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Monaco is a developed constitutional monarchy. Tourist facilities are widely available. Read the Department of State Background Notes on France and on Background Notes on Monaco for additional information.


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Country Name: Monaco
Continent: Europe
Capital City: Monaco
Boundary Countries: France
Recommended Hospitals in Capital:
Main Cities: Monte Carlo, Monaco, La Condamine
Country Size: 1.95 sq km
Population: 32,270



French (official), English, Italian, Monegasque

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Predominant Religions:

Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%

National Holidays: National Day (Saint Rainier's Day), 19 November (1857)
Economic Status:

Monaco, bodering France on the Mediterranean coast, is a popular resort, attracting tourists to its casinos and pleasant climate.


Defense is the responsibility of France.

US Presence:

The US Consul General in Marseille (France) is accredited to Monaco.
The Consulate General in Marseille is located at Place Varian Fry, 13006 Marseille, tel 011-33-4-91-54-92-00; fax 011-33-4-91-55-55-56-95 or 011-33-4-91-55-09-47. Web site: http://france.usembassy.gov/marseille/default.htm

Document Requirements:

A passport is required to enter Monaco. A visa is not required for tourist/business stays up to 90 days in Monaco.
For further information on entry requirements to Monaco, travelers may contact the Embassy of the Principality of Monaco. 2314 Wyoming Avenue, NW Washington, DC  20008, Tel: 202-234-1530, email: embassy@monaco-usa.org, or the Consulate General of Monaco, 565 Fifth Avenue – 23rd floor, New York, NY 10017, tel.: 212-286-0500, email: info@monaco-consulate.com.  For more information, visit the Embassy of France web site at www.consulfrance-washington.org or the Embassy of the Principality of Monaco web site at http://www.monaco-usa.org for the most current visa information.
Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our web site.  For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information sheet.

Major Airports:

Airports:  None
Heliports:  1
Monaco Heliport (MCM/LNMC)
Monaco Heliport, Monaco, Terre-Plein de Fontvieille, 98 000 Monaco, MONACO
Tel: +377 (0)15.87.11, +377 (0)15.80.99
Fax: +377 (0)15.87.08
Customs, hours: 07:00-22:00

Servicing Airlines:
Risks and Precautions:

The Government of France maintains a threat rating system known locally as “Vigipirate” it is similar to the US Homeland Security Advisory System. Over the last year, there have been numerous arrests of suspected Islamic militants involved in various terrorist plots. France maintains open borders with its European neighbors, allowing the possibility of terrorist groups entering/exiting the country with anonymity. In the past, political assassinations and bombings have occurred in France. Although violent civil disorder is rare in France, in the past, student demonstrations, labor protests, and other demonstrations have developed into violent confrontations between demonstrators and police.

Monaco has a relatively low rate of violent crime. Additionally, although the overall crime rate has fallen slightly in recent years, the violent crime rate has increased. Americans in Monaco should be particularly alert to pickpockets in train stations and subways.

Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR total:  53 deaths/ 1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:  TOTAL  79.42 years  (male 75.53/ female 83.5)

Immunization Indicators:

Required:  None

Recommended:  Hep B
Boosters:  MMR, DPT, poliovirus

Infectious Disease Concerns:

Tickborne encephalitis (TBE) occurs in warmer months of the southern part of the nontropcial forested regions of Europe. 

Leishmaniasis (cutaneous and visceral) is found, especially in countries bordering the Mediterranean, with the highest number of cases from Spain, where it is an important opportunistic infection in HIV-infected persons.

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob cases have been reported primarily from the United Kingdom, although a few cases have been reported from other countries in Western Europe. Large outbreaks of trichinosis have occurred; outbreaks in France have been linked to horse meat.

Risk of hepatitis A is low, although sporadic outbreaks have occurred in developed countries.

Overall Quality of Medical Services:

Medical comparable to that found in the United States is widely available.

Providers in Network:
Direct Payment: 0
Referrals: 4
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Recent Medical Threats/ Concerns/Warnings:

Measles outbreaks occurred in several European countries in 2006.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 has been documented in wild birds or other avian species in several of the countries in Europe. For a current list of countries reporting outbreaks of H5N1 among poultry and/or wild birds, view updates from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Communications Info:

Country Calling Code:  +377

Internet Country Code:  .mc


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