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COVID-19 – Montenegro Updates

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FLIGHTS TO MONTENEGRO

Travel to & from Montenegro

 

20 August 2021

Please be informed that the Ministry of Health and the Institute for Public Health presented today new epidemiological measures which will be in force from tonight at midnight till Friday, September 10:
1. Montenegrin citizens and foreigners are allowed to enter Montenegro only if they have one of the following four proofs:
• That the person has been fully vaccinated or has received the first jab;
• That the person has a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours;
• Evidence that the person recovered from COVID19 infection, ie positive PCR test result older than 14 and not older than 180 days;
• Evidence of a negative rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours.
“If a person, regardless of whether they are Montenegrin citizens or foreigners with permanent residence in Montenegro, do not meet one of these conditions, a fourteen-day self-isolation will be required. It can be terminated after the sixth day of entering Montenegro with a negative PCR test. ”
No travel restrictions rule (negative PCR test or any other proof) still applies when entering Montenegro from Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia. This is valid only for citizens of these countries and Montenegrin citizens coming from these counties only.
2. Weddings, birthdays, and other private celebrations organized in hospitality outlets can be held with at least one of the proofs from the National Digital Covid Certificate. This applies to both hosts and guests of the event:
• That the person has been fully vaccinated or has received the first jab;
• That the person has a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours;
• Evidence that the person recovered from COVID19 infection, ie positive PCR test result older than 14 and not older than 180 days;
• Evidence of a negative rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours.
The management of hospitality outlet is obliged to appoint a person in charge for monitoring the implementation of epidemiological measures.
Live music inside the venue is still forbidden.

3. One of the four proofs from the National Digital Covid Certificate is required for entering theaters, cinemas, museums, galleries and similar. There should be a person appointed for monitoring the implementation of epidemiological measures.
4. Gathering of more than 50 adults in an outdoor public place (sidewalks, town squares, streets, promenades, etc.) is forbidden.

02 July 2021

Please be informed that the Council for Fight against Coronavirus has presented new measures, that will be in force as of Saturday, July 3:

– All retirees who get first jab of Covid-19 vaccine in July will receive a tourist voucher worth EUR 50. The Ministry of Economic Development will provide the details on exercising this right;
– Civil servants will be provided with day off after vaccination. The same is recommended to the private sector;
– Citizens of Montenegro who have been vaccinated with Sinopharm or Sputnik V vaccine, will be provided PCR testing free of charge at the Institute of Public Health for the purpose of traveling abroad, if a certain country requires it. The citizens should provide the proof of traveling to the country which does not accept Sinopharm or Sputnik V vaccine and requires a PCR test instead;
– The allowed number of spectators at sports events will be increased as of tomorrow. Instead of the current 10 percent, the occupancy will be up to 30 percent of the seating capacity;
– Live music on the terraces will be allowed from 8 pm till midnight;
– As of tomorrow, citizens of USA and Canada can enter Montenegro without any requirements (negative PCR test or any other certificate).

These measures will be in force until Friday, 16 July. However, in case of worsening of the epidemiological situation, stricter measures will be imposed immediately.

18 June 2021

The Council for Fight against Coronavirus has decided to maximally liberalize the working and living conditions in Montenegro. The Ministry of Health announced that from June 19, to Friday, July 2, the following measures apply:
1. Working hours restriction for hospitality outlets (restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, hotel restaurants and similar) is lifted. These outlets can organize their work in accordance with the defined working hours and with the consent of the competent local self-government. Live music performance (singers, musicians) is still allowed only on the terraces/gardens from 8 pm to 11 pm;
2. Working hours restriction for non-food related businesses and service providers (shopping malls, clothing stores, beauty salons, etc.) is lifted. As of tomorrow, they can organize working hours in accordance with their policies, as before the pandemic caused by the new corona virus.
3. Working hours restriction for organizations of games of chance is abolished. These outlets can now organize their work in accordance with the defined working hours.
4. Working hours restriction for educational and cultural institutions is lifted. These institutions can organize their work in accordance with the defined working hours, as before the pandemic.
5. Training of athletes (amateur and recreational athletes), sports competitions and tournaments in smaller indoor sports facilities are now allowed, in compliance with special measures prescribed in the Order. These activities have been banned so far.
6. Working hours restriction for gyms and fitness centers is abolished. Gyms and fitness centers can now organize their work in accordance with the defined working hours.
7. Working hours restriction for food delivery services is abolished. Instead of until 10 pm, they can organize their work in accordance with the defined working hours.
8. The working hours of children’s playrooms is extended. Instead from 7am to 8 pm, children’s playrooms can now be open until 10 pm.
9. The allowed number of attendants at public events, political and private gatherings, celebrations, weddings, parties and other events in outdoor public places or terrace / garden of the hospitality outlets is now 100. The organizer of the event is obliged to designate a person responsible for monitoring the implementation of prescribed measures.
10. The allowed number of people present at the funerals is increased to 100 people. The ban on receiving condolences and the obligation of wearing protective face masks remain in force.
11. Field trips and excursions for students in Montenegro are allowed for up to 100 people. The organizer is obliged to appoint a person responsible for monitoring the implementation of the prescribed measures.

12. It is allowed to organize music events outdoors; visitors must present one of the following:
a. negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours
b. RAPID antigen test for new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) not older than 48 hours
c. positive PCR test result received at least 14 days before, and not older than 90 days (as a proof of recovery from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection)
d. positive IgG test proving the presence of antibodies and not older than 90 days
e. vaccination certificate issued by a certified authority and at least 14 days old .
The organizer is obliged to appoint a sufficient number of persons responsible for the implementation of all epidemiological measures, in line with the Recommendations of the Institute for Public Health.
13. The work of nightclubs and discotheques is now allowed; visitors must present one of the following:
a. negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours
b. RAPID antigen test for new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) not older than 48 hours
c. positive PCR test result received at least 14 days before, and not older than 90 days (as a proof of recovery from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection)
d. positive IgG test proving the presence of antibodies and not older than 90 days
e. vaccination certificate issued by a certified authority and at least 14 days old.
The organizer is obliged to appoint a sufficient number of persons responsible for the implementation of all epidemiological measures, in line with the Recommendations of the Institute for Public Health.
14. As of tomorrow, citizens of Norway and Kazakhstan can enter Montenegro without any requirements (negative PCR test or any other certificate).

28 May 2021

Please be informed that the new, more relaxed epidemiological measures will be in force from Saturday, May 29:

1) Private outdoor gatherings for up to 50 persons are allowed;

2) Public outdoor gatherings are allowed for up to 50 people. Wearing face masks and maintaining the two-meter distance is obligatory;

3) The presence of the audience at sports events is allowed, provided that the occupancy is up to 10 percent of the seating capacity and provided that there is a minimum of one free seat between the spectators;

4) Group outdoor trainings are allowed, also up to 50 people;

5) Working hours of food suppling companies (markets, supermarkets, hypermarkets) is not limited to 10 pm anymore. From Saturday they can organize working hours in accordance with their policies;

6) Working hours of cafes, cafeterias, restaurants and similar are extended by one hour. These facilities can be open until midnight as of tomorrow;

7) Live music on the terraces is allowed from 8 pm to 11 pm;

8) Work of amusement parks, carousels and similar is allowed in compliance with epidemiological measures and recommendations of the Institute for Public Health;

9) Apart from a negative PCR test, positive IgG test proving the presence of antibodies and not older than 30 days, or proof of vaccination, from Saturday entering Montenegro will also be possible with a negative rapid antigen test, not older than 48 hours. The rapid test must be from the Joint List of Rapid Antigen Tests Mutually Recognized by EU Member States, published by the European Commission.
Reminder: Citizens of neighboring countries- Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo and Northern Macedonia, as well as of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus can enter Montenegro without any requirement.

11 May 2021

Please be advised that the Ministry of Health has announced new measures today. Namely, as stated by the Ministry, due to the satisfactory epidemiological trend in Montenegro, new, more relaxed measures will be in force from Wednesday, May 12 to Thursday, May 20.
“On the entire territory of Montenegro, the curfew, which was valid from midnight to five in the morning, is completely lifted. On the territory of the whole of Montenegro, the ban on traffic between municipalities, which was in force on weekends, is completely lifted,” the Ministry states.
Live music is now allowed from 7 pm to 10 pm.

10 May 2021

The Ministry of Health and the Institute for Public Health presented today the measures that will be in force for the next seven days in all municipalities:
– Ban on gathering of more than 2 persons outdoor has been lifted. Gathering in public places is now allowed for up to 20 persons;
– Passengers and crew of passenger vessels entering Montenegro are allowed to enter the country with a negative PCR test that was not older than 72 hours at the time of embarkment;
– Ban on traffic between municipalities from Friday 11pm till Monday 5am remains in force;
– Curfew from midnight to 5 am;
These measures will be in force till Friday, May 14.
Minister of Economic Development, Jakov Milatović, announced that the health protocols for the upcoming tourist season have been finalized, and will be distributed to tourism sector and all other interested parties during the next week.
The government has made a decision that in case a tourist gets infected with Covid-19 during their stay in Montenegro and has to be hospitalized, they will be treated at the expense of the state.
In case that tourists need a PCR test for returning to their home country, the Institute for Public Health will do the testing free of charge. Also, they will have the possibility of doing the PCR test in private laboratories.

All hoteliers will allocate 10 percent of their accommodation capacity for possible cases of Covid-19.

29 April 2021

Ministry for Health presented today new measures that will take effect tomorrow, Friday, April 30:
– There will be no curfew ONLY on Saturday, May 1. For all other dates, curfew is in force from midnight to 5am;
– Ban on traffic between municipalities from Friday 11pm to Monday 5am remains in force;
– Montenegrin citizens can now travel to Hungary with PCR test or proof of vaccination;
– Stricter epidemiological measures still apply for Municipality of Andrijevica.
These measures will be in force till Friday, May 7.