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President of Ukraine met with President of Montenegro

Presidents of Ukraine and Montenegro Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Jakov Milatovic discussed regional security issues and coordinated cooperation between the two countries on international platforms in Tirana as part of the Ukraine-Southeast Europe Summit, the press service of the Ukrainian president reports.

“In the framework of the Ukraine-Southeast Europe Summit in Tirana, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Montenegrin President Jakob Milatovic,” the press service of the Ukrainian president said on Wednesday.

The President of Ukraine expressed gratitude for the Montenegrin side’s support for the Vilnius Declaration of the Group of Seven and the Ukrainian Peace Formula, and informed the Montenegrin president about preparations for the first Global Peace Summit in Switzerland. Zelenskyy spoke about the joint architecture of Ukraine’s efforts to restore a just and lasting peace.

“The leaders coordinated cooperation between the two countries on international platforms,” the press service said.

Zelenskyy also thanked Montenegro for sheltering Ukrainians who were forced to flee their homes due to the full-scale Russian invasion. The parties discussed the treatment and rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers in Montenegro.



From Sunday, January 2, 2022, the updated border crossing conditions will come into force in Montenegro, the Ukrainian Embassy press service said.
“Now entry is allowed with one of two documents, namely confirmation of full vaccination, provided that the second dose of the vaccine was made no later than six months before entry; confirmation of the transferred COVID-19 disease (positive PCR or rapid antigen test, which must be at least ten days and no more than 180 days),” the embassy said on Facebook.
In both cases, it is also necessary to have either a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours, or a rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours.
These conditions are valid until January 12.
Previously, only a negative test was required to enter Montenegro.



As of July 29, Ukraine can freely fly on vacation to the following six countries: Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Albania, Montenegro and Croatia, Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy said on his Telegram channel on Wednesday.
He said that it is possible to get to Bulgaria only if there is a negative test for coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, made within 72 hours before arrival. In order to get to Croatia the travelers have to show mandatory negative PCR test at entry, made within the last 48 hours. He said that after visiting Montenegro, a 14-day self-isolation upon arrival in Ukraine is required.
According to the minister, entry and return to Turkey, Egypt and Albania are without restrictions.
Krykliy also said that a PCR test can be done before departure, right at the airport, namely, at Boryspil, Lviv and Odesa airports, as the PCR laboratories have been installed for quick testing.
“The data on entry changes every day depending on the epidemiological situation in the countries. Therefore, be sure to check the information before traveling,” he also said

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Ukraine International Airlines starts selling tickets for flights to the countries of the Adriatic coast.
Tickets are already available on the airline’s website from $250 in both directions, including hand luggage and one piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg.
UIA plans to operate flights on the Kyiv-Tirana route from July 24 to September 11 on Tuesdays and Fridays.
“Today, Ukrainian tourists are allowed free entry to the territory of Albania, even without passing PCR test,” UIA noted.
UIA plans to operate flights on the route Kyiv-Tivat on Sundays from July 26 to October 4, and also on Thursdays from July 30 to September 17.
From July 30, 2020 to September 17, 2020, another flight will be added, which will be operated every Thursday at 12:10.
“From July 8, Ukrainian tourists can freely cross the borders of Montenegro without passing a PCR test,” the airline said.
UIA plans to carry out flights on the Kyiv-Split route on Saturdays from July 18 to September 26 this year.
“Today, tourists from Ukraine can cross the Croatian border without a 14-day self-isolation under several conditions: the availability of a negative PCR test, which was done no later than 48 hours, a booked package of services (flight, accommodation, insurance),” UIA noted.

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Montenegro has simplified the procedure of entering the country for Ukrainian citizens by cancelling the requirement to take a test for coronavirus (COVID-19), the Embassy of Ukraine in Montenegro said.
“The Institute for Public Health of Montenegro has added Ukraine to the list of the ‘green zone’ countries, which means the cancellation of the requirement to take tests,” the embassy said on its website.
On the website of the Institute for Public Health of Montenegro, Ukraine is on the list of the countries whose citizens may enter Montenegro without additional restrictions related to COVID-19.