See the Department of State’s Fact Sheet on Montenegro for additional information on U.S.-Montenegro relations.
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.
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. Theft at ATMs is pervasive 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.
Remember local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime.
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:
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.
Faith-Based Travelers: See our following webpages for details:
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: Please review our travel tips for women travelers.
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.
We strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.
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:
Road Conditions and Safety: 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.
See 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.
Maritime Travel: Mariners planning travel to Montenegro should also check the Maritime Security Communications with Industry Portal. Information may also be posted to the U.S. Coast Guard homeport website, and at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) broadcast warnings website. (Select “broadcast warnings” on the left hand menu.)