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Porto Montenegro Team is at your disposal for any questions you may have! We are diligently complying with self-isolation and working at home principle! If you have any questions regarding our project, your berth or your apartment, or you need any information regarding our services, please address our regular contacts.

31 March 2020

The Institute of Public Health has confirmed 14 new coronavirus cases, raising the total to 105. There are currently 6,262 people under health surveillance.

30 March 2020

NKT imposes new measures

The National Coordinating Body imposed new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, announced the government via Twitter account.

Citizens are not allowed to leave their apartments on weekdays from 7pm to 5am, while on weekends, going out is forbidden from Saturday at 1pm until Monday at 5am.

• 91 virus-infected citizens in Montenegro
There are currently 91 coronavirus-infected persons in Montenegro. The highest number of infected persons is in Tuzi, more precisely 32, and in Podgorica 31. In Tivat, there is one registered case. There are 6,278 persons under health and sanitary surveillance in Montenegro.

• MARKOVIC: The hardest times yet to come; iron discipline needed; employers to keep their employees

Prime Minister Dusko Markovic has informed the citizens of Montenegro that our country has managed the coronavirus situation so far thanks to the efforts and complex action and sacrifice, but that the hardest days are yet to come, and therefore require the iron discipline and compliance with the orders and recommendations of the National Coordination Body for Communicable Diseases – it has been stated by the Government.

“The latest data of the Institute for Public Health warn and we have already reached a high number of almost 90 confirmed cases. Although Montenegro is currently handling well the situation, it is clear that the greatest challenges are yet to come. In the weeks ahead – we have to act even more decisively, better and stronger. Institutions work in a highly committed and organized manner, and the health system prepares for a crucial battle to preserve the health and lives of our citizens. But all of these will not be enough unless we continue to respect, without exception, the orders and recommendations of the National Coordination Body and provide the iron discipline of each of us,” the Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister has emphasized that “we will treat the infected, but we must stop the epidemic that the responsibility of the citizens is essential for”.

28 March 2020

• 82 coronavirus-infected persons in Montenegro

Another 13 Montenegrin patients tested positive for coronavirus. There is a group of infected persons who are clearly epidemiologically connected to previous cases.
There are now 82 coronavirus-infected persons in Montenegro.

• New measures: Self-isolation is extended for 14 days
The National Coordination Body for Communicable Diseases has adopted, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect the health and lives of citizens, a temporary measure under which:

1) After the lapse of first 14 days of self-isolation for persons who, have been assigned such a measure (in a family accommodation or other facility), based on the decision of the Health and Sanitary Inspection, self-isolation is extended for another 14 days;

2) Persons who have been quarantined by a decision of the Health and Sanitary Inspection (in a facility designated by the Government of Montenegro for quarantine) and did not have symptoms of the new coronavirus during the quarantine, shall be placed after the quarantine in self-isolation in the family accommodation for 14 days. The transport of these persons to family accommodation will be carried out in line with the prescribed measures for prevention of coronavirus infection;

3) Self-isolation of persons (in a family accommodation or other facility), who have been in contact or are suspected to have been in contact with persons suffering from the new coronavirus and who did not have symptoms of the disease, shall be extended by a decision of the Health – Sanitary Inspection for 14 days;

The National Coordination Body accepted epidemiologist reasoning that the incubation period of the new coronavirus could be longer than 14 days, and that there are asymptomatic cases, therefore the extension of self-isolation is the only proper way to protect the health of self-isolating citizens, their families and all citizens of Montenegro.

27 March 2020

• In total, 69 coronavirus confirmed cases
The Institute of Public Health (IJZ) has confirmed 2 new cases of coronavirus, after another 78 samples were analyzed. This raises the tally of infections in Montenegro to 69.
The number of people under health surveillance now stands at 6,258. Podgorica has 27 infected people, Tuzi 26, Herceg Novi and Budva 4 each, Ulcinj and Bar 3 each, while Danilovgrad and Andrijevica have 1 positive case each.

• New working hours for supermarkets, stores and pharmacies
New working hours for supermarkets, stores and pharmacies have come into force today, so they will be open from 8am to 6pm. The same rule applies to Maxima pharmacy and Bonella green bazar in Porto Montenegro Village!

• Joint forces of foreign investors to organize aid for Montenegro!
Sub-title: Adriatic Properties and Adriatic Marinas Joint Task
Prime Minister of Montenegro Dusko Markovic has stated that three tons of necessary medical and protective equipment for our doctors, health workers and members of all services who are on the front line to fight the coronavirus pandemic, will come to Montenegro in two days. “I am grateful to our donor Petros Stathis, the owner of Adriatic Properties and Universal Capital Bank, who responded to my quest to provide directly the protective equipment. I express my gratitude to His Excellency Mohammed Al Shaibani, the co-owner of Porto Montenegro, who has helped us deliver the equipment as fast as possible to Montenegro. This is the first delivery from Dubai, others are to follow from several addresses”, it has been published on Mr. Markovic’s Twitter.
The Prime Minister has stated that this is the best proof of Montenegro having friends and
socially responsible and respectable foreign investors.

26 March 2020

• The Institute of Public Health (IJZ) has confirmed 2 new cases of coronavirus, after another 78 samples were analysed. This raises the tally of infections in Montenegro to 69.
The number of people under health surveillance now stands at 6,258. Podgorica has 27 infected people, Tuzi 26, Herceg Novi and Budva 4 each, Ulcinj and Bar 3 each, while Danilovgrad and Andrijevica have 1 positive case each.
• Expired documents are considered as valid
Pursuant to the temporary measures imposed by the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases, expired documents are considered to be valid. This measure relates to the following documents: identity card, passport, driver’s license, vehicle registration document (accompanied with insurance policy), temporary and permanent residence permits, as well as foreigner’s temporary stay and work permits.
• Valuable donations of the European Union
The European Union is donating three million euros to Montenegro as urgent aid for the health system, plus 50 million euros for the long-term program to be allocated on as needed basis, but mostly to the health, economy and entrepreneurial sectors.
• Porto Montenegro implements innovative solution to face the COVID-19 restrictions
All Porto Montenegro services are still available to clients. Virtual marina reception delivers a friendly and safe option in a time of social distancing.

25 March 2020

• Institute for Public Health: The total number of COVID19-infected persons is 47
In Montenegro, another 18 coronavirus cases have been registered.
We have the total of 47 persons infected with the novel coronavirus, out of which 18 are new cases – it has been stated by the Institute for Public Health.

• There are no registered patients in Tivat.
Coronavirus-infected patients have been registered in Podgorica, Ulcinj, Bar, Budva and Herceg Novi.
The Local Committee implements comprehensive preventive measures.

Call Center of the Municipal Team is available 24/7. Telephone numbers are: 032 671 318 and 069 351 251.

• National Coordination Body has adopted new measures
The National Coordination Body for Communicable Diseases, at today’s session chaired by its Chairman Milutin Simović, adopted several decisions aimed at preventing further spread of coronavirus and protecting lives and health of citizens.

The temporary measures are:

1) suspension of international passenger traffic, except for the arrival of the Montenegrin nationals, through diplomatic and consular missions, announced to the Operational Staff of the National Coordination Body for Communicable Diseases, with mandatory quarantine accommodation, in accordance with the decision of the health and sanitary inspection;

2) ban on intercity passenger transport, except for passenger motor vehicles carrying out activities essential for the traffic of goods, supply and delivery of medicines, ambulance, utilities, supply of fuel and electricity, transportation of employees, transportation of persons staying outside the place of temporary or permanent residence or in order for them to return to a place of residence;

3) ban on presence and loitering of more than two persons together in an open public place (sidewalks, squares, streets, parks, promenades, beaches, etc.), except for persons who perform their regular work tasks;

4) possibility of a chosen doctor to, at the request of the employee, extend the temporary incapacity to work, which was given for the period up to 30 days (determined by the chosen team or the chosen doctor) and the temporary incapacity to work given for the period longer than 30 days (determined by the competent medical committee), until 30 April 2020;

5) obligation of legal and natural persons performing construction work to organize the work in a way that ensures compliance with epidemiological measures, especially respecting the social distance between employees and other measures to provide protection and health at work;

6) obligation of pharmacies, food, beverage and hygiene facilities, specialized facilities for the sale of baby equipment, construction products, plant protection products and planting materials, animal nutrition and treatment products, agricultural machinery, and funeral equipment to organize working hours between 8am and 6pm, except delivery to the customer’s address, which can be done during business hours, which the vendor points out in accordance with the regulations;

7) obligation of the owner or user of the kiosks in which the newspapers are sold to organize working hours within the period from 7am to 3pm, in two shifts of four hours per employee;

8) obligation of the competent authorities that control and regulate the traffic on the roads to consider traffic licenses, which have expired, as valid, if the driver, along the license, possesses a valid insurance policy and proof of performed technical inspection of the vehicle;

9) obligation of state authorities, public administration bodies, local self-government and local administration authority, companies, public institutions and other legal persons, entrepreneurs and natural persons to consider expired permanent residence permit, temporary residence permit and temporary residence and work permit of foreigners, on the basis of which they exercise their rights or fulfill their obligations before these authorities, as valid;

10) suspension of fee collection (in the amount of EUR 2) for citizens who ordered the issuance of birth certificates and certificates from the register of Montenegrin citizens at www.dokumenta.me.

24 March 2020

• The safety of PM community remains our top priority!

Porto Montenegro fully complies with all measures imposed by the Government of Montenegro to fight the virus – the marina and the village have been closed for outside visitors and the public. Bonella, the green bazar, and Maxima, the pharmacy, are the only retail units operating in the village, as they are necessary for normal functioning of the crew members and apartment tenants, as well as of the citizens of Tivat. Porto Montenegro Team implements all safety and security measures regarding COVID-19, as recommended by the Government of Montenegro. We have reduced all direct contacts among people, but our services are available to our clients. In fact, we understand the time is difficult for all of us, and we are doing our best to ensure that all tenants can be absolutely calm and composed as far as their safety and security are concerned.

• The most recent data published by the Institute for Public Health: 27 persons infected

The Institute for Public Health announced five new Covid-19 cases in Montenegro today, after 19 samples had been tested. Three of the newly infected patients came in contact with Montenegro’s previously registered patients.
This means the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Montenegro has reached 27. The number of citizens now under observation has risen to 5,863.

• Being human in hard times
Over two million euros of donations have been paid for less than five days on the account of the National Coordination Body for Contagious Diseases.
On 23 March, at 2pm, there were 483 donations from the country and abroad, amounting to EUR 2,224,140.34 – it has been posted to the Government of Montenegro Twitter.

23 March 2020

The Institute of Public Health (IJZ) announced five new Covid-19 cases in Montenegro today, after 19 samples were tested.

Three of the newly infected patients had come in contact with Montenegro’s previous registered patients.

This means the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Montenegro has reached 27.

The number of citizens now under observation has risen to 5.863.

First coronavirus fatality in Montenegro: Man (65) from Herceg Novi enters hospital with critical case of pneumonia

The director of Clinical Centre of Montenegro, Dr. Jevto Erakovic, has announced the first registered coronavirus fatality in the country. The deceased was a 65-year-old man, Z.P., from Herceg Novi, who arrived at the state hospital shortly after midnight with a critical case of pneumonia caused by Covid-19, and who died shortly after. Erakovic announced that the patient had spent time in Serbia in the first half of March. Unfortunately, none of the measures taken to treat the patient during his short internment produced any improvement, Erakovic said, urging citizens to understand the seriousness of the disease and to comply with all of the National Coordinating Team’s recommendations.

22 March 2020

Five new coronavirus cases confirmed in Montenegro, total rises to 21

The analysis of 10 samples has just been finished and five of them are positive, announced the Public Health Institute (IJZ). This raises the total number of cases to 21. The new cases are linked to previous cases. Currently, 5.565 people are under health surveillance.

21 March 2020

Two new coronavirus case have been confirmed today in Montenegro, announced the Public Health Institute (IJZ).

This raises the total number of cases to 16.

Currently, 5.156 people are under health surveillance

20 March 2020

Institute for Public Health: Another three persons with coronavirus in Montenegro: 13 total cases confirmed

The Institute for Public Health published the most recent data on the number of tested and infected persons in Montenegro.

As stated by the Institute, another three persons have positive coronavirus tests.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Montenegro is now 13.

As stated by the Institute, the last three cases are related to the first case of COVID-19 in Montenegro.


New measures to protect citizens from coronavirus: maximum control of violations of self-isolation decisions, removal of outdoor furniture, max two people in vehicles
The Ministry of Health imposed today three new temporary measures to protect the population from the further spread of coronavirus:

1) The Health and Sanitary Inspection and the Police Directorate are tasked to monitor, to the maximum extent possible, activities of all persons who have been ordered a self-isolation, their household members, as well as persons who brought them from the border crossing to their place of residence.

If they find that these persons do not act in accordance with the imposed measure, the Health and Sanitary Inspection and the Police Directorate will immediately file a criminal complaint with the competent state prosecutor’s office for committing a criminal offense of failing to comply with the health regulations for the control of a dangerous contagious disease, for which imprisonment of up to one year is prescribed;

2) It is prohibited to transport more than two adults in a passenger motor vehicle at the same time;

3) The owners and tenants of restaurants and cafes are obliged to make the outdoor furniture inaccessible for use.

The Order to amend the yesterday’s Order was passed by exempting shops selling “baby equipment, print media, agricultural machinery and equipment and funeral equipment”.

19 March 2020

In Montenegro, six new coronavirus cases

The Institute of Public Health announced that six more people had tested positive for Covid-19 in Montenegro today.

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Montenegro has reached 8.

Of the six positive coronavirus cases today, one has no known connection to the previously confirmed cases.

The Institute’s laboratories today completed preliminary analyses of 20 samples taken from persons who are monitored and who were in contact with cases confirmed yesterday.

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New measures to protect citizens from coronaviruses: banning most commercial establishments, suspension of taxi services…

The Ministry of Health issued today, following a session of the National Infectious Disease Coordination Body, an order for new interim measures to protect citizens from the spread of coronaviruses and more recommendations.

Temporary measures are ordered to prevent the introduction of infectious diseases into the country, suppress and prevent the transmission to other countries, as well as protect the population from the new coronavirus, namely:

1) ensuring regular running of work and provision of services by legal entities founded by states or local self-government, which perform tasks of public interest, which are irreplaceable condition for life and work of citizens;

2) a ban on the operation of commercial establishments, except pharmacies and establishments where food, beverages, hygiene products, motor fuels, construction products, plant protection products and planting products, animal nutrition and treatment products are traded;

3) suspension of taxi transportation;

4) making stocks of protective equipment and disinfectants owned by wholesale drug stores available to the public health system of Montenegro, in return for financial compensation at market prices;

5) modification of the system of functioning of the health system in the part of providing health services in such a way to:

– make available in the Clinical Center of Montenegro, general and specialty hospitals, and institutions in the Health System Network, specialist examinations for emergency patients on the basis of the proposal of the chosen doctor marked “urgent”. Pre-scheduled specialist examinations will be performed once epidemiological conditions are met;

– Ensure the availability of all medical services on a continuous basis for hematological oncology patients at the Clinical Center of Montenegro on a scheduled schedule;

– delay screening programs for colon, breast and cervical cancer screening for the duration of the measures;

– suspend the operation of dental surgeries, with the obligation to arrange on-call emergency services for emergency patients;

– oblige all health centers to implement measures that will allow the rational and efficient use of human resources under current epidemiological conditions;

– oblige the Health Center Podgorica to open a checkpoint for patients “suspected of infection with KOVID 19” in the Tolosi Health Facility;

– provide referral and transportation of patients for treatment outside Montenegro, only in cases of life threatening of the patient;

6) allowing pharmacies to deliver medicines and medical supplies to the home address of restricted citizens. Delivery can be made for medicines and medical devices that meet the requirements for retail trade and about which the pharmacy performing the delivery is obliged to keep records in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Pharmacy;

7) due to epidemiological risk, it is forbidden to arrange delivery to home addresses of food and medicine without the consent of the Operational Headquarters of the National Coordinating Body for Infectious Diseases;

8) in the units of local self-government, in addition to the powers prescribed by the law governing the affairs and powers of the Municipal Police, the communal police officer is also specifically authorized to file criminal charges for determining criminal liability for failure to comply with the provisions of orders to take temporary measures to prevent entry into the country, suppression and preventing the transmission of a new coronavirus relating to:

– ban on providing catering services in hotels, except for registered guests;

– closing of disco clubs / bars and nightclubs / bars;

– closing of catering establishments – cafes, cafes, cafeterias, restaurants and bars, except catering establishments that deliver food and allow food and meals to be taken, with a ban on the stay of guests in the facilities themselves;

– ban on the provision of trade and catering services in shopping malls;

– ban on gathering of the population in indoor and outdoor public places (public gatherings, public events, sports, political, religious, cultural and artistic, private gatherings, ceremonies and events, in accordance with the law);

– closing of children’s playrooms;

– closure of fitness centers;

– ban on the operation of indoor and outdoor sports and recreational facilities and swimming pools;

– closure of casinos, bookmakers and casinos;

– suspension of public transport of passengers in suburban and city bus and van;

– closing of hairdressing and beauty salons;

– prohibition of the operation of commercial establishments, except pharmacies and establishments in which food, beverages, hygiene products, motor fuels, construction products, plant protection products and planting products, animal nutrition and treatment products are traded;

– suspension of taxi transportation.

It is emphasized that non-compliance with the measures is subject to criminal liability, in accordance with Art. 287 and 302 of the Criminal Code of Montenegro.

The Ministry of Health recommends that chronic patients and persons over the age of 65 not leave their homes to prevent the spread and spread of the virus corona and to protect citizens.

It is urged that citizens who do not have compulsory work engagement should refrain as much as possible and do not leave their homes without much need.

It is recommended that the Red Cross of Montenegro should provide food, medicines, hygiene products and other necessities for disabled persons, pensioners, the elderly and chronic patients, unless they have other options and support for these needs.

The Red Cross will set up a special hotline for these purposes

Citizens are advised not to transport persons with whom they do not live in a shared household.

In view of the significant number of donors that emerge expressing their willingness to assist the state’s efforts to combat the coronavirus, the National Coordination Body welcomed the noble intentions and invited all entities with a high degree of social responsibility to realize their intention in communicating with the National Coordination body by emailing coronaInfoCG@gov.me 

Giro accounts are opened for donations – for payments from the country 510-117161-85, and for payments from abroad: Intermediary bank RAIFFEISEN ZENTRALBANK OESTERREICH AG VIENNA, SWIFT RZBAATWW, Account with Institution Party Identifier 000-55.062.301; Swift Address CKBCMEPG, Name CRNOGORSKA KOMERCIJALNA BANKA AD PODGORICA, Beneficiary Customer VLADA CRNE GORE Nacionalno koordinaciono tijelo za zarazne bolesti, Karađorđeva b. b. 81000, Podgorica, MONTENEGRO, IBAN: ME255100000000117161855.

18 March 2020

First cases of coronavirus in Montenegro confirmed

The first cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Montenegro, said prime minister Dusko Markovic and added that there was no room for panic.

The patients are female – born in 1948 and 1973, from Ulcinj and Podgorica, and both came from epidemic-affected areas during the previous period.

Both of them are in their homes and in stable condition.

Markovic thanked citizens for their cooperation and called for more discipline and solidarity.

Director of the Public Health Institute, Boban Mugosa said that one patient came from Spain and the other from the US.


The Ministry of Health issued an order yesterday, following a session of the National Coordination Body for Communicable Diseases, to take a new set of precautionary measures, in order to protect citizens from the spread of coronavirus and make more recommendations to the state administration, industry and the media.

Precautionary measures are ordered to prevent the introduction of infectious diseases into the country, suppress and prevent the transmission to other countries and protect the population from the new coronavirus, namely:

1. Public transport of passengers (suburban, urban and intercity) by buses and vans is suspended;

2. Public transport of passengers by rail in domestic traffic is suspended;

3. The crossing of the border crossings Sitnica – Župci (HN – Trebinje road), Meteljka – Metaljka (PV – Čajniče road) and Čemerno (PV – Priboj road) is suspended;

4. The operation of indoor and outdoor sports and recreational facilities and swimming pools is prohibited;

5. Hair and beauty salons shall be closed;

6. The public offices of the Ministry of the Internal and the Real Estate Administration shall be closed.

It is recommended to:

1. Refrain from using public areas;

2. Follow rigorous hygiene measures, especially of hands;

3. Postpone weddings; burials should be held in a narrow family circle;

4. Shops to dedicate the first two hours of opening to the elderly and persons with disabilities;

5. The state institutions, local self-government and the economy to work closely with the National Coordination Body when communicating with public.

6. The media to seek information regarding the COVID19 and to check information with the National Coordination Body prior publication.

PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MONTENEGRO

17 March 2020

Resort “Krusevac” in Donja Lastva is a new quarantine area on the territory of the Tivat municipality. The Zupa Sports Center was designated as a quarantine area originally. The capacity of the newly designed area, “Krusevac” is 45 beds with the possibility of providing extra area if needed. The property is fenced – possesses a courtyard with parking spaces, and has a kitchenette with a dining area.

The Municipal Protection and Rescue Team yesterday adopted a new set of measures to prevent disease and protect public health.

The Mayor of the Municipality, Mr Sinisa Kusovac, stated that the City Administration is firmly committed to the consistent implementation of all measures that have been introduced and will therefore continue to implement them responsibly.

New measures imposed: International passenger traffic suspended, expired personal documents will be considered valid, number of people at public service counters limited

Public transport of passengers in the international road, rail and air traffic is suspended.

State authorities, state administration bodies, local self-government bodies and local governments will consider personal documents (identity card, passport and driver’s license), issued after 2008, which have expired, on the basis of which the citizens exercise their rights or fulfil their obligations before these authorities, as valid.

The number of citizens at the public service counters in the units and branches of the Ministry of the Interior and other state administration bodies is limited, so that the maximum number of citizens allowed must not be higher than the number of existing public service counters, regardless of the room surface.

The Government reiterates that it will enable return of all our citizens to Montenegro. All travelers from abroad will have to spend at least two weeks in quarantine upon returning to the country.

These are the latest interim measures adopted by the Ministry of Health after today’s session of the National Coordination Body for Communicable Diseases to prevent the introduction of infectious diseases into the country, suppress and prevent transmission to other countries, and protect the population of Montenegro from the novel coronavirus.

National Coordination Body for Communicable Diseases will consider and decide on specific cases that are the subject of transnational cooperation and the needs of special national interest, especially with respect to public health.

16 March 2020

Still no coronavirus cases in Montenegro

No cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Montenegro, the Institute of Public Health said. Dr Karolina Hajdukovic says 783 persons are under public health supervision – 392 persons are monitored by the Institute and the rest are monitored in other municipalities.

The Institute of Public Health has tested 88 people so far and all results have been negative.

15 March 2020

Montenegro currently remains the only European nation without a single confirmed case of the coronavirus which has become a global pandemic and infected over 150,000 people worldwide and killed 5,798 as of Saturday evening.

The Ministry of Health has adopted, on the proposal of the Institute for Public Health of Montenegro and on the basis of the Law on the Protection of Population against Communicable Diseases, the Decree for taking temporary measures to prevent the introduction into the country, suppress and prevent the transmission of new coronavirus.

The provisional measures are:

1) Prohibition of entry to foreigners, except to foreigners with permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro and foreigners who operate motor vehicles used for traffic of goods.

The traffic of goods for the needs of Montenegro and for transit remains smooth, with special measures of health and sanitary control;

2) Compulsory self-isolation for all Montenegrin citizens, as well as for foreigners who have permanent or temporary residence in Montenegro, who come from abroad, based on the decision of the health and sanitary inspection;

3) Ban on providing catering services in hotels, except for registered guests;

4) Closing of disco clubs / bars and nightclubs / bars;

5) Closing of catering establishments – cafes, pubs, cafeterias, restaurants and bars, except catering establishments that deliver food and allow food and meals to be taken over, with a ban on the stay of guests in the facilities themselves;

6) Ban on providing shopping and catering services in shopping malls;

7) Closing of children’s playrooms;

8) Closing of fitness centers;

9) Closing of casinos, betting shops and gambling houses;

10) Limiting the number of customers, in relation to the area of the retail outlet, so that only one consumer can be located in ten square meters of the surface of the outlet. Regardless of the surface, no more than 50 consumers can reside in a retail outlet at a time.
Exceptionally for markets and bazaars, the number of customers who can be in the facility simultaneously limits up to 100 consumers;

11) Obligation of responsible persons in trade establishments to provide or mark a distance, of at least two meters between persons located in front of retail outlets, at cash registers and sectors where goods are served by employees in the outlet;

12) Obligation of responsible persons in trade establishments to ensure for their employees the implementation of health and protection measures prescribed by the Institute for Public Health of Montenegro;

13) The obligation of the responsible persons in the trade establishments to indicate at the entrance to the sales facility the notification of the maximum number of persons, who can be in the same facility at the same time and to organize the implementation of this measure;

14) The obligation of municipalities, the Capital and the Old Royal Capital to identify, in cooperation with the municipal crisis staffs, potential facilities for the implementation of quarantine measures, in line with the Rulebook on closer conditions and methods for organizing and implementation of health surveillance and quarantine and the conditions that the quarantine must meet (Official Gazette of Montenegro 13/20) and propose to the Ministry of Health for further quarantine determination procedure.

The measures shall apply from the publication in the Official Gazette of Montenegro, for a period of 15 days.

Specific cases, which are the subject of interstate cooperation and the need of special state interest, and particularly for public health purposes, will be considered and decided by the National Coordination Body for Communicable Diseases.

Failure to comply with the measures referred to in Article 1 of this Decree, shall be subject to criminal liability, in accordance with Art. 287 and 302 of the Criminal Code of Montenegro.