Going out

Going out

Last update: 13/11/2020

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

Social distancing rules and preventive measures have been strengthened.

 

 

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.

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.

The masks that are being distributed to residents are free. In addition, people can also purchase masks from shops. The Government has decided to regulate the price of single-use masks. Prices have been set at €2.50 for a surgical mask and €7.50 for an FPP2 mask.

No. Only a curfew has been imposed. It will apply between 8 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 Monday 30 November (inclusive), a curfew will apply between 8 pm and 6 am.

Yes.

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.

Yes, restaurants are open at lunchtime and in the evening in Monaco.

However, restaurants can only provide their catering service for lunch between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For lunch, booking is not mandatory, but is recommended.

Yes, restaurants are open and can offer service from 7 p.m. until 9.30 p.m. at the latest.

Reservations are mandatory for dinner and tables can seat a maximum of six guests.

An ambient music is not permitted.

YES, people who have dined in a restaurant have until 10 p.m. to travel from the restaurant to their home. The restaurant will issue them with proof of their time of departure.

If you are stopped by the Police Department, you will simply need to show the proof of need to travel completed by the restaurant managers to prove that you dined at their restaurant and are returning home.

A maximum of six people are allowed at the same table.

The Prince’s Government has decided that until the 1st of December, several new measures are to be introduced for restaurants:

Opening Hours:

  • Closing time for restaurants is set at 9.30 pm
  • Before 11 am, between 3 pm and 7 pm and 9.30 pm, only seated restaurant service (lunch/dinner) is permitted (whatever the establishment), with or without the serving of drinks
  • Serving drinks without food is not permitted
  • Before 11 am, between 3 pm and 7 pm and after 9.30 pm, it is forbidden to serve food and drink on the premises
  • 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, provided that customers adhere strictly to the curfew times
  • Deliveries are permitted between 6 am and 9.30 pm
  • Bar activities in hotels are authorized until 10 pm for their customers only
  • The breakfast service in hotels is authorized for their customers only

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

No, on-site bar, snack, drinking establishments, breakfast service, ice cream parlor and tea or coffee shop activities are prohibited with the exception of hotel bars which may remain open until 'at 10 p.m. for customers staying on site.

However, restaurant customers may benefit from the establishment's bar activities at their table during lunch or dinner.

The State is funding strengthened provisions for total temporary layoff at a rate of 100%.

The reopening of nightclubs is not on the agenda at the moment.

The Monte-Carlo Casinos open at 12 p.m. and have special authorisation to open until 10 p.m.  Please note that guests will be invited to leave the Casinos at 9.30 pm.

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

No, all sporting activities, with the exception of high-level sports, have been suspended.

High-level training and matches are taking place behind closed doors.

Coaching indoor is supsended, however it is authorized for local sports coaches, outdoor,  with only one client at a time.

Swimming pools, spas and jacuzzis are closed until further notice.

Yes, as long as you are alone and/ or respecting a distance of 2 metres between two people is maintained, with no contact.

Coaching is authorized for local sports coaches only as long as the session happens outdoor and there is only one participant.

No, all swimming pools, as well as baths or whirlpools, known as spas or jacuzzis, remain closed until further notice.

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

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.

Yes. For concert halls, the same principle applies as for diners in restaurants. Concert halls must finish their activities by 9.30 pm.

If you are stopped by the Police Department, you will simply need to show your proof of need to travel to prove that you have been at the cinema/theatre/watching a performance and are returning home.

 

It is recommended to call the premises in question before going to get all the information required.



                									                									
                									
																											
														
													

                								

Throughout the month of November, you will be able to discover shows at the single price of 5 euros *, by reservation. The programming and times of the performances are adapted to enable you to attend in accordance with the regulations in force.

This program is part of the “Culture et Vous à Monaco” operation organized by the Direction des Affaires Culturelles, in collaboration with the Grimaldi Forum, the Monte-Carlo Opera, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the Princess Grace Theater, the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco and the museums of the Principality. Entrances to museums and exhibition halls are free for the duration of this operation.

 

* on remaining seats only for the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.

It has been decided to cancel the Heritage Day scheduled for Sunday 27 September and the Funfair that was due to take place on Port Hercule from 16 October to 19 November.

In addition, the Government has decided to reduce the maximum capacity of events to 1,000 people.

The Government has decided to limit the number of passengers on buses. CAM will increase the frequency of services during busy periods to mitigate these restrictions.

If you need to travel to France for work reasons, you must print out and fill in a proof of need to travel for work, which can be downloaded below.

You will also need to have a copy of the French work-related travel exemption declaration.

This declaration is available from the Ministry of the Interior and Government websites: www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus

It is valid for one hour and can be completed on a smartphone, printed out and filled in on paper, or copied onto plain paper. If your reason for travel is work-related, the declaration must be accompanied by proof from your employer.

No, no declaration will be required for a journey between your home in Monaco and your place of work/training in Monaco.

However, teleworking is strongly recommended for those who can.

Yes, if you’re coming from Italy or France, you need a work-related travel exemption declaration, which your employer should provide.

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)

No.  The travel restrictions in France do not allow you to travel back and forth between your secondary residence outside Monaco and your main residence in Monaco. You can only go to your secondary residence if you had decided to make it your main dwelling BEFORE the lockdown in France and you need to go to the Principality for professional reasons.

Before 11 am, between 3 pm and 7 pm and after 9.30 pm, it is forbidden to serve food and drink on the premises

Between 11 am to 3 pm and between 7 pm to 9.30 pm, only seated restaurant service (lunch/dinner) is permitted (whatever the establishment), with or without the serving of drinks.

NO. Serving drinks without food is not permitted.

No.  Platters and dishes intended for sharing are forbidden (such as tapas, platters, cured meats, etc).

Service must be undertaken during the authorised time slots and only at the table by the restaurant staff (taking orders, serving and payment).

Tables in catering establishments must be at least one-and-a-half metres (1.50 m) apart.

No more than two people can sit at round tables known as "bistro" tables.

NO. Tables (with or without seats), at which customers stand, sofas and other lounge-type couches, as well as low tables, are prohibited at all times.

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.

Yes, takeaway sales are permitted, provided that customers adhere strictly to the curfew times.

Yes, deliveries are permitted between 6 am and 9.30 pm.

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