Entry requirements

This page has information on travelling to San Marino.

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in San Marino set and enforce entry rules. If you’re unsure how San Marino’s entry requirements apply to you, contact its UK embassy, high commission or consulate.

All travellers

You will need to travel through Italy in order to enter San Marino. Review our Travel Advice for Italy before you travel to San Marino.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for San Marino are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination status

You don’t need to provide your vaccination status for entry to San Marino.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for San Marino are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Entry requirements for San Marino are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Children and young people

There are no specific requirements for children and young people related to COVID-19 restrictions.

If you’re transiting through Italy

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

You will need to travel through Italy in order to enter San Marino.

Exemptions

There are no exemptions to the entry requirements for San Marino.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Passport validity

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must follow the Schengen area passport requirements.

Your passport must be:

  • issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

You must check your passport meets these requirements before you travel. If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added to its expiry date.

Contact the embassy of the country you are visiting if you think that your passport does not meet both these requirements. Renew your passport if you need to.

Visas

You don’t need a visa to visit San Marino. If you’re staying in San Marino for less than 30 days in an official residency (ie hotel or bed and breakfast) you don’t need a ‘permesso di soggiorno turistico’. However, if you’re staying privately, you’ll need to report your stay to the Ufficio Stranieri (Foreigners’ Office) of the local Gendarmerie within 24 hours of arrival. If you’re staying for work you must apply for a ‘permesso per motivi di lavoro’ (a work permit), which is issued for some categories of workers only.

More information about permits is available on the San Marino website.

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are accepted for entry and exit from San Marino.