Since June 9, 2021, when direct flights were established from Nursultan and Almaty to Podgorica, hundreds of tourists have come to Montenegro every Sunday. Starting from June 21 this year, Air Astana has flights to the capital of Montenegro every day, and flights from Nur Sultan are available on Mondays, from Almaty on Tuesdays and Fridays.
It is estimated that by mid-October, approximately 30,000 tourists from Kazakhstan will visit Montenegro with this undisturbed dynamics. Their air and tourist tours present Montenegro as a desirable destination for winter and summer. As it is the largest country in the world that does not go to sea, the Adriatic Sea, mild climate, mountain tourism is all that is why the inhabitants of this Central Asian country arrive at full capacity. They admit that they have not heard of Montenegro so far, but that they like it because of its natural beauty, the fact that it is small, but at the same time full of contrast and very affordable.
In addition to these facts, it was stated that one of the reasons for interest is the closure of destinations such as Malaysia and Thailand, due to the coronary virus pandemic, so Montenegro seems to be a perfect way of summer vacation some 6 hours away by air.
Since the opening of the airline in early June, Montenegro and Kazakhstan have been working continuously to establish bilateral relations, and not only in the field of tourism. Last month, the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan was opened in the capital, and an official visit of the delegation of the Government of Montenegro was organized for the Statehood Day of Montenegro.
Citizens of Kazakhstan are allowed to come and stay in Montenegro without visas.