Visitors from the US do not need a visa to enter Montenegro for a stay of up to 90 days. Citizens of the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and a long list of other countries may also enter visa-free for 90 days. Nationals of other countries will need to apply to their nearest Montenegrin Embassy for information on visa requirements and costs.

Health and Safety

Although no specific vaccinations are required for travel to Montenegro, routine shots should be kept up to date and hepatitis A and B, typhoid and rabies are recommended for those wishing to do more active, outdoorsy pursuits. Travelers’ diarrhea is a risk, and bottled water should always be consumed. If you’re traveling in rural areas, there’s a slight risk of tick-borne encephalitis. Although major hospitals have well-trained medical staff, some equipment may be outdated, and outside the cities, expert hospital care is rare. Those on regular medications should bring enough to last the entire vacation, and full health insurance is recommended. Visitors from the UK can get free medical treatment via a reciprocal agreement, but US nationals will need to pay cash upfront.

Montenegro is a relatively safe country, although tourists should take care of their valuables and cash as pickpocketing in crowded areas around the beach resorts and major attractions does occur. Beggars are a problem, and are invariably part of a local crime syndicate. The Kosovo border should be avoided as unexploded munitions and landmines are still being found, and stay away from areas where there is military activity. Driving at night is not recommended, nor is walking alone down dark streets.