According to politicsezine, Montenegro (Montenegrin: Црна Гора, Crna Gora) is a country in the Balkans (Europe) bordering Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania. Montenegro has been independent from the former Serbia and Montenegro since 2006. The capital of Montenegro is Podgorica. Some major cities in Montenegro are: Bar, Budva, Cetinje, Kotor and Petrovac.
Montenegro has a lot to offer in terms of nature. The country has several National Parks (Lovcen, Biogradska gora, Lake Skadar and Durmitor), Lake Shkodër and a wide variety of plant and bird species. The country is so mountainous that more than 60% of the country is above 1,000 meters. Along the coastline of Montenegro you will find several sandy beaches that are located on the Adriatic Sea. These beaches have become increasingly popular with sun worshipers in recent years. The Adriatic Sea is ideal for diving. There are, among other things, historic wreckage, caves, lots of coral and a good view of up to 35 meters. During the winter months it is also possible to practice winter sports in the north of Montenegro. Christianity is strongly represented in Montenegro. See health-beauty-guides for Montenegro a surprise on the Adriatic.
Where is Montenegro?
Travel information of Montenegro
Official name: Montenegro
Area: 14,026 km²
Country code: ME, MNE
Population: 609,859 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 2,534 m (Zla Kolata)
Distance (Amsterdam – Podgorica): 1,540 km
Flight time: approx. 3 hours and 15 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Montenegro that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Montenegro, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Montenegro. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Montenegro?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Montenegro at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Montenegro has a Mediterranean climate. In the higher areas, temperatures in the winter months are around -5 to 5 degrees and in the summer months around 10 to 20 degrees. In the lower areas, temperatures in the winter months are around 5 to 15 degrees and in the summer months around 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Montenegro can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Montenegro can be found at Climate info.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Montenegro. This avoids the cold autumn and winter months with a lot of precipitation.
Serbian is the official language in Montenegro. Montenegrin is the most spoken language in Montenegro.
Would you like to translate from or into Serbian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary if you stay less than 90 days with a passport or 30 days with an identity card.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Serbia (also for Montenegro): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Montenegro in Belgium (also for the Netherlands): rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Montenegro, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In Montenegro, payments are made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Montenegro can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices in Montenegro are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -45% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (58% cheaper), food (43% cheaper), imported beer in catering (42% cheaper), cigarettes (60% cheaper) and public transport (75% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Montenegro it is customary to tip. If no service costs have been calculated yet, a tip of approximately 10% is given.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Montenegro is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Montenegro can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Montenegro you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Montenegro.
In Montenegro you have to pay an environmental tax of €10 when you enter the country. Motorcycles are exempt from this.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Montenegro.
In Montenegro the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Montenegro can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Montenegro can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Montenegro can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Montenegro end in.me.
Montenegro official website: montenegro.travel.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Montenegro is 00382 or +382.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Montenegro? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Montenegro.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Montenegro.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Montenegro.
An overview of all public holidays in Montenegro can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Montenegro, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Montenegro?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Montenegro. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Montenegro can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Montenegro can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Montenegro? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Montenegro, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Montenegro, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Montenegro.
– Alcohol: Buy from the age of 18, drink at all ages.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Cetinje is often seen as the second capital?
…The name Montenegro actually means black mountain?
…Montenegro is emerging as a holiday destination?
…The Bay of Kotor is the southernmost fjord in the world?
…The oldest tree in Europe (2,000 years) is in Montenegro?
…One can find rare primeval forests in Montenegro?