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General Information

Time zone: Central European Time (GMT +2)

Emergency #: 17 for Police 18 for Fire, Accident and Emergency

Vaccinations required: No

Health Advice

The US Center For Disease Control maintains an updated list of medical advice for those traveling to the Monaco.

The CDC recommends being up to date with all your regular shots. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot

They also suggest be vaccinated for hepatitis A. There is also some advice about protection for hepatitis B and rabies. Rabies is present in bats in the United Kingdom. However, it is not a major risk to most travellers.


Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace provides medical care and emergency services. There are over a dozen pharmacies around town, including the conveniently located Pharmacie Ferry and Pharmacie de Monte-Carlo. Monaco’s pharmacie de garde system keeps one pharmacy open 24/7 at all times (the specific pharmacy changes weekly).

Food and Water

Food and water standards in the Monaco are similar to those in the United States. Most travelers do not need to take special food or water precautions beyond what they normally do at home. However, travelers visiting rural or remote areas that are served by unregulated water sources such as private wells should take special precautions to ensure the safety of their drinking water.


Here is a link to the US State Department Travel Advisory for Monacoo for the latest information on travelling to Monaco.

The safest place in Europe – Monaco. If safety is your number one priority in a destination, then Monaco is for you. Security for this tiny constitutional monarchy is provided by an armed national police force consisting of 515 men and women, giving it the reputation of being the “safest square mile” in Europe.


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