Montenegro: travel information
Passports are required to enter Montenegro. The passport must be valid for at least the planned length of stay. A visa-free stay is permitted for up to 90 days. ID cards of the Federal Republic of Germany are not recognized. Foreigners have to register with the police in Montenegro within 24 hours at the place of stay. In the case of accommodation in a hotel, the registration is taken over by the hotel. The child ID card is fully recognized for entry into Montenegro. Since December 19, 2009, citizens of Montenegro have been able to enter the EU states without a visa.
Issuing of visas in Germany
Embassy of Montenegro
Dessauer Straße 28/29, 2nd floor
Tel.: 0049 – (0) 30 – 51651070 or 516510711
Opening times: Mon – Fri from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Issuing of visas in Austria and Switzerland
See under Representations of Montenegro in Austria and Representations of Montenegro in Switzerland.
Import and export of foreign
currency There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that can be imported into Montenegro. Amounts from the equivalent of 1,000 euros must be reported upon entry and the receipt issued for them must be kept until departure.
Violations of the registration requirement are punished with foreign currency confiscation upon departure.
Importing and exporting
goods Goods for personal use can be imported into Montenegro duty-free, but must be exported again. There are numerical restrictions for certain items (cameras, laptops, etc.). It is recommended to register higher value items upon entry and to ask the customs authorities to produce a certified import list. The following products can be imported duty-free: Alcohol (1 l wine or 0.7 l spirits over 22%), tobacco products (200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g smoking tobacco) and perfume or eau de toilette (0.25 l).
Montenegro: travel and transport
How to get to Montenegro
The quickest way to get to Montenegro is by plane. The national airline Montenegro Airlines flies to all major airports. The country can also be reached by ship across the Mediterranean, by car, train or intercity buses.
Travel in the country
Airports are located in Tivat and Podgorica. Montenegro Airlines flies to both airports.
The rail network of Montenegro has a length of about 250 km. From Podgorica you can reach the rest of the country’s cities as well as Belgrade in Serbia.
There are bus connections throughout the country as well as overland connections to other European countries.
Montenegro’s road network is well developed. The length of the paved roads is around 3,100 km.
There are currently no motorways in Montenegro. But a motorway from the Adriatic port of Bar to Boljare in the north on the border with Serbia is planned. The motorway should be completed by 2019.
In Montenegro you can find the usual car rental companies.
Taxis are easily available in all major cities in the country.
Montenegro has ports in Bar and Kotor. There are passenger connections to Italy.
To avoid trouble with the police or even the courts, drivers should strictly adhere to the traffic regulations in force in the country. Regardless of the information given here, it is advisable to obtain more detailed information from the ADAC, the AvD or the transport clubs of Montenegro.
- Urban: Since January 1, 2007, there has been a speed limit of 50 km/h in localities.
- Country roads: There is a speed limit of 80 km/h on country roads
In addition, it is of course necessary to pay attention to the current local speed limits, which are indicated by traffic signs.
Since January 1, 2007, dipped headlights must also be used during the day. Violations can result in fines.
From January 1, 2007, drivers and motorcyclists must also have a safety vest with them and wear it if they leave their vehicle on roads outside built-up areas after an accident, breakdown or for other reasons.
Blood alcohol limit
The official blood alcohol limit for drivers of motor vehicles is 0.5.
International license plate
According to Abbreviationfinder, the international license plate of Montenegro is:
Montenegro: Travel Medicine and Warnings
The following infectious diseases are to be expected in Montenegro, which do not or rarely occur in Germany, Austria or Switzerland:
- Malaria, there is no risk of malariain the country.
- AIDS, HIV
- Amoebic dysentery
- Bacterial agitation
- Lyme disease, as a result of tick bites
- Cholera, an infection risk only exists for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
- Intestinal infectionsfrom contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
- Early summer meningo encephalitis, mainly as a result of tick bites
- Hepatitis A and B, an infection with hepatitis B, is only possible in people who can come into contact with blood or those who have sexual contact.
- Kala Azar disease
- Leishmaniasis Disease
- Polio, polio
- Trichinosis, especially when eating pork
- Typhoid fever, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
Vaccination recommendations The following vaccinations are recommended.
- Cholera, but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food
- Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country
- Hepatitis A and B, vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for people who may come into contact with blood or who have sexual contact.
- Polio, polio, a vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country
- Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus, should always exist, also in the home country
- Typhoid, but only in travelers who may come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
Vaccination requirements There are no vaccination requirements when entering or staying in Montenegro.
Foreign Office (AA) of the Federal Republic of Germany
Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000
Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000
Montenegro: Currency and Shopping
The national currency of Montenegro is the euro, although the country officially does not belong to the euro zone and also not to the EU.
Bank opening times
- Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Sunday: closed
Shop opening times
Some shops open before 9 a.m. and are also open on Sundays. Usually, however, the following opening times apply:
- Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Sunday: closed
Inexpensive or country-specific goods, souvenirs
The goods that are attractive to travelers include folk carvings and pottery, carpets, copper and brass handicrafts, as well as silver work, embroidery, lace, Turkish tea sets and coffee pots.
Montenegro: embassies and consulates
Visit Countryaah for a full list of Montenegro embassies and consulates in each country around the world.
Embassy of Montenegro in Berlin
Tel.: 0049 – (0) 30 – 305165107-0
Tel.: 0049 – (0) 30 – 305165107-1
German representations in Montenegro
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Podgorica
Tel: 00382 – 81 – 66 72 85
Austrian representations in Montenegro
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Austria in Podgorica
Kralja Nikole 104
Tel: 00382 – 81 – 601 580
Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Austria
Hotel “Mogren”, Mediteranska 1
Tel: 00382 – 33 – 403 324
Representations of Montenegro in Austria
Embassy of the Republic of Montenegro in Vienna
Tel: 0043 – 1 – 715 31 02
Honorary Consulate of Montenegro
Falkstrasse 33 (Villa Reindl)
Tel: 0043 – 664 – 200 14 76
Swiss representations in Montenegro
The embassy in Serbia is responsible.
Representations of Montenegro in Switzerland
Embassy of the Republic of Montenegro in Geneva
Rue de Lausanne 147
Tel.: 0041 – (0) 22 – 732 66 80
Fax: 0041 – (0) 22 – 732 66 82