currency is euro.
ATMs are well developed and easily accessible in most
major cities. Credit cards can be used in shops,
restaurants, cafes and hotels.
The opening hours of the grocery stores are similar
to those in Norway. Other stores are open Monday to
Saturday approx. 10: 00-21: 00. Banks are usually open
Monday to Friday approx. 8 am-5pm. Opening hours may
vary in different parts of the country.
National Holidays: 1-2. January - New Year, January 7
- Orthodox Christmas Day, March/April/May - Orthodox
Easter Sunday/Easter Monday/Good Friday, 1-2. May -
Workers' International Match Day, 21-22. May -
Independence Day, 13-14. July - State formation day. If
one of the national holidays falls on a Sunday, Monday
will be a day off.
Montenegrin is the official language of the country.
Travelers can also understand Montenegrin in the other
former Yugoslav countries, where what was then called
Serbo-Croatian was a common language. The written
language uses the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. Signs
and information are mostly in Cyrillic, Latin and even
English. As a traveler, you do well with English.
Podgorica has a sometimes overcrowded and irregular
public transport system consisting primarily of buses.
Tickets can be purchased on board the buses. Travelers
who are going to be in Podgorica for a long time can buy
a personal monthly card.
Taxi service is very good and probably the cheapest
and easiest way to get around Podgorica. From Podgorica,
daily bus departures and train departures go to other
places in Montenegro as well as to neighboring Bosnia,
Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania. For more
information see: http://www.visit-montenegro.com/transport/transportation-bus-stations/
Tips on restaurants, cafes, hotels and taxis are
Foreigners must be able to identify themselves on
request. Passports or any copy of passports should be