Safety and security

Crime

Street crime is extremely rare. However, you should take the usual precautions with passports and money.

Drinks served in bars overseas are often stronger than those in the UK. Do not accept drinks from strangers or leave drinks unattended.

Road travel

To drive in San Marino you must have a valid UK driving licence. Driving is on the right-hand side of the road. It’s a legal requirement for motorists to carry one red warning triangle to be placed, in the event of an accident or breakdown, behind the vehicle.  

You should also carry a certificate of car insurance.

At the time of entering the country, car insurance must be valid for more than three months.

San Marino has similar drink driving laws to Italy. The legal limit is 0.05%, also defined as 0.5 grams of alcohol per litre of blood (50 mg/100 ml of blood).  

San Marino has laws requiring small children to be in an approved child safety seat.

It’s illegal to use a mobile phone while driving. You can talk with a completely hands-free unit. Smoking while driving is also prohibited.

The speed limit is 50 km per hour in built up areas,110 km per hour on dual carriageways and 130 km per hour on motorways.

See the RAC and AA guides on driving in San Marino.