Monaco (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 20 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative COVID-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 12.09.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of France, their spouses and children;
– nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State and their spouses and children;
– British nationals who are beneficiaries of the Agreement on withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, and their family members. They must not arrive from Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russian Fed., Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia or Turkey;
– passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Comoros, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu or Vatican City (Holy See). They must have not been outside these countries in the past 14 days;
– passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State;
– merchant seamen;
– students. They must not arrive from Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russian Fed., Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia or Turkey;
– passengers with a Laissez-Passer;
– deadheading crew;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state they received:
– the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival; or
– the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19;
– More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq
2. Passengers arriving from red list countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Russian Fed., Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia or Turkey; must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– merchant seamen;
– French military personnel returning from a mission abroad;
– deadheading crew;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state that they received:
– the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival; or
– the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19.
3. Passengers arriving from green list countries (except Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain): Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Comoros, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu or Vatican City (Holy See) must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– merchant seamen;
– French military personnel returning from a mission abroad;
– deadheading crew;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state that they received:
– the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival; or
– the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test issued at least 11 days and at most 6 months before departure from the first embarkation point.
4. Passengers arriving from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal or Spain must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– merchant seamen;
– French military personnel returning from a mission abroad;
– deadheading crew;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state that they received:
– the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival; or
– the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19;
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test issued at least 11 days and at most 6 months before departure from the first embarkation point.
5. Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom must have a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– merchant seamen;
– French military personnel returning from a mission abroad;
– deadheading crew;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state that they received:
– the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival; or
– the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19.
6. Passengers arriving from all other countries (orange countries except United Kingdom) must have:
– a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– merchant seamen;
– French military personnel returning from a mission abroad;
– deadheading crew;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state that they received:
– the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival; or
– the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19.
7. All passengers must have a completed sworn statement obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq
– This does not apply to deadheading crew.
8. Passengers entering or transiting through France from orange and red list countries must present a completed Travel Certificate before boarding and to immigration upon arrival obtained at https://tinyurl.com/104zuyhq
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state they received:
– the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival; or
– the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19.
Effective 12 September 2021, Israel and USA will be added to the list of orange countries.
9. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. More details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/4wtws28x
10. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation or quarantine for up to 10 days.
– This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and accompanying children younger than 18 years. The certificate must state they received:
– the first vaccine dose of Janssen at least 28 days before arrival; or
– the second vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival; or
– the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 7 days before arrival and a proof of previous infection with COVID-19.
More exemptions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/4wtws28x

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Travellers of any nationality (except people coming from France) who wish to enter Monaco from either a country outside Europe or a country within Europe which is colored red or orange on the CDC Europe coronavirus map (https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/cases-2019-ncov-eueea ) must:

Contact the COVID-19 Call Centre (on 92.05.55.00 from 8am to 8pm

7 days a week or at [email protected] ) as soon as they arrive in Monaco.

Either supply evidence of a negative PCR test carried out in their country of origin 72 hours before their arrival in the Principality.

Or agree to undergo a PCR test in Monaco and self-isolate until the result is available.
 

Lockdown Details

In Monaco there is a nightly curfew between 10pm and 6am.

There are certain exemptions to the curfew, including for work, health, and family reasons, or to take pets outside.

Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed in public spaces.

Many businesses, public places, and shops are now allowed to open. They must abide by social distancing restrictions.

Restaurants are allowed to open for lunch and dinner and access to restaurants will be limited solely to residents of Monaco, hotel guests, and those who work in the country.

They must close at 11pm.

There is an exemption to the curfew for customers until 11:15pm only. They must bring a certificate which will be given to them by the restaurateur proving that they have been eating at the restaurant.

Take-out is allowed until 10pm.

There must be no music played in the public area.

Food delivery is allowed between 6am and 11pm.

Bars and cafes are permitted to open between 6am and 7pm provided guests are served at the table.

Tables must be limited to 6 guests

There must be a space of 1.5 meters between the table

Theaters and the casino can open until 11pm.

Sports halls, jacuzzi, steam rooms and saunas are closed.

Indoor and outdoor swimming pools can open.

Private sports lessons with a coach are allowed.

Outdoor sport is allowed.

School sport outdoors can resume.

Schools are open with obligation to wear a mask from 5 years-old and up.

Masks must be worn in all public spaces and in all closed spaces open to the public and shared areas of private spaces.

Children aged under five years and people who are exercising outdoors do not need to wear masks.

The wearing of masks in private spaces is strongly recommended, particularly when someone from outside the household or a vulnerable person is present.
 

Sources

https://service-public-particuliers.gouv.mc/Covid-19/Informations-pratiques-Covid-19/Levee-progressive-du-confinement/Reglementation-temporaire-des-deplacements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co