ShoppingLast update: 15/04/2021
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.
Anyone aged over five years old must wear a mask in all public spaces and in shared areas of private spaces in the Principality (e.g. on buses, in shopping malls, public lifts, etc).
Therefore, without a mask, you will not be able to use public transport or go into shops. This measure is essential to protect everyone. Traders expect to be able to provide masks to customers who may not have them.
The Principality’s shops and chemists are able to sell hand sanitiser and chemists are also authorised to make it.
It should be noted that prices for hand sanitiser are regulated. For example:
- A 50 ml bottle cannot be sold for more than €1.76
- A 500 ml bottle cannot be sold for more than €7.50
These prices may be slightly higher where:
- The hand sanitiser has been produced by local chemists
- The products are packaged in special containers larger than 300 ml (with elbow-operated dispensing mechanism, cartridges or refills for dispensers, etc.)
- The products are packaged in single-use sachets with a volume of less than 5 ml
Full details of the maximum sales prices are included in the Ministerial Decision of 4 May 2020.
YES, shops are open in the Principality. Masks must be worn.
Attendance gauge is limited to 1 person for 6 m2.
A maximum of two people per shopping cart is highly recommended.
In addition to measures aimed at businesses, the Prince's Government has created the Red and White Funds, which aim to support traders' economic recovery by encouraging as many residents and commuters as possible to make purchases in Monaco.
You can thus note:
- The possibility of giving gift vouchers to be used exclusively in the Principality's shops and restaurants
- Free use of Monaco public car parks with a purchase
- Introduction of vouchers for travel around the Principality and to/from Nice-Airport with Taxis de Monaco
- Restaurant vouchers
- Aid to associations, particularly sports and cultural associations, which are suffering a significant financial impact as a result of the health crisis