While in Montenegro, individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from what you find in the United States. While Montenegro passed a law on spatial planning and construction in August 2008 regulating the accessibility to public facilities, it only applies to future services and construction. Some structures built recently do meet those standards. The law mandates that until August 2013, all public facilities must be adjusted to allow access to persons with disabilities. The country has all normative regulations for protection of persons with disabilities, including access to transportation and communication. It also has a general anti-discrimination law. However, these regulations have not been adequately implemented in practice and everyday life. Accessibility for those with disabilities, including on public transportation, is lacking throughout the country. The overall geography is mountainous and often steep, including along the coast, which presents challenges to some persons with disabilities. Outside of urban areas, accessibility is limited.