We inform you with great pleasure that Montenegro Airlines, national carrier of Montenegro, is gradually resuming its traffic after the commercial shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first flight was performed on June 12th, 2020 to Ljubljana. The destinations to which we resume traffic are the following: Ljubljana, Belgrade, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Copenhagen, Hanover, Lyon, London, Vienna and Rome.
We expect the resumption of traffic to other destinations and regular traffic, as well as the gradual normalization, in accordance with the condition of the number of patients infected with COVID-19 in those countries, as well as travel restriction measures.
Our team works tirelessly to maintain the highest hygiene standards and to apply all necessary security measures, and all measures are in accordance to the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro, Civil Aviation Agency, and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Passenger and crew safety is always our priority.
The above flight schedule is susceptible to changes and will depend on the decisions and guidelines of the National Coordinating Body of Montenegro, domestic, foreign and international bodies and authorities from the field of civil aviation, i.e. on changes of travel restrictions in countries to which we operate. For more information or reservation and ticket purchase, please call:
- Call Center +19804
- For calls from abroad + 382 20 22 81 87
Instructions for entering Austria
As of July 31, 2020, the ban on flights to / from Austria will be lifted. Our planes to Vienna will start operating on August 8.
The Decree of the Federal Minister for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection from July 24th 2020 (The Official Gazette No. 336/2020), which entered into force on July 27th of this year, amended the previous provisions regarding entry into Austria, in order to prevent the spread of Sars-CoV-2 in the following way:
- Citizens of Austria, EU Member States, the European Economic Area, Switzerland and foreigners residing or staying in Austria, i.e. that have residence permit (regulated residence status), coming from risk countries in terms of the number of persons infected with COVID-19 infection, must provide a health certificate (negative PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours). If persons coming to Austria from risk area are unable to take the test, they are imposed a measure of mandatory house isolation, with the obligation to have themselves tested within 48 hours upon entering Austria, on their own expense. Upon receipt of a negative rest result, self-isolation may be terminated. In the event that persons avoid testing within the specified period, a fine in the amount of EUR 1,450 is envisaged. According to the Regulation, areas at increased risk of COVID-19 include: Albania, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Egypt, Ecuador, Kosovo, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nigeria, Northern Macedonia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, USA and Hubei province (China).
Citizens of Austria, EU Member States, Switzerland and persons with regulated residence status in Austria, who come from countries with stabile situation regarding COVID-19 pandemic, entry into Austria is possible without restrictions, if 10 days before entering Austria they stayed in the following countries: Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, the Republic of Ireland, Iceland,Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Great Britain and Cyprus.
- Persons from so-called "third-world countries" who wish to come in Austria from Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain the Czech Republic, the Republic of Ireland, Cyprus, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Great Britain, and who have been in last 14 days prior to the trip into the countries from the “red list”, must have a PCR test with negative result upon entering Austria, that is not older than 72 hours, but also, are directed into ten-day quarantine, which cannot be terminated even if a person gets tested for a second time.
These rules do not apply to seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry or tourism, as well as to members of diplomatic missions, employees of international organizations and members of these families living in the same household, humanitarian workers, as well as health and care staff.
These persons must have a medical certificate or must be in a ten-day house quarantine. If a test is performed during quarantine, the quarantine may be terminated if the COVID test is negative.
- Transit through Austria is possible if immediate exit from the country is provided. No health certificate or quarantine required. Upon entry, the entry form / transit formwill be completed.
- Entry into Austria without restrictions (without test and without quarantine) is possible for the maintenance of goods and passenger traffic, for the purpose of repatriation by land and air, for special reasons in individual cases within the family, for urgent care of animals in individual cases, for extradition by road or air, in emergencies in the interest of the Republic of Austria.
- For persons residing in Austria, who are outside the territory of Austria on the date of entry into force of this Regulation, the provisions shall apply on the fifth day after the entry into force of this Regulation, i.e. on August 1st of this year.
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