Monaco Restaurants Only For Residents And Employees From January 2

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Monaco Restaurants Only For Residents And Employees From January 2

From Saturday, January 2, at 7 p.m., restaurants in Monaco will be accessible only people who can prove residence or work in Monaco, and hotel clients. This is for both lunch and dinner service.

While France closed its restaurants in October, the Monaco government has been trying to protect the health of the population while keeping the economy up and running. However, it is not ruling out strengthening measures should Covid continue to spread in the Principality.

In the neighboring Alpes-Maritimes, the rate of incidence is above national level, and Nice has the highest infection rate in the country. Although in Monaco the rate is half, even with twice as many people tested, the country has witnessed the number of positive cases increase in recent days: 26 on Wednesday and 24 on Tuesday.

Monaco is maintaining all other measures currently in force, in particular the curfew and closure of bars and nightclubs, as well as the wearing of masks being compulsory.

The announcement comes as the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccination arrived today in Monaco, with the campaign rolling out tomorrow.

A reminder that non-residents will not be allowed into the Principality on New Year’s Eve, from 7 p.m., unless they can provide a valid hotel reservation. For residents, curfew is maintained from 8 p.m. although restaurants can stay open until 10:30 p.m. 

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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.