Traveller’s Tips

Passport/Visa Requirements
Passports must be valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by all nationals with the exception of nationals of EU countries with valid national photo ID cards. Visas are not required by British, Australian, Canadian, USA and other EU residents for stays of up to 90 days. Other nationals are advised to contact their embassy to check visa requirement. All nationals not staying in a hotel are required to register a place of residence with the local police within 24 hours of arrival.

The national currency in Montenegro is Euros. Money should be exchanged through official exchange offices and banks only. International credit and debit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club and Maestro are accepted, but cash may be necessary for some payments. Some ATMs accept Visa or Mastercard, but few accept international debit cards. Although acceptable in theory, in practice these can be very hard to exchange. It is advisable to take cash and credit or debit cards.

Skipper Qualifications
To charter a sailing yacht in Montenegro it is necessary to have sailing certificates proving your competence. The Port Authorities in Croatia require an RYA Day Skipper with VHF qualifications as a sufficient license. International equivalents are also accepted from the majority of countries in Europe, as well as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa etc. Your original certificate should be taken with you and presented upon check in.

Travel Insurance
We strongly advise you to purchase suitable travel insurance before your departure, including cancellation insurance to protect your booking deposit. When you book your holiday through Adriatic Holidays you are comprehensively insured on the yacht you are chartering, and are not liable for any damage beyond the value of the security deposit.

Travel Insurance can be arranged by contacting Cover-More Insurance Services Ltd by telephone on 01245 272408 or email: Cover-More Insurance Services Ltd are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA number: 312172).All the arrangements will be made with the insurance company and a full policy wording will be sent to you directly.

Time Zone
Montenegro is GMT + 1. Summertime, GMT + 2, is synchronised with the EU, end March until the end of October.

Airport Information
Three main airports act as gateways to Montenegro. In Montenegro, Tivat is 34 kilometres and a 30-minute drive from Sveti Stefan and Podgorica (also known locally as Golubovci Airport) is 54 kilometres and just over an hour’s drive away. Dubrovnik Airport in Cilipi, Croatia is approximately 2.5 hours drive away.

Travel times may vary from season to season. Airport transfers are complimentary to and from Tivat and Podgorica airports, and transfers to and from Dubrovnik airport will be charged accordingly. Tivat (TIV) is 4km (2.5 miles) from the city. To/from the airport: Buses run to Herceg Novi and Budva. Taxis are also available. Facilities: Cafes, shops and tourist office. Departure Tax 15.