COVID-19 in Montenegro: Measures in Force from August 7, 2020

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August 6, 2020 - Laboratories of the Institute of Public Health have registered 69 new cases of coronavirus infection, while three patients have died. The deceased patients were born in 1957, 1961, and 1931. Since mid-June, the number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 51, and since the middle of March, 60. The recovery of 161 patients was reported. The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Montenegro currently stands at 1242. Since the beginning of the first wave of COVID-19, the number of registered cases of infection with the new coronavirus is 3480.

 

Citizens of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe will be able to enter Montenegro from tomorrow without additional restrictions, the National Coordination Body (NKT) announced. "A new list of countries has been published, whose residents can freely enter Montenegro from tomorrow, August 7, without additional restrictions. Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe have been added to the list," the National Coordination Body (NKT) said.

Rules adopted for elections in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic

At the State Election Commission session, a document entitled "Technical recommendations for epidemiological protection of voters during elections" has been adopted, having undergone a long drafting process, by the National Coordination Body, the Institute of Public Health, and the SEC.
The goal of these recommendations, as it was announced, is to protect citizens' health, i.e., all participants in the election process.

COUNTER- COVID-19 MEASURES IN FORCE - To be applied from 7 August: 

All counter- COVID-19 measures are applied until the risk of coronavirus spreading ceases or until the measure is changed or revoked, which is regularly published by the National Coordination Body, except for measures below which the application deadline is noted. 
 
GENERAL PROTECTIVE MEASURES - PROTECTIVE MASKS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCE
 
1. Wearing protective masks outdoors and indoors is mandatory throughout Montenegro, including for children older than 7 years, except on beaches and in national parks, provided that physical distancing and previously prescribed measures are respected.
 
2. Companies and entrepreneurs engaged in retail trade (markets, supermarkets, hypermarkets, shopping centres, etc.), including green markets, as well as state bodies, state administration bodies, administrative bodies, local self-government bodies, public institutions and other entities exercising public authority, banks, post offices and other legal entities directly providing services to citizens at counters, are obliged to appoint persons who will control whether citizens or service users respect the obligation to wear a protective mask and maintain physical distance when entering these facilities.
 
PUBLIC GATHERINGS
 
3. The gathering of persons is limited in the entire country to a maximum of 40 persons in outdoor public places, and to 20 persons in closed public places, with the obligation to maintain a physical distance of at least two meters. (This obligation does not apply to residential buildings.)
 
4. Political rallies in open public spaces are prohibited;
 
5. The presence of spectators at sports events is prohibited;
 
6. Religious gatherings in open public spaces except on the property of the religious facilities are prohibited (it is recommended to all religious communities to perform religious rites in religious facilities, without public attendance); 
 
7. Acceptance of condolences is prohibited. Funerals are conducted with immediate family only. 
 
8. Private gatherings (weddings, prom nights, birthdays, etc.) are prohibited. 
 
INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC AND TRAVELLING 
9. State employees and those employed by state bodies, state administration bodies, administrative bodies and state employees in local self-government bodies are prohibited from traveling abroad, except in cases where the trip is of state interest with the prior consent of the head of the authority.
 
10. Arrangement of all student tours, educational meetings etc. abroad is prohibited. 
 
11. International rail passenger traffic is suspended. 
 
12. International road, maritime and air traffic is maintained with countries and across the territory of countries from the 'green list,' consisting of: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech  Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and  Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan,  Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 
 
13. Off-line traffic with countries that are not on the green list, is maintained, as long as the group of passengers transported from the departure point to the destination point, is determined in advance. The passing entry/exit of passengers is excluded.
 
ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO - NATIONALS OF MONTENEGRO AND FOREIGNERS RESIDING IN MONTENEGRO 
 
14. Entrance to Montenegro is permitted for every citizen of Montenegro and a foreigner with permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro: 
 
- Without additional restrictions, if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. he or she is a resident of one of the countries on the 'green list', or he or she has stayed in a country from the 'green list' for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro; 2. if in a period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the countries outside the 'green list'; 3. he or she did not travel to any or through any of the countries outside the 'green list' except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by the travel document).  
 
The 'Green list': EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,  Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 
 
- With the negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19, which is no older than 72 hours, if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. he or she is a resident from one of the countries from the previous 'green list' or the 'amber list' or he or she has stayed in a country from the previous 'green list' or the 'amber list' for at least 15 days before entry to Montenegro; 2. in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of country not on the previous 'green list' or the 'amber list'; 3. he or she did not travel through one of the countries out of the previous 'green list' and the 'amber list' of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by the travel document).   
 
'Amber list': Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Seychelles and Singapore. 
 
The obligation for testing does NOT apply to children under the age of five.
 
Citizens of Montenegro and foreigners with permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro, if they enter Montenegro from one of the countries not on the previous two lists of countries, or if in the period from the 15th day before entry to the day of entry they have stayed in one of the countries or traveled through any of the countries not on the previous two lists except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by the travel document), upon entering are put in institutional isolation or self-isolation for a period of 14 days. 
 
Self-isolation means staying in family household or other facility, with restricted movement, while the health status of this person, as well as all members of the household is monitored by the competent epidemiological service, in accordance with the decision of the Sanitary Inspection.
 
Institutional isolation means accommodation in a facility intended for self-isolation and the stay of persons who have tested positive for the new coronavirus and who do not have symptoms of the disease, who do not require medical treatment but must be supervised by health professionals, based on the decision of the Sanitary Inspection, in accordance with the Protocol of treatment of patients and contacts of COVID-19 patients of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.
 
ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO - FOREIGNERS
 
15. Foreign nationals are allowed to enter Montenegro with the following conditions: 
 
- Without additional restrictions if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. he or she is a resident of one of the countries from the green list, or he or she stayed in the country from the green list, for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro; 2. if in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the countries not included in the green list of countries; 3. he or she did not travel to any of the countries or through any of the countries not included in the green list of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document). 
 
The 'green list' includes: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco,  Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 
 
- With a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19, which is not older than 72 hours, if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. If he or she is a resident of one of the countries of the previous 'green list' or the 'amber list', or he or she stayed in the country from the previous 'green list' or the 'amber list', for at least 15 days before entry to Montenegro; 2. if in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the country out of the previous 'green list' or the 'amber list'; 3. he or she did not travel through one of the countries outside the previous green list and the amber list of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay as evidenced by the travel document).
 
'Amber list': Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Seychelles and Singapore. 
 
The obligation for testing does NOT apply to children under the age of five.
 
It is not possible for residents of countries off the previous two lists to enter Montenegro unless they have proof (stamp in a passport) that they have spent at least the past 15 days until the day of entering Montenegro in one of the countries on the "green list". (EU Member States - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden; Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Brunei, Belarus, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and that they not visit countries off this list during that period. 
 
NOTE: Upon entry, the country of which the person is a resident is used, not the country of which the person is a national if it is not the same country. For example: A citizen of a country off the list with a regular residence in the country on the list is treated as a citizen of the country on the list because he or she is a resident of the country on the list. 
 
ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO - EXCEPTIONS - SPECIFIC CATEGORIES OF PERSONS
 
16. In accordance with the recommendation of the European Commission, certain categories of persons required for normal functioning of vital services and employees who represent a clear economic interest are excluded from the stated criteria. The Institute for Public Health prescribes special conditions for entry into and movement through Montenegro for:
- Health workers, health researches and scientists; 
 
- Persons who perform or provide transport of passengers and goods; 
 
- Diplomats accredited in Montenegro, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in performing their functions;
 
- Certain categories of passengers in transit; 
 
- Persons in need of international protection or coming to Montenegro for other humanitarian reasons (the principle of non refoulement is respected). 
 
ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO - EXCEPTION - NON-COMMERCIAL AND OCCASIONAL AIR TRAFFIC (SO-CALLED GENERAL AVIATION)  
 
17. Foreign citizens arriving by non-commercial air traffic are allowed to enter Montenegro,  while complying with following temporary measures: 
 
 - If the aircraft arrives from one of the countries from the 'green list', there will be no additional restrictions on entry. 
 
The 'green list' includes following countries: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
 
- If the aircraft arrives from the Republic of Serbia, passengers and crew must, when entering Montenegro, have a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 72 hours, issued by a registered laboratory, in accordance with the recommendations of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro and have a reservation for hotel accommodation, if staying in Montenegro. The aircraft operator must submit, 48 hours before the planned arrival, a request for approval of the flight to the operator of the airport where they plan to land, which, in addition to regular information, must contain the name and surname of the passengers and crew, if staying in Montenegro. The airport operator reserves the right to approve or reject a flight.
 
Upon entering Montenegro, health surveillance measures are applied to these passengers, in accordance with the recommendations of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro. For the arrival/departure of passengers from the passenger terminal to the accommodation, special transport is required, in accordance with the recommendations of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.
 
- If the aircraft arrives from other countries, passengers and the crew must have a negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19, which is not older than 72 hours, when entering Montenegro. Health surveillance measures are taken against these passengers after entering Montenegro, in accordance with the recommendations of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro. For the arrival/departure of passengers from the passenger terminal to the accommodation, special transport is required, in line with the recommendations of the Institute of Public Health. 
 
While staying in a hotel or other accommodation, passengers are obliged to apply the recommendations of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.
 
The obligation for testing does NOT apply to children under the age of five.
 
TRANSIT OF RESIDENTS OF BiH, KOSOVO AND ALBANIA THROUGH  MONTENEGRO 
18. The transit of residents of neighbouring countries from the 'amber list'  (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosova, Albania) through Montenegro between the countries of the amber list is possible without the obligation of having a PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19. 
 
Transit is maintained with checkes carried out on the time of entering into Montenegro, passage of checkpoints and exiting Montenegro, without a stay in the country. 
 
BORDER CROSSINGS 
 
19. All border crossings for entry into Montenegro are open, except for the following road border crossings: 
 
- Vraćenovići on the road route Nikšić - Bileća, which was closed on 27 February due to the construction of border infrastructure; 
 
- Vuča on the road route Rožaje - Tutin, which was closed on 20 June, in order to suppress the transmission of coronavirus from the Republic of Serbia. 
 
20. Entry of passengers from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Montenegro is NOT ALLOWED through the border crossings Šćepan Polje on the road route Plužine - Foča, and Meteljka on the road route Pljevlja - Čajanče. 
 
Passengers exiting Montenegro and transport of goods remains possible at these border crossing points, in both directions. 
 
INSTITUTIONAL ISOLATION AND SELF-ISOLATION
 
21. The measure of self-isolation is prescribed as follows:
 
- 14 days for persons who have been or are suspected of being in contact with persons infected with a novel coronavirus or with persons suspected of being infected with the disease.
 
- until recovery, and for at least 14 days for persons who have a positive PCR test for the new coronavirus, have mild symptoms or no symptoms of the disease.
 
Measures are prescribed based on the decision of the Sanitary Inspection, in accordance with the Protocol for treatment of patients and contacts of COVID-19 patients of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.
 
Self-isolation means staying in family household or other facility, with restricted movement, while the health status of this person, as well as all members of the household is monitored by the competent epidemiological service, in accordance with the decision of the Sanitary Inspection.
 
22. The measure of institutional isolation is prescribed for up to 14 days from the beginning of the symptoms of the disease for persons who have been hospitalized and who have had a significant improvement in their clinical picture, but still do not meet the criteria for recovery, in accordance with the Protocol of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro. 
 
Exceptionally, a measure of self-isolation may be imposed on these persons, if there are conditions for accommodation in self-isolation.
 
Self-isolation means staying in family household or other facility, with restricted movement, while the health status of this person, as well as all members of the household is monitored by the competent epidemiological service, in accordance with the decision of the Sanitary Inspection.
 
Institutional isolation means accommodation in a facility intended for self-isolation and the stay of persons who are hospitalized, but they are in an improved condition of state that does not require medical treatment in hospital, but must be under supervision of health workers, based on the decision of the Sanitary Inspection, in accordance with the Protocol of the Public Health Institute. 
 
23. The measure of a 14-day compulsory quarantine or self-isolation is prescribed for Montenegrin citizens and residents who arrive from one of the countries with which international passenger traffic is not allowed, in accordance with the prescribed epidemiological criteria, based on the decision of the Sanitary Inspection, in accordance with the Protocol for treatment of patients and contacts of COVID-19 patients of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.
 
Self-isolation means staying in family household or other facility, with restricted movement, while the health status of this person, as well as all members of the household is monitored by the competent epidemiological service, in accordance with the decision of the Sanitary Inspection.
 
Institutional isolation means accommodation in a facility intended for self-isolation and the stay of persons who have been hospitalized, but provided they are in an improved condition that does not require medical treatment in hospital, but they must remain under supervision of health workers, based on the decision of the Sanitary Inspection, in accordance with the Protocol of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.
 
VISITING PERSONS IN HOSPITALS 
 
24. Visits to persons who are receiving hospital treatment in healthcare institutions and persons accommodated in social and childcare institutions are prohibited. 
 
VISITING PERSONS DEPRIVED OF THEIR LIBERTY AND PERSONS SERVING A PRISON SENTENCE 
 
25. Visits to detainees and persons serving a prison sentence in the Administration for Execution of Criminal Sanctions, except for lawyers and court experts by court decision, are prohibited. 
 
SPORTS AND RECREATION  
 
26. Training of athletes (amateur athletes, professional athletes and recreational athletes) and sport competitions and tournaments for athletes in sports facilities (indoor and outdoor sports facilities - fields and swimming pools) are to be organised without the presence of spectators / fans, and in a way that owners and users of sports facilities and sports organisations are obliged to ensure the application of temporary measures, as follows:
 
 - Mandatory disinfection equipment for training, competitions, tournaments and items that are shared by athletes, in accordance with recommendations of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro;
 
 - Compliance with personal hygiene measures - regular hand hygiene, before and after the sports activity. 
 
27. Companies and entrepreneurs who provide services in fitness centres and gyms are obliged to organise their work in such a way that only one person per ten square meters may be in the facility at any one time, but with no more than 20 people in total, while respecting physical distance of at least two meters between users, and ensuring compliance with other measures, in accordance with the instructions of the Institute of Public Health.
 
28. Cyclists are not obliged to wear protective masks during individual rides or joint rides of members of the same family household. Cyclists in groups must wear protective masks.
 
29. Users of non - regulated bathing areas are obliged to respect a distance of at least 2 m, except for members of joint family household.  
 
HEALTH 
 
30. Dental practices are obliged to organise work in such a way as to provide a system of mandatory appointments, and to ensure that only one patient can be in the waiting room (of 10 square metres) at any one time, while respecting a physical distance of at least 2 m between patients, to provide hand sanitizers for patients when entering/leaving the practice and to ensure that all employees follow work procedures and wear personal protective equipment, in accordance with the recommendations of the Institute of Public Health and the Dental Chamber of Montenegro. 
 
31. Other health care institutions are obliged to: 
 
 - ensure that all patients wear protective masks during their stay in the health institution (provided that the patients clinical condition allows the wearing of the mask and that the mask does not compromise the patients respiratory function) and ensure respect for physical distance of at least two meters between patients;
 
 -  prominently display a notice on valid temporary measures for prevention and control of the novel coronavirus in the health institution;
 
 -  provide hand sanitizer to patients at the entrance/exit of the health institution;
 
CENTRES FOR SOCIAL WORK 
 
32. The work of primary social-medical commissions within social welfare institutions in the field of social and child protection, is suspended.
 
 
EDUCATION 
33. Educational work in public and private educational institutions, as well as in preschool institutions, is suspended. 
 
34. During the validity of the measure prescribing suspension of educational work in preschool institutions, one of the parents, guardians, foster parents, adoptive parents or a single parent of preschool children is entitled to paid absence from work, except for employees in: health, courts, the State Prosecutor's Office, the Agency for Prevention of Corruption, the Ministry of Defence, the National Security Agency, the Ministry of the Interior, the Police Directorate, the Customs Administration, the Tax Administration, the Real Estate Administration, the State Treasury Directorate in the Ministry of Finance working on the implementation of the Economy and Employee Support Programme to mitigate the negative effects of the epidemic new coronavirus adopted by the Government of Montenegro, the Directorate for Food Safety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Affairs, institutions for accommodation of persons in the field of social and child protection, the Directorate for Execution of Criminal Sanctions, protection and rescue services and other authorities and services, whose activities are assessed as necessary by the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases.
 
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
 
35. Nightclubs/discos are to remain closed. 
 
 
36. The work of catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, hotel restaurants and similar catering facilities), including catering facilities on beaches and bathing areas is limited from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. 
 
37. Companies, other legal entities and entrepreneurs in catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, hotel restaurants and similar catering facilities) in the Capital Podgorica, the Old Royal Capital Cetinje and the municipalities: Pljevlja, Plužine, Žabljak, Šavnik, Nikšić, Danilovgrad, Tuzi, Kolašin, Mojkovac, Bijelo Polje, Berane, Andrijevica, Petnjica, Plav, Rožaje and Gusinje, are obliged to organise their work as follows:
 
- a maximum of two guests may sit at a table inside the catering facility or four guests on the terrace/garden of this facility;
- self - service, waiting and standing in front of the bar is prohibited;
- a distance of at least two meters between tables must be provided, in accordance with the recommendations of the Insitute of Public Health of Montenegro;
- regular maintenance of hygiene and disinfection of common areas, furniture, equipment, etc. must be provided, in accordance with the recommendations of the Insitute of Public Health of Montenegro.
 
38. Companies, legal entities and entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry, who are organising entertainment and music programs are obliged to organise their work as follows:
 
- singers and musicians - members of bands/orchestras must respect each other's physical distance of at least 2m;
- ensure wearing of protective masks during entertainment and music programs, except for singers and musicians who play wind instruments;
- provide a physical distance between guests on one side and singers and musicians-members of bands/orchestras on the other of at least 4m, and if this is not possible, guests and singers/musicians must be separated by transparent plexiglass panels at least 2m high; and
- prohibit guests from dancing.
 
CONSTRUCTION
 
39. Companies, other legal entities or entrepreneurs who carry out construction work and are responsible for the execution of construction works on the facility, i.e. for the execution of certain works are obliged to:
 
 - Ensure adherence to epidemiological measures, especially respecting physical distance between employees and other measures to ensure health protection;
 
 - Place a notice, in an obvious place on the construction site, on the temporary prevention and control measures against the new coronavirus;
 
 - Prohibit all employees who carry out construction work on the construction site, during working hours, from leaving the construction site to procure food, etc; 
 
 - Provide food delivery to employees performing construction work on the construction site; 
 
 - Maintain physical distance during the transportation of employees organised to and from the construction site (bus or van).
 
STATE ADMINISTRATION - DOCUMENTS 
 
40. State bodies, state administration bodies, local self - government and local administration bodies, companies, public institutions and other legal entities, entrepreneurs and natural persons are obliged to issue permanent residence permits, temporary residence permits and temporary residence and work permits for foreigners, which have expired, on the basis of which they exercise some of their rights or perform an obligation before those bodies, are considered as valid until 7 October 2020, if other conditions prescribed by law are met.
 
41. It is an obligation of the Police Directorate to enter in the Register of stays of up to 90 days, foreigners residing in Montenegro on the basis of a temporary residence or work permit, and who in accordance with the Law on Foreigners must leave Montenegro after a stay of three years, (with interruption of the continuity of stay and without the obligation of the foreigner to leave Montenegro i.e.to obtain visas). 
 
42. Foreigners whose right to stay for up to 90 days expired after 15 March 2020, in accordance with the Law on Foreigners, are allowed to stay in Montenegro until 7 October 2020. 
 
RECOMMENDATIONS 
 
1. It is recommended to all religious communities to perform religious rites in religious facilities, without presence of citizens. 
 
2. State bodies, state administration bodies, local self - government bodies and local government bodies, companies, public institutions and other legal entities, entrepreneurs and natural persons are recommended to establish, for workplaces where the work process allows it, the mechanisms for performing their work from home.
 
In doing so, they should determine the jobs for which it is possible to perform work from home and persons who perform those jobs, who due to health conditions and other circumstances should not be exposed to the risk of disease, as well as the method of communication of employees who perform work from home, the method of holding meetings that is in the function of performing tasks within the scope of competencies and activities (telephone, online, etc.).
 

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