Is Montenegro Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Montenegro generally offers a safe environment for solo female travelers, with friendly locals and well-established tourist infrastructure. However, like any place in the world, it is advised to maintain alertness, especially during late hours. Basic precautions like not walking alone in desolate areas and securing your belongings can help ensure a smooth experience. It's also worth mentioning that few locals might not speak fluent English so learning a bit of local language might come handy.

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Safety index

Safety at night:Safe

Montenegro is generally safe to travel at night, especially in tourist areas. However, as with any location, it's wise to stay alert to your surroundings. Stick to well-lit, populated areas and avoid isolated places. Local people are friendly, but caution should always be practiced. Immediate assistance can be availed through local authorities in case of emergency.

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Montenegro is generally quite safe with little instances of petty crime. Buses are the most common form of public transport and are well-maintained. However, it's always essential to be aware of your belongings and surroundings, especially during peak hours or in crowded areas. Taxis are also a recommended mode of transport for practicality and safety reasons. Remember to choose registered taxis to avoid potential scams.

Street harassment:Low

In Montenegro, street harassment is not a common phenomenon. Mostly, locals are respectful and hospitable towards visitors. However, like anywhere else in the world, it is advisable to stay cautious. It could occasionally happen, typically in busier areas or during late-night hours. It is recommended to keep personal belongings secure and avoid deserted areas at night.

Petty crimes:Low

When it comes to petty crimes in Montenegro, risks are relatively low. Pickpocketing or purse-snatching can occasionally happen in crowded public places or on public transport, particularly in peak tourist season. Unfortunately, such instances, although rare, do occur and tourists can be targeted. So, it's advised to safeguard your belongings and not leave your items unattended. However, overall, Montenegro is a safe country to travel around. As a solo female traveler, always be vigilant and use common sense for your own security and safety.

Tap water:Safe

The tap water in most parts of Montenegro is relatively safe to drink. The water is regularly checked for safety and quality. However, in some rural areas or less developed regions, bottled water may be advisable due to possible inconsistencies in water treatment processes.

Is Montenegro safe to travel?

4.6 /5

Based on 17 experiences

Zuza

Zuza

Czech Republic

Group travel experience

I have been doing autostop with my two friends for two weeks and it’s been my favororite country to for autostop so far. The people have been so kind, and we felt safer than in Italy. So 100% recommend

Posted: March 18, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Montenegro is the most beautiful, breathtaking country I have visited. There were mountains, forests, beaches, history, and delicious food, the people were so friendly, and I felt safest there.

Posted: October 22, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Montenegro is absolutely beautiful and quite affordable. People were really nice, and I consider this place to be great and safe for solo travels as a girl.

Posted: October 1, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Montenegro is stunning and still even more wild. There are no crowds (even in the most popular city, Kotor, it is manageable). Hotels, restaurants and tours are really affordable, much cheaper than in Croatia. The coastline is mainly rocky, but the water is beautiful. Amazing views, safety and incredible food. However, in terms of nightlife, I felt disappointed.

Posted: August 29, 2023
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I have been to Montenegro several times, it's very safe there, and the locals are very helpful. I liked Kotor, Perast and Tivat. I didn't enjoy Budva and Bar (a bit dirty and too touristy). Also, Podgorica is nothing special, the seaside towns are much prettier.

Posted: July 29, 2023
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Montenegro is absolutely safe. Everyone is very nice. I sailed a boat and got off every evening when we moored. I had the most fun in this bar in Herceg Novi, where everyone sits on the wall. Many local people. Everyone speaks English.

Posted: November 21, 2022
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Travel plan: Kotor: 3 days Žabljak: 2 days Budva: 2 days Ulcinj: 2 days Safety: This place is as safe as any other place you visit. Just use your common sense. Recommendations: Montenegro is so small, yet so beautiful and charming.

Posted: September 25, 2022
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Solo travel experience

Travel plan: 2 days on Lake Skadar + Godinje 2 days in Budva 2 days in Kotor Safety: 100% safe Recommendations: Montenegro is one of the most underrated countries I have visited.

Posted: September 25, 2022
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Travel plan: - 2 days in Kotor - 2 days in Budva - 1 day in Podgorica - 2 days in Ulcinj Safety: I felt safe and had no problems going out during the day or evening. Recommendations: Montenegro is small but very diverse and beautiful.

Posted: September 25, 2022
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Is Montenegro safe for women?

Is Montenegro safe right now?

Before your visit to Montenegro, it's essential to check travel advisories for Montenegro, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises exercising normal precautions in Montenegro. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian Government advises taking normal security precautions in Montenegro. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: March 13, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Montenegro. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: August 31, 2023

Is Montenegro worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 17 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.6/5

Food

4.7/5

Budget-friendly

3.7/5

Solo travel experience

Montenegro stole my heart and I didn't want to leave. I spent 3 days, splitting time between Budva, Kotor, and Perast. Budva wins everything. It was breathtaking and I enjoyed every moment spent there. Kotor was fine, and Perast was also great and peaceful.

Posted: January 19, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Kotor was absolutely my favorite place, it literally swept me off my feet. I visited Zagreb, Split, Herceg Novi (it wasn't my favorite place, very beautiful, but not much to do), Kotor and Budva - I regret not skipping Budva and spending more time in Kotor, because I liked it so much there.

Posted: August 15, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Sanja

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Hello! I'm Sanja and I am 27. Always been curious about the world, loved languages and different cultures, and exploring them. Traveling is a big passion, and I love to randomly walk around and explore. It's so adventurous and exciting when you find something randomly!

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Ivana

Ivana

About Me

You can always find me in between working and travelling. I have 10+ years of working experience in communication area. Travelled to 20+ countries and besides Montenegro (my home country) I have lived in the US as an exchange student (Minnesota) and finished my Master studies in the UK. Not into chit chat, but very much into talking. Can always recommend movies and music, as well as listen and give advice.

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