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.
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 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
Local Emergency Phone
See WHO recommendations
Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, E, F
French, English, Italian, Monegasque
Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%
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
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Oceanographic Museum; Motor Races; Monte Carlo Casino; Jardin Exotique; Les Apartments du Palais; St Martin & Saint Barbe Gardens
Formula One & E, soccer, yachting, tennis, chess
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.
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
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