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The spread of COVID-19 continues to lead to restrictions in international air and travel traffic and impairment of public life.

Before unnecessary, tourist trips to Monaco will be due to high numbers of infections warned.

Epidemiological situation

Monaco is severely affected by COVID-19. The number of new infections is arithmetically more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, which is why Monaco is classified as a risk area.

The Princely Government and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) provide current and detailed figures.

entry

All travelers, regardless of their nationality, must report to the Monegasque health authority Center d’appel COVID19 immediately after entering the country. This does not apply to travelers from the French departments of Alpes Maritimes and Var who enter the country for a stay of less than 24 hours, as well as commuters and cross-border commuters (schoolchildren and students). A negative PCR test, the test result of which is not older than 72 hours, must be presented on entry. Without a corresponding test result, travelers are obliged to adhere to a quarantine by the Monegasque health authorities. The quarantine can be shortened by performing a PCR test in a licensed laboratory on site.

When staying in a hotel, in addition to submitting a negative PCR test result, a self-declaration regarding freedom from symptoms and COVID-19 testing must be submitted. If the test result is insufficient, an appropriate antigen test must be carried out on arrival. If the test result is positive, a negative virological PCR test must be carried out. Private yachts, also with a foreign flag, can enter the port of Monaco. Private yachts with a crew must register with the maritime police department of the Monegasque security authority 48 hours in advance.

Travel connections

There are restrictions on international air, train, bus and ferry traffic.

Restrictions in the country

There is a curfew in Monaco from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Certain exceptions can be invoked in urgent cases.

Catering establishments are subject to distance requirements and other restrictions.

Public gatherings of more than six people are prohibited. It is advisable to observe distance rules from a distance of 1.5 meters. Visiting restaurants, cinemas, theaters, arcades, concert halls, etc. is subject to restrictions. Distance rules also apply in shops.

Hygiene rules

It is compulsory to wear face masks in public. Exceptions only apply to children under the age of five and people who play sports. In addition, the wearing of face masks in private rooms is recommended when people from different households come together or when people are present who belong to a risk group.

  • Find out about detailed measures and additional information from the Monegasque government.
  • In the event of COVID-19 symptoms or contact with infected people, do not go to a doctor unannounced, but contact the fire service emergency number 18 or 112. An information hotline can be reached daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. by phone: +377 92 05 55 00 and by e- Mail.
  • Always follow the advice of local authorities.
  • If you are visiting Monaco for tourism and would like to return early, please contact your tour operator or airline.
  • When you return to Germany, note the valid entry restrictions such as registration, test and quarantine regulations, inquire about the current conditions of carriage at the responsible company or your tour operator, if necessary, and contact the health department at your place of residence or residence if you are entering from a risk area . Further information is available in our continuously updated info box on COVID-19 / Coronavirus.

security

terrorism

crime

Monaco has a high density of security forces compared to the population. General crime is relatively low.

  • Keep your money, ID, driver's license, air tickets and other important documents safe.
  • Exercise the usual care, especially in large crowds.
  • Be skeptical of unfamiliar e-mails, profit notifications, offers and requests for help from alleged acquaintances. Do not disclose any data about yourself; if necessary, make sure yourself personally or contact the police.

Nature and climate

There is a Mediterranean climate. More extreme weather conditions such as intense heat and drought in summer as well as storms cannot be ruled out.

Travel info

Responsible diplomatic mission

There is no German diplomatic mission abroad in Monaco. The responsible German representation is the German embassy in Paris. In emergencies, travelers can contact the German honorary consul in Monaco on site.

Infrastructure / traffic

Traffic routes may be impaired due to measures related to COVID-19 containment, see Current.

Monaco is on the Ventimiglia - Marseille railway line. There are public bus connections.
In Monaco, the traffic regulations apply as in France.

Driver's license

The German driving license is sufficient.

Money / credit cards

The means of payment is the euro. Withdrawing cash from ATMs and paying with credit cards are possible everywhere.

LGBTIQ

There are no indications of any particular difficulties, and the level of acceptance is good.

Legal specifics

Apart from beaches and bathing areas, it is not allowed to be in public bathing suits, bare chests or barefoot.

Entry and customs

Entry and transit regulations may currently differ due to measures to contain COVID-19, see Current.

Entry and import regulations for German citizens can change at short notice without the Foreign Office being informed beforehand. You can only obtain legally binding information and / or information that goes beyond this information on the entry and customs regulations for importing goods directly from the representatives of your destination country.
You can find the customs regulations for Germany on the website of German customs and via the “Customs and Travel” app, or you can inquire about them by telephone.

Travel documents

Entry is possible for German citizens with the following documents:

  • Passport: Yes
  • Temporary passport: Yes
  • Identity card: Yes
  • Provisional identity card: Yes, must be valid
  • Children's passport: Yes

Comments / minimum remaining validity:
Travel documents other than the temporary identity card may not have expired for more than one year.

In accordance with the Neighborhood Agreement between Monaco and France of May 18, 1963 (in the version of June 1, 2007), the entry regulations applicable to France also apply to entry into Monaco.

Minors

Individuals under the age of 15 traveling alone should carry an officially certified declaration of consent from their legal guardian.

Import regulations

Monaco is not a member of the European Union, but is part of the customs union with France. Therefore, the same conditions apply as in France and thus the provisions of the European Union. The principle of no physical checks does not exclude random checks in the context of police surveillance of borders and police control of cross-border traffic.
The import and export of national and foreign currencies is possible without restrictions, but must be declared from a value of 7,600 euros.

Pets

For trips with certain pets (dogs, cats, ferrets) to countries of the European Union with the exception of Ireland, Great Britain, Malta and Finland, where different regulations apply, the following rule applies: An EU pet passport must be carried. This card is used, among other things. proof that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies. A sample ID and further information are available from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

health

Current

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the respiratory disease COVID-19, which is triggered by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, a pandemic.

measles

In January 2019, WHO declared delaying or skipping vaccinations as a threat to global health. In particular, the lack of vaccination against measles poses a high risk when the number of cases increases internationally.

  • As part of your travel preparations, check your and your children's vaccination protection against measles and have this supplemented if necessary.

Vaccination protection

No compulsory vaccinations are required to enter Monaco.

Medical supplies

Monaco is not a member of the EU. German statutory insurance therefore does not apply, or at least not automatically.

  • Inquire with your German health insurance company before you start your journey and, if necessary, take out health and repatriation insurance for the duration of your stay abroad. The German Liaison Office for Health Insurance - Abroad provides detailed information.

In addition to the general disclaimer, please note:

  • All information is intended for the information of medically trained. They are not a substitute for the consultation of a doctor.
  • The recommendations are tailored to direct entry from Germany to a travel destination, especially for longer stays on site. For shorter trips, entries from third countries and trips to other areas of the country, deviations may apply.
  • All information is always dependent on the individual circumstances of the traveler and may require medical advice.
  • In spite of the best possible efforts, the medical information is always just a consultation offer. They cannot cover all medical aspects, eliminate all doubts or always be completely up-to-date. You stay responsible for your healthy.

Country information about your travel destination

Here you will find the addresses of the responsible diplomatic missions and information on politics and bilateral relations with Germany.

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Further information for your trip

The global threat of terrorist attacks and kidnappings remains unchanged.

Since September 2014, the terrorist organizations “Al Qaeda” and “Islamic State” (IS) have been threatened with attacks against various countries and their nationals. There were a number of attacks with firearms, explosives, kidnappings and hostage-taking.

Even if there are currently no specific indications of a threat to German interests abroad, it cannot be ruled out that German nationals or German institutions abroad will also become targets of acts of terrorist violence.

Places with a symbolic character come into question as possible targets. These include well-known sights, government and administrative buildings, transport infrastructure (especially airplanes, trains, ships, buses), economic and tourism centers, hotels, markets, religious meeting places and generally larger gatherings of people.

The level of terrorist threat differs from country to country. There is a particular risk of an attack in countries and regions in which attacks have already been carried out repeatedly or can be carried out relatively easily due to a lack of effective security measures, or in which terrorists have the support of the local population.

More detailed information about the terrorist threat can be found in the country-specific travel and safety information. These are checked regularly and adjusted if necessary.

The risk of falling victim to an attack is still comparatively low compared to other risks that travel abroad entails, such as accidents, illness or ordinary crime. Nevertheless, travelers should be aware of the risk.

The Federal Foreign Office strongly recommends that all travelers behave in a safety-conscious and appropriate manner. Before and during a trip, travelers should carefully inform themselves about the conditions in their country of travel, behave appropriately, follow the local media and report suspicious incidents (e.g. unattended baggage in airports or train stations, suspicious behavior by people) to the local police or security authorities .

German nationals are recommended to register in the Foreign Office's "Elefand" crisis prevention list, regardless of their country or the length of their stay abroad:
Crisis preparedness list

Please clarify with your health insurance company whether there is adequate health insurance coverage for your trip abroad, which also covers the costs of a rescue flight to Germany.

Without adequate insurance cover, the costs necessary on site (e.g. treatment or hospital costs, flight home) are generally to be borne by the person concerned and can quickly use up all of your savings.

It is common in many countries that the costs invoiced by doctors or hospitals have to be settled or even advanced before discharge. It cannot be ruled out that the doctor / hospital will obtain a refusal to leave the country for the patient if the bill is not paid.

Many souvenirs are subject to strict import regulations. Find out in good time!

Before starting your trip, please find out which souvenirs are not allowed to be imported for reasons of species protection. Quite a few tourists experience a nasty surprise on their return, when the memento is confiscated by customs or even punished. No matter how impressive an exotic souvenir is because of its specialty and uniqueness, many of the animal and plant species from which such souvenirs are made are endangered or even threatened with extinction. These souvenirs are subject to strict import regulations.

Customs and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation have introduced the online portal species protection for travelers on vacation. Here you can find out exactly which souvenirs from which countries can be imported into Germany.

Please do not contribute to the illegal and harmful trade in wild animals and plants. Nature conservation organizations as well as environmental and customs authorities advise you not to take any risks and to refrain from bringing souvenirs made from animals or plants. Instead, they recommend purchasing local textiles, ceramics, metal and glass work or paintings. Basically, you should exercise caution when buying animal and plant products if you cannot understand their origin. In this way you do not harm the flora and fauna of your holiday destination.
 

Please also note our questions and answers on the subject of "Safety Instructions"

FAQ

Disclaimer of liability

Travel and safety information is based on information from the Federal Foreign Office that is available at the specified time and that is considered to be trustworthy. A guarantee for the correctness and completeness as well as a liability for possibly occurring damages cannot be assumed. Hazardous situations are often confusing and can change rapidly. The decision to undertake a trip is your sole responsibility. References to special legal provisions abroad always concern only a few selected questions. Legal regulations can also change at any time without the Foreign Office being informed. It is therefore recommended that you contact the competent diplomatic or consular representation of the destination country.

The Federal Foreign Office urgently advises you to observe the recommendations contained in the travel and safety information and to take out appropriate insurance cover, e.g. health insurance abroad with repatriation insurance. In this context, it should be noted that you will be charged for any necessary relief measures in accordance with the Consular Act.