Monaco '30km Rule' Relaxed

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Monaco '30km Rule' Relaxed

The prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes has announced this afternoon that Monaco residents will be exempt from France’s current international travel measures, which went into effect from February 1.

In a press release, the prefecture has stated that Monaco residents will no longer have to provide a negative PCR test when entering French territory for trips of less than 24 hours within the limits of the Alpes-Maritimes department. In theory, residents can travel more than 30km within the department without needing “a compelling reason” to do so.

For stays longer than 24 hours or outside of the department but within France, Monaco residents will still have to show a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours.

Monaco authorities are not pleased, and have just announced that from Monday, February 15,
anyone coming from France to Monaco must present a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours as well as a certificate declaring non-contagion.

Commuters, school children and students, as well as residents of the Alpes-Maritimes coming to the Principality for less than 24 hours are exempt from this provision.

And anyone coming to a hotel in the Principality, regardless of their origin and the length of stay, must present a negative PCR test of less than 72 hours as well as a certificate declaring non-contagion.

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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.