Main Information for Tourist

The sea, the lakes, the canyons, the mountains enable everyone to decide on the best way to enjoy quality vacation. In one day, a curious traveler can have a coffee on one of the numerous beaches of the Budva Riviera, eat lunch with the song of the birds on the Skardar Lake, and dine next to the fireplace on the slopes of the Durmitor mountain. These are all characteristics of Montenegro as a tourist destination with a lot to offer.

A turbulent history of this small country left behind an invaluable treasure in numerous historic monuments throughout this proud country. The blue sea with endless beaches, restless waters of the clear rivers and beautiful mountain massifs, mixed with the spirit of the old times, have given Montenegro everything one needs for an unforgettable vacation.

Montenegro is an ecological state. This fact grants it one of the primary posts in the tourist maps. A large number of sunny days in the summer months and a large quantity of snow in the winter, determine the two most developed forms of tourism in Montenegro: the coastal one - in summer time, and the winter - recreational one.

Montenegrin towns are rich in architecture from various periods that take the breath away and bring one back to the time when the structures were created. Through the various manifestations, the tourists get the possibility to learn more about the tradition and the customs of this country.

In recent times, following the global trends, Montenegro is developing extreme sports that the tourists can enjoy, as well.

Basic information

Border crossings:
Albania - Bozaj and Sukobin,
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sitnica, Vilusi, Scepan Polje,
Croatia - Debeli brijeg
Ports :
Bar, Budva, Kotor and Herceg Novi
Airports :
Podgorica and Tivat (Cilipi - Croatia)
Visas :

The conditions under which foreign citizens are allowed to enter and to stay in the Republic of Montenegro

The entrance and staying of foreign citizens in the Republic of Montenegro is regulated:

1. With the decision about the annulment of visas for the entrance and staying in Serbia and Montenegro (“Official gazette of S&M”, No. 2, dating from 30.05.2003);

2. With the decision about the conditions under which foreign citizens are allowed to enter and to stay in the Republic of Montenegro (“Official gazette of Republic of Montenegro”. No. 36, dating from 03.06.2004).

1.In accordance with the decision about the annulment of visas for the entrance and staying in Serbia and Montenegro, the citizens of following countries can enter and stay up to 90 days without visas:

Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, great Britain, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Island, Monaco, Lichtenstein, Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Israel, Cyprus, Malta, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia, USA, Canada, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, with the usage of all traveling papers, as well as the citizens of Albania, Russian Federation and Ukraine, solely for tourist visit up to 30 days with the usage of all traveling papers.

Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, and Macedonia can use ID cards and stay up to 30 days with issuing of tourist pass on crossing borders.

2. With the decision about the conditions under which foreign citizens are allowed to enter and stay in republic of Montenegro, the possibility of using of ID cards for the citizens of the states which are members of EU (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Cyprus, and Poland) is predicted.

Citizens of other countries need visas if bilateral relations about the visa regime have not been concluded. However, according to previous announcements, it is possible to issue a visa or tourist pass on crossing borders in the Republic of Montenegro, but only when we are talking about direct entrance in its territory.

Car insurance:
There is a mandatory insurance of the vehicles 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.
Local Tourist Organizations:
Coast Zone :
- Ulcinj, +381 85 412 595,
- Bar, +381 85 312 912, tobar@cg.yu,
- Budva, +381 86 402 814, tob@cg.yu,
- Tivat, +381 82 671 324, 671 323, tictivat@cg.yu,
- Kotor, +381 82 325 952,
- Herceg Novi - +381 88 350 820, toohn@cg.yu
Middle Zone :
- Podgorica, +381 81 667 536, 667 535,
- Cetinje, +381 69 589 314
North Zone :
- Kolasin, +381 69 810 519,
- Berane, +381 87 231 913, 233 357,
- Rozaje, +381 87 270 158, 270 159,
- Plav, +381 87 252 888,
- Zabljak, +381 89 361 802, 361 717
Currency: Euro
ATM`s & cards :
You have ATM`s in almoust every city. You can use MasterCard, Maestro and Visa card for paying in in many shops and gas stations. Other card are accepted in some of the Banks in Montenegro.
National parks :
Durmitor, Biogradska gora, the lake of Scadar, Lovcen.
Must visit (the most beautiful places in Montenegro):
Ada (Ulcinj), Sveti Stefan (Budva), Kotor (Boka Kotorska bay), NP Lovcen, NP the lake of Scadar, NP Biogradska gora (Kolasin), the Tara and its canyon, NP Durmitor, Monastery of Ostrog. For more information about best places in Montenegro, visit
Important phone numbers:
93-Fire fighting,
94-Health Emergency,
9807-Information and help on the roads.
Mobile operators:
067 Monet and 069 Promonte