Covid19 Curfew and Restrictions
Updated: May 14, 2021
10pm curfew; 11pm for diners.
Masks must be worn everywhere (unless you’re actively engaged in a sporting activity).
The compulsory use of teleworking (work from home) in the private and public sectors remains in force.
For Monaco vaccination and testing, see our complete Covid19 vaccination and testing guide.
- Access to restaurants is reserved for Monaco residents, employees, hotel guests, and students of the Principality. Make sure to carry a hotel reservation, proof of residence, or a work attestation or other documentation on you when you dine.
- Reservations are required.
- The number of guests is limited to 6 people per table.
- Diners must be home by 11pm.
Hotels are open and require a PCR test in order to check you in.
Currently, attestations (permission forms) are not required and there is no limit on how far people can travel from home.
- Certain types of shops remain open including stores selling food, bookshops, flower shops, chocolatiers, hairdressers, car dealerships and garages, computer/IT stores, and wine shops. Click-and-collect is allowed for businesses who cannot welcome patrons.
- Work from home, if possible.
- Limit of 6 people for gatherings.
- Alcohol consumption on public roads, especially in parks and in front of bars, is not authorized.
On May 19, curfew will be pushed back until 9pm. All shops, theaters, bars, cafes, and restaurant terraces will reopen. Lunches and dinners will be limited to six people per table. Personal gatherings of more than 10 people will be prohibited and sporting activities can resume. The TousAntiCovid mobile app will be required for entry to stadiums, festivals, fairs and exhibitions.
On June 9 the curfew will be pushed back to 11pm. Cafes and restaurants will again be able to serve indoors, up to a limit of six people per table. Home working regulations will be relaxed. Sports halls will be able to open their doors to individual or non-contact activities, and sports events will be allowed to welcome up to 5,000 spectators. Foreign tourists will be welcomed to France as long as they can provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
On June 30 the lockdown and curfew will come to an end, if infection rates remain low, and outdoor gatherings of more than 1,000 people will be allowed as long as those present are in possession of a health pass. Discotheques will remain closed and social distancing measures are to be maintained.
Masks must still be worn everywhere. The official rules say: “Wearing a mask is obligatory in all public spaces, public and/or publicly accessible places in the Alpes-Maritimes department for anyone over the age of eleven. Persons not complying will pay a fine of €135.”
Traveling Between Countries
Anyone who enters France must have a negative PCR test (no less than 72 hours old) and these forms. People coming from a non-EU country are required to self-isolate for 7 days on arrival, at an address of their choice. Make sure to check that France is allowing travelers from your country (here’s the latest for Americans). Here are all the latest details about traveling to and from France.
From June 9th, foreign tourists will be welcomed to France as long as they can provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
Anyone entering Monaco, including residents returning from holidays outside the Principality, must have a current negative PCR test, and is also required by law to make an appointment at the call center (+37792055500) in order to carry out a PCR test on their return to the Principality.
For Monaco residents going to France: If your trip lasts less than 24 hours, you won’t need a PCR test, but you must always carry proof of residence.
Going to Italy: You’ll need to show a negative PCR test done within 48 hours, report to the regional health authority on arrival and carry out a five day isolation period (even if your test is negative), followed by another PCR test, unless exceptional reasons. Here are all the details.
Traveling within France: For those who live in a department that is not affected by the enhanced measures but who want to come to an area that is subject to them (such as the French Riviera), they can do so, but only within a radius of 30 kilometers. If you wish to stay more than 24 hours, then a PCR test (done within the last 72 hours) is required.
Want to leave the French Riviera? Here’s a list of the latest travel restrictions for European countries — you should also check their local government websites as you’ll likely need to print out forms to bring with you. Note that you can’t leave the EU and assume you’ll be let back in.
With the current high number of cases tho’, it’s probably best not to travel too much.