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Montenegro Travel Restrictions

44,14% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 43,55% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Montenegro with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Montenegro without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Montenegro for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Montenegro entry details and exceptions

Montenegrin citizens and foreigners are allowed to enter the country if they can present any of the following:

    - Certificate of full vaccination by an authorized health institution with the prescribed number of doses. It is valid if the last dose of the vaccine has been inoculated no more than six months;
    - A negative PCR test not older than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours or;
    - An evidence that they have survived COVID-19 (valid only if it has been no less than 10 days and no more than 6 months since a positive PCR or a rapid antigen test was presented).

Individuals who have compelling reasons and vital jobs such as diplomats, health workers and researchers; drivers who transport passengers and goods; foreign seafarers; military personnel and humanitarians are exempt from Montenegro entry restrictions.


Outgoing travel to MontenegroTravelling from South Africa to Montenegro

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 for Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Montenegro.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Children/teens who are 18 years old and below are exempt from test requirement.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Montenegro.

Details and exceptions
Montenegrin citizens and foreigners who have permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro are sent to a ten-day (10-day) self-isolation in case they are unable to present either proof of full vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
Isolation can be terminated if they can present a negative PCR test after their sixth day of entry into Montenegro.
Children/teens who are 18 years old and below are exempt from the quarantine requirement.

Return travelReturning to South Africa from Montenegro

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Montenegro must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Montenegro are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Montenegro

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open with restrictions

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