Travel Warnings: Issued when Protracted situations make a country dangerous or unstable. Defer or reconsider travel.
Travel Alerts: Issued when short-term conditions pose imminent threats. Defer or reconsider travel.
Embassy Messages: Issued when local security issues arise.
Must be valid at time of entry
One page required for entry stamp
Not required for stays under 90 days
10,000 Euros (or equivalent) must be declared
10,000 Euros (or equivalent) must be declared
U.S. citizen visitors (traveling with U.S. passports) do not need a visa to enter and stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days.
U.S. citizen visitors intending to stay longer than 90 days:
You can contact the Embassy of Montenegro in Washington, D.C. for the most current visa information. Montenegro’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website contains additional contact information for its diplomatic posts in the United States.
Currency and Customs Restrictions:
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Montenegro.
Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our website. For further information about customs regulations, please read our customs information page.
Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Europe. European governments are taking action to guard against terrorist attacks; however, all European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations.
Demonstrations: While most demonstrations are peaceful, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can become confrontational and potentially escalate into violence. Montenegrins are generally open and hospitable to visitors; however, in isolated incidents, visitors might encounter anti-foreign sentiment.
Montenegrin nightclubs are popular with foreign tourists. Patrons should be aware that these establishments can be crowded and may not comply with Western standards for occupancy control or fire safety.
Crime: Residential break-ins present the greatest security concern for U.S. citizens in Montenegro. Violent crime is infrequent. There is a significant increase in theft at ATMs during the May to September tourist season.
Victims of Crime: Report crimes to the local police by dialing 112 and contact the U.S. Embassy at +382 20 410 500.
See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas.
Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the Embassy for assistance.
The local equivalents to the 911 emergency line in Montenegro are 122 for police, 123 for the fire department, and 124 for an ambulance.
For further information:
Medical Facilities: Hospitals and clinics are generally not equipped or maintained to U.S. standards.
Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.
If traveling with prescription medication, check with the Government of Montenegro, and its Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure the medication is legal in Montenegro. Always, carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.
Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Further health information:
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Carrying weapons in Montenegro is illegal. If you break local laws in Montenegro, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. See our webpage for further information.
Dual U.S.-Montenegrin citizens: Dual citizens may be subject to laws that impose special obligations on Montenegrin citizens, though, as of August 30, 2006, Montenegrin men are no longer required to perform military service.
LGBTI Rights: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Montenegro. LGBT individuals are protected by anti-discrimination laws in Montenegro. However, LGBT individuals are subject to widespread societal discrimination, ostracism, and harassment.
Athletic Contract Disputes: U.S.-citizen athletes who are considering playing for professional teams in Montenegro, particularly outside the capital, should be aware of reports of disputes regarding contracts not being honored and treatment and living conditions not matching expectations. We recommend that U.S.-citizen athletes carefully review proposed contracts and research the team, living arrangements, and city where they will be playing prior to accepting offers or commencing travel.
Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance: Many public facilities are not fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. Accessibility for those with disabilities, including on public transportation, is lacking throughout the country. Outside of urban areas, accessibility is particularly limited. In 2008, Montenegro passed a law regulating the accessibility to public facilities; however, only newer buildings meet those standards.
Women Travelers: See our travel tips for women travelers.
TRAFFIC SAFETY AND ROAD CONDITIONS: Roads in Montenegro are often poorly maintained, especially in rural areas. Roads leading to Montenegro’s coastal areas are in better condition, but are overcrowded during summer season. Drivers can be reckless and aggressive, and accidents are frequent.
Taxis: Metered taxi service is safe, although foreigners are sometimes charged higher rates. Taxis generally do not pick up passengers on the street and must be ordered by phone or SMS.
Public Transportation: Trains, buses, and ferries often use aging and poorly-maintained equipment.
Roadside assistance is available by dialing 19807, +382 (0)20 234 467 or +382 (0)20 234 999. Other emergency numbers are police: 122; fire department: 123; and ambulance: 124.
Please refer to our road safety page for more information. Also, we suggest that you visit the website of Montenegro’s National Tourism Organization and the Auto-moto Association of Montenegro, the national authority responsible for road safety.
AVIATION SAFETY OVERSIGHT: As there is no direct commercial air service to the United States by carriers registered in Montenegro, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not assessed the Government of Montenegro’s Civil Aviation Authority for compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards. Further information may be found on the FAA’s safety assessment page.