Last update: 19/04/2021

Shops which remain open must put in place preventive measures, particularly :

  • A distance of 1 meter 50 between each person
  • Not more than 1person/6m²
  • Strong recommendation of 2 people per cart in food stores
  • 1 person/4m² in common parts of shopping centres
  • Indicate the capacity of the shops on a sign at the entrance
  • Health professionnals offices, haidressers... : only on appointment
  • Materialize on the ground a "circuit" of forward movement in the shops, markings to avoid queues at the checkout and ensure ventilation of the shops

Moreover, wearing a mask is mandatory for all clients inside the shop or in the queue.

All measures that must be put in place are available on Public Service for Businesses website.


  • The restaurants are open for lunch and dinner services, and can only accommodate, upon presentation of proof :
    • Monegasque people
    • People residing in Monaco
    • Hotel guests in Monaco
    • People carrying out a professional activity in Monaco and members of their families living under the same roof
    • Students and people educated in the Principality
    • Evening service will be provided between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. A traffic exemption for customers is planned until 11:15 p.m. maximum. They must bring a certificate which will be given to them by the restaurateur proving that they have been dined

  • All of the measures currently in force will be maintained, including the curfew, the closure of bars and nightclubs, and mandatory wearing of masks. These measures have so far helped to keep the virus in check
  • The Government is not ruling out strengthening measures to combat COVID-19 should developments in the health situation in the Principality require such action
  • Bar activities in hotels are authorized for their customers only
  • The breakfast service in hotels is authorized for their customers only

Opening Hours:

  • Between 11 am and 3 pm, only seated restaurant service (lunch) is permitted (whatever the establishment), with or without the serving of drinks
  • Between 7:00 p.m. and 11p.m, the evening catering service (meal) seated (dinner)
  • On-site bar, snack, drink, breakfast, ice cream and tea or coffee shop activities are permitted from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. provided they are served at the table
  • Service must be undertaken during the authorised time slots and only at the table by the restaurant staff (taking orders, serving and payment)
  • Takeaway sales are permitted until 10 p.m, provided that customers adhere strictly to the curfew times
  • Deliveries are permitted between 6 a.m and 11 p.m

Health measures and distancing:

  • An advance booking is required for evening service in restaurants
  • Tables are limited to 6 people (maximum), and there must be a distance of 50cm between people and 1,5 m or a physical separator (Plexiglas) between tables
  • No more than two people can sit at round tables known as "bistro" tables
  • Restaurant bench seating is permitted, provided that diners can eat at a table of standard height and there is a minimum distance of 50 centimetres between each customer
  • The consumption of food or drink at high bar tables (with or without seats), sofas and other lounge-type couches, as well as low tables, are prohibited
  • Staff need to wear masks, but this will not apply to customers
  • Menus must be available digitally on smartphones
  • Individual condiments must be provided for each table to limit physical contact
  • Background music is not permitted
  • Valet services will be permitted provided that contact surfaces are disinfected every time
  • For the lunch service, a marked organization of the queues must be put in place if they are not avoidable, the wearing of mask is mandatory in the queues

As a result of the social distancing measures introduced by the Prince’s Government to manage the health crisis, Monaco City Hall has decided to allow restaurants to extend their terraces for free.

This applies to all requests authorised by the Commune Property – Shops, Covered Market Halls and Outdoor Markets Department in agreement with the Council of the Commune, and only until the Government lifts the health measures.

The aim of the "Monaco Safe" certification is to ensure that customers and visitors to the Principality of Monaco are received in the best possible conditions in shops, hotels, restaurants, conference centres, museums and all places that are open to the public, in compliance with the health regulations in force to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Through this certification, the Government also wishes to highlight the efforts made by professionals and their employees to receive their customers in the best possible conditions.

Certification is obtained on a voluntary basis, is free of charge and following a full end-to-end paperless procedure.  A dedicated online service is available to make it easier to apply and process applications within a very short timescale, it being stressed that the certification process is based on the implementation of the health protocols that are currently in force for each sector of activity and are known to all:

Certified economic players will be able to use the official "Monaco Safe" logo in their own communications and will benefit from high visibility on the networks that are commonly used by the State.  In addition, the Tourist and Convention Authority and the Welcome Office will work with professional representative bodies and the Monaco Economic Board in order to make the "Monaco Safe" certification known to as many players as possible, well beyond our borders.

Contact utile: Welcome Office - (+377) 98 98 98 90 –

Yes. You can read about the financial helps in place for Associations by clicking on the link below:

You must wear a mask if you want to go into a shop. Customers without a mask will not be able to enter. However, traders can decide to supply masks to customers who may not have their own. This is up to individual traders.

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