Montenegro Import Restrictions

In order to enter Montenegro, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Montenegro government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Montenegro, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Montenegro.

Montenegro Import Regulations

Import regulations

Senders should determine import restrictions from Montenegran authorities before posting:


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals and animal products
  • Artwork, including drawings, proofs and layouts
  • Books
  • Blueprints
  • Chemicals. non-hazardous
  • Coffee
  • Cologne and perfume
  • Cheques, blank
  • Drawings, technical, architect, engineering
  • Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
  • Diplomatic mail
  • Firearms and firearm parts
  • Fruit
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fabrics and fabric samples
  • Foodstuffs
  • Jewellery
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Machinery parts
  • Meat and poultry products
  • Medicines samples, supplies and equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Poisons
  • Plans, drawings; architecture, industrial, engineering
  • Plants, parts of plants and products
  • Printed publications
  • Postal envelopes
  • Radio sets
  • Serums and vaccines
  • Seeds
  • Tobacco
  • Tea
  • Utensils.


Montenegro may accept watch cases or housings (mounted or unmounted) of complete watches made of precious metals after analysis of the metal content. Montenegro does not accept articles containing incomplete watch cases or parts.

Personal-use items

Postal items addressed to individuals may contain personal travel articles, articles for personal and family use (medicines, medical instruments, teaching and leisure material) and articles for the use of their household in quantities not intended for resale. Personal items not exceeding $US30 are exempt from customs duty.

Legacy and contract items

Items inherited abroad and articles provided for in contracts concluded between States may be freely imported in accordance with such contracts.

Professional tools of trade

Natural persons of Montenegran nationality exercising a profession may import articles for use in that profession subject to special conditions.

Import Permits

Montenegro requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

Special documentation requirements

Senders must provide proof of the addressee’s entitlement on the customs form; otherwise, the addressee must provide the proof before delivery. Customs authorities inspect all non-letter items.


All commercial goods must include an invoice.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Montenegro prohibits:

  • Animals
  • Abortion procurement items
  • Antiques
  • Bullion and currency
  • Banknotes and securities
  • Cheques, cashier
  • Cigarette paper
  • Cosmetics
  • Essences for artificial wines and brandies
  • Foodstuffs
  • Furs
  • Firearms and parts
  • Foreign products bearing Montenegro trademarks or imitated trade marks
  • Gambling devices
  • Invoices, blank
  • Isopropanol
  • Ivory
  • Jewellery, including costume
  • Liquids, non-hazardous
  • Military uniforms of other states
  • Personal effects
  • Playing cards
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Whistles, spoons and food containers having a lead content over 10%
  • Wines and must containing sulphuric acid
  • Yeast.

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