Monaco: Covid-19, review of weekend checks

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As the Prince’s Government announced last Wednesday, the Public Security has reinforced
access controls to the Principality on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February.
The objective of these operations was to guarantee traffic regulation and prevent an influx
potential of people coming from France given the fact that the traffic rules
in the fight against Covid-19 are different in the two countries.
„This is both to guarantee the sovereignty of Monaco, which has decided not to confine the weekend
unlike the French neighbor, and to show a certain solidarity with the authorities
French. Indeed, controlling access to the Principality contributes de facto to enforcing the rule
French travel limited to 5km and one hour, „said Minister of State Pierre Dartout.
„Any resident of the Alpes-Maritimes coming from a confined municipality located more than 5 km from
Monaco has been denied access to Monegasque territory. There was a tolerance for the inhabitants
neighboring municipalities that came, for example, to shop for basic necessities,
as authorized by the prefectural decree of the Alpes-Maritimes „, specifies Patrice Cellario, Councilor of
Government-Minister of the Interior.
To carry out these control operations, nearly 70 police officers were mobilized over these two days.
They verified that each non-resident person wishing to travel to the Principality had
well of a hotel reservation and a negative PCR test within 72 hours. These checks
were operated on both road, rail and air access.
Control operations were concentrated on the 10 am-5pm slot during the two days. He
It should be noted that the volume of traffic is very much lower compared to the previous weekend
(45% less traffic).
In total, more than 4,000 checks were carried out, including:
2,500 vehicles checked (245 pushbacks)
410 station users checked (45 pushbacks)
· 555 customers of restaurants checked (all were in good standing).
It should be noted that there is no violation in restaurants, despite the significant number of
controls, which illustrates compliance with the measures enacted and fairly good compliance with the containment of
weekend on the coast, which is corroborated by the low number of anomalies.
These control operations are due to be repeated next weekend.