Useful Information about Montenegro

Please see the sections above for useful information regarding travel, tourism and things to do in Montenegro.
For further information or specialist advice please contact Amanda on + 44 (0)7974 430 650 or

Montenegro Facts and Figures

  • Surface area of Montenegro - 13.812 kmĀ².
  • Currency of Montenegro - Euro.
  • Population of Montenegro - over 650.000.
  • Seacoast - 294 km.
  • Beaches - 73 km.
  • Highest mountain - 2.522 m (Durmitor, Bobotov kuk).

Basic Information

Political system - Montenegro became independent of Serbia in 2006.

Visas:. British and US nationals, citizens of most European countries, Australians and New Zealanders do not require a visa to visit Montenegro as a tourist for up to 90 days as 90 days in total in a 180-day period, counted from the first entry date.Citizens of other countries need visas (which can be issued in any diplomatic mission of Serbia and Montenegro).

Under Montenegrin law you must carry a valid form of ID with you at all times, for example a driving licence, passport or equivalent, otherwise you may be fined. Keep a photocopy of your passport in a safe place.

Passport validity

Your passport should be undamaged and in accordance with local law should be issued in the last 10 years and valid for at least 3 months after your planned date of departure from Montenegro. Beware if your Passport was renewed early and you had the extra time added to your new Passport you may not have as long on it now since Brexit so check through the UK Government website.

Health in Montenegro

British nationals are entitled to free emergency treatment in Montenegro under a reciprocal healthcare agreement. upon the presentation of your passport and a document such as a European Health Insurance Card, EHIC), Payment may be required for non-emergency treatment. Note that doctors often expect a small cash bribe from patients in return for priority treatment. Prescribed medicines must also be paid for.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns that the health system in Montenegro can suffer from a shortage of medicines and other essentials. Medical staff do not always speak English.

Pharmacists in Montenegro are highly qualified and can offer advice and medication for mild conditions, so for minor problems, a visit to a pharmacy may suffice. In summer, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and wear sun-cream (SPF 15 or greater) to avoid sunburn. In you go hiking in the mountains, you might also take insect repellent. For emergencies, ring 124 (ambulance). Pharmacies (apoteke) are generally open Mon-Fri 0800-2000 and Sat 0800-1500.

Travellers should not go to Montenegro without comprehensive medical insurance.

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 Scadar, Lovcen.

Must visit (the most beautiful places in Montenegro):

Ada (Ulcinj), Sveti Stefan (Budva), Kotor (The Bay of Kotor), NP Lovcen, NP the lake of Scadar, NP Biogradska gora (Kolasin), the Tara and its canyon, NP Durmitor, Monastery of Ostrog.

Food and drink

Mains water is normally chlorinated and, whilst relatively safe, may cause mild abdominal upsets. Bottled water is available. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other risks

Vaccinations against tick-borne encephalitis (especially if going to the mountains), tuberculosis and hepatitis B are sometimes recommended.

Important phone numbers:

  • 1181 - Information
  • 122 - Police
  • 123 - Fire fighting
  • 124- Health Emergency/Ambulance
  • 19807 - Information and help on the roads.

Local Tourist Organisations

Coast Zone:
Ulcinj, +382 85 412 595
Bar, +382 85 312 912, tobar@cg.yu
Budva, +382 86 402 814, tob@cg.yu
Tivat, +382 82 671 324, 671 323, tictivat@cg.yu
Kotor, +382 82 325 952Herceg Novi - +382 88 350 820, toohn@cg.yu

Middle Zone:
Podgorica, +382 81 667 536, 667 535
Cetinje, +382 69 589 314

North Zone:
Kolasin, +382 69 810 519
Berane, +382 87 231 913, 233 357
Rozaje, +382 87 270 158, 270 159
Plav, +382 87 252 888
Zabljak, +382 89 361 802, 361 717

Quiet moment in the Bay near Kotor.

Quiet moment in the Bay near Kotor.

Boats at Porto Montenegro.

Boats at Porto Montenegro.

The Blue Caves

The Blue Caves

Goats grazing on the mountainside above Risan

Goats grazing on the mountainside above Risan