Travel to Monaco
Area: 2 sq km
Population: 38,400 (2015)
Population density: 19 E / km²
Government: hereditary monarchy
system of government: constitutional monarchy
Neighboring countries: France
state capital: Monaco
national language: French (are also common Italian and English)
phone code: +377
Time zone: CET (UTC + 1)
In 2020, 19 Germans officially emigrated to Monaco and 17 returned to their homeland. Within the 10 years from 2010 to 2019, 195 Germans officially emigrated to Monaco and 220 moved back to Germany.
According to allcitycodes, the Principality of Monaco is a debt-free city-state in Western Europe. It is surrounded by France on the Mediterranean coast (Cote D’Azur) near the Italian border. With an area of 2 square kilometers, Monaco is one of the dwarf states of Europe.
Monaco is especially popular with the rich as a place to live. There is no income tax, no inheritance tax and financial offenses committed abroad are not prosecuted. Companies in Monaco, on the other hand, pay taxes.
The principality is one of the safest and most densely populated states in the world. However, the native population (7,600) only makes up a relatively small proportion of the total population (16%). 16% of the population are Italians and currently 47% are French. The remaining 21% are spread over 125 different nationalities (including around 1,000 German).
France must first be consulted on important questions of foreign policy – otherwise Monaco acts freely. In terms of trade policy, Monaco belongs to France, but the treaties that France has concluded within the framework of the European Union do not automatically apply to Monaco. Monaco is also part of the Schengen Agreement via France.
This region has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm summers, 796 mm of precipitation and lots of sunshine. The average temperatures in January / February are around 10 ° C, in July / August around 23 ° C.
Monegasque is spoken here. This is a Romance dialect related to the Ligurian dialect of the Italian language. However, the only official language is French. Monegasque compulsory subject in schools. Italian and English are also spoken.
Travel and Immigration
Changed travel regulations during and after the corona pandemic
The Monegasque government differentiates between travelers from “green”, “orange” and “red” classified countries. Countries classified as “green” apply to Germany and all EU states as well as Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican as well as Albania, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Canada, Kosovo and Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Vanuatu and the United States of America.
Those arriving from these countries over the age of 11 must show a PCR test or antigen test carried out no later than 48 hours before the start of the journey. Alternatively, proof of a complete vaccination status with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or proof of recovery from a COVID-19 infection that is at least 15 days, but not more than six months, must be provided. Excluded are travelers from the French departments of Alpes Maritimes and Var, as well as the Italian province of Imperia, commuters and cross-border commuters (schoolchildren and students), business travelers whose urgency or frequency do not allow such tests and travelers who are involved in commercial road traffic.
Entry from countries that are classified as “orange” or “red” by the Monegasque government are subject to further restrictions.
Without a corresponding test result, travelers are obliged to adhere to a quarantine by the Monegasque health authorities. The quarantine can be shortened by performing a PCR test in a licensed laboratory on site.
In the case of hotel stays, the evidence listed above must be presented. Without sufficient evidence, access to the hotel will be refused. In the event of a positive test result or illness, self-isolation must be carried out in the hotel room. The hotel will inform the local doctor.
Since July 2, 2021, the Monegasque authorities have been issuing the digital vaccination pass (“Monaco Safe Pass”) for people who have tested negative or have been completely vaccinated in Monaco. This is valid for Monaco and France and can be converted into the EU’s digital COVID certificate upon request. Vaccination certificates from other countries are also recognized in Monaco. Further information is published on the website of the Monegasque government.
Private yachts, also with a foreign flag, can enter the port of Monaco. Private yachts with a crew must register with the maritime police department of the Monegasque security authority 48 hours in advance.