Association: Montenegro to ban tourists from bringing in foodstuffs

06-06-2008

Montenegro has announced similar steps to those taken by Croatia this week banning tourists from bringing in foodstuffs, a step seen unfavourably by the Czech Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents on Friday. Montenegro will reportedly ban the bringing in of food items with exceptions such as fresh fruit as well as dietary foodstuffs for children with diabetes. Croatia, though, agreed on Friday to overturn its decision and delay its ban on meat and dairy products for six months. On average 800,000 Czech tourists visit the Croatian coastline, a favoured summer destination, each year. By contrast, fewer Czechs visit Montenegro, a little over 30,000 in 2007. The Montenegrin ban on brining in foodstuffs is take effect on June 15.