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San Marino Travel Information

The Basics

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

Electricity

Electrical current is 220-240 volts, 50Hz. A variety of plugs are in use including the Italian three-pin and the European-style two-pin.

Language

The official language of San Marino is Italian.

Travel Health

There are no specific health risks associated with travel to San Marino and you should be able to travel without special vaccinations and medications. Vaccinations for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and tetanus-diphtheria may be recommended by your doctor if you are not up to date. An influenza vaccine is a good idea if you are travelling to San Marino between November and April.

Medical facilities in San Marino are good but travel insurance is still recommended for non-EU citizens as medical attention can be expensive. Serious conditions will result in a transfer to more comprehensive facilities in Rimini.

Safety Information

San Marino is considered a very safe city with low crime rates, although visitors should keep a close eye on their valuables as pickpockets are common in crowded areas.

Local Customs

Although many local customs and standards of etiquette in San Marino are similar to Italy, it is considered rude to refer to locals as 'Italians', as San Marino residents are very proud of their independence.

Duty Free

Customs regulations for San Marino are the same as Italy's. Travellers over 17 years from non-EU countries do not have to pay duty on Travellers from EU countries travelling within the EU are limited to 110 litres of beer, 90 litres of wine (of which 60 litres may be sparkling), 20 litres of fortified wine, 10 litres of spirits, 1kg of tobacco, 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, 1kg of tobacco and 400 cigarellos, perfume up to 50g or 250ml eau de toilette, and other goods for personal consumption to the value of €175 per adult or €90 for children under 15 years. EU citizens are also able to claim tax back if the VAT rates in Italy are higher than those in their country of residence. Prohibited items include narcotic drugs, medicinal products, arms and weapons, explosives and protected animal and plant species.

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