The official language is Montenegrin. It is essentially the same language as Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian. In some municipalities with an Albanian majority (Ulcinj, Plav, Gusinje) and the Malesia district in Podgorica municipality, the Albanian is commonly spoken. Slovenian and Macedonian are also understood.
Drugs laws are similar to those can be found in the European union. Possession or trafficking of drugs will be met with strict penalties and often a lengthy prison sentence. There are no laws against homosexual activity and same-sex couples are tolerated, but the nature of society makes public displays of affection inadvisable.
Doctors are well trained but medical facilities are limited. Many medicines and basic medical supplies are often unavailable. Hospitals usually require payment in hard currency. Prescribed medicines must be paid for. Health insurance with emergency repatriation is essential. Visitors may be asked to pay first and seek reimbursement later.
There are limited road border crossings into Montenegro, through the alternatives are gradually increasing. Apart from the crossings from Dubrovnik (Croatia) at Debeli Brijeg, it is possible to enter from Bosnia and Hercegovina via Sitnica, Vilusi, Vracenovici, Scepan Polji or Mataljika, and from Albania via Bozaj or Sukhobin.
Visa is a permission to enter, stay and transit through the territory of Montenegro. Mere possession of a visa does not grant the entry to Montenegro. Other legal requirements for granting a foreigner the entry and stay to Montenegro must also be met according to the Law on Foreigners (“Official Gazette of Montenegro”, No. 82/08). Visa regime between Montenegro and other countries is regulated by the Regulation on Visa Regime (“Official Gazette of Montenegro”, No. 18/09). Visa in itself does not offer a grant of permission to work in Montenegro.
Renting a car for your visit at Montenegro is one of the best ways to discover the beauty and diversity of the country. The small size the country provides the opportunity to reach every place in a 3-hour time set. As is being said you can wake up on the beautiful Adriatic coast, have lunch on the bank of the Skadarsko Jezero and enjoy the evening walks in the Montenegrin mountains all in the course of one day.
Getting to Montenegro by car
European routes E65, E80, E762, E763 and E851 pass through the country, which means that you can easily enter Montenegro by road from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Albania. There are no roads in Montenegro built to full motorway standard, as all roads are of single carriageway type.