Rome - TAL Aviation Italy (GSA)
- Via Adolfo Ravà, 106, 00142 Roma
- +39 06 54242536
- +39 06 54242534
Rome - I.T.R. Handling
- Airport Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino, Terminal 3, Partenze, 00187 Roma, Italy
- + 39 06 6595 8053
- + 39 33 5649 6227
We inform you with great pleasure that Montenegro Airlines, the national carrier of Montenegro, is gradually resuming its traffic after the commercial shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We resumed the regular traffic in the following order: Ljubljana on June 12th, Frankfurt on June 14th, Vienna on June 15th, Paris on June 16th, Zurich on June 17th, Dusseldorf on June 20th, Copenhagen on June 20th, Hanover on June 21st, London on June 24th, Lyon on July 25th, Rome on August 14th, Belgrade on August 19th.
Our team works tirelessly to maintain the highest hygiene standards and apply all necessary safety measures. All these measures are in accordance with the recommendations of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro, the Civil Aviation Agency and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Safety of passengers and crew is always our top priority.
The flight schedule depends on the decisions and guidelines of the National Coordinating Body of Montenegro, domestic, foreign and international bodies and the relevant authorities from the field of civil aviation, i.e. on the changes of travel restriction in the countries to which we operate flights. For more information on the flight schedule, booking and ticket purchase, please call:
- Call Center + 19804,
- for international calls + 382 20 22 81 87
Yours, Montenegro Airlines
Instructions of entering Italy
The Embassy of the Republic of Italy in Podgorica informed that, after the adoption of the new Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) on December 03, 2020,the new rules regarding travel from Montenegro to Italy are in force. They inform that the Measures adopted by the new DPCM will be in force from January 15, 2021.
Montenegro is now included in the list defined as "List E". Therefore, Embassy points out that it is now possible for people residing in Montenegro to travel to Italy for certain purposes, such as work reasons, health issues, studies (however, tourism in not included currently).
Although, Montenegrin citizens do not need short-stay visas, the Embassy of Italy confirms that it is possible to issue long-stay visas, including: medical care, employment, studies (including vocational training and internships).
When entering Italy, all passengers must fill in a self-declaration form (which can be downloaded from the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.esteri.it, stating the reason for entering/returning to Italy), which must be presented to the competent authorities, if required.
The Embassy notes that for the passengers coming from the countries listed in "E", the obligation of self-isolation under the supervision of the competent health authorities still applies. Exceptions to this quarantine obligation include:
- diplomatic agents;
- military and police personnel performing their duties;
- passengers entering Italy for a period not exceeding 120 hours for proven reasons of work, health or absolute urgency;
- passengers travelling by private means through the territory of Italy for the period not exceeding 36 hours;
- crew members of road transport companies and personnel on ships.
Further restrictions on international movements will be in force in Italy from December 21, 2020 to January 6, 2021.The information is regularly updated through website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the official websites of regional and local governments.
We are taking you to Rome
Surely you are already familiar with the unavoidable sights of Rome: The Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Bocca della Verita ("Mouth of Truth"), Piazza Navona… and that the beauties of Rome enchanted one of the most famous Montenegrin rulers, Petar Petrovic Njegos, we learn from Ljubomir Nenadovic's travelogue "Letters from Italy". The culture and ancient history of the Eternal City were of particular interest to the bishop, and especially the church of St. Peter in chains (San Pietro in Vincoli). The chains with which St. Peter was tied in the dungeon in Jerusalem are regarded in this church as a sacred object. They are kept in the reliquary below the main altar of the basilica. To emphasize how important the freedom of his people is to him, the bishop refused to "kiss" the chains that the monk brought him, saying: "Montenegrins do not love chains". Since then, this chain has been known in our people as the Honorary Chain.
One of the greatest masterpieces of Italian art, Michelagelo's Moses, is located in the Church of St. Peter in Chains in Rome. This statue is actually the unfinished tomb of Pope Julius II. It is considered unfinished because the original idea was for the monumental statue of Moses to be the dominant figure surrounded by 40 statues, and in the end it was made more modestly. However, the statue is an example of superior craftsmanship and incomparable beauty, for which the creator himself could not believe how realistic it is. Interestingly, one can see the little damage to the right knee that Michelangelo intentionally did to keep it from being perfect. In addition to the mentioned damage, the horns on Moses' head also tickle the imagination, which were most likely made due to a mistake in the translation of the word halo, because in Hebrew the horn and the halo are pronounced the same. There is another interpretation which says that Moses put the horns in honor of the god Apis (the bull).
On the highest of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built is the castle of Quirinal. It was in that famous palace that the civil wedding of the Montenegrin princess Jelena Petrovic and the prince of Savoy, Victor Emanuel, the future king of Italy, took place. It is written that since Rome has been the capital of Italy, never so many people have been seen in front of the royal palace. All of Rome admired her beauty, and she is still remembered as a benefactress and queen of mercy. The humanitarian work of Jelena of Savoy, to which she dedicated her entire life to and extraordinary care for the population of Italy after the earthquake in Medina, deserves to be honored once again and protected from oblivion as a figure very important for the history and culture of both countries. Call us and we will take you to discover more interesting things about the Eternal City.
Have a nice flight.
Yours, Montenegro Airlines