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/from Vienna resumed from June 15th and we will have flights to Vienna on Mondays and Saturdays.
Instructions for entering Austria
For passengers coming from Montenegro to Austria, the same rules from the current regulation (which regulates entry by air and land), which is in force since June 15th and has been extended until September 30th 2020, apply.
Persons from third world countries, including Montenegro, are still not allowed to enter Austria. The existing exceptions so far remain in force (eg transit, medical treatment).
Entry from countries outside EU and Schengen area is allowed in accordance with the above mentioned regulation for:
- Austrian citizens,
- EU citizens, citizens of EEA and Switzerland,
- Following groups of people:
- Austrian citizens family members, citizens of EU, EFTA and Switzerland who live in the same household;
- Foreign citizens who meet any of the following:
- Holders of Visa Type D issued by Austria,
- Holders of residence permit,
- Diplomatic missions personnel and members of their families who live in the same household,
- International organizations employees as well as their family members who live in the same household,
- Humanitarian staff,
- Health workers and caregivers,
- Seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry and tourism,
- Transit passengers,
- Persons working in the transport of goods,
- Business passengers, under the condition that they can prove the necessity of their travel (e.g. invitation from an Austrian business partner),
- Persons who travel in the family circle in individual cases for reasons of particularly valuable consideration such as funeral, hospitalization of a close relative, etc, and who can prove these reasons.
Persons that are stated above are allowed to enter Austria. However, it is necessary that they provide proof of negative COVID test (issued in English or German). Test must be done at least 4 days prior to the travel. If the passenger do not own a test, he/she is obliged to get tested on Vienna airport. The price of the test is EUR190+VAT. Otherwise, passenger is obliged to adhere to the quarantine regulations for 14 days, according to the rules of the Austrian government.
Exceptions to medical treatment entry still apply.
We are taking you to Vienna
Red color. Many associate it with love, energy, Spain, but we associate it with Austria, Vienna. It sounds unusual, but you maybe didn't pay attention. After comfortable flight with our company you will be greeted by our ground stewardess in a red uniform. If you move further, you will be enticed with red Mozart balls, you will see a red national flag, red brochures, subways, ships on the Danube. Red awakes senses on every step.
If you decide to visit Vienna, be prepared for a long enjoyment, because there are so many monuments in Vienna that it is necessary to stay for more than one day. No matter how many days you stay, you will always find something mesmerizing in Vienna. That's why we'll give you some space to discover something on your own. Call us and we will truly take you to Vienna, but until then, here are a few interesting facts about this city.
Feel the atmosphere of the imperial time in Schonbrunn
This amazing castle was named after a spring that is discovered by the Emperor Mathias in 1612. He named it "Beautiful spring" or Schonbrunn. It was particularly famous during the reign of the Empress Maria Theresa. Every hall and every parlor of this castle will take you back to the atmosphere of the imperial Habsburg time. Lavish corridor takes you to the billiard room, which emperors played in the hours of leisure, and further into the chambers of the Emperor Franz Joseph, Empress Elizabeth suit, to the Yellow parlor and the Chamber of Mirrors. The grand gallery which hosted the gala dinners is the most beautiful room of this marvelous castle. And indeed seems like sightseeing has no end, epochs change, and you get the impression that some kind of court amusement will start at any moment and that you will be a part of it.
Surrounding of the castle with the beautiful gardens is a story for itself. Gardening was once organized by Empress Maria Theresa, and today hundreds of botanists and landscape architects take care of it. Near the magnificent parks there is the oldest zoo in the world. It was founded thanks to the husband of Maria Theresa, the King Franz Joseph, in 1752. Among the many animal species there are few that are endangered, and some of them are very attractive species that you can see only in this garden. And the most popular residents of this garden are giant pandas. This is the only zoo in Europe for which is proven to be helpful to this endangered animal to grow naturally. Jang is the first panda in the world that was born in captivity. Take a walk through the Amazon forest, and then rest at the Imperial pavilion in which the imperial couple often had breakfast surrounded by the caged animals.
The city of swaying waltzes
In the castle Schonbrunns' Chamber of Mirrors musical genius, a six year old Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, better known as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, amazed the Empress Maria Theresa with his virtuosity. Although he wasn't born in Vienna, he found the inspiration in it and was always coming back. Visiting the house he lived in is mandatory part of Vienna's tourist offer. As you tour the rooms, his music fulfills all the chambers. Not only his house, but all the streets, restaurants, even the subway stations echoes the music of Mozart. Vienna and the whole Austria are so proud of the great artist, so that products with his character can be found everywhere. Besides Mozart's house in this city you can also find the house where Johann Strauss lived, the house where Beethoven composed, as well as Schubert's house of birth located at Nussdorferstrasse. It is clear why they call this city the music capital of the world and the city of swaying waltzes.
150th anniversary of Vienna State Opera
Constructed at the end of 19 century, Vienna State Opera is one of the most famous in the world. It celebrated 150th anniversary on May 25th, 2019 when it was thoroughly restored. This is magnificent building is located in the heart of the city. The repertoire includes numerous works of the greatest Austrian composers, which are performed every day. Tickets are not cheap at all, but do not worry if you are not able to buy the ticket, the friendly hosts will take care of it. You can watch the performance of all operas live on the big plateau just beside the building in the company of hundreds of tourists, students and music lovers. Anybody who wants can feel the breath of elite culture in this city, even on the streets.
"Pearls" inside Hofburg
In the formerly seat of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Hofburg, there is the most important world treasury. This Imperial treasury exhibits the crown of the Holy Roman Empire, Lance of Longinus that pierced the Christ, numerous museum collections of Queen Elizabeth's objects, but also the biggest emerald in the world. Fans of Lipizzaner horses in the back of the complex can enjoy the Spanish ridding school and their world-renowned ballet.
Good manners or "Viennese school"
The saying "When you are in Vienna behave Viennese" is truly justified because the inhabitants of this city are extremely polite, cordial and aristocratic, so it is not surprising that the term "Viennese school" has become synonymous with good manners and good knowledge of etiquette.
Vienna or Beč?
Why do we persistently call the Austrian capital Beč, when it is inscribed on all the maps of the world under the name Vienna? Linguists explain this dilemma with the influence of the Hungarians from whom we took the name Becz for the Austrian Wien.
Unusual architecture of the future in Vienna
One of the unusual tourist attractions of Vienna is the work of the original, visionary artist Hundertwasser, the house of curved walls and undulating floors through which rippling water passes and the trees are growing from inside the apartments. Hunderwasser advocated both the individual design of the facades and the respect for nature, a manifesto called "Your window right- your tree duty".
About the flavors of Vienna
If you got tired of walking and looking around, and you wanted to take a break, you must try world famous Viennese specialties, which are enjoyed by the greatest gourmets - Viennese steaks and Sacher cake. Millions of tourists, precisely nine million a year, are tasting this Viennese treats.
First Sacher Cake was served during the dinner which was organized by Austrian statement Klemens von Metternich for noblemen. The cake was made by 16-year-old apprentice Franz Sacher who stepped in for an ill chef. A recipe combining the bitter chocolate and jam secured his place in the history of Austria. The cake recipe was later perfected by his son Eduard. The cake was served first time at the Demel pastry shop, the place where he did culinary practice, which is one of the most famous and best pastry shops in the world. Within the pastry is a shop where you can buy Sacher cake and handmade chocolates.
Another place to try this famous delicacy is pastry of Hotel Sacher, which is located in the very center of Vienna, behind the Opera House. Interesting fact is that there was even a copyright dispute between Demel pastry shop and Hotel Sacher, which was established by Eduard. Upon the completion of the process, Hotel Sacher was given the right to use the name Original Sacher Cake while the Demel pastry shop was given the right to decorate their cake with the seal labeled Eduard Sacher Cake.
The crown of Viennese cuisine, Viennese steak, is worldwide known for his name. In Austria the name of this dish is protected by law. But, is it really Viennese? Italian chefs claim that the steak was made in Milan, where there is the dish "Costoletta alla Milanese". Anyhow, we'll leave up to the chiefs to argue about who made up the recipe, and we suggest you to try this specialty in Vienna which is offered by every restaurant.
Have a nice flight.
Yours, Montenegro Airlines