Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Monaco. Exercise increased caution in France due to terrorism and civil unrest. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 3 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as you do not stay in the country more than 90 days.

US Embassy/Consulate

US does not have an embassy in Monaco; the US Ambassador to France is accredited to Monaco; the US Consul General in Marseille (France), under the authority of the US Ambassador to France, handles diplomatic and consular matters concerning Monaco; +(33)(1) 43-12-22-22, enter zero "0" after the automated greeting; US Embassy Paris, 2 Avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris, France

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



See WHO recommendations


Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers

Currency (Code)

Euros (EUR)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, E, F

Plug Type CPlug Type EPlug Type F

Major Languages

French, English, Italian, Monegasque

Major Religions

Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%

Time Difference

UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water


International Driving Permit


Road Driving Side


Tourist Destinations

Oceanographic Museum; Motor Races; Monte Carlo Casino; Jardin Exotique; Les Apartments du Palais; St Martin & Saint Barbe Gardens

Major Sports

Formula One & E, soccer, yachting, tennis, chess

Cultural Practices

Be gentle with pouring - never fill the glass more than half-way - alcohol is something that is to be savored, not guzzled. Never drink before every single person has been served, and never fill your own glass.

Tipping Guidelines

Restaurants nearly always includes a service charge of 10-15% of the total bill. Doorman and porters generally receive up to 5 euros for their services.


Designer clothes, jewelry, watches, and perfumes; racing memorabilia, ceramics, collectible stamps

Traditional Cuisine

Barbagiuan — chard leaves, onions, ham, and parmesan-or ricotta-cheese-stuffed deep-fried pastries

Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444

Page last updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2022