COVID-19 in Montenegro: Health and Travel Update, August 21, 2020

By , 21 Aug 2020, 18:36 PM News
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August 21, 2020 - The Institute for Public Health has reported that another 95 persons have recovered from the coronavirus. It has also confirmed 48 new infections and one death. The patient who regrettably passed away was born in 1949, from Andrijevica and under treatment in hospital in Berane. The number of active COVID-19 cases in MNE stands at 914.
“The new cases are from Podgorica – 23, Nikšić-12, Bar-3, Berane -2, Pljevlja -2, Plav-1, Cetinje-1, Kotor-1, Andrijevica -1 and Petnjica -1”, The Institute reported.
The COVID-19 death toll in Montenegro since the beginning of June is 73.
Since the beginning of this year, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montenegro is 4277.

Rates of active COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants by municipality:

Bijelo Polje 280, Rožaje 253, Budva 245, Bar 186, Nikšić 171, Berane 168, Ulcinj 160, Podgorica 155, Andrijevica 138, Petnjica 109, Plav 107, Mojkovac 93, Plužine 92, Pljevlja 81, Kolašin 72, Cetinje 66, Kotor 62, Gusinje 24, Tivat 21, Danilovgrad 16. The municipalities of  Herceg Novi, Tuzi, Šavnik and Žabljak are coronavirus-free.

Urgent medical assistance to be provided to every foreigner staying in Montenegro

Foreigners temporarily staying in Montenegro, including tourists from Serbia, have no cause for concern as they will be provided with urgent medical assistance regardless of whether they have a form from the Healthcare Fund of their country or not, said the Director of the Fund for Healthcare Insurance, Mr Sead Čirgić.
 “A foreigner temporarily staying in Montenegro has the right to emergency healthcare protection in accordance with the Law on Healthcare Protection. Healthcare institutions are obliged to give emergency assistance to foreigners, provided that the individual bears the costs of said assistance if he/she does not come from a country with which Montenegro has concluded an interstate agreement on social insurance,” Mr Čirgić said.
A foreign guest visiting Montenegro from a country that has concluded an interstate agreement with MNE shall carry the appropriate form, certified by the holder of health insurance of a foreign state.
“On the basis of that form, a branch of the responsible fund will issue the foreign guest a health list on the basis of which he/she can exercise his/her right to health protection. If a person comes from a country with which MNE has agreement, but has forgotten to submit the form, the form can be submitted later,” Mr Čirgić explained.


Although there are fears regarding the number of foreigners requesting emergency medical assistance due to coronavirus epidemic, the measures of the Fund have not been tightened.
In ordinary situations, tourists who need emergency medical assistance shall visit a healthcare center or emergency unit which shall provide them with medical assistance and assess the potential need for referral to another healthcare institution.
“If a foreign tourist has reason to believe he/she has COVID-19 and is staying in a hotel, the tourist shall address the person in charge who will then refer them to the healthcare center or competent epidemiologist. If a tourist has a more severe clinical picture, he/she will be transferred to hospital,” stated Mr Čirgić, adding that there was “no need for concern”.
Source: CDM English

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