The Principality Will Restrict Access to Restaurants from 2 January at 7 p.m.
In view of the deterioration in the health situation in the Alpes-Maritimes, a Department that borders the Principality, it seems necessary to make the appropriate changes to the measures currently in force on Monegasque territory.
Although the incidence rate in Monaco is half that of this Department, even though the Principality carries out twice as many tests, an increase in the number of positive cases has been noted over the last few days.
Consequently, in accordance with the balance that has been maintained until now between protecting the health of the population and preserving economic activity, the Prince's Government will restrict access to restaurants in the Principality to persons who can prove that they live or work in Monaco only.
This measure will be applicable from Saturday 2 January at 7 p.m. and will apply to both lunch and dinner.
The Government does not rule out the introduction of stronger measures to combat COVID-19 if changes in the health situation in the Principality justify this.
It is maintaining all the measures currently in force, in particular the curfew, the closure of bars and nightclubs and the obligatory wearing of masks; these measures have so far made it possible to combat the spread of the epidemic.
It recommends the greatest vigilance with regard to the proper observance of barrier measures and restriction of travel outside the Principality as far as possible.