San Marino

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens RECONSIDER TRAVEL to San Marino due to COVID-19. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in Italy and San Marino.

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 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 2 blank pages in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as the stay is less than 90 days.

US Embassy/Consulate

+(39) 06-4674-1; United States does not have an Embassy in San Marino; the US Ambassador to Italy is accredited to San Marino, and the US Consulate general in Florence maintains day-to-day ties; US Embassy in San Marino, Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci, 38, 50

Telephone Code


Local Emergency Phone

Ambulance: 113; Fire: 116; Police: 112


See WHO recommendations


Mediterranean; mild to cool winters; warm, sunny summers

Currency (Code)

Euros (EUR)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

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

Plug Type CPlug Type FPlug Type L

Major Languages


Major Religions

Roman Catholic

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

Guaita; cable car ride in Borgo Maggiore & Citta; Palazzo Pubblico; Piazza della Liberta; Cesta Tower

Major Sports

Soccer, basketball, volleyball, motor cycling, baseball

Cultural Practices

Greetings are enthusiastic yet rather formal and travelers should wait until invited to use first names. Once a relationship develops, air-kissing on both cheeks, starting with the left, is often added, as well as a pat on the back between men.

Tipping Guidelines

Tip waiters between 7-13% of the bill according to the service rendered. The average tip for taxi drivers is between 8-20% of the fare. Bellhops usually receive $2 (USD) per luggage item carried to a room.


Handmade lace and embroidery items, decorative wrought iron, ceramic tableware, wines and liqueurs, stamps and coins, replica medieval weapons

Traditional Cuisine

Torta tre monti — a cake consisting of multiple layers of wafers that are cemented with hazelnut cream and/or chocolate and then coated in chocolate fondant

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, July 20, 2022