The beaches of Montenegro are ready for British tourists this summer, according to the Prime Minister.
After urging Boris Johnson to put Montenegro on the green list, the country’s prime minister indicated he would welcome British tourists this summer.
Zdravko Krivokapi, who was elected in December of last year, spoke to the Sunday Express last week ahead of a meeting with Boris Johnson. Professor Krivokapi was in London to talk about security challenges, as his country is one of Nato’s newest members.
However, Montenegro’s Prime Minister announced he will petition for his country to be green listed, removing quarantine restrictions for visitors from the United Kingdom, after lowering the country’s infection rate to four in every 100,000 people and vaccinating a third of the population.
The illness had previously ravaged Montenegro, killing roughly 107,000 people out of a population of around 620,000.
“When this regime took power, we had the highest number of individuals afflicted with the virus and no vaccines,” he claimed.
“No one thought [our aims]were attainable back then, but with the facts we know now, we can conclude we achieved our goal.”
Tourism accounts for a fifth of the country’s GDP, and he set a target of recovering it to 65% of 2019 levels, which he exceeded last month with 70%.
He stated that British visitors would now be welcomed as long as they were vaccinated or had a negative result from an internationally recognized test.
Professor Krivokapi stated that all shops, hotels, and restaurants are now open, with the promise of free treatment to any guest affected with the coronavirus.
Around 10% of hotel space has been set aside for the treatment of persons who are ill with the disease.
“The only thing that remains is that people come to Montenegro, that they visit us, and that they are welcomed with great hospitality and that they are safe,” he stated.