Fifth Monaco Restaurant Closed, Nice Mayor Asks For Monaco Border Restrictions

Fifth Monaco Restaurant Closed, Nice Mayor Asks For Monaco Border Restrictions

Following the temporary closures of Beef Bar, Planet Sushi in Port Hercules, Huit et demi and Brasserie de Monaco, Cantinetta Antinori is the latest restaurant to be sanctioned for not abiding Covid protocol in the Principality.

And as cases of coronavirus continue to rise in alarming numbers in the Alpes-Maritimes – as of Sunday, the rate is 323 per 100,000 – Nice mayor Christian Estrosi has asked for travel restrictions between the Alpes-Maritimes and Monaco. “Either Monaco sets the same health protocol as the French state or measures are taken at the border to avoid back and forth between these two territories and restrict it to professionals with an attestation.”

Estrosi has asked French health minister Olivier Véran for the “immediate” launch of the Covid vaccination campaign in the Alpes-Maritimes, as well as for travel restrictions, in particular between Italy and France and Monaco, with a quarantine for travelers “in reciprocity of what the Italian state has put in place” and that all travelers leaving Nice be tested prior to leaving the airport.

In a preventive bid to combat the pandemic, the mayor is also hoping to restrict movements of Nice residents by moving forward curfew to 6 or 7 p.m. in some neighborhoods.