San Marino travel information
Most trips to San Marino are completed without any
San Marino is a popular tourist destination,
especially in the summer months. Many people travel
there in connection with having spent their holidays to
neighboring Italy. Although the country has only about
32,000 inhabitants, it has over two million visitors
annually. San Marino is included in Schengen, but
passports must always be brought as you do not get to
San Marino without traveling through Italy where you
have to be able to identify. Gross national product per
capita in San Marino is very high. The standard of
living is comparable to other parts of Northern Italy.
Diplomatic relations between Norway and San Marino
were established in 1997 and are covered today from the
embassy in Rome, cf. contact information and opening
It is not a Norwegian honorary consulate in San
Marino. The nearest honorary consulates are in Florence
As with Italy, the conduct of terrorist acts cannot
be ruled out in San Marino. But there is nothing to
suggest that Norwegian targets in Italy are postponed,
nor in San Marino where there are few Norwegian targets.
There is low crime rate in San Marino, but tourists
can be a favorite target for pickpockets. There may also
be burglaries in parked cars.
Road safety is generally good. Especially during the
tourist season, there may be opportunities for queues to
see who will drive up and into the historic center of
Monte Titano (way up).
There are few demonstrations that usually run
- Countryaah: San Marino is the capital
of San Marino. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
As in the surrounding country of Italy, there is also
a certain risk of earthquakes. Forest fires can occur
during the summer months as it can be dry.
Norwegian citizens who stay for a shorter or longer
time in San Marino are encouraged to register on
reiseregistrering.no This also applies to Norwegians who
are permanent residents of Italy and frequently visit
San Marino. Only upon such registration will the embassy
have an overview of which Norwegians are in San Marino
in the event of a crisis.
Norwegian citizens are encouraged to have valid
The local emergency number in San Marino is 112 (as
In crisis and emergency, Norwegians are encouraged to
contact the embassy in Rome. Contact information during
the embassy's opening hours: +47 23 95 29 00, e-mail
email@example.com. Outside the embassy's opening hours,
the public can contact the UD's 24-hour operating center
on tel. +47 23 95 00 00 e-mail: UDops@mfa.no
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.
San Marino is part of the Schengen area. Before
traveling to San Marino, make sure you have a passport,
European health insurance card and valid travel
For Norwegians, passports are the only valid travel
document. Although you can get into San Marino without a
passport (no passport check in Norway upon departure),
the passport is the necessary identification document
that everyone must have in Italy (which must be passed
to get to San Marino). Passports must also be displayed
upon check-in at hotels. Norwegians must therefore have
a valid passport before traveling to San Marino.
Immigrant passports and travel documents for refugees
issued by Norwegian authorities are valid travel
documents in San Marino. In addition, the holder of a
foreigner passport/travel certificate should bring a
valid residence permit issued by the Norwegian
It is a good health system in San Marino and good
cooperation with neighboring Italy with both public and
private hospitals. Better hotels often offer their own
The water in San Marino is drinkable, but bottled
water is recommended for visitors.
The currency unit in San Marino is the euro, although
they are not formally involved in the euro cooperation
(separate agreement). San Marino also mints its own euro
coins. Most credit cards can be used.
San Marino participates in the Schengen cooperation
as Italy. Passports must nevertheless be brought, as the
only full Norwegian credentials.
Many shops are closed in the middle of the day,
approximately between 7 p.m. 1 pm and 2 pm 16:00. Most
shops are closed on Sundays and public holidays. During
the tourist season, some shops in the most distinctive
tourist areas are open both mid-day and until 10am.
Official Holidays in San Marino (2015): January 1,
January 6, February 3, March 25, April 1 (Regency),
April 5, April 6, May 1, June 4, July 28, August 15,
September 3, October 1 (Regent), November 1, November 2,
December 8, December 25, December 26, and December 31.
Emergency number in San Marino: Common emergency
number is 112 (as in Italy)