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


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Monday, 20 February 2017, 00:22:19 +1100


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.

Travel Advice Levels

LocationLevel
Montenegro overallExercise normal safety precautions

​This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We advise Australians to 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 travelling 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. SeeSafety and security.

  • 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, unless it is very basic. SeeHealth.

  • SeeTravel Smartfor general advice for all travellers.

  • ​Entry and exit

    Embassy or Consulate of MontenegroMontenegrin Ministry of Internal AffairsBritish EmbassyWhere to get helpEmbassy of Montenegro

    Safety and security​

  • Avoid any large public gatherings.

  • Keep an eye on the news for information about any protests, rallies or other public events.

  • Follow the advice of authorities.

  • Pay attention to your personal security at all times.

  • Guard against pickpocketing and bag snatching in crowded places.

  • Take care to protect credit cards and PINs at all times. Keep your credit card in sight during transactions.

  • Keep an eye on the news and other local sources for information about crime hot-spots and new security risks.

  • Terrorist threat worldwide
  • report the lost or stolen passportonline, or

  • contact the nearestAustralian embassy, high commission or consulate

  • Local travel

  • seatbelts must be worn where fitted

  • you must 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 to 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 Always obtain a police report

  • 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

  • keep an eye on the news and other local sources for up-to-date information.

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

  • Advice forAustralian business travellers​