Montenegro may be a very small country, but it is infinitely charming. This Southeast European nation has some of the most rugged terrain on the continent and is blessed with a spectacular scenery. Imagine soaring peaks, deep canyons, dense forests, magnificent ancient palaces and picturesque antique villages. Add a pleasant Mediterranean climate and beautiful beaches. Montenegro, “Black Mountain”, is extraordinarily rich naturally and culturally speaking, and has nothing to envy to the most beautiful of its neighbors. Many great powers have fought for Montenegro in its past, which was more often tumultuous than peaceful. But the result is a truly mesmerizing country.
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
MONTENEGRO – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Lyme disease||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats, dogs and other mammals. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
The level of health care in Montenegro is not very good. There are numerous qualified doctors and specialists in the country, but hospitals and clinics lack adequate medical equipment following international standards. If you need medical care in Montenegro, you can go to the Clinical Center of Montenegro in Podgorica, the capital city. This establishment can be reached at 381 81 412 412 and is the main hospital facility in the country. Private clinics offering good basic care are also found in major cities. In the event of an emergency in Montenegro, call 124. But be aware that ambulance services in the country are limited and that they only send you a vehicle in case of very serious emergency issues. Basic medicines and pharmaceutical products can be found in private pharmacies. Don’t forget to bring your own medical kit when going to Montenegro.
In case of emergency, dial:
- police: 122
- medical assistance: 124
- firefighters: 123