Basic information about Montenegro

Montenegro - General Information

  • Basic data:

    surface - 13.812 km2, population - over 650.000
    seacoast - 294 km, beaches - 73 km
    highest mountain - 2.522 m (Durmitor, Bobotov kuk)
    political system - The State Union of Serbia and Montenegro was proclaimed on 4 February 2003 is based on the equality of the two member states, the state of Serbia and the state of Montenegro.

  • 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:

    For the stay of up to 30 days the citizens of the following countries do not need a visa for Montenegro: EU countries, Andorra, Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Byelorussia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel, Island, Japan, Canada, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldavia, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Russia, Romania, USA, San Marino, Switzerland, Ukraine, Vatican. Citizens of other countries need visas (which can be issued in any diplomatic mission of Serbia and Montenegro).

  • 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:

    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.
    more information about best places in Montenegro

  • Important phone numbers:

    • 988-Information
    • 92-Police
    • 93-Fire fighting
    • 94-Health Emergency
    • 9807-Information and help on the roads.
  • Mobile Operators:

    067 Monet and 069 Promonte