Going out

Going out

Last update: 13/02/2021

The Principality is not under lockdown, but a curfew is in place.

Social distancing rules and preventive measures have been strengthened.

In short, travel by any person outside their place of residence between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. is prohibited, with the exception of travel for the following reasons:

  • travel between the place of residence and the place of exercise of the professional activity or the place of education or training
  • travel for consultations and care that cannot be provided remotely and cannot be postponed or for the purchase of health products
  • travel for pressing family reasons, for assistance to vulnerable or precarious people or for childcare
  • travel to respond to a judicial or administrative summons
  • travel to participate in missions of general interest at the request of the administrative authority
  • short trips for the needs of pets


Yes. Even during lockdown, it is as critical as ever to donate blood and platelets since needs remain high. You are permitted to go and donate blood at Princess Grace Hospital Blood Transfusion Centre by appointment only – call (+377) 97 98 98 20


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Weddings can be held at City Hall with a maximum of 15 people in attendance (including the couple, witnesses and relatives).

Marriage files can only be drawn up by appointment (Phone: 93 15 28 66).


No. From now on, visits are suspended in all the Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics departments, unless authorised by the head of department.  However, they are still authorised, under certain conditions and in strict compliance with barrier measures, in the psychiatry and gerontology sectors.

Wearing a mask, covering the mouth and nose, is compulsory:

  • on public roads
  • in outdoor public spaces
  • in underground parking lots
  • in all enclosed spaces open to the public,
  • in all establishments open to the public,
  • in all industrial buildings and in all buildings used as offices, unless the operator is in individual work and does not accommodate the public or if dividers at least 95 centimeters high from the desk top have been installed between the workstations
  • in the common areas of private enclosed spaces
  • in all public and private elevators
  • in public transport, taxis and large vehicles

However, this obligation does not apply to children under the age of five and to people engaged in outdoor sports. In the latter case, the person is nevertheless required to be in possession of a mask and to wear it as soon as they stop practicing sports.

Wearing a mask is recommended in private places in the presence of others, particularly if it is a person outside the home or a vulnerable person.

No. Only a curfew has been imposed. It will apply between 7 pm and 6 am. If you need to travel during the time of the curfew, you must carry proof of a special travel exemption if you are returning from a restaurant, or your ticket if you are returning from a performance.

Yes, from Sunday 1st of November until at least Friday 19 March (inclusive), a curfew will apply between 7 pm and 6 am.


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).

Please note: Those engaging in sport outdoors, such as joggers, do not have to wear a mask, but they must carry one in their pocket in case they stop jogging, etc.



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.

Yes, I can take my pet out for a short time near my home without a proof of need to travel form.

Meetings outdoors must comply with health measures, including mask wearing and reasonable social distancing.

Otherwise, the Government strongly recommends limiting smoking, coffee or meal breaks between several people and the need to adopt a static position in such a situation.

This is not prohibited, but we strongly recommend that you take the same health precautions at home as you would in public. All gatherings of more than six people remain prohibited.

Whether you are with friends or family, you are strongly advised to maintain social distancing as well as the wearing of masks to avoid facilitating the spread of the virus, which is still out there.

The health authorities have noted that nearly half of all infections occur at large family parties. It is therefore strongly recommended to avoid big gatherings of friends or family, adhering to a maximum of six people and visiting only when absolutely necessary for health reasons or to provide assistance.

Wearing a mask is also recommended when you are around vulnerable people or those from outside your household.

No. I can go to the hospital for imperative care and emergency reasons without any proof of need to travel form.

Yes, but subject to conditions. Homes will be organising the resumption of family visits maximum three times a week by appointment. Please contact homes for details of practical arrangements.

Yes, you can provide assistance to a member of your family without proof of need to travel.

The Police is increasing its controls, since the measure of wearing a mask on public roads came into force on November 1st.

As provided for in Article 29 of the Criminal Code, the amount of the fine penalty is set for each class of contraventions according to the following categories:

  • In case of default: from 75 to 200 euros
  • In the event of a repeat offense: from 200 to 600 euros
  • In the event of a third verbalization in a month: from 1,000 to 2,250 euros (article 26 of the Criminal Code)

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).

Yes. The Monegasque Bus Company (CAM) is resuming normal service for all buses, including the Bateau Bus (water bus). The only exceptions to this are the night services, N1 and N2, which will remain closed.

The following health measures apply:

  • The wearing of masks is mandatory on public transport
  • Tickets can be purchased on board, on condition that you pay the exact amount
  • Tickets are also available from the 12 automatic ticket machines located throughout the Principality, and the shop at 22/24 Rue du Gabian is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

The following procedures continue to apply:

  • Buses will be disinfected twice a day
  • Dispensers of hydro-alcoholic gel have been installed in every bus
  • Passenger information showing the direction in which you should walk when boarding, leaving and while on the bus, is displayed on the floor and doors of the bus
  • It is forbidden to get off the bus  at the front

About buses for and from France

Buses for and from France are resuming their're normal service.

Zest bus: https://www.zestbus.fr/ 

About trains

For real-time information on trains to and from Monaco you can consult the following link : https://www.garesetconnexions.sncf/fr/gare/frxmm/monaco-monte-carlo

To plan your travel in the Principality, you can download the Citymapper app, where information is updated daily by the Prince’s Government as the situation changes.

Yes, of course but don’t forget to wash your hands carefully or use hand sanitiser before and after each time you rent a bike.

Use the PBSC app to check where you can pick up a bike before you go out.

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The following health measures apply:

  • Wearing a mask is compulsory for drivers and travelers from 5 years old
  • On-board sales are available on condition that the exact amount is prepared in advance
  • The sale is also available via the 12 automatic ticket machines spread over the territory of the Principality and the shop 22/24 rue du Gabian open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday

The following terms continue to apply:

  • Buses are disinfected twice a day
  • Hydro-alcoholic gel dispensers have been installed in each bus
  • Passenger information on the direction of movement on ascent, descent and in the bus is displayed on the ground and on the doors of the bus
  • Getting off the front of the bus is prohibited

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

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