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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO - STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD (foreign office travel advice)


When to go

Montenegro has a Mediterranean climate in its coastal regions where most of its holiday resorts are based, which means the months between April and September will have warm nights and days. Daytime temperatures can climb as high as 30°C during the summer months of June, July and August.

If you're looking to explore inland it's best to travel in summer. This part of Montenegro has more of an Alpine climate, and in winter the temperatures drop steeply, with four hours of sunshine in the day and heavy rainfall.

Health and safety

As with any holiday, you should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself and your family. It's also a good idea to apply for a free European Health Insurance Card - EHIC before leaving the UK as this entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as Montenegrin nationals.

Although not a member of the EU, Montenegro does have reciprocal healthcare arrangements with the UK and recognises the EHIC. An EHIC won't, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment.

If you're visiting Montenegro specifically to take part in sports or watersports, including hiking, you should make sure your insurance covers this. See our holiday extras page for more information, and for the latest health and safety information visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/montenegro/health.

Advice for travellers with children

Montenegro is a child friendly destination, with most hotels providing services for children. Cobble streets are widespread and some children might find these difficult to walk on. With waterparks and other purpose built amusements in the most popular Montenegrin resorts, there is plenty for families to do.

Because the weather often climbs well above 30°C in summer, it's advised that you always bring sun cream for little faces and for yourself, to make sure you and your family don't suffer in the heat. It's also vital to keep hydrated during Balkan holidays, thanks to the warmer climate.