Health Pass Update In Monaco

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Health Pass Update In Monaco

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Following an overall deterioration with the Covid pandemic in Europe as winter sets in, the Monaco government is strengthening its measures as the number of cases in the Principality has remained relatively high across several weeks and increased in recent days.

As a result, Prince Albert is extending the use of the health pass until February 25, 2022, until after the school holidays.

From December, the use of a health pass (proof of vaccination) or equivalent (a negative PCR test or certificate of recovery) will be compulsory for anyone age 16 and over to access all restaurant terraces and bars.

In addition, any public events involving more than 300 people (instead of 1,000) at Princess Grace Theater or Grimaldi Forum, for example, or at the Opera, will require all attendees to provide a health pass.

A reminder testing is free by appointment only at Auditorium Rainier III until November 14 for all Monegasques, residents, school children, as well as people studying or working in the Principality. Screening for adults is in the form of a nasopharyngeal sample while for children, it is a saliva test.

Any resident 18 and over who received their second dose of the vaccination at least six months ago can make an appointment for a free third dose.

Appointments for testing or vaccination can be made through the Covid-19 Call Center on +377 92 05 55 00 (7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.), or online at https://vaccination-covid19.gouv.mc

Regular checks by the government will continue to be carried out to ensure strict compliance with the rules currently in force and depending on the evolution of the health situation, further measures could be announced.

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.