The Principality of Monaco is a micro-state including only the city of Monaco in itself. Located between France and the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco is known worldwide, especially for its annual formula one Grand Prix. The Principality may be tiny, yet it is very densely populated. Every square centimeter of its territory is used for construction, from underground galleries to the top of “The Rock”. Its pleasant Mediterranean climate and sophisticated atmosphere attract a lot of tourists. From the lovely small streets of the old city to the port filled with luxury yachts and the Monte-Carlo Casino, Monaco is a charming place to visit.
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
MONACO – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
In Monaco, excellent health care is easily accessible at any time at the Princess Grace Hospital Center, the only public hospital in the principality. It is a modern medical facility and has reliable equipment, absolutely following international health care standards. You can reach this hospital at +377 97 98 9900.
In case of emergency in Monaco, call 112. Emergency services are fast and efficient.
Pharmacies are opened every day in the principality. They are well stocked and sell medicines of very good quality. Be aware that you need a medical prescription to buy specific treatments. But it is always safer to bring your own medical kit containing all the drugs you could need when visiting Monaco.
CANADIAN AMBASSYEmergency services
Dial 112 for emergency assistance.