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Montenegro Travel Information

The Basics

Electricity

Electrical current in Montenegro is 230 volts, 50Hz. Two-prong round pin attachment plugs are in use.

Language

Montenegrin (very similar to Croatian) is the official language of Montenegro, although Serbian and Albanian is commonly used in some areas. English is widely understood in the capital, Podgorica, and in the coastal resorts.

Travel Health

Though Montenegro has few health risks and pharmacies across the country stock a good supply of medicines, it doesn't have all of the medicines prescribed in the UK. Visitors should pack sufficient medical supplies for the duration of their stay. A reciprocal health agreement entitles visitors from the UK to free emergency treatment.

Tipping

Service charges are generally not included in restaurant and hotel bills in Montenegro. A tip of 10 percent is appreciated. Taxi drivers do not expect tips; but a small gratuity would be appreciated.

Safety Information

Montenegro is a safe destination for travellers, although it is wise to take sensible precautions against street crime in the towns and cities, as you would in any other European country.

Local Customs

Dress should be modest when visiting monasteries in Montenegro, and it's expected that visitors to shrines walk backwards when exiting. There are designated nudist beaches and over-exposure is frowned upon elsewhere. Discussing national politics and ethnic issues is considered in bad taste.

Business

Business relationships in Montenegro are founded on hospitality, so expect to be wined and dined. Dress is formal and conservative, and handshakes are the norm at the beginning and end of meetings. Business hours are generally between 9am and 5pm.

Communications

The international dialling code for Montenegro is +382, and the outgoing dialling code is 00. Mobile phone coverage is mostly good; internet access is fast and efficient. Many hotels offer free wifi to guests.

Duty Free

The following can be brought into Montenegro without paying duty: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco; two litres of wine and 250ml of perfume for personal use. Pets can be brought into the country with a veterinary certificate of good health.

Our Travel Expert

Luka was born and raised in Montenegro. He has travelled the world extensively for work and pleasure, but the uniqueness of Montenegro has kept him returning home and he loves exploring his own country.

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