Policy responses for Montenegro - HSRM


Policy responses for Montenegro

1.3 Isolation and quarantine

For suspected cases and contacts, measures of self- or home quarantine have been implemented according to the provisions stated in the Law on protection of the population from communicable diseases. Home quarantine refers to a set of measures limiting the movement of a suspected case or a contact in a separate room or within their premises in order to prevent the spread of infection.

In order to facilitate the implementation of the measures of movement limitation and adherence of the persons affected, the National Coordinating Body, following the opinion from the Agency on Data Protection, has made publicly available the names of the persons in home quarantine.

Basically the same measures of limiting movement are applied to sick persons without symptoms. Such measures are referred to as self-isolation. For the safety of other household members, they need to follow self-isolation instructions and remain under medical and epidemiological supervision during 28 days.

For infected persons with symptoms, isolation is applied by separating the sick person from other people in hospital settings for the purpose of diagnostics and treatment. Isolation is for persons who are ill and have symptoms of the disease, in this case symptoms of an acute respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath...) and who tested positive on rtPCR on SARS-CoV-2.

For international travellers arriving in Montenegro limitation of movement is also applied in institutions designated for quarantine, except for chronically ill, under-age children, pregnant women and such categories of persons to whom home quarantine is applied.