San Marino Travel Information

Most trips to San Marino are completed without any special problems.


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 hours.

It is not a Norwegian honorary consulate in San Marino. The nearest honorary consulates are in Florence and Bologna.

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 peacefully.

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 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 travel insurance.

The local emergency number in San Marino is 112 (as for Italy)

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 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:

Major Landmarks in San Marino


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 insurance.

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 authorities.


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 medical services.

The water in San Marino is drinkable, but bottled water is recommended for visitors.

Practical information

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. 22:00.

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). According to allcitycodes, San Marino area code is +626.