Notification for passengers
Putnicima dozvoljeno kretanje nakon 19h uz avio/bording kartu
24. novembar 2020.
Usljed mjera NKT-a koje će se primjenjivati od srijede 25. novembra, a koje se prije svega odnose na zabranu napuštanja objekta stanovanja nakon 19h, Montenegro Airlines napominje putnicima čije je vrijeme polijetanja ili slijetanja nakon 19 sati, da im je dozvoljeno kretanje do aerodroma polijetanja, odnosno povratak do odredišta. Uslov je da nadležnim službama prilože na uvid svoju avio ili bording kartu. Takođe, putnici su u obavezi da se direktno upute na svoje odredište i poštuju važeće mjere.
Podsjećamo da je radno vrijeme poslovnica MA u Podgorici i Budvi radnim danima od 8 do 16h. Radno vrijeme Call centra (19804) je od ponedjeljka do petka od 8 do 20h, a subotom od 8 do 14h. Šalteri na aerodromima u Podgorici i Tivtu su otvoreni dva sata prije letova.
MA primjenjuje sve preporuke i procedure nadležnih tijela. Nedavno smo dobili međunarodnu oznaku za sigurna putovanja "Safe travels" od Nacionalne turističke organizacije Crne Gore, a iza koje stoji Svjetski savjet za turizam i putovanja (WZZC). Takođe, Evropska agencija za sigurnost vazdušnog saobraćaja (EASA) je uvrstila Montenegro Airlines na spisak evropskih kompanija koje su pristupile programu Aviation industry charter for COVID-19. Navedeno potvrđuje da se MA pridržava zdravstveno-bezbjednosnih mjera na najvišem nivou.
Montenegro Airlines has been awarded the International Safe Travels label
Our company has been awarded the international label for safe travels "Safe travels" by the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro. Commission for verification of eligibility for obtaining and using the label supported by the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) determined that MA meets all the conditions for obtaining this significant label. MA applies all recommendations and procedures of the competent authorities: the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro, the Civil Aviation Agency and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency -EASA.
The international label "Safe travels" is a specially designed label due to the health crisis Covid-19, which allows passengers to recognize the companies around the world which have adopted global standards of health and hygiene as an important prerequisite for safe travels. The sign stands out on websites, social networks, facilities, which makes it easier for tourists to choose a safe destination.
In these hard circumstances our company has taken additional steps to preserve the health of crew and passengers, which is always our top priority. Earlier, EASA included our company in the list of European companies that have joined the Aviation industry charter program for COVID-19. By joining this program Montenegro Airlines confirmed that it meets the guidelines of the prescribed COVID-19 health care protocol applied in aviation. The obtained certificate "Safe travels" is another indicator that MA applies health and safety measures at the highest level.
Safe Travels: Global Protocols & Stamp for the New Normal: https://wttc.org/COVID-19/Safe-Travels-Global-Protocols-Stamp
Montenegro Airlines joined the Aviation industry charter for COVID-19
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has included our company in the list of European companies that have joined the Aviation industry charter for COVID-19.
By joining this program, Montenegro Airlines has confirmed that it meets the guidelines of the prescribed COVID-19 health care protocol applied in aviation. Protecting the health and safety of passengers and crew is our priority.
Information on entry requirements for specific countries
Regarding the gradual lifting of the measures of air traffic ban, conditions and procedures of entering a certain country, can be found on IATA's website (International Air Transport Association) in the "Travel Center" section (please find on the link below).
It is necessary to enter your passport data, name of the arriving country, departing country, and after that you will get an answer whether the entering ban exists or not and what is the procedure if it is even possible to travel to that destination. Data are being updated on daily basis in accordance with changes in measures of numerous countries, so it can be used as a reliable source of information.
Information on entering a certain country could also be found in the diplomatic-consular missions of the countries that you plan on visiting.
Passengers are obliged to be informed of all general recommendations of competent health institutions and diplomatic-consular missions prior to the travel, in order to get informed of the rules when entering a country they travel to..
Instructions of entering Switzerland
According to the laws of Switzerland, all passengers entering this country, from June 2nd 2020, must fill out a contact form before landing, which you can download here and submit after boarding to our cabin crew. If you do not submit the already completed form, colleagues on the plane will hand you a copy that must be completed and submitted.
All companies flying to Switzerland are obliged by local law to follow this procedure and deliver the lists to the country of entry upon request.
The form contains basic contact information and it is easier to contact the passenger in case it is determined that one of the passengers has been infected with the new Corona virus. This data will be stored in accordance with the highest standards governing the protection of personal data, and will be destroyed after one month.
Montenegrin citizens with a valid residence permit in Switzerland (EU/EFTA/Schengen area) are allowed to enter Switzerland after June 15th 2020, without the obligation of quarantine(unless they show clear signs of possible COVID-19 infection, in which case it is advised not to go on a trip). Citizens of Montenegro who do not have a residence permit, but have a strong reason to enter, can apply for permit via email email@example.com. To connect with family member in Switzerland, a special permit from Swiss authorities is required - Type D Visa issued by Switzerland or Laissez Passer issued by the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) or an official letter from the Immigration office. It can be requested via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montenegrin citizens still cannot enter the Swiss Confederation as tourists. Citizens of Montenegro who have a regulated stay in Switzerland can enter this country from July 23 with mandatory quarantine or self-isolation for 10 days.
Transit: Passengers are allowed to transit to another Schengen country from which they have a residence permit, work permit or national visa. More details on border closures and exemptions can be found at: www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/aktuell.
General questions on entering Switzerland can be found on the website of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration: https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/aktuell/aktuell/faq.
Instructions of entering Denmark
October 30, 2020
Non-Danish citizens will not be allowed to enter Denmark, unless they have clear reason. Persons arriving from high-risk countries should have a proof of a negative test for Covid-19, obtained no more than 72 hours before crossing the border. This refers to residents in high-risk countries who are allowed to enter Denmark i.e. persons entering Denmark for justified purposes, including work.
Some exceptions from the above-mentioned will be published on the website: https://coronasmitte.dk/en/entry-into-denmark.
Workers on the border-crossing will be more closely controlled, and more attention will be paid to the accommodation of the workers on the border-crossing in order to prevent the risk of infection and its further spread.
Requirements to enter the country can be checked at https://politi.dk/en/coronavirus-in-denmark under the title: If you are travelling to or from Denmark. For questions regarding worthy purposes, you can call special line of Danish police which is open on business days from 09:00 to 14:00,at the phone number +45 7020 6044.
Special conditions apply to the citizens of Germany and Scandinavian countries and can be also found on the link above.
At the link below you can find the list of EU/ Schengen/ UK high- risk countries (red and gray): https://bm.dk/media/15123/bilag-1-inddeling-af-lande-efter-kriterier-i-raadshenstilling.pdf.
The measures also apply to all countries outside the EU/ Schengen/ UK,except: Australia, Japan, New Zealand,Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Uruguay.
Since large number of passengers traveling to Copenhagen continue their travel to Sweden, Montenegrin residents and citizensresiding in Montenegro have been allowed to enter the country since 4th July.
We recommend that you check all the information before travelling on the official website of the Swedish authorities https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/travel-to-and-from-sweden. As stated on the website, the evaluation of meeting the criteria will be updated every two weeks.
Also, Montenegro has opened its borders for residents/ citizens of EU countries, including Sweden, and it is valid from 6thJuly:
More information can be found at:
Note: When entering any of the countries, the country of residence will be taken into consideration, not the country of citizenship unless both citizenship and country of residence are of the same nation.
Instructions for entering Austria
Starting from October 10, 2020 new regulations regarding Austria came in force and will stay in force until March 31, 2021.
All persons who travel directly from Montenegro to Austria and all persons who have stayed in Montenegro within 10 days before entering Austria have to submit a negative PCR test, not older than 72h,in the form of a medical certificate(for forms in German and English see atachment)when entering Austria.
If testing in Montenegro was not possible
- a PCR test in Austria has to be made within 48 hours after entering the country and
- a mandatory quarantine has to be started and upheld until a negative test result is obtained
Citizens of Montenegro (or citizens of third countries) are generally not allowed to enter Austria.
There are exceptions from this entry ban for citizens of Montenegro (or citizens of third countries) who:
- have a valid residence permit for Austria
- have visa D issued by Austria
- are family members of Austrians, EU/ EAA and Swiss citizens and citizens of United Kingdom living in the same household
- are seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry or tourism
- enter for business purposes (written proof required)
- are humanitarian workers/health workers/nurses
- enter the country to begin or continue their studies
- enter for research purposes
- enter the country for medical reasons (see attached form)
Airport transit/transit by car,bus or train through Austria is possible without a PCR test and without quarantine,if the immediate departure from Austria is ensured (appropriate evidence required).
A transit declaration form(see atachments) must be completed and signed.
Entry without restrictions (without PCR test and without quarantine) is possible in the following cases:
- to maintain goods and passenger traffic
- for repatriation trips/flights
- for reasons in a family context that are particulary worthy of consideration (written proof required)
- for imperative reasons of animal care
- for compelling reasons for measures required in agriculture and forestry
- in context of transfer trips/flights
Instructions for entering Slovenia
The Government of Slovenia has adopted the Decision amending the Decree, which defines the manner of crossing the state border with the aim of preventing the spread of virus COVID-19.
The changes refer to entry exceptions in Slovenia without quarantine.
So far, it was possible to enter the country within 48 hours, for urgent personal or business reasons, with adequate proof, as of November 16, this time period is reduced to 12 hours.
Also, the exception on the basis of which persons are crossing the border for family reasons in order to maintain contact with close family members and are returing 72 hours after crossing the border, will apply only to the member states of the European Union or Schengen Area.
All other persons (other than prescribed exceptions), who come from the Red list of countries (which also includes Montenegro), will be required to stay in mandatory quarantine for the period of 10 days. It is possible to enter the country without quarantine if a person submits a negative PCR test, which shall not be older than 48h and shall be done in one of institutions/laboratories, recognized by the Slovenian authorities. Institutions/laboratories recognized in Montenegro are: Institute of Public Health of Montenegro, the polyclinic "Moj lab" from Podgorica and the Daily Hospital "Dr. Zejnilović" from Bar.
Also, the rule of release of quarantine has been changed, if the person is tested upon arrival in Slovenia. Until now, testing was possible immediately upon entering the country, and as of November 16, testing will be possible only after 5 days of quarantine at the address of residence.
Instructions for entering Germany
In accordance with the Decree of the Federal Ministry of Health, which entered into force on November 8th, 2020, before entering Germany from the risk area it is necessary to make a digital registration, which replaces the previous statement/form in the paper form.Therefore, the obligation of electronic registration applies from November 8th, 2020, if the person has been in the risk area during the past ten days. Registration can be made at the link www.einreiseanmeldung.de
Digital registration should facilitate the work of the competent health services in monitoring compliance with the adopted measures and enable better prevention of spreading the virus in the travel segment.
General measures stipulate that all the passengers, who have been in one of the countries qualified as risk area in the last 10 days before entering Germany are obliged to go quarantine/ self-isolation immediately upon entering the country. Self-isolation can end no earlier than five days, with a negative PCR test, no older than 48 hours. The test results should be kept for ten days.
Accordingly, The Decree of the Federal Ministry of Health, inter alia, states that "persons who arrived in the FR Germany by land, sea or air and who during the last ten days before entry stayed in an area where there is an increased risk of infection with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, are obliged to provide the proof of completed testing, at the invitation/request of the competent health service". "A negative test on paper or an electronic document in German, English or French" are considered a valid proof. "Persons who are not tested in accordance with the obligation, risk paying high fines (up to 25,000 euros) in accordance with the local regulations.Being a passenger in the international traffic, who is informed of its obligations, we expect you to conscientiously comply with the stated obligation (without being served with any order or decision).
Persons transiting through German territory are not subject to a measure of self-isolation, but they have no right of retention and are obliged to leave FR Germany immediately. It is understood that these individuals do not have symptoms of COVID-19.
With regard to the implementation of measures within the competence of the federal states/provinces, certain exempts are possible, depending on the province.
We remind you that entering and staying of Montenegro citizens in FR Germany is still not possible, unless having an important reason.
Important reasons for entering from the third world countries are:
- German citizens, EU citizens and third-country nationals with existing residence permit in Germany;
- Health workers and health researchers, as well as nursing staff;
- Foreign qualified and highly qualified workers whose employment is necessary from economic perspective and whose work cannot be postponed or done abroad;
- Staff employed in transport of goods as well as other transport staff;
- Seasonal workers in agriculture;
- Foreign students whose studies cannot be fully organized from abroad;
- Foreign family members who come for a family reunion, as well as visits due to urgent family reasons;
- Persons who need international protection or protection for other humanitarian reasons;
- Diplomats, international organizations employees, military staff and humanitarian workers during the performance of their duties;
- "German immigrants";
- Transit passengers.
We note that traveling as a tourist is not considered as an important reason.
The passenger's previous place of residence is crucial in determining the possibility of entry, not their nationality.
More information can be found at the link of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of FR Germany: www.bmi.bund.de/civil-protection/coronavirus/coronavirus-faqs
Instructions of entering France
October 30, 2020
All passengers over the age of 11 arriving by plane from Montenegro will be required to show a negative PCR test for Corona virus upon departure, which shall not be older than 72 hours. We advise you to get tested before arrival in the Republic of France. If it's not possible for you to get tested prior to the travel, you will get tested at the border-crossing. Also, quarantine was introduced, therefore, it is allowed to leave the place residence for the period of half an hour, within the radius of 1 km. For more questions regarding testing, please call the "green number" of the Ministry of Health 0800 130 000.
We remind you that the recommendation of the EU Council, which was also accepted by France, is still in force, according to which the entry of Montenegrin citizens who do not have a residence in the EU have been banned since July 16.
Entry to France is allowed without restriction solely to following categories of passengers:
- French nationals, accompanied by their spouse and children;
- European Union nationals and nationals from Andorra, United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and the Holy See, having their primary residence in France or transiting through France to reach their country of origin or where they have their primary residence, accompanied by their spouse and children;
- Third country nationals, who are holders of a French or European residence permit or valid long-stay visa, having their primary residence in France or transiting through France to reach their residence in a country of the European Union or assimilated;
- Third country nationals, transiting less than 24 hours in an international area to reach their country of origin and who are holders of a travel document to this country;
- Diplomatic mission staff, or international organizations staff working in headquarters or offices located in France, accompanied by their spouse and children;
- Healthcare workers supporting the fight against Covid-19;
- Flight and cargo crews, or travelling as a passenger to their departure base;
- Foreign nationals ensuring the international carriage of goods;
- Goods carriers including seamen.
This certificate must be presented to transportation companies, before boarding, by passengers travelling to mainland France. It has to be also presented to border control authorities.
Instructions of entering Italy
October 12th 2020.
The Italian government has made a decision to extend the validity of the Decree (passed on September 7th 2020) on moderatingthe spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, until October 15th.
In that sense, restrictions on entry into Italy from the countries that are on the list of the nations with theworst epidemiologic situation (list "F"), which includes Montenegro, as well as other measures aimed at preventing the spread of the Covid-19 virus, remain in force. This means that the ban on entry and transit through Italy will continue to apply until October 15th for those who have stayed in one of the countries of the "F" list in the previous 14 days (Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, S. Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Kosovo, Colombia), including Montenegro.
Exceptions to those rules are related to:
- EU citizens and their family members, who have had a permanent residency in Italy prior to the July 16th 2020;
- Crew members of road transport companies;
- Diplomats and the staff of the Diplomatic-consular mission in Italy;
- Military staff performing their duty;
Persons who are allowed to enter Italy (as stated above) are succumbed to an obligatory home isolation for the period of 14 days.
Also, a new phase of the state of emergency has been declared, which will last until January 31st, 2021, as well as mandatory mask wearing at all times (outdoors and indoors) has been introduced.
In accordance with the decision of the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza signed an order on the introduction of mandatory PCR testing for all coming from Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, the Czech Republic and 7 regions of France and extended the validity of the same measure for all who arrived from: Croatia, Malta, Greece, Spain.
All persons who enter Italy are obliged to present filled-out and signed form to their transporter, which will contain information on the countries in which they stayed or were in transition in previous 14 days, as well as their contact information.
Passengers are obliged to hand over a "Self-Certification - Persons arriving from abroad" form, that is filled out and signed by the Station manager of an airline company to the border police on an airport in Italy.
Also, passengers are obliged to fill out the "Self-Certification - Social distancing" form while they check-in, and to hand it over to the Station manager on an airport from which they depart from.
All information on entering Italy can be found on the website of the Ministry of External Affairs of Italy in the section www.esteri.it.
Instructions for entering Serbia
As of September 18th 2020, foreign nationals having a temporary or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia, who are coming from the countries with an unstable epidemiologic situation - Republic Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, shall be served, at the passport control, with a written notice instructing them of their obligation to report to a relevant COVID clinic or institute for public health in their closest vicinity of an electronic form to be found at the following website: www.e-zdravlje.gov.rs.
The duty to report to a COVID clinic or institute for public health shall not apply to:
- Accredited members of the staff of foreign diplomatic missions, consular posts and international organizations resident offices, including members of their families who are holders of special identity cards, that is identification documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government’s Secretariat General;
- Persons from border area carrying out farming work or having farming land in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, who must show, when crossing the state border to carry out the said work on the land, a proof of ownership over the farming land or a statement by the owner of the farming land that they are carrying out farming work on his land, on terms of proximity.
- Persons living in the border area and who are employed in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, issued by their employer a document proving their employment, on terms of reciprocity;
- Crew and cabin crew of aircraft whose final destination is the Republic of Serbia;
- Members of the crew in international transport, for the purposes of loading or unloading goods or for transportation of persons in or through the Republic of Serbia, when it concerns crews of;
- Cargo motor vehicles carrying out international transport by road. In case of transit, it is limited to a period not longer than 12 hours from the moment of entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
- Cargo ships transporting goods to one of the domestic ports. In case of transit navigation on an international waterway in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, the latter shall be limited to a period not longer than 90 hours for ship compositions and 60 hours for self-propelled vessels from the moment of entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia, when it comes to downstream navigation.
- Buses as regards scheduled and long-distance transportation of passengers, be they in transit or have they as final or departing destination the Republic of Serbia.
- Trains and accompanying crew staff and
- Humanitarian convoys arranged through diplomatic channels.
The entry of foreign citizens to the Republic of Serbia has been regulated as follows in order to prevent spreading of contagious diseases to the country's territory:
- foreign citizens entering the Republic of Serbia from the Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Bulgaria, Romania and the Republic of Croatia are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia if they have a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours, issued by the referent national laboratory of the country they are coming from, i.e. entering the territory of Serbia from.
Serbian citizens arriving from these countries are exempted from thе afore-mentioned conditions when entering the Republic of Serbia.
The following categories of foreign citizens are exempted from the afore-mentioned conditions when entering the Republic of Serbia from one of these four countries:
- foreign citizens transiting through the territory of the Republic of Serbia. Transit for foreign citizens shall be limited to the period of up to 12 hours from the time of entry to the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
- foreign citizens who transited for no longer than 12 hours through Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Bulgaria, Romania and the Republic of Croatia;
- foreign citizens with a leave to stay or permanently settle in the Republic of Serbia;
- crews on freight motor vehicles in international transport road traffic. In case of international freight transit by road traffic, the same shall be limited to a period of up to 12 hours from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
- flight crew and cabin crew on aircraft with the Republic of Serbia as end destination, or transiting via international airports in the Republic of Serbia;
- accredited staff members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations' offices, including their family members holding special identity cards, i.e., identification documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Secretariat of the Government;
- children of up to 12 years of age, if the parent, legal guardian or a person from the family household who is accompanying the child has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours;
- foreign citizens carrying out international transport activities, retrieving or unloading goods, or for the purpose of transport of persons to or through the Republic of Serbia, applicable to the crews of:
- reight motor vehicles in international road traffic. In case of transit, the same shall be limited to the period of up to 12 hours from the time of entry to the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
- cargo ships transporting goods to one of the domestic ports. In case of transit sails along the international waterway in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, the same shall be limited to a period of up to 90 hours for ship compositions and 60 hours for self-propelled vessels from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia for upstream navigation, or limited to a period of up to 72 hours for ship compositions and 54 hours for self-propelled vessels from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia for downstream navigation;
- shuttle buses and buses carrying out international transport of passengers, both in case of transits and when the Republic of Serbia is both their final and departure destination;
- railway vehicles and train crews;
- humanitarian convoys arranged through diplomatic channels.
- citizens of neighbouring countries from small-border areas cultivating land or being in possession of agricultural land in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, who are required, when crossing the state border in order to perform agricultural works, to have on them a proof of ownership of the agricultural land or a statement of the owner of an agricultural land confirming that the person in question is carrying out agricultural works at the owner's land, on the condition of reciprocity.
- citizens of neighbouring countries living in small-border areas who are employed in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, to whom the employer issued a document as a proof of work engagement, on the condition of reciprocity.
For more information, click on the link: www.mfa.gov.rs/en/themes/covid173202019
Instructions for entering Montenegro
ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO - NATIONALS OF MONTENEGRO AND FOREIGNERS RESIDING IN MONTENEGRO
Entrance to Montenegro is ensured for every citizen of Montenegro and a foreigner with permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro:
- Without additional restrictions, if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. he or she is a resident of one of the countries on the 'green list' or he or she stayed in the country from the 'green list' for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro; 2. if in a period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the countries outside the 'green list'; 3. he or she did not travel to any or through any of the countries outside the 'green list' except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document).
The 'Green list': EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- With the negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) older not more than 72 hours or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class obtained by ELISA serologic test or with a negative antibody serologic test result of the IgM class older not more than 72 hours if he or she comes from any of the countries on the "yellow list" or comes from one of the countries on the "green list", and in the period of 15 days before entering Montenegro, he or she stayed in one of the countries on the "yellow list".
If a citizen of Montenegro or a foreigner with permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro has stayed in one of the countries from the ''yellow list'' for up to 48 hours, return without the obligation of a test is provided with prescribing of a health supervision measure upon return to Montenegro, which implies free movement, but daily monitoring of symptoms and reporting to the competent doctor until the expiration of the Decision issued by Sanitary inspection upon return.
'Yellow list': Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA.
The obligation of having test does NOT apply to children up to the age of five.
Citizen of Montenegro and a foreigner with permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro, if enters Montenegro from one of the countries out of the previous two lists of countries, or if in the period from the 15th day before entry to the day of entry, he or she stayed in one of the countries or traveled through any of the countries, out of the previous two lists, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document), upon entering are put in institutional isolation or self-isolation for a period of 14 days.
Self-isolation means staying in family household or other facility, with restricted movement, while the health status of this person, as well as all members of the household is monitored by the competent epidemiological service, in accordance with the decision of the Sanitary Inspection.
Institutional isolation means accommodation in a facility intended for self-isolation and the stay of persons who are tested positive for the novel coronavirus and who do not have symptoms of the disease, who do not require medical treatment but must be supervised by health professionals, based on the decision of the Sanitary Inspection, in accordance with the Protocol of treatment of patients and contacts of COVID-19 patients of the Public Health Institute of Montenegro.
ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO - FOREIGNERS
Foreigner national is allowed to enter Montenegro under the following conditions:
- Without additional restrictions if he or she meets all three of the following conditions: 1. he or she is a resident of one of the countries from the green list, or he or she stayed in the country from the green list, for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro; 2. if in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of the countries not included in the green list of countries; 3. he or she did not travel to any of the countries or through any of the countries not included in the green list of countries, except in transit (transit is travel without delay, as evidenced by insight into the travel document).
The 'green list' includes: EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- With the negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) older not more than 72 hours or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class or with the negative antibody serologic test result of the IgM class obtained by ELISA serologic test older not more than 72 hours if he or she comes from any of the countries on the "yellow list" or comes from one of the countries on the "green list", and in the period of 15 days before entering Montenegro, he or she stayed in one of the countries on the "yellow list".
'Yellow list': Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA.
The obligation of having test does NOT apply to children up to the age of five.
It is not possible for residents of countries off the previous two lists to enter Montenegro unless they have proof (stamp in the passport) that they have spent at least the past 15 days until the day of entering Montenegro in one of the countries on the "green list". (EU Member States - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden; Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Brunei, Belarus, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and that they not visit countries off this list during that period.
In this case, the person enters Montenegro without additional conditions, regardless of whose resident he or she is.
- If they have proof (stamp in the passport) that they have spent at least 15 days until the day of entering Montenegro in one of the countries on the "yellow list" (Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore and the United States).
In this case, the person enters Montenegro under the conditions that apply to residents of the "yellow list" countries: they must have a negative PCR test for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) older not more than 72 hours or a positive coronavirus antibody test result (SARS-CoV-2) of the IgG class or with a negative antibody serologic test result of the IgM class obtained by ELISA serologic test older not more than 72 hours.
The obligation of having test does NOT apply to children up to the age of five.
NOTE: Upon entry, the country of which the person is a resident is observed, not the country of which the person is a national if it is not the same country. For example: A citizen of a country off the list with a regular residence in the country on the list is treated as a citizen of the country on the list because he or she is a resident of the country on the list.
ENTRY INTO MONTENEGRO - EXCEPTION - CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF PERSONS
In accordance with the recommendation of the European Commission, certain categories of persons necessary for normal functioning of vital services and employees who represent a clear economic interest are excluded from the stated criteria. Special conditions for entry and movement through Montenegro, the Public Health Institute prescribes for:
- Health workers, health researches and scientists;
- Persons who perform or provide transport of passengers and goods;
- Diplomats accredited in Montenegro, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in performing their functions;
- Certain categories of passengers in transit;
- Persons in need of international protection or coming to Montenegro for other humanitarian reasons (the principle of non refoulement is respected).
TRANSIT OF RESIDENTS OF BiH, KOSOVO AND ALBANIA THROUGH MONTENEGRO
The transit of residents of neighbouring countries from the 'yellow list' through Montenegro between the countries of the yellow list is enabled without obligation of having a PCR or ELISA test.
Transit is enabled with the control on the time of entering into Montenegro, passage of checkpoints and exiting Montenegro, without staying in Montenegro.
Instructions for entering Greece
Montenegro citizens cannot enter Greece, because of the foreign citizen entry ban that is in force in Greece, due to the prevention of spreading of COVID-19 virus. This ban is not related to the citizens of the EU Member States and the Schengen area countries, including their marital partners or persons with whom they are in any legal spousal relationship, as well as their underage children.
The ban also is not related to:
- Medical staff, researchers and professionals in the medical field, if they show their work license upon entry into country or other adequate document proving their profession, under the condition that their arrival into country is for business purposes.
- Persons who have been residing in an EU Member State or a Schengen zone for a long period of time, as well as citizens of other countries who have a residence permit in an EU Member State or a Schengen State.
- Members of state delegations.
- Staff of diplomatic and consular missions and delegations, staff of international and European institutions, members of humanitarian organizations during the performance of their duties, military personnel and members of the security forces or the Greek General Secretariat for Civil Protection.
- Employees in the field of transport, including sea and river transport, aircraft crews, crews and technical staff of firefighting aircraft, truck drivers in transit for the transport of goods, as well as absolutely necessary personnel for their transport.
- Transit passengers.
- Students that study in Greece.
- Persons caring for the elderly and people with special needs.
- Seasonal agricultural workers.
The aforementioned persons must prove the purpose of entry with adequate documentation and are subject to laboratory analyzes.
Passengers arriving by air from Bulgaria, Romania, the UAE, Malta, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Albania and Northern Macedonia must have a negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours.
This decision is valid for the period from 01.09.2020. to 15.09.2020.
Instructions of entering Republic of Ireland
New plan of the Government of the Republic of Ireland for fighting Corona virus for the next six months
The Government of the Republic of Ireland have adopted a new plan for leading the country through the Corona virus pandemic, for the next six months. The plan consists of five stages with special measures for preventing the spread of the virus. The Government will decide on a stage which will apply to the country, i.e. to a certain region based on the recommendation of the The National Public Health Emergency Team, who will make decisions based on the number of infected persons in various time periods (a week, two weeks), number of hospitalized patients, number of patients on intensive care, number of deceased and the manner on which virus was spreading.
Instructions of entering Russia
The Government of the Russian Federation (RF) passed a Decision on March 18th, temporarily restricting the entry of foreigners in that country, and therefore the citizens of Montenegro.
Some categories of foreign nationals are exempt from this decision:
- foreign nationals who have a regulated permanent residence in Russia;
- members of diplomatic missions and international organizations, as well as members of their families;
- drivers of international air, river and railway traffic;
- family members of a Russian citizen (family reunification);
- highly qualified specialist;
- foreign nationals who are referred for medical treatment in Russia;
- foreigners entering Russia to take care of sick family member who is a Russian citizen;
- foreigners entering Russia due to the death of the closest family member, etc.
Also, entry is granted to citizens of a number of countries as well as to persons who have regulated permanent residence in those countries. Montenegro is still not on that list.
More information can be found at the link: http://gov.garant.ru/SESSION/PILOT/main.htm
Instructions for entering China
Notice for Chinese passengers of the need to submit negative PCR test results and IgM antibody tests for COVID-19
In order to reduce the cross-border transmission of COVID-19, starting from November 06, 2020, all Chinese and foreign passengers who are to fly from Montenegro to China are required to take PCR tests and IgM anti-body tests for COVID-19 and then apply online for "HDC code" (or "Health Declaration Certificate", a copy of "HDC code" is available at the end of this notice) issued by Chinese embassies/consulates general based on the negative results of both tests. The specific requirements are as follows:
1. General conditions
All passengers departing from Montenegro to China are required, within 48 hours before boarding the flight to the transit country, to do the first PCR tests and IgM anti-body tests for Covid-19 in Montenegro and obtain the negative results on both tests (the validity period of negative results starts from the moment of sampling and lasts 48 hours), and then apply online to obtain the first "HDC code" issued by the Chinese Embassy in Montenegro. Testing in Montenegro have to be done at certain institutions recognized by Chinese Embassy in Montenegro (a list of institutions is available in this notice).
Then, all the passengers are required , within 48 hours before boarding the direct flight to China, to do the second PCR tests and IgM anti-body tests for Covid-19 in the transit country (where they board a direct flight to China) and obtain the negative results of both testing (the validity period of negative results starts from the moment of sampling and lasts 48 hours), then to apply online for another "HDC code" issued by the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General in the transit country (passengers should contact the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General in the transit country regarding information on certain recognized institutions).
2. Procedure for obtaining the "HDC code"
Obtaining of the first "HDC code" issued by the Chinese Embassy in Montenegro: After obtaining the negative PCR test results and IgM anti-body results for Covid-19 in Montenegro (the validity period of negative results starts from the moment of sampling and lasts 48 hours),it is necessary for passengers to register on the website https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/, clearly scan/photograph both negative results, fill in all the necessary data, and Chinese Embassy in Montenegro will verify them as soon as possible. After the verification, passengers will receive "HDC code". Passengers are obliged to show digital or printed "HDC code" and follow inspection procedure with airlines during boarding.
Obtaining of the another "HDC code" issued by the Chinese Embassy/ Consulate General in the transit country ( where passengers board direct flight to China): passengers should contact Chinese Embassy/Consulate General in the transit country regarding this.
Passengers should board the flights within the validity period of "HDC code".
3. Institutions for testing in Montenegro recognized by the Chinese Embassy in Montenegro (updated October 30, 2020)
- Institute of Public Health of Montenegro
- Health institution Moj Lab Podgorica
- Health institution "Dr Zejnilović" Bar
The Embassy will update the list of institutions in a timely manner, as needed.
- Please, read the above-mentioned requirements carefully and follow them. If you cannot get negative PCR tests and IgM(anti-body) tests for COVID-19, nor "HDC code", it means that you do not currently qualify to board the flight to China and you need to change your travel plan.
- Please, inform carefully yourself in advance regarding the testing conditions in the transit country, including which institutions have been designated and recognized by the Chinese Embassy/Consulate General in that country, what are the regulations for entering that country etc. If the airport in the transit country cannot offer PCR tests and IgM anti-body tests, passengers should enter the border of the transit country and do PCR testing and IgM antibody testing. Please, inform yourself carefully about the visa regime and entry requirements in the transit country during the pandemic period.
- Please, choose your travel plan carefully, avoid the situation of inability to enter the transit country, boarding blockade, faulty testing ,or faulty "HDC code".
Chinese Embassy in Montenegro reminds the passengers to accurately report their personal data and submit correct and valid PCR test results and IgM anti-body tests. In the event of concealment or falsification, the relevant persons shall be liable in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Contact of the Chinese Embassy in Montenegro regarding "HDC code": 020609276 (Monday-Friday from 08:30 to 12:30), 069183007 (available 24*7 for emergency).
More informations: http://me.chineseembassy.org/mon
Copy of "HDC code":
Information on changing terminals
We would like to inform you that some of the terminals from which our company's traffic operates have changed at airports in Europe. Our planes fly to Terminal 1, at Frankfurt International Airport; to Terminal North at Gatwick Airport in London and from November 24th to Terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle Airport, in Paris.
New way to check-in at the Vienna airport
Starting with November 4th 2019, check-in for Montenegro Airlines flights at the Vienna airport shall be conducted at drop-in counters numbers 350 to 378, instead of the designated pults that carry the company sign.
We also introduce check-in pults, found at the terminal 3, from where MA flies out. Here, the passengers will have the possibility of electronically checking in themselves, with the assistance of the Austrian Airlines staff, where upon they will receive a boarding pass and baggage tag, after which they can drop off their baggage at the abovementioned drop-in counters - numbers 350 to 378.
Passengers may also check-in online, 36h hours before their flight, using the following website: www.austrian.com.
This system also allows passengers to use City Airport Train (CAT) stations to check-in and drop off luggage, 24h before their flights.
More information can be found at the following website: https://www.austrian.com/Info/CheckIn_MobileServices/ViennaCityTerminal
Safety rules of conduct
You all have the right to a safe, secure and comfortable journey on our aircraft.
Unrully or disruptive behaviour can ruin your inflight experience and be traumatizing for you and your fellow travellers, as well as for crew.
Passengers who display inappropriate behaviour before flight may be denied boarding, whereas such behaviour onboard may result in serious consequences. The airplane may be diverted or directed to an unscheduled landing, the authorities may meet the flight and the person responsible for the unruly or disruptive behavior may be arrested, fined, charged and/or prosecuted.
The examples of unruly or violent behaviour that may endanger flight safety and that will not be tolerated include:
- Verbal abuse;
- Physical assault;
- Sexual offences and/or lewd behavior;
- Intimidating behavior;
- Intoxication or disorderly conduct;
- Refusing to follow crew instructions;
- Ignoring smoking regulations;
- Tampering with smoke detectors;
- Damaging the aircraft or on board equipment (includes theft);
- Endangering an aircraft occupant and/or the safety of flight;
- Using a portable electronic device when prohibited to do so.
It is for these reasons that we ask you:
- To follow crewmember instructions;
- To respect crew members and your fellow travellers;
- To make sure that your behaviour does not endanger your own safety, or the safety of other passengers and the very flight.
Notice for passengers travelling to the Russian Federation
Federal Air Transport Agency of The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation has adopted the decision on additional security measures at all airports in Russia. Please read this decision.
The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation
Federal Air Transport Agency
Due to Russia's Federal Air Transportation Agency (Rosaviatsiya) instruction Moscow Domodedovo airport has taken additional measures to ensure aviation security: all liquids, gels and sprays including personal-care products carried or in carry-on baggage are advised to be checked in.
Medicines which provide life support of a passenger may be left in carry-on baggage after their identification by the airport Aviation Security Service using necessary facilities and equipments.
Passengers are requested to take the measures directed toward live and health protection and to put specified substances in checked-in baggage to accelerate preflight procedures.
In case of possibility of increasing time please arrive at the airport in advance.
Montenegro Airlines kindly asks its passengers to pay attention to the regulated travel conditions in order to avoid any possible inconvenience.
Ticketing procedures for travels to London
As from 27 October 2014, all Montenegro Airlines passengers who book their flights to London will be asked to provide additional information contained in their identification documents, according to the border crossing requirements (ID card/ passport/ visa).
The above-said information will be required for each passenger listed in the reservation: adult, children and infants. Therefore, when booking a ticket, the passenger will be asked the following information:
- number of passport/ ID card
- name of the country that issued the passport/ ID card
- passenger's nationality
- expiry date of the passport/ ID card
- sex (M/F)
- date of birth
- first and last name of the passenger (as stated in the passport/ ID card)
- visa number
- place of visa issue (city and country)
- date of visa issue
- place of birth (city and country)
The above-stated procedure will be implemented in accordance with Article 52 of the Law on Border Control (Official Gazette of Montenegro 72/09, 20/11, 40/11 and 39/13), which stipulates that the carrier, Montenegro Airlines, has to deliver the detailed information about all passengers on its flights to the border authorities.
Notice of passport validity
We inform you that when travelling to the Republic of France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Italy, the Kingdom of Norway, The Swiss Confederation, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Austria and the Slovak Republic, passengers must have a passport whose period of validity is at least three months after the planned departure from these countries.
Please note that the above mentioned rule applies to all countries of the Schengen zone.
As far as State of Israel and Russian Federation is concerned, passengers must have a passport with validity period of at least six months from the date of departure from territory of the mentioned countries.
Note that all the quoted information serve only as guidelines, and travelers are obliged to inform themselves in detail with relevant authorities.
Additional information required when booking and buying tickets
Pursuant to Article 52 of the Law on Border Control (Official Gazette of Montenegro 72/09, 20/11, 40/11, 39/13), Montenegro Airlines must submit detailed information at border crossings about passengers on its flights.
The passengers will be required to enter relevant information contained in their personal documents when making reservations and buying tickets via this website starting from 24 July 2014.
Thank you for understanding
Yours Montenegro Airlines