Travel to Monaco

Monaco: travel information

Formalities, visas

For EU citizens, a valid passport or identity card is sufficient for a stay in Monaco for up to 90 days. The French representations are responsible for visa matters. There are no border controls at the border with France.

Import and export of goods

The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals that are protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.

The same import regulations apply as for France.

Entry with pets

An EU pet passport must be carried for the animal to enter Monaco with pets.

This must show that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies. This vaccination must have taken place at least 30 days before entry and must not be more than a year ago. In addition, the corresponding pet must be clearly identifiable. This can be ensured either by an electronic chip or by a clearly legible tattoo.

Monaco: arrival and transport


The Principality is connected to France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, among others, by the European motorway network. There are no border controls between France and Monaco.


There are five bus routes in Monaco operated by the CAM company. There are buses from Monaco to Nice and other French cities.


The principality is connected to the cities of the Riviera by a dense railway network. However, there are no direct connections from Germany and Austria to the principality, but a night train runs between Monaco and Strasbourg. There is also a direct train connection between Monaco and Basel. The super-fast TGV Méditerranée train travels from Paris to Monaco.

Mountain and valley railway

In Monaco there are around 15 public lifts between the mountain and valley.


The two main ports are Condamine (Hercule Port) and Fontvieille, which can accommodate yachts of all sizes. Overseas cruise ships can anchor in Monaco Bay.

Air connections

Monaco is easy to reach from Nice Airport, which is located 22 km north-east of Monte Carlo. There are direct flights to Nice from all major German cities.

To Nice Airport by helicopter

There are also helicopters between Nice Airport and Monaco. The Monaco helicopter airport is located on Avenue Ligures.

International license plate

The international license plate of Monaco is:


Monaco: embassies, consulates and tourist office

Representations of Monaco in Germany

The embassy of the Principality of Monaco in Berlin is located in a newly constructed building that is right next to the CDU’s German headquarters.

The embassy of Monaco moved into this building – designed by the Cologne architect Sayed Mohammed Oreyzi – in 2000. In addition to the Monaco embassy, the building also houses the embassies of Bahrain, Luxembourg and Malta.

Embassy of the Principality of Monaco in Berlin

Klingelhöferstraße 7

10785 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 263 90 33


Honorary Consulate in Düsseldorf

Freiligrathstrasse 1

40479 Düsseldorf

Tel: 0049 – (0) 211 – 49 79 141

Honorary Consulate in Frankfurt/Main

Frauenlobstraße 86

60487 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 70 74 663

Honorary Consulate in Hamburg

Neuer Jungfernstieg 20

20354 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 35 06 02 07

Honorary Consulate in Munich

Brienner Strasse 28

80333 Munich

Tel: 0049 – (0) 89 – 28 62 82 66

Honorary Consulate in Potsdam

Puschkinallee 17

14469 Potsdam

Tel: 0049 – (0) 331 – 20 14 770


Honorary Consulate in Stuttgart

Bopserwaldstraße 58

70184 Stuttgart

Tel: 0049 – (0) 711 – 24 83 92 90


German representations in Monaco


The German embassy in Paris is responsible.

Still responsible:

Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Monaco

Postal address: BP 287, Monte Carlo, MC-98005 Monaco Cedex

“Le Roc Fleur”, 2 Chemin du Ténaco

MC-98000 Monaco

Tel: 0077 97 97 49 65


Austrian representations in Monaco


The embassy in Paris is responsible.

Austrian Honorary Consualt in Monaco

“Monte Carlo Palace”, 7, Boulevard des Moulins

98000 Monte Carlo

Tel: 00377 – 93 30 23 00


Representations of Monaco in Austria


The embassy in Berlin is responsible.

Honorary Consulate General of the Principality of Monaco in Vienna

Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 12

1010 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 533 08 67


Swiss representation in Monaco


The consulate general in Marseille is responsible.

Swiss Consulate in Monaco

2 avenue de Grande Bretagne

98007 Monaco Cedex

Tel: 00377 – 93 15 58 82


Representations of Monaco in Switzerland

Embassy of the Principality of Monaco in Bern

Hallwylstrasse 34

3005 Bern


Tel: 0041 – (0) 031/356 28 58

Consulate General in Bern

Bubenbergplatz 8

3001 Bern

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31/560 66 00


Consulate in Basel

Bäumleingasse 22

4001 Basel

Tel: 0041 – (0) 61/286 43 89


Consulate in Geneva

Quai du Seujet 12 (5ème)

1201 Geneva

Tel: 0041 – (0) 22/707 17 50


Consulate in Lugano

Via F. Somaini 3

6900 Lugano

Tel: 0041 – (0) 91/994 70 28


Consulate in Zumikon

Chapfstrasse 48

8126 Zumikon

Tel: 0041 – (0) 44/919 04 16


Tourist office

Direction du Tourisme et des Congrès

2a, boulevard des Moulins, Monte-Carlo

98030 Monaco Cedex

Tel: 00377 – 92 16 61 16


Monaco Tourism and Congress Office in Germany

Kaus Media Services

Luisenstrasse 4

30159 Hanover

Tel: 0049 – (0) 511 – 517 96 10


Travel medicine and warnings

Infectious diseases, vaccinations

No infectious diseases that are not widespread in Germany or Central and Northern Europe are to be expected in Monaco.

One exception, however, is the possibility of getting infected with leishmaniasis.

In principle, however, the same vaccinations – as “at home” – should be available. There is no compulsory vaccination upon entry.

Hazards and current warning notices

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens Service

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000

Currency and shopping


The national currency of Monaco is the euro, which is divided into 100 cents:

1 euro (€) = 100 cents.

Monaco is not officially one of the countries in the euro area in which the euro was introduced as the official currency on January 1, 2002.

The principality has the status of an associated euro user with its own coins – such as Andorra, San Marino and the Vatican State

Due to the low population and a corresponding agreement, only a comparatively small number of the Monegasque 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent pieces as well as the 1 and 2 euro coins are minted each year and in Circulated.

The first series of embossing, which was only produced from 2001 to 2005, is particularly popular. After the death of Prince Rainer III. (1923-2005) all coins were redesigned and the portrait of the former prince who

previously decorated the 2 euro coin and the 1 euro coin together with Prince Albert disappeared.

In addition to the common coins, various collector and commemorative coins came onto the market. The first of the four commemorative coins so far, all from the French mint, appeared in 2007.

More were added in 2011 for the wedding of Prince Albert II (born 1958) to Charlene Wittstock (born 1978) from South Africa, as well as in 2012 on the 500th anniversary of the sovereignty of Monaco and in 2013 on the 20th anniversary of the accession of the Principality minted for the UN as 2 euro coins.

Information for collectors

Monaco’s seven collector coins are strictly limited. The first coin made of 900 gold has a face value of 20 euros and was produced 3,500 times.

The last one appeared 10 years later in December 2012. It honors Honoré II. (1597-1662) on the silver coin produced 6,500 times.

But the highlight for every collector is the gold coin for the 80th birthday of Prince Rainer III. Their face value alone is already 100 euros.

Due to the very low number of only 1,000 pieces, a multiple is often offered for this coin among coin collectors today.

Bank opening times

The banks in Monaco are generally open during the week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. The Banque Franco-Portugaise in Monte-Carlo is also open on Saturdays.

Banks are closed on the afternoons before public holidays.


Shop opening times

The shops in Monaco are usually open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Inexpensive or country-specific goods, souvenirs

In Monaco, tourists prefer to buy perfume, ceramics, clothing, hosiery, shoes, books, jewelry, chocolate and embroidery.

But also all kinds of souvenirs.

Travel to Monaco