Montenegro opens its borders to EU, Israeli citizens

The decision comes ahead of the tourist season, for which the country has also relaxed some measures. [Shutterstock/Mike Fuchslocher]

Montenegro on Saturday opened its borders to EU and Israeli citizens, who will be able to enter the country without having to fulfil COVID-19-related requirements, the government decided at a meeting on Friday.

The decision comes ahead of the tourist season, for which the country has also relaxed some measures. Until now, only citizens from countries in the region could enter without a COVID-19 test or vaccination certificate.

In Montenegro, 30% of the adult population has already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine while 20% are now fully vaccinated, the health authorities have said.

The infection rate is currently at its lowest since July of last year with 3.73% of the average 1,274 persons tested last week testing positive. 

Montenegro currently counts 683 active cases and the number of daily cases and new infections continue to fall. 

Since the start of the pandemic, Montenegro has registered 99,000 coronavirus and 1,591 related deaths. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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