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Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory

Travellers should refer to the ICA website for the latest information on travelling to/from or transiting through Singapore. For the latest updates on Singapore’s COVID-19 situation, please refer to the MOH website at https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19.


COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

In view of the COVID-19 situation, travellers visiting Montenegro should be prepared for updates to entry requirements. Please visit the website of the Government of Montenegro (https://www.covidodgovor.me/me/putovanja ) for the latest information.

Singaporeans can visit Montenegro for up to 90 days without a visa, provided no employment is pursued. Travellers should note that Montenegro is not part of the Schengen Area.

As immigration requirements can change at short notice, travellers are advised to contact their travel agent or nearest Embassy of Montenegro in Beijing (china@mfa.gov.me) for the latest information.

Montenegrin nationals seeking urgent consular assistance may contact the Polish Embassy in Singapore (singapore.secretary@msz.gov.pl, +65 6235 9478, or in case of emergency, +65 9656 6298).

Petty crime directed at foreigners does occur. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or wearing jewellery. Travel in groups. 

Gang-related bombings and gun violence can occur. Monitor the local news and avoid areas where gangs are known to be active. Remain vigilant at all times. 

Protests and demonstrations do occur, especially along the border area with neighbouring Kosovo. Exercise caution, avoid affected areas, monitor developments through the local news, and heed the instructions of the local authorities. If there is evidence of unrest, head to a safe place immediately.

Many roads are in poor conditions. Drivers should be aware of the road conditions and drive cautiously at all times. Drivers are also strongly encouraged to purchase a comprehensive insurance plan that covers vehicle incidents.

It is mandatory to register with the local police within the first 24 hours of arrival in Montenegro. This should be arranged by your hotel or host. 

Identification documents should be produced on request. Those who are unable to do so may be fined. 

Drug offences carry heavy penalties. Pack your own luggage and do not accept ‘gifts’ from strangers or new acquaintances.

It is illegal to photograph buildings of national and strategic importance, including the police and military institutions.

Earthquakes are not common but can occur. Wildfires and floods are also common at particular times of the year. Visitors are advised to monitor the local news and the latest regional weather forecasts. Purchase comprehensive travel insurance before departure.

Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 5 February 2024]

Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws, customs, and COVID-19 regulations.

Demonstrations do occur in major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities.

When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.


For those planning to travel, here are some tips:

Before travelling

  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website (www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

While travelling

  • Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters, social unrest or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.
  • In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

Advisory: Email Scams

There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.

MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously.  Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance.  If you receive such emails/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages before responding to their request.  It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport numbers, address, telephone number, etc.  Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails.  Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately.  Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

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