Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US State Department 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

For the latest passport and visa requirements for this country, please consult the U.S. State Department’s “Learn About Your Destination” search tool, available through the link below.

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

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone



The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Monaco: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, COVID-19, and influenza.


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, other

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: Tuesday, June 18, 2024