San Marino Travel Information

The Basics


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


Electrical current is 220-240 volts, 50Hz. Plugs in use include the Italian three-pin and the European-style two-pin.


The official language of San Marino is Italian.

Travel Health

There are no specific health risks associated with travel to San Marino and visitors 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

Travellers from EU countries 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, and 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1kg of tobacco. Non-EU travellers are limited to 16 litres of beer, 4 litres of wine, 2 litres of fortified wine, 1 litre of spirits, and 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, or 250 grams of tobacco. Prohibited items include narcotic drugs, medicinal products, arms and weapons, explosives and protected animal and plant species.

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