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Travel to Montenegro in 2021

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Last updated November 27, 2021

Yes, Montenegro is open to American tourists

Having a very small population, Montenegro managed to keep low numbers of infections from 2020. Montenegro opened to international tourists including the US from spring 2020. Despite the pandemic we had many visitors the past year and even more bookings for this season.

Entry Requirements

Visitors travelling from most countries require a negative PCR test from a registered laboratory, taken within 72 hours of travel, to enter Montenegro, or a positive IgG antibodies test issued by a registered lab not older than 30 days to prove recovery from Covid-19.

Children under the age of 5 do not require a test. 

Alternatively travellers can provide proof of a second dose of COVID-19 vaccination administered at least 7 days before arrival.

PCR Testing for Returning Home

If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test up to 3 days before departure (not counting the day of departure, so for a flight at 1pm on a Friday, you could board with a negative test that was taken any time on the prior Tuesday or after.) Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours) and cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests and often more readily available. If you are flying direct back to the US, the only test you’ll need is an Antigen test. If you are transferring in another country on the way back to the US other requirements may apply. We advise to check with the airline in this case.

General COVID-19 measures to be aware of

  • maintain physical distance
  • maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
  • wearing facemasks or coverings is mandatory in public spaces indoors and outdoors throughout Montenegro for everyone older than 5 years old. Non-compliance is punishable by law and subject to fines ranging from €100 to €2,000. (we will provide one disposable mask per day of your vacation)

Curfews and Movement Restrictions

There is a daily curfew from 12:00am to 5:00am. Public movement is restricted during these hours except for work reasons, health care emergencies, or urgent needs.

Bars & Restaurants

Bars and restaurants are serving customers indoors and outdoors. Working hours are from 7:00am to 11:00pm except delivery services.


Cultural sites and museums are working normally, some with limited numbers of visitors. If you are interested in any specific sites, please let your local JayWay contact know and they will confirm the current situation a few days in advance, and help with making reservations if advised. 

Shops and Beauty Services

All shops and beauty services are open with regular working hours. Shops have limitations on number of visitors depending on their size. As for beauty services (hairdressers, nail appointments, etc.) appointments must be made.

Public Transport

Wearing protective masks is mandatory throughout the country in public transportation.

Estimate for the Next Change in Measures

Further measures updates are expected to be by the beginning of June, 2021.

Useful Links

US Embassy in Montenegro’s Covid-19 Info Page
Montenegro Government Covid-19 Measures

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