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San Marino Travel Information

The Basics


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


Electrical current is 230 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 when travelling to San Marino, with visitors able to travel without special vaccinations and medications. An influenza vaccine is recommended if travelling to San Marino between November and April.

Medical facilities in San Marino are good. However, travel insurance is still recommended for none EU-citizens as medical attention can be expensive. Serious conditions will result in a transfer to more comprehensive facilities in Rimini.

Safety Information

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

Local Customs

Many local customs and standards of etiquette in San Marino are similar to Italy - especially the surrounding Italian area called Romagna.

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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