Will I need an ETIAS or a Schengen Visa?
Monaco is regarded as an associate member of Schengen, due to its link to France. However, it is not part of the EU. This means to enter Monaco, you must hold a valid Schengen visa. This also means you must tell the authorities in Monaco when and where you are arriving. You will be allowed to stay in the principality, and the Schengen zone up to 90 days. Upon the introduction of ETIAS, Monaco will adopt the same rules as countries who are members of both the EU and Schengen zone. This will allow travellers a chance to apply using an ETIAS visa and travel freely within the Schengen zone.
Why should I visit Monaco
Behind the Vatican City, Monaco is the second smallest independent state in Europe. Sitting on the French riviera, the state is home to many of the world's richest people, due to charging no taxes. This is evident when you look around the glorious waterfront of the small 2 square km nation, where you can see sandy beaches and hundreds of spectacular boats and other vessels.
However, Monaco’s attractions are not limited to its riches. The principality has its own Monarchy, who live in the Prince's Palace of Monaco. This is just one of the architectural wonders of the area. Churches, palaces and museums scatter across the 4 tiny districts of the principality, giving visitors plenty to see.
The famous district of the 4, Monte Carlo, also boasts several world famous casinos, as well as an annual Formula One grand prix.