New conditions for entry into Montenegro: no restrictions for those vaccinated against COVID

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The authorities have made it mandatory to present one of the following documents upon entry into Montenegro: un PCR type molecular test with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, positive result of a serological test-IgG class antibodies or proof of vaccination with a second dose against COVID-2.

Montenegrin and foreign nationals of the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Serbia / Kosovo, the Republic of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Albania may enter Montenegro WITHOUT presenting the PCR-type test for SARS-CoV-2 infection or proof that they have been vaccinated with a 2 -a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, in accordance with the health measures in force.

New conditions for entry into Montenegro

Documents submitted by Montenegrin and foreign nationals (excluding persons from the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Serbia / Kosovo, the Republic of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Albania) wishing to enter Montenegro through all border crossing points must comply with the following conditions, depending on the type of document chosen:

1) PCR type molecular test with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection must be issued by a registered laboratory and have a shelf life of 48 hours.

2) Positive result of a serological test - IgG class antibodies it must be issued by a registered laboratory and its validity must not exceed 30 days.

3) Evidence for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine it must be issued by a medical institution and it must be apparent that the vaccine was administered at least 7 days before entry into Montenegro.

14 days in solitary confinement for Montenegrin citizens who do not have the necessary documents

Montenegrin and foreign nationals living permanently or temporarily in Montenegro who do not have a PCR-type molecular test with a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, a positive result of a serological test - IgG class antibodies or proof that they are vaccinated completely against COVID-19, may enter Montenegro, provided they are placed in institutionalized quarantine or self-isolation for a period of 14 days. The self-isolation measure involves: 1) presenting proof of accommodation at a family home or other accommodation facilities; 2) monitoring the health status of the person concerned, as well as of all family members / household by the competent epidemiological service.

All border crossings in Montenegro with neighboring states remain open. Foreign tourists have the possibility to leave the municipalities of residence without additional restrictions, including the territory of the localities where the quarantine was introduced, if they have a voucher or other proof (Potvrda) that will justify the trip to a certain destination or a hotel voucher / have accommodation in private dwellings located outside the respective localities.

Romanian citizens who intend to travel to Montenegro in the next period must comply with the following conditions:

- presentation of a negative PCR-type molecular test, valid for no more than 48 hours, positive result of a serological test - IgG class antibodies or proof that they are completely vaccinated against COVID-19;

- presentation of a valid passport / travel document, with entry / exit visa, at the border crossing points with Montenegro.

ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO - exceptions for certain categories of persons:

In accordance with the recommendation of the European Commission, certain categories of persons whose entry into Montenegro is necessary for the normal functioning of vital services and employees of a determined economic interest are exceptions to the above criteria. The special conditions of entry and travel to Montenegro shall be determined by the Institute of Public Health for:

- health workers, health researchers and scientists;

- persons carrying out or providing carriage of passengers and goods;

- diplomats accredited in Montenegro, personnel of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian workers in the performance of their duties;

- certain categories of passengers in transit;

- persons subject to an international protection measure or arriving in Montenegro on humanitarian grounds. Upon entry into Montenegro, residence takes precedence over citizenship, if they differ.

EXCEPTIONS AND PROVISIONS CONCERNING TRANSIT:

Transit is allowed for all foreign nationals, on the basis of the passport, without the possibility of stopping in Montenegro for the night. In case of transit does not apply the obligation to present a negative PCR test.

The borders are open for freight. However, professional hauliers are required to use specific protective equipment and to strictly comply with the measures taken.

Drivers in transit are prohibited from stopping, parking and staying in Montenegro and are given a decision upon entry into Montenegro stating the name of the border crossing point, the border crossing point and the time allotted. transit of Montenegro. Drivers destined for Montenegro for unloading / loading goods are prohibited from deviating from the route.

To transit through the territory of Montenegro, drivers must comply with the following regulations:

  • rest areas that have implemented sanitary protection and disinfection measures may be used. In case of malfunctions of the means of transport, the driver is obliged to notify the Police;
  • when exiting the vehicle, the driver must keep a distance of 2 meters from other persons and wear personal protective equipment (mask and gloves).
  • Where customs and loading / unloading procedures involve drivers being parked in Montenegro for a short period of time, they must remain in the cabins and use the rest area;
  • drivers of low-capacity means of transport who are required to remain in Montenegro during the night must use the rest area in the cab or the rest areas for trucks may be used.
  • In case of extended stay and hotel / motel accommodation, the driver is obliged to notify the Epidemiological Service and follow the instructions received.
  • Tourists are allowed to leave Montenegro, without restrictions, through all border crossing points based on valid travel documents (passport, travel document).

Open border points:

All border points at the entrance to Montenegro are open, except for the following road border points:

  • Šćepan Polje (with Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Passenger entry is not allowed in Montenegro on the Plužine - Foča road.
  • Vraćenović (with Bosnia and Herzegovina) on the Nikšić - Bileća route, which has been closed since February this year
  • At the Metaljka point (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on the Pljevlja - Čajniče route and at the Vuča border crossing (with the Republic of Serbia): Rožaje - Tutin is allowed to cross the border only between 07:00 and 19:00.
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