I travel abroad

I travel abroad

Last update: 16/02/2021

You can perform the PCR-RT test at the following certified laboratory:

  • Laboratoire privé de biologie médicale des Moneghetti

41 Boulevard du Jardin Exotique, 98000 Monaco

+377 93 50 99 00

This laboratory issues the necessary certificates to anyone wishing to travel abroad.


  • L'Espace Léo Ferré

Residents, Monegasques and schoolchildren can, without a prescription and by appointment only, come to the National Screening Center. To make an appointment, please contact the COVID19 Call Center at 92 05 55 00, available 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To learn more about testing, please follow this link.

The Prince’s Government recommends avoiding non-essential travel to regions with a high incidence of the virus.

Travel to the Overseas Territories will be possible from 15 December onwards, as for the whole of France and abroad.  It will still be mandatory to provide proof of a negative PCR test undertaken within the past 72 hours for all travel to and from the Overseas Territories.

It is advisable to inform yourself before travelling, as the regulations vary, depending on the territory.

Amateur sports trips outside the country which are not for the purposes of regional championships or qualifying games for subsequent competitions have been suspended.

In a similar vein, non-sports trips outside the country offered by youth organisations are not authorised.

Travel abroad is strongly discouraged.

However, in order to improve its response system to crisis situations, the Crisis Center of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEFA) has designed a portal allowing French and Monegasque travelers, who so wish, to declare their travel arrangements free of charge and easily.

The goal is for the MEFA or the Embassy of the country concerned to be able to quickly identify and locate French and / or Monegasque nationals who are in the country at the time of the crisis and can contact them in the event that relief operations would be organized.

By using Ariane, during your trip, and if the situation in the country justifies it:

  • you will receive information and safety instructions by e-mail or SMS
  • the contact person designated on your account may also be notified if necessary

To find out more, and possibly register, go to the website www.diplomatie.gouv.fr.


Italy requires presentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test to enter the country.

Details of the measures that apply for entering Italy can be found at the following link (French only).

Coming from France:

  • You must present the negative result of a molecular (PCR) or antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before the trip (48 hours from the test and not from the result)
  • you must also report to the regional health authority upon arrival (to find out which one you report to, consult the list of ASLs by region and their telephone numbers)
  • travelers who could not show a negative screening result will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine in Italy (it is no longer possible to take the test when arriving in Italy); the airline cannot refuse your boarding on the grounds that you did not take the test in France since you can undergo a quarantine in Italy.

You can check your personal situation by answering the interactive questionnaire put online by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italian or English).

If you are arriving from another country: check the entry requirements for Italy on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Yes, the border is open.

However, France and Italy have taken measures to restrict travel to that required for certain reasons only.

Travel is permitted, but you are subject to the regulations imposed by the two countries.

This means that to visit Italy, you first need to comply with the regulations in France.

You have the right to enter Italy without the need to provide a specific justification, but once on Italian territory, you must comply with local regulations (travel between regions or communes is prohibited unless you have a justified reason). If the airport at which you arrive is in the same region as your destination, there is no problem; however, you will not be able to pass through several regions unless your travel is justified for an essential reason.

Furthermore, if you are arriving between 21 December and 6 January, you will need to complete a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period (even if you have a negative test result).

You can check your personal circumstances by completing the interactive questionnaire published online by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (available in Italian or English).


Due to the increase in the number of covid-19 cases, the Italian authorities have adopted new restrictions linked to the health context. The decree-law (DPCM) in force from January 16 to March 5 establishes four categories of risk of transmission of the virus according to the Italian regions:

  • red zone for maximum risk: Lombardy, Sicily, Autonomous Province of Bolzano
  • orange zone for high risk: Abruzzo, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Piedmont, Puglia, Umbria, Valle d'Aosta, Veneto
  • yellow zone for moderate risk: Sardinia, Basilicata, Tuscany, Autonomous Province of Trento, Molise and Campania
  • white area for reduced risk: no region.

Nationally, restrictions apply in the 3 zones (red, orange or yellow). In the white zone, specific measures may be adopted:

  • a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (except for professional, health or emergency reasons)
  • a certificate (available on the website of the Ministry of the Interior) becomes necessary for any exit during curfew hours
  • the ban until February 15 to travel between Regions (even between regions of the same color)
  • the closure of theaters, congresses, sports halls and swimming pools
  • in the yellow zones, museums may reopen on weekdays; the closure of on-site catering services (bars, pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlors, etc.) at 6:00 pm
  • the obligation to wear a mask at all times : in closed places accessible to the public, but also in closed places other than private homes, and outdoors
  • the ban on indoor or outdoor festivities, except those related to civil or religious ceremonies
  • the recommendation to avoid festivities in private homes and to refrain from receiving people from outside the home (max. 2 people).

For more information on the restrictions applied in each area of ​​the country: www.diplomatie.gouv.fr

Yes, France allows access to its territory between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

As for the Alpes-Maritimes, residents of the Principality of Monaco can go to the Department of Var, without a PCR test, as long as the trip remains less than 24 hours.

The Prince's Government announces that it is applying reciprocity with residents of the Var.

However, the Government recommends not to go to the Department of the Alpes Maritimes except for compelling reasons.

The Alpes Maritimes Department is confined from Friday 6:00 p.m. to Monday 6:00 a.m.


For residents who wish to visit the Alpes Maritimes or Var Departments for a period of more than 24 hours, a PCR test is required.

For residents who wish to visit the Alpes Maritimes or Var Departments for a period of less than 24 hours, the PCR test is not required.

For all trips beyond the Alpes Maritimes or Var Departments, a PCR test of less than 72 hours is required.



In order to protect the population residing in the Principality, the Government requires all residents returning from holidays outside the Principality to make an appointment at the call center (92055500) in order to carry out a PCR test on their return to the Principality. (Except for stays of less than 24 hours in the Departments of Alpes Maritimes or Var).

If you are traveling with a compelling reason, you must then complete the following certificate: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestations-de-deplacement-couvre-feu

You can go there as you usually do, as long as you are staying there for less than 24 hours, otherwise, you will need to be able to present a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours.

For stays beyond 24 hours or beyond the territory of the Var department, the obligation to present a negative test remains the rule for Monegasque residents who travel to France.

In order to protect the population residing in the Principality, the Government requires all residents returning from holidays outside the Principality to make an appointment at the call center (92055500) in order to carry out a PCR test on their return to the Principality. (Except for stays of less than 24 hours in the Departments of Alpes Maritimes or Var).

The health rules which apply at Monaco railway station are the same as those that apply in any other space open to the public in Monaco, as well as at French railway stations, i.e. social distancing and the wearing of masks are mandatory both in stations and on trains. .

In France, law enforcement and rail transport police officers will be conducting screening at the entrances to major railway stations.

Failure to wear a mask will be punishable by a fine of €135 (France).

NO. Since January 31, departures abroad outside the European area (European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Holy See and Switzerland) have been prohibited unless they are based on a compelling reason. Compelling reasons are listed exhaustively on the French certificate of departure from metropolitan territory. Holidays are not on this list.

It should be noted, however, that a foreign national wishing to return to his country of origin or of residence will not be prevented from leaving French territory but he will not then be able to transit through France to return to the Principality without justifying an imperious reason. The person in question will therefore have to stay as long as the current regulatory measures apply.

Only returns from trips started before January 31, 2021 or for a compelling reason are authorized.

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