Montenegro Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink 2
malaria no
Typhoid & Polio 1
cholera no
yellow fever no


Medical care according to German standards is not guaranteed in Montenegro. Even hospitals do not always have sufficient medication and are sometimes unable to provide adequate medical care to emergency patients. The hygiene leaves i. General. to be desired. Montenegrin medical institutions often charge significantly higher fees for the treatment of foreigners compared to local residents. Although the mutual agreement between Germany and Montenegro and thus also the Ju6 certificate of entitlement is still valid, it is generally recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. Check ebizdir for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] Typhoid can occur, poliomyelitis cannot. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays. [2] Nationwide there is an increased risk of infection for various infectious diseases (e.g. hepatitis A, typhus, bacterial dysentery, amoebic dysentery, lambliasis, worm diseases), which are transmitted through contaminated food or drinks. Careful drinking water and food hygiene must therefore be ensured. Tap water is usually chlorinated and relatively clean, but mild stomach upset may occur. Bottled water is therefore recommended for the first few weeks of your stay. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is pasteurized and dairy products are generally safe, as are local meats, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables. Particular care should be taken when eating pork, as there is a risk of trichinosis disease.

Other risks

Across the country, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is also transmitted by ticks. They are mainly found in the Danube basin west of Belgrade and in rural areas on the Adriatic. In addition to the protective measures mentioned above, a vaccination is also possible. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Leishmaniasis, transmitted by butterfly gnats, occurs sporadically in the south-west of Montenegro and can be avoided with insect repellent. rabies occurs. The main carriers are dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. If you are bitten, seek medical help as soon as possible. When hiking in nature and in the hinterland, it is advisable to note that there are numerous, sometimes poisonous species of snakes in many parts of Montenegro during the warm season. Be careful in rocky areas and in tall grass.

bird flu

Avian influenza (H5/H5N1) virus was confirmed in birds in Montenegro in March 2006. Travelers should stay away from poultry and avoid all contact with live and dead animals. The consumption of raw poultry dishes and eggs should be avoided. Well-cooked poultry dishes and eggs can be enjoyed without hesitation. Thorough cleaning of the hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand disinfectant solutions is generally recommended as a precautionary measure.

Health certificate

A provision requiring a negative HIV test to enter the country is rarely applied in practice, especially not for tourists.



1 euro = 100 cents. Currency code: €, EUR (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins in denominations of 1 and 2 euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club are accepted throughout the country, but it is advisable to bring cash when traveling outside of the major cities.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at a few ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are not accepted in Montenegro.

Bank opening hours

  1. General Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import of national and foreign currency is unlimited, from a value of 10,000 € there is a declaration obligation (keep the receipt well, otherwise there is a risk of foreign currency confiscation when leaving the country). The export of national and foreign currency is permitted up to the amount declared.

Currency Exchange

Money can be exchanged (usually at a less favorable rate) in banks, exchange offices at the airport, in train stations, in post offices and in larger hotels.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
EUR 1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €

Montenegro Money