We are pleased to inform you, that Montenegro Airlines, national carrier of Montenegro, after the shutdown of commercial flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is gradually renewing the traffic. Flights to Hanover are resumed on June 21st. Flight will be on Sunday, but from July 16th on Thursday also.
Instructions for entering Germany
Federal government decided today (July 1st) to gradually lift current traveling restrictions into Germany from 11 third world countries, among which is Montenegro. As a reminder, taking into consideration partial improvement of the epidemiologic situation in various countries, the EU Commission stated their decision on June 11th 2020. (COM (2020)399 final) regarding coordinating measures of the Member States. Based on the aforementioned, the EU Council made an adequate recommendation on June 30th 2020. It will be applied in Germany starting on July 2nd of this year.
The recommendation provides for the coordinated lifting of travel restrictions by Member States as follows:
- Entry from third world countries with low infection rate, according to the agreed list of countries, is possible without restrictions. The list of countries is updated every two weeks. Member States have the option of granting entry gradually, but not for all countries at the same time. Germany will first allow unlimited cross-border entry for 11 countries based on currently available data:
- NEW ZEALAND
- SOUTH KOREA
*subject to reciprocal entry possibility.
- Extended entry opportunities for travelers from all third countries who have an important reason to travel. Important reasons for entry from third world countries are:
- German citizens, EU citizens and the citizens of third world countries with an existing residence permit in Germany;
- Health workers and health researchers, as well as nursing staff;
- Foreign skilled and highly skilled workers whose employment is necessary from an economic perspective and whose work cannot be postponed or performed abroad;
- Personnel engaged in the transport of goods as well as other transport personnel;
- Seasonal workers in agriculture;
- Foreign students whose studies cannot be fully organized from abroad;
- Foreign family members coming as part of family reunification, as well as visits for urgent family reasons;
- Persons in need of international protection or protection for other humanitarian reasons;
- Diplomats, employed in international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian workers in the performance of their duties;
- So-called "German immigrants";
- Passengers in transit.
- The previous place of residence of the passengers is crucial for determining the possibility of entry into Germany, not their citizenships.
Regardless of the Germany entry options, the quarantine obligation, which is based on the Infection Protection Act, applies in all federal provinces for arriving and return travelers from the risk area determined by the Federal Institute for Communicative Diseases "Institute Robert Koch". As a reminder - Montenegro will not be listed on the IRK risk areas starting on 07.01.2020, 12:15 PM, and therefore quarantine/self-isolation will not be mandatory upon arrival in Montenegro from Germany.
We are taking you to Hanover
Even though you may not see Germany as a real tourist destination, we suggest that you do your best to get to this country at least once. In Germany, tourists prefer and most often go to Munich, Leipzig and/or Berlin, and yet we decided on a city in the federal state of Lower Saxony, and here's why:
Even though now Hanover looks like a new and modern city, it has a very long and interesting history. The most famous landmark of the city is the New City Hall, a building that is stunning not only on the outside but also on the inside. The dramatic history of the city becomes clearer when you look at the miniature models of this city from 1689, 1939, 1945, as well as the model of today's appearance. In order to compare the models with the current look of the city, we suggest that you enjoy the view from the top of the dome and notice the changes from your own perspective. And you will reach the top of the dome by a curved, parabolic elevator, the only one of its kind in Europe. The ride is likely to evoke an unusual feeling due to the angle at which you move along the dome.
Behind the New Town Hall is a large artificial lake Maschee, with the surface of 78 hectares. Skating is allowed on the lake in winter when the ice is thicker than 13 cm. You can reach the lake through the Eilenriede forest, which covers about 640 hectares and is larger in area than London's Hyde Park. You can choose between water sports, boat rides on the lake, or rides on the river Zambezi, which winds through the forest. Interestingly, the river leads through the part of the zoo where African animals are, so if you decide to take a boat ride, you will see the animals from a very unusual point of view.
A real gem of Hanover that you should not overlook is the baroque garden Herrenhauser Garten. You will also enjoy a walk amidst lavishly shaped floral arrangements, numerous fountains and sculptures just like the ladies and gentlemen of past centuries, as the garden has preserved its authenticity to this day. In addition to exotic plants from around the world, the garden houses the world's largest collection of orchids, an aquarium with over six thousand aquatic plants, but also representatives of the animal world. An interesting part of the garden for us is the artificial river made in 1676. It consists of three rooms and was originally used for refreshment in the warm summer months. The cave was renovated between 2001 and 2003. World-renowned artist Niki de Saint Phalle has turned it into a place of mystery, using broken mirrors and different angles. Modern art that "lies" within the baroque environment will surely delight your senses.
Interestingly, wherever you are in Hanover just a 10-minute walk separates you from a park, as this is perhaps the greenest city in Germany with the forest in the city and with about 500 km of bike trails.
When it comes to the Old Town of Hanover it is best to describe it as the core of old, colorful houses mixed with red-brick buildings which are covered with ivy. You will be taken back into the "old days" by the cobbled streets and wooden houses that were taken from all over the city after the Second World War and transferred here to the Old Town of Hanover. Nearby is the church of Aegidienkirche, a building that has remained unreconstructed to remind us of the tragedy of war in the midst of the abundance of beauty.
Interesting history of the Royal families
The daughter of King Nikola I Perovic Njegos, Ana, was married to German Prince Franz Battenberg, and they lived in Darmstadt. The youngest son of the king Nikola, Petar, was studying for 4 years in a boarding school in Heidelberg, but he passed a state exam in Stuttgart. The German Embassy was made in Cetinje in 1906. And what these two countries connect for 120 years is the Princess Milica, who "brought" golf to the Balkans. She is the patron of the golf club founded in Cetinje in 1906, and she had the honor of taking the first shot. In fact, the story is about the German Princess Utah von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who in 1899 in Cetinje married the heir to the throne Danilo, the son of King Nikola I Petrovic Njegos, accepted the Orthodox religion and was named Milica.
We could write to you more about the many monuments of this city of fairs, the city of museums, theaters, galleries… We leave you to get an impression on your own because there are impressions that must be experienced. We are here to take you to Hanover.
Have a nice flight.
Yours, Montenegro Airlines