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The Principality of Monaco is located in Western Europe bordering France and with coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. This country is the second smallest independent state in the world after the Vatican City. The population of about 31,000 people is 100 percent an urban population. The largest populated quarter is Monte Carlo.

The government of Monaco is a constitutional monarchy. The chief of state is the Prince and the head of government is the Minister of State.

Monaco has a high standard of living. The country is a major banking centre and tax haven for foreign companies and individuals who have established residency. Tourism is a major sector of the economy with visitors attracted to the Mediterranean seaside location and the famous Le Grande Casino de Monte Carlo, established in 1858. Interestingly, citizens of Monaco are not allowed to gamble or even to enter the casinos. The country is also known for the Monaco Grand Prix held every year in the streets of Monaco.

Currency EUR: Euro
Language French. Also commonly spoken are English, Italian, and Monegasque.
Capital Monaco
Recent Alerts 3
Latest Alert April 09, 2021 - COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Monaco (09 April Update)

Diseases To Be Aware Of

The diseases listed below are those which occur most often in Monaco. Other, less frequently encountered diseases might be displayed within the Travel Alerts section if they have occurred recently.

Hepatitis A

There is a very low risk of hepatitis A in Monado.


Rabies may be present in bats.

Hepatitis B

There is a low risk for hepatitis B in Monaco.

Vaccinations to Consider

The following is a list of recommended vaccinations for travelling to Monaco.

Hepatitis A Vaccine

There is a very low risk of hepatitis A in Monaco, however, it is beneficial to have this vaccine.

Rabies Vaccine

Travellers whose activities or employment may bring them into direct contact with bats may wish to consider this vaccine.

Hepatitis B Vaccine

There is a low risk of hepatitis B in Monaco, however, it is beneficial to have this vaccine

Medications to Consider

The following is a list of recommended medications for travelling to Monaco.

None required.

Safety and Security in Monaco

Emergency Numbers


Personal Safety

Monaco is a safe country with a low crime rate. Generally, travellers do not have any safety and security problems, however, petty crime, such as pick-pocketing, does occur in tourist areas and transportation hubs. Ensure your personal belongings are kept safe.

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