August 14, 2020 - The National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases (NKT) decided today, at the suggestion of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro (IPH), to allow residents of all countries in the region and residents of the United States to enter Montenegro following the stabilization of the epidemiological situation in the area. This will be subject to the appropriate PCR or ELISA test. Catering facilities will also be permitted to move the end of business hours from 24:00 to 01:00.
The IPH proposal states that the mitigation of measures has been designed taking into account the current level of the new coronavirus in Montenegro and the surrounding countries, and after consultations with representatives of the tourism industry and the association of hoteliers and caterers.
Residents of the United States, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Northern Macedonia, as well as citizens of Montenegro who have resided in these countries, may enter the country under the following conditions:
That they provide a negative result for a PCR test for new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) or a positive result for antibodies to new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) class IgG obtained by ELISA serological test;
That the tests be issued by a registered laboratory and are not older than 72 hours at the time of entry into Montenegro;
For 15 days before entering Montenegro, they did not stay in any of the countries from which entry into Montenegro is not allowed.
The obligation to take the test does not apply to children up to the age of five.
Residents of countries from which entry into Montenegro is not allowed may come from the USA, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, BiH, and Northern Macedonia under the same conditions as residents of these countries if they have resided in one of these countries for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro.
Following the stabilization of the epidemiological situation, the NKT has decided to extend the current permit for the operation of catering facilities (restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, hotel restaurants, etc.) from 24:00 to 01:00.
All measures will take effect on August 15, 2020, at 00:00.
At this time, the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases calls on the citizens of Montenegro and foreigners residing in the country to adhere to all epidemiological measures.