How Safe Is Monaco for Travel?

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Monaco is a Western European microstate located on the French Riviera and borders on three parts by France, while from another one by the Mediterranean Sea.

The influences on the culture of this country can be felt from their neighborhood and mainly from Italy, France, and Spain.

What is surprising to notice is that the native Monegasque population constitutes twentyone percent from the entire population, while the majority of the population is of French provenience.

Nevertheless, people are very welcoming and friendly here and this is what matters the most for a tourist.

Warnings & Dangers in Monaco

Overall Risk


It is considered to be one of the safest countries in Europe as it has the biggest per capita and per area national armed police force.

Transport & Taxis Risk


It is quite impossible to get around by using a car as it is quite a big problem related to parking places and it is recommended to get a taxi instead.

Pickpockets Risk


Even if it is considered to be safe from this point of view as the population of this country is wealthy, there is always a chance of getting into trouble if not taking a close look at your belongings.

Natural Disasters Risk


Monaco is dangerous only from the perspective of really hot and dry weather, while from other points it does not present a risk.

Mugging Risk


Even if there is a low level of crime in the country, it is still recommended to try to avoid the not so populated places as well as walking alone at night.

Terrorism Risk


There is a high threat of terrorism in Europe and therefore it is advisable to avoid over-crowded public places and manifestation that can occur on the streets of the country.

Scams Risk


There are scammers on the islands but these could be easily avoided through using your common sense and trying not to be easily influenced.

Women Travelers Risk


Women can travel safely to Monaco, but it is better if they will not do it alone and will wisely choose their accommodation.

So... How Safe Is Monaco Really?

Even if the crime rate in Monaco is lower than in some European countries as it is one of the countries with the biggest armed police per capita as well as per area that can ensure your well-being be very attentive and take all necessary measures to protect yourself as much as possible.

It is also advisable to get dressed properly whenever you go to the city as in another case you can be discriminated against or even worse.

As it has been already mentioned there is a really low chance of getting scammed or robbed by locals as these are considered to be wealthy, but there could be some exceptions that in the worst scenario can even involve you.

Therefore, it is advisable to take a close look at your belongings and be very attentive to people you will be communicating.

The government of Monaco takes care of their people’s safety and therefore you as a tourist will be ensured as well, due to all the measures that have been taken in order for establishing such a level of security.

A good example of this will serve the security cameras installed throughout the entire city.

If you as a tourist will be following all pieces of advice listed above as well as use your common sense you will for sure be safe while enjoying your trip.

How Does Monaco Compare?

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Useful Information

  • Visas - In case you need a visa for visiting France, then the same procedure will be applicable for visiting Monaco as well.
  • Currency - The national currency of Monaco is Euro as almost everywhere in the European countries.
  • Weather - The climate of Monaco is mild all year round, meaning that the hottest months of the year are July and August, while the coldest ones are considered January and February.
  • Airports - There is no direct airport in Monaco, however by bus one can get easily from Cote d'Azur Airport located in Nice, France.
  • Travel Insurance - As it is always recommended to have travel insurance while traveling, no matter the destination Monaco is not an exception.
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Monaco Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 10° C
Feb 11° C
Mar 12° C
Apr 14° C
May 17° C
Jun 21° C
Jul 24° C
Aug 24° C
Sep 22° C
Oct 18° C
Nov 14° C
Dec 12° C
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1 Review on Monaco

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    Rene de Wit says:

    Roaming cost

    Yes, Monaco is very safe but there are a few thieves behind the scenes, the phone companies.
    Most European countries have free roaming by EEC law, but Monaco is not included. Roaming in Monaco is extremely expensive, both my wife and I had an extra bill of around 50 euros each, and we did not call anyone or viewed anything on line, just a few WhatsApp messages and 1 cropped picture. We were there for just a few hours. So when you spend a few days, these costs go into the hundreds of Euros. So turn off roaming when you get close to Monaco, and send your pics when you’re back in France.


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