Embassies and consulates of Montenegro and visa regimes for foreign citizens
Embassy of Montenegro in Ukraine
Nationals of Ukraine may enter, pass through the territory of and stay in Montenegro up to 90 days, with a valid travel document, without a visa.
The overall relations between Montenegro and Ukraine are considered very good and friendly, without open issues that may affect their quality. In recent years, the Governments of Montenegro and Ukraine have been particularly focused on the practical aspects of bilateral relations, and, in that sense, a number of agreements have been signed to strengthen cooperation in areas such as: free trade, fight against organized crime, international flow of people and goods, education, tourism, culture, protection from natural and other disasters, etc.
Ukraine recognized the independence of Montenegro on June 19, 2006. Diplomatic relations between Montenegro and Ukraine were established on August 22, 2006.
Ambassador Dragica Ponorac presented her credentials to the President of Ukraine V. Zelensky on July 31, 2020, thus taking over the duty of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Montenegro to Kiev.
In December 2008, the Embassy of Ukraine was opened in Podgorica. Chargé d'Affaires Natalia Fialka assumed office on18 October 2017.
On 7 December 2013, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić paid an official visit to Ukraine.
12-14 June 2013, Prime Minister Milo Đukanović paid an official visit to Ukraine and on that occasion met with Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Rybak. During the visit, the President participated in the Business Forum "Ukraine and Partners" and unveiled a monument to Peter II Petrovic Njegos in Kyev.
8-9 December 2011, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola I. Azarov paid an official visit to Podgorica and met with the highest Montenegrin officials.
The total amount of trade exchange from January to July 2021 was 4,2 million EUR, of which imports worth of 3,2 million EUR and exports 1 million EUR. The total amount of trade exchange in 2020 was 6.009.304 EUR, of which imports worth of 5.564.520 EUR and exports 444.784 EUR.
Foreign direct investments from Ukraine in 2020 amounted to 2,91 million EUR, while in 2019 amount of FDI was 6,37 million EUR. Since 2008, approx. 45 million euros have been invested in our economy from Ukraine (for the period from 2016 to 2020, it amounted to 27.1 million EUR). The largest inflow of investments from Ukraine was realized in 2018 - 9.5 million euros.
By the end of August 2021, 110,771 tourists from Ukraine visited Montenegro (691,230 overnight stays). This is undoubtedly a better result in comparison to the best result achieved in 2019 (Ukraine is the third emitting country, after Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina). In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, 22,950 tourists from Ukraine visited Montenegro (59.9% less than in 2019), 189,699 overnight stays. During 2019, 57,188 tourists from Ukraine visited Montenegro (463,551 overnight stays).