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International Driving Permit (IDP), regulated by the United Nations, certifies that you are the holder of a valid driver's license in your country of origin.

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Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world.

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Driving Rules in Montenegro

One of Europe’s hidden gems, discover Montenegro now! Explore historic monastery, admire the Port of Kotor, stay in luxurious resorts or even charter your own yacht. Drive your own car to get to one tourist spot to another with relative ease. Take note some of these reminders to help you.

Important Reminders:

  • Drive on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old. The minimum rental age is 21 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phones away unless they are hands-free.
  • Avoid drinking and driving.
  • The speed limit is 50 km/h in rural areas, 80 km/h in urban areas and 100 km/h on highways.
  • Keep your headlights on at all times.
  • Locals drive aggressively. Practice defensive driving to avoid inconveniences.
  • Be sure to keep a fire extinguisher, early warning device, reflective vest, spare bulbs and first aid kit in your car.

Driving in the Winter

Winter in Montenegro can be rough. The snow can make visibility difficult. Be sure to keep your lights on at all times. Put on winter tires in all wheels. Have your emergency kits ready. Snow chains are required from November to March.

Relax and stay safe!

International Driving Permit Montenegro FAQs

Going on a day trip via tour package and exploring this naturally beautiful country is wise, but going on a road trip around the country is wiser. There is so much that the country has to offer that you should visit. However, the question about whether a tourist can drive in the country might leave you hanging. 

So, we have answered some frequently asked questions that you might be asking which is all about driving this country in the Balkans and the uses or benefits of an International Driver's Permit or IDP.

Do I need an International Driving Permit for Montenegro?

If you plan on driving in Montenegro, you should be aware of the rules and regulations that come with driving there. In order to drive legally in Montenegro, you will need an International Driving Permit or IDP.

Can I apply online for an International Driving Permit?

The International Driving Permit (IDP) allows you to drive in over 150 countries worldwide. It is a document that allows you to drive in any country that requires it. The IDP must be obtained before driving abroad, even if you have a valid driver's license from your home country since it translates your valid National Driver's License into 12 languages.

You can apply for an IDP online by using our website in just a few steps.

Can you drive in Montenegro with UK licence?

UK licence holders can drive in the country for up to 3 months without an International Driving Permit. If you intend to stay for more than three months, then you may have to get a  driver's license in the country and fulfill other essential requirements. 

Do I need a green card to drive in Montenegro?

Yes, you do need to have a green card to drive in this country. If you don't have one, you will be fined and your driving license may be revoked if caught by the police while driving without a green card. 

The only catch is that if you only intend to drive for less than three months, you only need an International Driver's Permit along with your valid National Driver's License.

Can I drive in Montenegro with UAE license?

You may not be able to drive in this country with a UAE license if it is not accompanied by an International Driver's Permit. However, if you have an IDP with you along with your valid UAE license, then you may drive in the country as a tourist. This is only applicable if you intend to stay in the country for less than three months.

Can I Rent A Car in Montenegro and Drive to Dubrovnik, Croatia?

Yes, you can rent a car in the country and drive to Croatia. There are a lots of car rental companies all over this country, especially at the seaside. However, you should be aware of the driving laws in both countries. You may also need to pay a cross-border fee to cross either country.

Note: You can also use car hire option and visit other small countries in the neighbourhood such as Bosnia, Albania or Serbia.

What are the most popular Montenegro destinations?

Budva riviera and its old town, Boka Kotorska bay, city of Kotor, Ulcinj and many national parks such as Durmitor during the summer.
During the winter, you cant see many Montenegrins on the streets at coastal towns, but you can visit the capital - Podgorica and enjoy nightlife.

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