The Security and Public Health Reasons Justify Rejection of an ETIAS Application
The vast majority of Montenegrins will easily access an ETIAS Visa waiver. However,
roughly 5% of Montenegrins will have a rejection when they apply for ETIAS. This will be
because the EU determines they are a risk to EU citizens, for one of the reasons described
The covid-19 pandemic has added to the responsibility that Border Force has to protect
public health. Travellers with infectious diseases will struggle to cross borders because
of the need to prevent the next global pandemic. The ETIAS visa will ask for a detailed
background a Montenegrins infectious diseases to ensure they do not pose a public health risk.
The other grounds for the EU to decide a Montenegrin is a risk is more obvious. That is
concerns that a Montenegro may commit acts of terror or serious criminal acts while in the
Schengen area.If a Montenegrin has received a terrorist conviction in the last 25 years, or
a serious criminal conviction in the last 15 years, then the AI system will flag them. They
are unlikely to have a successful application with this discrepancy.