May 9, 2020 - As of Monday, additional easing of measures against the spread of the COVID-19 infection will take effect, in particular, about easing traffic-related restrictions. Intercity traffic is now allowed, after being forbidden on March 24.
Intercity traffic to be allowed within areas
According to the decision of the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases, from May 11, traffic with personal vehicles and public transport of passengers will be allowed, but within the region in the country. Montenegro is divided into three areas, and citizens will be able to move between municipalities in:
- Coastal region: Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat, Budva, Bar, Ulcinj and Cetinje
- Central region: Podgorica, Danilovgrad, Tuzi, Cetinje, Niksic, Savnik, Pluzine
- Northern region: Pljevlja, Žabljak, BIjelo POlje, Berane, Mojkovac, Kolašin, Plav, Rožaje, Andrijevica, Petnica, Gusinje
"No more than two adults may be transported in a passenger motor vehicle at the same time unless members of a joint family household. This ban does not apply to vehicles of legal entities, media representatives, and vehicles used for the needs of emergency services (health, police, army, fire services, etc.) ", the NKT announced.
The passenger will not be able to stand in intercity transport vehicles, and he will have to wear a protective mask. Passengers can sit next to each other.
Opening of internal maritime traffic on Monday
As stated on the Twitter account of the Government, as of May 11, the full internal maritime traffic will be opened. They add that the transport of passengers in domestic maritime traffic is also enabled.
"Carriers in road and sea transport are obliged to apply prevention measures following the Institute of Public Health Instruction: all passengers must wear protective masks; it is not allowed to stand in the vehicle or vessel ", it was announced from NKT.
Montenegro Airlines does not fly until June 1
Due to the situation caused by the coronavirus, the current ban on commercial air traffic from Montenegro, as well as restrictions on other countries for travel, Montenegro Airlines has extended the period of traffic suspension until May 31, 2020, including that date, the national airline company's website said.
Air Serbia is planning flights to Podgorica with the same intensity as before
Air Serbia has announced that it will resume scheduled passenger air traffic to a limited extent from May 18, with an increase in the number of flights within the flight schedule from June 1.
From May 18, a limited number of flights will be organized to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Zurich, and Vienna airports.
It was pointed out that the flight schedule will undergo specific changes compared to the plan for the 2020 summer season.
As it was announced, Podgorica will be one of the destinations to which Air Serbia planes will fly with the same intensity as before, but, among other things, the weekly number of flights to Tivat will be optimized.
Air Serbia also pointed out that they are working closely with partners to determine the demand for charter flights. There is a possibility that flights to a limited number of destinations will be established earlier, even before June 1.
The final flight schedule will depend on the decisions and guidelines of domestic, foreign, and international bodies and authorities in the field of civil aviation, said in a statement today, the national air carrier of Serbia.