Country-specific travel advice

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Driving in Monaco

Population: 37,800
Area: 2.02 Km sq
Currency: Euro

If you're driving in Monaco your checklist requirements are:

  • A valid UK driving licence
  • A GB sticker on the back of your car - unless your car has 'Euro-plates' (number-plates that show a circle of 12 stars on a blue background)
  • Your motor insurance certificate and V5 registration document or hire car paperwork
  • Headlamp converters (stickers you put on your headlights when you're driving on the right, so your lights don't dazzle motorists coming the other way)

You must also:

  • Be 18 or over
  • Make sure everyone in the car wears a seatbelt at all times
  • Wear a crash helmet if you're riding a motorcycle

It's a good idea to have:

  • Spare bulbs for your car's external lights
  • A fire extinguisher
  • A first aid kit
  • A warning triangle
  • A Green Card - it's a useful back-up to your motor insurance documents and shows you've got the minimum legal level of cover. If you'd like to find out more, contact your insurance company

Other things you should know:

  • You won't have to pay any tolls, when driving through Monaco
  • Petrol, diesel and LPG are readily available. You can also find lead replacement petrol (LRP) - it's called 'supercarburant'

Useful guides and maps

Michelin Motoring Atlas: Europe
Michelin Motoring Atlas: France

Download  a copy of our full Driving Abroad report.

What RAC can do for you

RAC offers great-value, flexible RAC European breakdown cover tailored to meet your needs. We also offer comprehensive travel insurance, including cover for medical expenses, baggage, personal money and belongings.

Sources Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Disclaimer: RAC are not responsible for the content of external websites. The information provided is correct as of May 2016 to the best of our knowledge and should be referred to for information purposes only - it should not be relied upon as formal advice. Please always check the current requirements of the country you are visiting before you leave.

Still current at:
20th Feb 2017
Updated at:
9th Jan 2017
Latest update:
Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment

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Most visits are trouble-free.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

There’s no resident British diplomatic mission in Monaco. If you need urgent consular assistance, contact the British Consulate in Marseille.

British Consulate Marseille

British Consulate Marseille
3rd Floor
Entrée 1
24, Avenue du Prado
13006 Marseille


Telephone: +33 (0) 4 91 15 72 10

Fax: +33 (0) 4 91 37 47 06