Travel Restrictions & Rules

    Updated: January 2, 2023

    Below, you’ll find the details about the current curfew, restrictions, lockdown, etc. in Monaco and on the French Riviera.

    Visa Waiver

    Starting from November 2023, visitors from most countries (check if this applies to you) will need to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver and pay a €7 fee prior to your travel, in order to be allowed to enter France. When traveling, you must present your ETIAS at the border crossing in France for border control to scan.

    The way ETIAS works is simple: you can obtain an ETIAS within a few minutes online, and it will be valid for 3 years. During those three years, you can enter France multiple times and stay for up to 90 days each entry.


    Cases are still high in Monaco and the French Riviera, but restrictions have been removed.

    You can find more details about the Covid19 situation and rules in France on the official French government Covid19 website, and about Monaco at

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    The Health Pass

    A ‘health pass’ or ‘vaccine pass’ is your own personal QR code, displayed in France’s mobile app.

    Vaccine Pass: The ‘vaccine pass’ is proof that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, including boosters. A person’s French vaccine pass will be deactivated if a booster dose has not been received within 4 months of their last injection. A notification will be sent via the TousAntiCovid app as the date for deactivation of the health pass approaches.

    Health Pass: A ‘health pass’ means a negative Covid test will still be accepted in lieu of vaccination. Currently the time-frame is 24 hours and antigen and PCR tests are accepted.

    The TousAntiCovid Mobile App

    When you get vaccinated, they give you a paper with a QR code on it. You’ll need to scan that into France’s mobile app ‘TousAntiCovid (this works for both France and Monaco). When you need to present your health or vaccine pass, you just open the app and click the button to display your QR code. The person checking it will then scan your QR code to see if it’s valid.

    The health pass or related documents do not have photos, therefore establishments are required to also ask you for proof of identity. If you’re found to be using a fake health pass, there are severe criminal and financial consequences.

    Monaco Covid19 Regulations

    Rules and restrictions have been removed.

    You are no longer required to wear masks.

    For Monaco vaccination and testing, see our complete Covid19 vaccination and testing guide.

    French Riviera Covid Rules

    Rules and restrictions have been removed.

    You are no longer required to wear masks.

    Traveling Between Countries

    France has removed restrictions.

    To 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.

    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.

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