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. According to Abbreviationfinder, MCO stands for Monaco in geography.


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 collections.

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 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.

Major Landmarks in Monaco


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 professionals.

All travelers abroad are advised to take out their own travel and health insurance before leaving. One should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (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 Norwegian mobile)

Practical information

If you are going to stay in Monaco for an extended period of time you are recommended to register at According to allcitycodes, Monaco area code is +377.

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 and 19:00.

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 slopes.

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 used.

Opening hours – Normal opening hours for shops: from 09.00/10.00 – 18.00/ 19.00 (also Saturday)

The mains is 220 volts.