Monaco Grand Prix


Monaco Grand Prix

Niamh McNamara | - 05/24/2015
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Arguably the most glamorous and challenging of circuits, the Circuit de Monaco takes place on the city streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine around the harbor of Monaco. It’s viewed as a must-see event for motorsport fans and see thousands gravitate to the Monte Carlo each year.

“There will be a lot of pressure on LFMD in Cannes and LFMN in Nice this May because of the F1 and the Cannes International Film Festival. We are advising operators to move quickly,” says Richard Hekker, UAS Regional Director, Europe. We’ve prepared some important information for operators and individuals planning a trip to Monaco or the South of France.

Monaco Immigration

Non-EU citizens

Some non-EU passport holders are allowed to enter and remain in the EU for up to three months without a visa. It’s important to check this information prior to your trip.

EU Citizens

A Passport or EU country ID allow for a stay of up to 90 days without a visa.

An extension of stay is possible for visa exempt visitors.

Crew, Non-EU citizens

A Passport is required.

All crew members are required to be listed on a General Declaration and hold an airline identity card.

Note: Passports and any passport replacing documents issued more than 10 years prior to the date of travel will not be accepted.

Crew EU Citizens

A Passport and crew airline ID, EU country ID are required. Listed on Gendec.

An extension of stay is possible for visa exempt visitors.

Monaco Customs Rules

Import regulations

EU citizens:

There is free import for passengers arriving with goods purchased within the EU for personal use only. This including the French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Reunion.

-Tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 and above: (1 of the following) 800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos, 200 cigars, 1kg of pipe or cigarette tobacco

-Alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 years and above: 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine), 110 liters of beer

Non EU citizens:

Free import to passengers arriving from non-EU Member States (including Canary Islands, Channel Islands):

-Tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 years and over: (1 of the following) 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos (max. 3g each), 50 cigars, 250g of smoking tobacco, or a proportional mix of these products

-Alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 years and above: (1 of the following) 1 liter of spirits over 22% volume, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume, 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liqueur wines, or a proportional mix of these products

And in addition:

4 liters still wine and 16 liters of beer; medicines for personal requirements and other goods up to a total value of EUR 430 (per adult) or EUR 90 for those aged under 15.

Note: Such amounts cannot be cumulated by several people.

Jewelry: Export of gold must be declared with the exception of personal jewelry weighing under 500 grams.

Products of animal origin, not originating from an EU Member State, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland, are not permitted to be imported into an EU Member State, with the exception of limited amounts from Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and small amounts of specific products from other countries.

For full details, please see or refer to the website of the European Union,

For full details please see Terms & Definitions, section 5. Customs, or refer to the website of the European Union,


The local currency is Euro (EUR)

There are no restrictions on Euro and foreign currencies if you are arriving from, or traveling, to another EU Member State.

The same regulations apply for import and export.

Amounts exceeding EUR 10,000 or more (or the equivalent in another currency), including banker’s draft and checks of any kind, must be declared if arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU.

Baggage Clearance

Baggage can be cleared at any airport in France.

The baggage of passengers whose destination is outside France in transit via Paris, International Airport Charles de Gaulle or Orly is exempt.

Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers.


Nice Cote D’azur Airport (NCE) LFMN

(20 km distance to event)

  • Nice/Cote D’azur, FRA
  • N 43° 39.9′ E 07° 12.9′ Mag Var: 0.0°W
  • Elevation: 12′
  • Fuel: Jet A-1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT+1:00 uses DST
  • Sunday 29th March 2015 02:00 (DST) UTC/GMT+2h

Private Flights

  • Overflight Permit Non required / landing permit not required.

Non-scheduled commercial Flights

  • Overflight Permit required / landing permit required.
  • An AOC / General Declaration is needed.
  • Slot approval must be requested by agent in advance in order to attain desire slots.
  • Parking restriction from May 21- 25 so it’s advisable to send the request as soon as possible.
  • There is a special form request for Charter flights.
  • There is no restriction on the airport schedule but expect noise restrictions overnight.

Fuel Service

  • UAS offers supply via truck/browser fuel delivery. Jet A1 is readily available.

Important Notes:

Delay may be expected due congestion on this dates.

No significant NOTAMs but AIP SUP to be released in April.

NOTE: Information about Third Country Operation Rules – TCO

New European regulation for extra-communitarian operator Regulation EU 452/2014

Transition Period from May 26, 2015 to Nov 26, 2016, TCOs shall apply to EASA for a TCO authorization process before the end of the transition period. EU member states reserve the right to deny the issuance of operating permits to TCO who cannot demonstrate they apply to EASA for a TCO authorization.


Hotels near Event

  • Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo
  • Hotel Port Palace
  • Hotel Fairmont Montecarlo
  • Hotel Hermitage
  • Hotel Le Meridien Beach Plaza (Deluxe)

Hotels near Nice Airport

  • Hotel Le Negresco
  • Boscolo Exedra
  • Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
  • Hôtel La Pérouse
  • Hotel Westminster



Bus Buses from Nice airport to Monaco depart every hour from 9am to 9pm, the trip takes 50 minutes. A one-way ticket costs 14.70 Euro and a round-trip costs about 23 Euro.

The bus departs from Terminal 1 & Terminal 2 – stand 2.


If you fly into Nice, hop on the SNCF and head to Monte Carlo SNCF Station.

From Nice Airport, Monte Carlo is about 20-30 minutes by train.