COVID-19 Information (Updated: 09/16/22)

Last updated: 09/16/22

Country-Specific Information

As of September 15, 2022 the Government of Montenegro has confirmed that there are currently 1,101 active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) within its borders. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 277,976 cases have been identified in Montenegro which includes those recovered, currently active and those who have passed away due to the virus. On December 16, 2021 the Montenegrin Institute of Public Health confirmed that Omicron variant is present in country.

Daily information about the COVID-19 situation in Montenegro can be found at https://www.covidodgovor.me/ and the current Montenegro government measures can be found at: https://www.gov.me/en/article/covid-19-measures-and-recommendations.

  • Masks are obligatory in the following areas:  all health care institutions, public transportation and collective accommodations, all public institutions, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, airports indoor spaces, train and bus stations.
  • All limits in the number of people attending public events have been removed.
  • As of March 11, 2022 no proof of vaccination, COVID-19 passports/certificates or COVID-19 tests are required to enter Montenegro. This measure is subject to change and the page will be updated as soon as the new entry requirements are announced.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Montenegro? YES.
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? YES.
  • PCR testing can be done at COVID ambulances and is free of charge IF you show COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Private labs are available to conduct PCR testing and it costs approximately 50 euros.  Antibody testing can be done in private labs. Costs vary 20-25 euros.
  • Results are provided via email address provided to the lab. Please note that you should consider taking the original test result from the laboratory which will include a lab stamp as travelling without it may cause problems while crossing the borders. For scheduling and costs, please contact the labs from the list below.

DISCLAIMER: The Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Podgorica assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.  

BARPoliclinic Dr. Zejnilovic at +382 (0)69 295 333

BUDVAMilmedika at +382 (0)33 452 187Moj Lab at +382 (0)67 900 220

CETINJEMoj Lab at +382 (0)67 900 221

MELJINEMoj Lab at +382 (0)67 900 217

NIKSICMoj Lab at +382 (0)67 900 223

KOTORMoj Lab at +382 (0)67 900 218

PODGORICAArs Medika at +382 (0)20 227 227Moj Lab at +382 (0)68 209 020

TIVATMoj Lab at +382 (0)67 900 219

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Montenegro approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  YES
  • Are vaccines available in Montenegro for U.S. citizens to receive? YES. Available for U.S. Citizen if they have legal residency in Montenegro.
  • Which vaccines are available in Montenegro? Sputnik V, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech.  Supplies are subject to change as the government acquires them from different sources.
  • Information regarding vaccinations in Montenegro is available at https://www.covidodgovor.me/me/iskazivanje-interesovanja-za-vakcinisanje-protiv-covid19.  This website is in Montenegrin only.  Vaccines are also available to tourists who pay the local tourist tax for the period of stay in Montenegro.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccinesin the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? YES

As of March 11, 2022 no proof of vaccination, COVID-19 passports/certificates or COVID-19 tests are required to enter Montenegro. This measure is subject to change and the page will be updated if new requirements are announced.

  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? NO.   

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? NO.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? NO. 

Quarantine Information 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? NO. 

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? YES.
  • Is public transportation operating? YES. 

Fines for Non-Compliance

  • Precautionary measures have been introduced to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.  People found to be in violation of the regulations can be fined and/or arrested and sentenced to up to a year in prison. 

Consular Operations

  • Consular section is open for routine ACS services.  Visa services are available for all non-immigrant applicants.  We are currently offering as many non-immigrant visa appointments as local conditions, resources, and safety considerations allow.
  • Current wait time for American Citizen Services is seven days and for Visa services seven to 42 calendar days depending on the visa category.  Detailed information is available at Visa Appointment Wait Times.

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