On this website, you can find all of the information available about the measures taken limit the spread of the virus and recommendations for your health and daily life.

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An initial phase to gradually lift the lockdown will be implemented beginning at 6 am on Monday 4 May.

The success of this gradual easing relies on strict adherence to a 10-point plan and on the implementation of health measures for each category of shop and business.

The following steps to lift the lockdown will be adopted based on compliance with the application of health precautions and barrier measures and depending on the further spread of the virus in the country.

The 3 phases

Phase 1

4 May

  • All shops (1 person/4 m²)
  • Government services
  • Places of worship (safe distance of 1.5 m between people + mask)
  • Hairdressers, beauty salons and healthcare practices by appointment
  • Companies
  • Takeaways (with management of queues)
  • Construction sites
  • Private vessels allowed to leave port
  • Use of private helicopters

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Phase 2

11 may

  • Schools (gradual return)
  • Academy of Music (will remain closed)
  • Crèches (will remain closed)

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  Phase 3
early June*   
  • Restaurants, cafés (to be confirmed)
  • Gaming rooms(to be confirmed)
  • Exhibition halls (capacity to be determined)
  • Cinemas (to be confirmed)
  • Sporting activities (particularly outdoor individual sports)
  • Beaches and swimming pools (to be confirmed)
  • Gyms (to be confirmed)


* provisional date

The 10 conditions

  • Hand sanitiser available everywhere
  • Regular sterilisation of passageways and places where people gather
  • Masks mandatory on public transport and in shops
  • Gloves not advised
  • Mandatory social distancing – 1.5 m
  • Plexiglass in shops
  • Ongoing checks
  • Mandatory appointments for healthcare practices, dentists and hairdressers
  • No gatherings of more than 5 people
  • No access to sports grounds and playgrounds

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Why are masks being issued now and not earlier ?
Available stocks have been managed, ensuring that they are available to front-line healthcare staff as a priority. By way of example, since the epidemic began, no shortages of masks have been experienced by the hospital. Over the last few weeks, the health authorities have been placing orders in a very tight international market: some producer countries have blocked exports, flights have been cancelled and there has also been a degree of fraud to contend with. Today, the Government is in a position to consolidate secure supply lines for masks.

Now that supplies have improved, the Government’s aim is to provide the country’s 38,000 residents with reusable masks. Employees in Monaco will be given single-use masks. This will ensure that as many people as possible will have masks when the lockdown can start to be lifted.

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Why are you issuing fabric masks?

Two masks per day for residents and employees would amount to around 2.5 million masks per month. This would rapidly exhaust stocks, and so we are issuing fabric masks that last for a month. This keeps people safe and means that we can guarantee the supply of masks over the coming weeks.

To enable distribution to begin quickly, the Government is procuring masks from two Monegasque companies. This will also help to support the national economy during this time of crisis.

Will it be mandatory to wear a mask ?

In the public space, it is not mandatory but highly recommended to wear a mask.

On the other hand, in public transport, in shops or in health professional’s office, wearing a mask is mandatory.

Who will be issued with a mask and how?

Initially, people aged over 65 will receive two washable fabric masks which will last for 30 days. The masks will be delivered through letterboxes by teams from Monaco City Hall.

Everyone else will then receive their masks via the postal service. All residents of the Principality will have received their supply within three to four weeks.

Will I receive paper or fabric masks ?

The Government will issue washable fabric masks to the 38,000 residents of the Principality. With regard to employees, the Government will record requests for masks submitted by businesses across the economy. Companies will buy single-use surgical masks at cost price for distribution to their staff.

Are masks free or will I need to pay ?

The masks that are being distributed to residents are free. In addition, people can also purchase masks from shops. The Government has decided to regulate the price of single-use masks. Prices have been set at €2.50 for a surgical mask and €7.50 for an FPP2 mask.

I am an entrepreneur, how to purchase masks for my employees ?

The Prince’s Government has decided to allow the Principality’s employers access to its supply lines for masks, offering them the opportunity to purchase alternative masks for their employees working in the Principality at cost price, subject to availability.

You can order the masks online and collect them according to the procedures that you will receive following your order.

Find out all the information about this procedure on Public Services for Businesses website.

I live in Monaco, how do I obtain masks for myself?

Distribution of fabric masks to all residents of the Principality is currently underway and will be complete by 30 April.

After this date, information will be published here about how to contact us if you have not received your masks.

In addition, small, medium and large stores in the Principality are now able to sell masks procured via the State’s supply lines to individuals.

Masks can be purchased from the following outlets:

Carrefour – Fontvieille shopping center
Marché U Monte-Carlo – 30 bd Princesse Charlotte
Royal Food International – Métropole shopping center
Casino – 17 bd Albert 1er
Finally, chemists are authorised to sell surgical and FFP2 masks at prices regulated by the Government: €2.50 and €7.50 per mask respectively.

How will employees get masks?

The employee will be equipped by his employer.

The Prince’s Government has decided to allow the Principality’s employers access to its supply lines for masks, offering them the opportunity to purchase alternative masks for their employees working in the Principality at cost price, subject to availability.

Masks can be ordered online and collected according to the procedures that will be sent following the order.

Employees travelling in from outside the Principality will need to procure their own masks for their first journey to Monaco. On arrival at work, they will be supplied with masks. As of 30 April, 650,000 masks had been distributed to companies.

Find out all the information about this procedure on Public Services for Businesses website.

Are traders obliged to give out masks to customers who don’t have them?

You must wear a mask if you want to go into a shop. Customers without a mask will not be able to enter. However, traders can decide to supply masks to customers who may not have their own. This is up to individual traders.

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Will students receive a mask?

Students who are resident in the Principality will have received a mask at home. Students who come in from France will be provided with one on arrival at school. Supplies will also be available for any students who may have damaged or lost their masks.



To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following prevention measures should be adopted :

  • Wash your hands frequently (+ than 10 seconds)
  • Avoid hugging and kissing
  • Avoid handshakes
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Avoid crowds, maintain a distance of 1,5 metre
  • Use single-use tissues
  • To avoid infecting others, please do not visit your normal doctor or the Accident and Emergency Unit
  • If you develop symptoms, contact the emergency services directly on 18 or 112.

To enable the emergency services and Princess Grace Hospital to focus on their primary missions, Monegasque nationals, residents and employees can discuss any questions they may have about COVID-19 by calling :

92 05 55 00. The line will be open every day from 9 am to 6 pm.

You can also send an email at the following address : covid19@gouv.mc




Last update: 06/05/2020

Since Monday the 4th of May the travel restriction and the curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. are lifted.

However, the rules of social distancing and preventive measures are still in force.

It is recommended to continue to restrict travel to the maximum extent possible, in particular for vulnerable persons.

Wearing a mask during each outing is strongly recommended.

Moreover, all gatherings of more than five people remain prohibited in the public space or at home.

However, given that travel restrictions will remain in place in France until 10 May inclusive, you will require a special travel exemption declaration or proof of need to travel for work until this date for any travel within France.