San Marino

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise increased caution due to terrorism. 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

LGBTQIA+ Travelers

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.

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, May 03, 2023