SAFETY TIPS

SAFETY AND SECURITY

AREA BORDERING KOSOVO AND SOUTHERN BORDER

Exercise caution in the border area with Kosovo and avoid all areas of security force activities along the southern border. The only official entry/exit point into Kosovo is the Kula pass (Rožaje-Peć road).

CRIME

The crime rate is low. Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, occurs on public transportation and in other public places, particularly during the summer tourist season from May to September.

  • Ensure that your personal belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, are secure at all times
  • Don’t show signs of affluence or carry large sums of money

Four-wheel-drive and luxury vehicles are targeted by car thieves more than other models.

  • Avoid leaving luggage or valuables in the vehicle

Use secure parking facilities

TERRORISM

There is a threat of terrorism in Europe. Terrorist attacks have occurred in a number of European cities. There is a potential for other violent incidents.

Targets could include:

  • government buildings, including schools
  • places of worship
  • airports and other transportation hubs and networks
  • public areas such as tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping centres, markets, hotels and other sites frequented by foreigners

Always be aware of your surroundings when in public places.

DEMONSTRATIONS

Demonstrations take place from time to time, especially in the vicinity of official buildings.

Even peaceful demonstrations can turn violent at any time. They can also lead to disruptions to traffic and public transportation.

  • Avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities
  • Monitor local media for information on ongoing demonstrations

More about mass gatherings (large-scale events)

ROAD SAFETY

Most roads are poorly maintained and secondary roads are narrow. The Morača Canyon road is particularly dangerous due to poor road conditions and traffic congestion.

Drivers do not always follow safe driving practices.

Expect delays due to heavy traffic on major routes, particularly during the summer tourist season.

Roadside assistance is available by calling 19807.

Information on road conditions – Auto-moto Association of Montenegro

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Public transportation systems are available in most cities and larger towns. A number of companies offer regular domestic and international bus services. Train service is also available; however, it is slow and often subject to delays

Use only officially marked taxis. To avoid being overcharged, obtain a price estimate in advance and ensure that the taxi driver is using the meter.

AIR TRAVEL

We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.

General information about foreign domestic airlines