The citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina can enter Montenegro with a negative test for the covid-19 virus, which can be PCR, but also a significantly cheaper serological test, it was explained yesterday at the meeting of the Municipal Team for Protection and Rescue of Herceg Novi.

The Institute of Public Health of Montenegro recognizes a negative PCR test, ELISA serological test or ECLIA test, but it is important that the test is done in an accredited laboratory, said Sanitary Inspector Karmela Mujicic. When it comes to the differences between the tests recognized by the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro, it is significant in price, because PCR costs about a hundred euros, while serologically you can do for about twenty euros. In addition, an important item is the time required for the results to arrive, which is usually significantly shorter for a serological test, up to several hours. According to Mujičić, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina can do PCR tests only in Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Mostar and Tuzla, but ELISA serological tests can also be done in laboratories in other cities, such as Trebinje. ”This means that people from Montenegro who they go to Bosnia and Herzegovina, let's say they go to Trebinje on business, they can finish work in that city, do a test in a few hours and come back ", explained Mujičić. , because it is considered to be an unreliable method.

The sensitivity and specificity of PCR tests and serological tests by ELISA are much higher, and they are performed in more detail and precision compared to "rapid tests". The PCR test is used to detect the virus and is done on the basis of swabs from the nose and throat, while the serological test is done from the blood and it detects antibodies, more precisely states the response of our body to the possible presence of the virus.

The countries from which it is currently possible to come to Montenegro with negative results of PCR, ELISA (negative Igm) or ECLIA test on covid-19 are: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Israel, Singapore and Canada.

It is worth recalling that Montenegro has divided all countries into three categories and determined the regime for the entry of citizens of those countries. The so-called "green countries" are those from which one can enter Montenegro without additional restrictions, "yellow" countries from which a negative test for the covid-19 virus is required to enter, while for those who enter from "red countries" it is mandatory to determine the measure of self-isolation or quarantine. You can find an updated list of countries on the website of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro.

Montenegro is the last country in Europe to be infected with the Corona virus, and the first to completely eradicate it. There have been no new cases of infection in Montenegro for over three weeks, and on 24.05. recovered and the last sufferer which makes us Covid-free state.

Herceg Novi is among the most beautiful, and currently the safest tourist destinations in Europe. Our city has done everything necessary to make you feel safe and at home.

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has engulfed the entire world and changed the way we do business, we have adapted and adopted a different system of functioning, adopted new habits and created new solutions to achieve the goals of our projects. By aligning our work with the new circumstances, following the recommendations of the World Tourism Organization UNWTO and the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro, we successfully maintain the image of the destination.

Under these conditions, the focus is on digital promotion and all resources are focused on virtual reality. As the travel and tourism sector is among those most affected by the current pandemic, but also the sector that is among the first to recover, we are contributing in the current circumstances to the recovery of tourist traffic as quickly as possible. What is evident is that the current isolation and restricted movement will greatly increase the desire for travel, which, on the other hand, will be conditioned by the effects of an increasingly economic crisis.

The largest drop is predicted for travel to distant destinations due to high transport prices, which in our case implies a similar demographic structure when it comes to dominant tourist groups, as in the last few years. It is expected that local, tourists from the region as well as guests from Russia will grow. It is also expected that the trend in the length of travel will change, and that several shorter trips will be replaced by one longer trip during the year. Many renowned travel magazines insist on mutual flexibility - appealing to tourists not to cancel their travel arrangements at all costs, but to delay their travel instead. As Condé Nast Traveler states - We are in this together and we need to get out of this together.

Based on the above, we recommend promotional measures that will make your offer competitive. Some of them are: incentive rates for longer stays and free services during your stay. Get in touch with your potential guests to show empathy and concern in times of crisis, if guests request a cancellation, suggest moving them for the future, offer vouchers that can be used by the end of the year to retain your guests, if the final outcome results By canceling your reservation, offer a discount coupon for the off-season next year as a reason to consider your arrival. Take advantage of the time that was given to you during the Ostanidoma campaign and use it for your own education. There are numerous online courses available these days that can help strengthen your professional portfolio: brighttalk.com, www.futurelearn.com, www.thewaitersacademy.com, www.shetrades.com, https://www.freecodecamp.org/itd. Budite informisani i pratite dešavanja na stranicama vodećih svjetskih turističkih organizacionih tijela: Svjetske turističke organizacije (UNWTO) i Svjetskog savjeta za turizam i putovanja (WTTC). Ukoliko polje vašeg poslovanja podrazumjeva ikongresni turizam (MICE) preporučujemo webinare i informacije Medjunarodnog udruženja kongresa i konvencija ICCA (iccaworld.org), kao i Society for IncentiveTravel Excellence SITE (www.siteglobal.com).