Monaco travel information
Monaco is a fascinating Mediterranean city state that
offers unique history and great attractions. With some
exceptions, the same travel conditions apply in Monaco
as for French cities on the Mediterranean coast.
There is a risk of being attacked by terrorist
attacks in most places in the world. Most trips to
Monaco are made without special problems.
However, travelers should be on guard and certain
precautions should always be taken. As a general rule,
Norwegian citizens should exercise caution in public
transport, tourist attractions and larger human
It is recommended that, as a general rule, be aware
of unusual activity, and that particular care should be
taken where there are larger crowds.
Monaco has a small crime and has a well-visible
police. Most public places are camera-monitored.
Important telephone numbers -
Free emergency number: 112 (applies throughout Europe -
without area code, also from Norwegian mobile)
Ambulance/Fire: 18, Police: 17, SOS International
(Norwegian Security Assistance Center) tel.: + 45 70 10
50 50 (Denmark)
You are encouraged to register at
www.reiseregistrering.no. This will make it easier for
the Foreign Service to contact you in case something
serious should happen where you are.
In an emergency and emergency, the embassy can be
contacted by phone: + 33 1 53 67 04 00. Outside the
embassy's opening hours, the UD's 24-hour operating
center can be contacted: +47 23 95 0000, e-mail:
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
- Countryaah: Monaco is the capital
of Monaco. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
It is a requirement in Monaco that one should always
be able to identify on request, and for Norwegians the
passport is the only valid identification document.
During your stay in Monaco, you may have a copy of your
passport and have the passport in the hotel safe so that
it can be displayed if necessary. It is the traveler's
responsibility to ensure that the passport is valid.
Monaco also has a good health system with a public
hospital and several private clinics. Health and
sanitation are about the same as in Norway. However,
there may be inadequate English proficiency in health
All travelers abroad are advised to take out their
own travel and health insurance before leaving. One
should obtain a European Health Insurance Card
www.helfo.no (replaces form E-111) which is valid in all
EEA countries. But it can still accrue significant
deductibles eg. for hospital stays, therefore travel
insurance is also recommended.
- Ambulance: 18 (without area code, also from
If you are going to stay in Monaco for an extended
period of time you are recommended to register at
Monegasers dress relatively formally in a work
context. Formal attire at fashionable restaurants, clubs
and casinos is commonplace.
It should be noted that monegasers eat dinner late -
there are few people in the restaurants before 10am.
8:00 p.m.. Lunch is usually eaten between 13:00 and
14:30. Often there is no serving between 7 p.m. 15:00
It is useful to note that mono-gaskets place greater
emphasis on formal courtesy than Norwegians (greeting
when you walk into a store or elevator, apologizing to
others, often using "s" il vous plaît ¡±and¡° merci ¡±,
etc.) Handshakes or kisses on both cheeks are the usual
way to say hello.
- Road safety is the same as in Norway. The
Norwegian driver's license is valid in Monaco.
- The bus network in the country is well
developed. Otherwise, it is easiest to get around by
renting a car or taking a taxi.
Conditions for the Disabled - Monaco has several
public lifts that lead people up and down the cliff
National Holidays: New Year's Day, January 1, St.
Devote's Day, January 27, Friday May 1, Virgin Mary's
Ascension Day August 15, All Saints Day November 1,
National Day 18-19. November, conception day December 8,
Christmas Eve December 24, Christmas Day December 25.
The coin unit is the euro. Most credit cards can be
Opening hours - Normal opening hours for shops: from
09.00/10.00 - 18.00/ 19.00 (also Saturday)
The mains is 220 volts.