Monaco

Monaco: At a glance

Capital: Monte Carlo

Population: 38,695

Official language: French

Time zone: Central European Standard Time, Central European Summer Time

Emergency #: 112

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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Monaco: Travel Health Information

Located along the French Riviera, Monaco is one of the smallest countries in the world, second to Vatican City. Monaco is best known for its parks and gardens, rolling hills and coastline, motor sports and racing, and its unique mix of French, Italian, and Spanish architecture.

Healthcare

The standards for patient care and medical services in Monaco may differ from your home country. Monaco has a universal, public healthcare system, as well as a small private sector. The healthcare system is publicly funded and provides a high level of care that meets international standards. There are three hospitals that are all located in Monte Carlo, as well as various public and private medical clinics located throughout the country. Fees for medical care in state hospitals can be very high. Many doctors in Monaco speak English.

In the event of a medical emergency, contact your travel health insurance company immediately. Hospitals and private practitioners in Monaco typically require upfront payment, regardless if you have travel health insurance. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance. Before you depart, check with your insurer about the extent of their coverage in Monaco.

Pharmacies and medications

Prescriptions for medicines must be obtained by a local doctor and must be purchased from a pharmacy.

If you are travelling with medication, check with Monaco’s embassy, consulate, or Ministry of Health for details on medication allowances and restrictions. Note that these sources may provide incomplete or out-of-date information.

Road safety

Roads in Monaco are generally well maintained. Seat belts are required for the driver and all passengers of a vehicle at all times. Helmets are mandatory for motorcycle drivers and passengers at all times. Helmets are recommended for cyclists.



Monaco: At a glance

Capital: Monte Carlo

Population: 38,695

Official language: French

Time zone: Central European Standard Time, Central European Summer Time

Emergency #: 112

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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