COVID-19 Information (Updated: 01/26/22)

Last updated: 01/26/22

***  Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and  Frequently Asked Questions.

 Country-Specific Information

As of January 25, 2022 the Government of Montenegro has confirmed that there are currently 8,572 active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) within its borders. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 215,017 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/. This page is available in Montenegrin only.

Current Montenegro government measures are in effect as of January 20, 2022 and are valid until February 3, 2022.   Please check our page often for updates.

  • Make sure you wear a mask properly.
  • Mandatory proper wearing of mask outdoors when it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 2m.
  • Mandatory keeping physical distance outdoors and indoors.

 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. 

BAR

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

BUDVA

Milmedika at +382 (0)33 452 187

Moj Lab at +382 (0)67 900 220

CETINJE

Moj Lab at +382 (0)67 900 221

MELJINE

Moj Lab at +382 (0)67 900 217

NIKSIC

Moj Lab at +382 (0)67 900 223

KOTOR

Moj Lab at +382 (0)67 900 218

PODGORICA

Ars Medika at +382 (0)20 227 227

Moj Lab at +382 (0)68 209 020

TIVAT

Moj 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 vaccines in 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

Montenegrin citizens and foreigners can enter Montenegro across all border crossings starting January 20, 2022 with one of the below:

  • Proof of complete vaccination with the prescribed number of dosages against the novel coronavirus prior to entering Montenegro, issued by a registered health care institution.  The last dose must not be more than six months prior;
  • Negative PCR test for SARS-Cov-2 not older than 72 hours, issued by a registered laboratory;
  • Positive PCR or a rapid antigen test for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), issued by a registered laboratory, older than 10 days, and not older than 6 months since the date of issuing the test’s result;
  • Negative antigen rapid test-BAT, for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) not older than 48 hours, , issued by a registered laboratory.

If you do not meet one of the above requirements, you can only enter Montenegro if you have proof or residence in Montenegro or are a Montenegrin citizen, but will be required to self-isolated for 10 days.  Self-isolation can terminate after three days with a negative PCR test  for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), issued by a registered laboratory.

  • The obligation of meeting these requirements do not relate to persons younger than 18 years of age.
  • 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? YES. Please see below for specific guidance. 

If you are a U.S.  citizen with temporary residency who do not meet any of the below requirements, you must self-isolate for 10 days upon entry into Montenegro.   This can be shortened with a negative PCR test on the day 3 after border crossing.

  • Proof of complete vaccination with the prescribed number of doses against the novel coronavirus prior to entering Montenegro, issued by a registered health care institution.  The last dose must not be more than six months prior to entry;
  • Negative PCR test for SARS-Cov-2 not older than 72 hours, issued by a registered laboratory;
  • Positive PCR or a rapid antigen test for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), issued by a registered laboratory, older than 10 days, and not older than 6 months since the date of issuing the test’s result;
  • Negative antigen rapid test-BAT, for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) not older than 48 hours, issued by a registered laboratory.

 Quarantine upon testing positive for COVID-19: U.S. citizens must follow current Montenegrin regulations when they test positive for COVID-19.  Current regulations require 7 days of self-isolation upon testing positive.

 Transportation Options

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

Facemasks must be worn indoors and in all public transportation, airports, stations, and taxis.

 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 page.

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