Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Montenegro. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport is valid at the date of their entering the country. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as you do not stay in the country more than 90 days.

US Embassy/Consulate

+382 (0)20 410 500; US Embassy Podgorica, Dzona Dzeksona 2, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro;;

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



See WHO recommendations


Mediterranean climate, hot dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfalls inland

Currency (Code)

Euros (EUR)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F

Plug Type CPlug Type F

Major Languages

Serbian, Montenegrin, Bosnian, Albanian, Serbo-Croat

Major Religions

Orthodox 72.1%, Muslim 19.1%, Catholic 3.4%, atheist 1.2%

Time Difference

UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1 hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Sveti Stefan; Budva Old Town; Kotor (includes San Giovanni Fortress); Durmitor National Park (includes Tara Canyon, Black Lake); Stecci Medieval Tombstones; Podgorica

Major Sports

Soccer, water polo, basketball, football, volleyball

Cultural Practices

Conversations in Montenegro may involve more physical touching than those in America, with light touches and taps on the shoulder being common.

Tipping Guidelines

Service charges are generally not included in restaurants and hotel bills, so a tip of 10% is appreciated. Taxi drivers do not expect tips, but a small gratuity is appropriate.


Traditional caps, brojanica prayer bracelets, cheese, honey, Amaro Montenegro liqueur, wine

Traditional Cuisine

Brudet — fish stew made with white fish and shellfish, as well as tomatoes, wine, and spices; typically served with polenta (coarsely ground corn)

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, November 09, 2022