Foreign travel advice

Montenegro

Important COVID-19 Travel

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes.

Check the rules that apply to you in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you intend to travel to the UK from abroad, including UK nationals returning home, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.

Before you return to the UK you must provide your journey and contact details. You must self-isolate when you enter the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, unless you have a valid exemption.

When you enter England from abroad (except Ireland), you must follow the new requirements for quarantining and taking additional COVID-19 tests. For those travelling from a country on the banned travel list you will be required to quarantine in a hotel. Different rules apply for arrivals into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you are legally permitted to travel abroad, check our advice on your country of destination. Some other countries have closed borders, and may further restrict movement or bring in new rules including testing requirements with little warning.

Summary

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to:

  • The whole of Montenegro based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Travel is subject to entry restrictions

Visitors travelling from the UK and a number of other countries require a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel to enter Montenegro. Montenegrin citizens and holders of Montenegrin residence permits can enter Montenegro without such a test but will be required to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days.

If you notice symptoms of a respiratory infection you must follow the guidelines of the Institute of Public Health, which include contacting a local epidemiological service. The guidance and contact details of epidemiological services are available in English from the Institute of Public Health.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

If your return journey to the UK transits another country, you should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements. If so, contact your travel provider.

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Montenegro, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

There is a general threat from terrorism. There may be increased security in place over the festive period. You should remain vigilant and follow the advice of the local authorities.

The British Embassy is closed to visitors but can be contacted by telephone, email or social media.

Most visits to Montenegro are trouble-free.

In early 2020 a series of protests caused occasional disruption and road closures. Restrictions on gatherings remain due to coronavirus. See Political situation

Terrorist attacks in Montenegro can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

You must register with local police within 24 hours of your arrival in Montenegro. See Registration

Under Montenegrin law you must carry a valid form of ID with you at all times, for example a driving licence, passport or equivalent, otherwise you may be fined. See Local laws and customs

If you are abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.