Travel Advice for Montenegro - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


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Monday, 4 September 2017, 23:08:45 +1000


2017 Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

While every care has been taken in preparing this travel information for travellers, neither the Australian Government nor its agents or employees including any member of Australia's consular staff abroad, can accept liability for injury, loss or damage arising in respect of any statement contained therein.

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Montenegro overallExercise normal safety precautions

​Under Montenegrin law, you must carry a valid form of ID with you at all times, such as a driver's licence or passport. If you are unable to provide ID to local authorities on request, you could be fined. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Montenegro. ​

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This means your dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 21 at the date of policy issue who are travelling with you.

Summary

  • Exercise normal safety precautionsin Montenegro. Use common sense. Look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would in Australia. Monitor the media and other sources for changes to local travel conditions.

  • There is an ongoing threat of terrorism in Europe. Terrorist attacks have occurred in several European cities in recent years. Targets have included public transport and transport hubs, and public places frequented by foreigners. SeeTerrorist Bulletin.

  • Be cautious in the Kosovo border area as the security situation is unpredictable. SeeSafety and security.

  • Medical facilities are significantly below the standard in Australia. Hospitals are poorly resourced. Avoid treatment in Montenegro. SeeHealth.

  • SeeTravel Smartfor general advice for travellers.

  • ​Entry and exit

    Embassy or Consulate of MontenegroMontenegrin Ministry of Internal AffairsBritish EmbassyWhere to get help
  • report the lost or stolen passportonline, or

  • contact the nearestAustralian embassy, high commission or consulate

  • Embassy of Montenegro

    Safety and security​

  • Avoid crowds, protests and demonstrations.

  • Monitor the local news and other sources for information on planned and possible unrest.

  • Follow the advice of local authorities.

  • Contact your travel or tour operator for information on your transport service

  • Pay close attention to your personal belongings, particularly in places frequented by tourists.

  • Pay attention to your personal security at all times.

  • Don't tempt thieves – avoid wearing expensive watches, jewellery and cameras.

  • Guard against pickpocketing and bag snatching in crowded places.

  • Protect credit cards and PINs at all times. Keep your credit card in sight during transactions.

  • Monitor the news and other local sources for information about crime hot-spots and new security risks.

  • Terrorist threat worldwide

    Local travel

  • seatbelts must be worn where fitted

  • do not exceed a blood alcohol limit of 0.03% when driving.

  • Road travelAviation Safety NetworkAir travel

    Laws

    Consular Services CharterDrugs
  • bribery of foreign public officials

  • child pornography

  • child sex tourism

  • female genital mutilation

  • forced marriage

  • money laundering

  • terrorism.

  • Staying within the lawDual nationals

    Health

  • what circumstances and activities are and are not covered under your policy

  • that you are covered for the whole time you will be away.

  • Travel insurance
  • At least eight weeks before you depart, see your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and discuss your travel plans and implications for your health.

  • Get vaccinated before you travel.

  • Taking care of your health

  • World Health Organizationadvice for travellers

  • check if your medication is legal in each country you're travelling to

  • get medical documentsauthenticatedby the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before you depart (if required).

  • Prescription medicines

    Where to get help

  • Firefighting services: 123

  • Medical emergencies: 124

  • Criminal issues, contact police: 122

  • Obtain a police report when reporting a crime.

  • Consular Services Charterserbia.embassy.gov.aubelgrade.embassy@dfat.gov.audiac-belgrade@dfat.gov.auAustralian Em​​​bassygov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-podgorica/office/british-embassypodgorica@fco.gov.uk

    Additional information

  • follow the instructions and advice of local authorities

  • monitor local news and other local sources for up-to-date information.

  • Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
  • More information on Montenegro

  • Advice forAustralian business travellers​

  • Female travellers

  • Partying Overseas

  • SCAMwatch website (ACCC)

  • Australian Government'sStay Smart Onlinesafety and security website