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Capital: Monte Carlo

Language: French

Area: 2200 km²

Population: 38897

Timezone : UTC/GTM 1

Currency: euro (€)

Code: +377

Electric sockets: 230 V AC, 50Hz. Monaco’s power plugs and sockets are Type E and F.

To travel to Monaco visa-free, American citizens must:

  • Hold a valid U.S. passport that is machine-readable
  • A valid ETIAS visa waiver for Monaco

For U.S. citizens staying in Monaco for more than 90-days:

The ETIAS waiver for U.S. citizens is only valid for short-term stays, for a maximum of 90 days. If travelers would like to remain in Monaco for longer than 90 days, they must obtain the appropriate visa. 

Travelers can apply for their ETIAS waiver directly on the internet by completing an online form. The only requirement to apply for an ETIAS authorization is a valid U.S. passport. They will then need to complete an online application form with their personal details. The process takes less than 20 minutes and is done from the comfort of the applicant’s home. As part of the online application, petitioners will also be required to answer a few background and security questions about themselves. Once travelers finish the form and pay the required ETIAS fees, the application will be screened across multiple security databases in Europe to ensure the accuracy of the application form. 

Once the application is approved, travelers will receive a confirmation email containing their ETIAS visa waiver. If the application is denied, travelers will receive an email explaining the reason for the denial, and visitors will have the opportunity to appeal.

U.S. Embassy in Monaco

There is currently no US embassy in Monaco. However, there is a Monaco embassy in Paris, France, that handles all diplomatic cases.

Address: 22 Boulevard Suchet, 75016 Paris, France

Phone: +33 1 45 04 74 54

Website: http://monacodc.org

Tourist Travel Information about Monaco

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Monaco is the second-smallest country in the world, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. Monaco is bordered by France on three sides and the Mediterranean Sea on the fourth border, and is only 15 kilometers away from Italy.

Although Monaco’s size is only 2 square kilometers (500 acres), it is famous for its world-class casinos at Monte Carlo and for being one of the most wealthiest places in the world – every 1 in 3 people in Monaco is a millionaire! Some of the best places to visit in Monaco include the sunny Larvotto Beach, Prince’s Palace royal residence, the charming town of Le Rocher, and, of course, Monte Carlo casino.

It is also very easy to travel from Monaco to neighboring countries such as France and Italy. The closest cities include Nice, Cannes, Marseille, Milan, Turin, and Genoa, which are packed full of interesting things to do for travelers.

Interesting facts

  • The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most famous races in the world
  • An average person can walk across the width of Monaco in under 55 minutes
  • Monaco is a city state and does not have a separate capital
  • Three of James Bond Films have been shot in Monte-Carlo Casino
  • Life expectancy in Monaco is some of the world’s highest at nearly 90 year
  • Monaco’s main sources of income include a few interesting surprises: other than tourism and banking, Monaco also makes money from cosmetics and biothermics

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine Vaccinations
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

Emergencies:

  • 112 is the pan-European emergency number and is always free to call
  • 112 - Emergency
  • 18 - Fire brigade
  • 17 - Police
  • 18 - Ambulance

Related Countries

France

When traveling to France, US citizens should apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. Find out more about the traveling requisites for US travelers visiting France.

Italy

ETIAS for Italy, Europe. American Citizens should apply for an Etias Visa Waiver when traveling to Italy. Find out about the requirements for US travellers.

Switzerland

ETIAS for Switzerland. US citizens that wish to visit countries in the Schengen zone will have to apply online for an Etias visa waiver.