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Driving in Monaco

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

  • A valid UK driving licence - both the photo and paper parts
  • 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

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 August 2009 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.

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

There is an underlying threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Most visits are trouble-free: the main types of incident for which British nationals required consular assistance in Monaco in 2010 was for replacing lost or stolen passports.

Take out comprehensive travel and medicalĀ insurance before you travel.

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