About MONTENEGRO

Montenegro – basic data:
Surface 13.812 km2
Population over 650.000
Capital city Podgorica
Old royal capital Cetinje
Seacoast 294 km
117 Beaches 73 km
Highest mountain 2.522 m (Durmitor, Bobotov kuk)
Political system Montenegro is Republic, (Independent State from May 2005.) The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as a Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264 of 28 June 2006.
Border length 614 km
Time zone GMT+1
Climate Mediterranean
Average number of sunny days a year 240
Swimming season 180 days
Electric current 220V/50Hz
Currency Euro

Border crossings (Montenegro):
Albania – Božaj and Sukobin
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sitnica, Viluši, Šćepan Polje
Croatia – Debeli brijeg
Serbia – Brodarevo
Kosovo – Kula

Ports (Montenegro):
Bar, Budva, Kotor and Herceg Novi

Airports and airline companies:
In Montenegro there are 2 International airports: Podgorica and Tivat. There is also the International airport of Ćilipi located in Dubrovnik (Republic of Croatia) in near vicinity of Montenegro (from Ćilipi to the border of Montenegro there are only 16 km).

Airport Podgorica located 11km from the capital of Montenegro. Every day there are scheduled flights to Belgrade as well as to various European and world destinations. During the summer season there are many charter flights and air connections to all major cities of the world.
Info phone: +382 20 653 016

Airport Tivat is the ideal choice of arrival to visit the Montenegro coast. It is only 20km away from the tourist metropolis of Budva and less than 10 kilometers from Kotor. There are daily flights to Belgrade as well as to different European destinations. During the summer season there are charter flights to major cities of Europe and world.

Airport of Ćilipi (Dubrovnik, Croatia) is 25 kilometers away from Herceg Novi and there are organized transfers via buses to all tourist destinations in Montenegro organized for travelers arriving at this airport.

Main direct air routes from European countries to Montenegro are:
From UK, London – Dubrovnik -British Airways and Croatia Airlines
Glasgow – Dubrovnik – Croatia Airlines
East Midland – Dubrovnik – Croatia Airlines
Manchester – Dubrovnik – Croatia Airlines
London – Podgorica/Tivat – Jat Airways
London – Podgorica – Adria Airways
London – Beograd – Jat Airways and British Airways

Temporary Visa regime (Montenegro):
The nationals of Andorra, Australia, and Israel, the Republic of Island, Canada, the Republic of Korea, Lichtenstein, the Principality of Monaco, the Kingdom of Norway, New Zealand, the Republic of San Marino, the Republic of Singapore, the United States of America, the Confederation of Switzerland and the representatives of Vatican may enter and stay within the territory of Montenegro up to 90 days and may be in transit over the territory of Montenegro on the basis of a valid travel document.

The nationals of the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Republic of Greece, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Italy, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Latvia, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Hungary, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Portugal, Slovak Republic, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Finland, the Republic of France, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland may enter and stay within the territory of Montenegro up to 90 days and may be in transit over the territory of Montenegro on the basis of a valid travel document.

The nationals of the Republic of Albania, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Ukraine may enter and stay in Montenegro for the purpose of tourist visits individually or in package tours, on the basis of a valid travel document without a visa, with the issuance of a tourist visa. A tourist visa is issued by an administrative body in charge of border crossing checks, free of charge, with the validity period of 30 days.

The nationals of the Republic of Serbia may enter and stay in Montenegro under the same conditions as Montenegrin nationals.

The nationals of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Croatia may enter and stay within the territory of Montenegro up to 90 days and may be in transit over the territory of Montenegro on the basis of a valid travel document.

A holder of a travel document issued by the Organization of United Nations or its specialized agencies may enter and stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days, or be in transit over the territory of Montenegro.

Knights of the Maltese Order may enter Montenegro without visas and stay up to 90 days or be in transit over the territory of Montenegro.

A holder of a special travel document for refugees, issued by a contracting party to the 1951 Geneva Convention on Refugee Status, travel documents for stateless persons, issued by a contracting party to the 1954 Geneva Convention on Stateless Persons and a travel document for a foreign national, or a travel document of equal status, may enter and stay in Montenegro up to 90 days and transit over Montenegrin territory if the document bears a visa or an approval of stay.

Based on the concluded bilateral agreements on abolishing visas for diplomatic or official passports or the introduction of the clause “Business” in the passport or the conditions of travel of nationals, nationals of these states may enter, stay and transit the territory of Montenegro pursuant to these agreements.

The nationals of the Republic of Albania, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Ukraine, holding residence permits in European Union member states, other member states to the Schengen Agreement and the Switzerland Confederation, may transit the territory of Montenegro within five days from the day of entry into Montenegro.

A holder of a valid diplomatic, official and personal passport, accredited with the previous Diplomatic Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Montenegro or bearing a stamp in his/her passport by the former Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro or being issued a special ID, may enter Montenegro without a visa.

Visas issued by diplomatic or consular bodies of Serbia and Montenegro shall be valid until their expiry date.

With the day this decision enters into force, the Decision on Abolishing Visas for Entry and Stay in Serbia and Montenegro and the Decision to Abolish Visas for Transit over the territory of Serbia and Montenegro for the Nationals of the Republic of Turkey, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Ukraine and the Republic of Albania shall cease to be applied, as well as the Decision on the conditions under which foreign nationals may enter and stay in Montenegro.

This Decision shall be applied until the visa regulation adopted pursuant to the law regulating the stay of foreigners comes into force.

More about VISAS and EMBASSY

Car insurance (Montenegro):

There is a mandatory insurance of all vehicles required with payments made at the border crossings. The green card is valid for the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Iran, Island, Cyprus, Latvia, Luxemburg, Hungary, Morocco, Malta, Macedonia, Moldavia, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Great Britain.

NEW: Eco Tax

Residential tax (Montenegro):

Residential tax is an approximate amount which is being paid by the person that out of its place of residence is using the services of accommodation in an accommodation facility in which tourist or hotelier activity is taking place (in the further text: accommodation facility).
In the sense of the particle one of this article accommodation facilities are considered to be: hotel, motel, inn, tourist apartment, rest home, camp, mountain home, room for rent, and all other facilities which provide the services of accommodation. Foreign citizens pay residential tax under the same conditions (download full version of “The law on residential tax”).

List of public holidays in Montenegro:

- 1 Jan New Year’s Day.
- 7-8 Jan Orthodox Christmas Day,
- 17 Apr Orthodox Good Friday,
- 20 Apr Orthodox Easter Monday,
- 27 Apr Statehood Day,
- 1-2 May Labour Days,
- 21 May Independence Day,
- 9 May Victory Day,
- 29-30 Nov Republic Day,

Local Tourist Organizations (Montenegro):

Coast Zone:
- Ulcinj, +382 30 412 595
- Bar, +382 30 312 912, tobar@cg.yu
- Budva, +382 33 402 814, tob@cg.yu
- Tivat, +382 32 671 324, 671 323, tictivat@cg.yu
- Kotor, +382 32 325 952
- Herceg Novi – +382 31 350 820, toohn@cg.yu

Middle Zone:
- Podgorica, +382 20 667 536, 667 535
- Cetinje, +382 69 589 314

North Zone:
- Kolašin, +382 69 810 519
- Berane, +382 51 231 913, 233 357
- Rožaje, +382 51 270 158, 270 159
- Plav, +382 51 252 888
- Žabljak, +382 52 361 802, 361 717

Currency and Banks (Montenegro):
The official currency in Montenegro is the Euro.

The list of Banks in Montenegro:
* Crnogorska komercijalna banka,
* Euromarket banka NLB Grupa AD,
* Hipotekarna banka AD,
* Podgorička banka Societe Generale Group AD,
* Invest banka Montenegro AD,
* Nikšićka banka AD
* Opportunity Bank AD,
* Atlasmont banka AD,
* NLB Montenegrobanka AD,
* Komercijalna banka AD,
* Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank AD

ATM`s & cards (Montenegro):
There are ATM machines in almost every city.
MasterCard, Maestro and Visa cards can be used for payment in many shops and gas stations. Other cards are accepted in some of the Banks in Montenegro.

National parks (Montenegro):
Durmitor, Biogradska gora, the lake of Skadar, Lovćen.

Must visit (the most beautiful places in Montenegro):
Ada (Ulcinj), Sveti Stefan (Budva), Kotor (The Bay of Kotor), NP Lovćen, NP the lake of Skadar, NP Biogradska gora (Kolašin), the Tara and its canyon, NP Durmitor, Monastery of Ostrog.

Important phone numbers (Montenegro):
1181 – Information, 122 – Police, 123 – Fire fighting, 124 – Health Emergency, 19807 – Information and help on the roads.

Montenegro – Phone city codes:
Podgorica, Kolašin, Danilovgrad 020
Kotor, Tivat 032
Nikšic, Savnik, Plužine 040
Bijelo Polje, Mojkovac 050
Bar, Ulcinj 030
Cetinje 041
Budva 033
Berane, Andrijevica, Rožaje, Plav 051
Herceg Novi 031
Pljevlja, Žabljak 052

If you use country code +382, you do not need to use first number – 0 for city codes – example: for Budva +382 33 then number you want to call.
Phone county code (Montenegro) +382 is new phone code, (old phone code +381 is NO LONGER IN USE)
Mobile operators (Montenegro) 067 T-Com, 069 Telenor and 068 M-Tel

 
 

 

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