To support the economic recovery, while fostering a reassuring sense of health confidence, the Prince’s Government has launched the Monaco Safe certification, which is designed to offer customers and visitors to the Principality of Monaco the best possible welcome in shops, hotels, restaurants, convention centres and all other premises that are open to the public, in accordance with the current health regulations to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Monaco Safe certification is a way of demonstrating attractiveness that can be used by all stakeholders who drive the dynamic Monegasque economy and promote the Principality’s image. It is also a strong unifier, open to all, based on a desire to help the economy recover safely. A shared stamp of approval guaranteed by the State. “It is an additional selling point available to the tourism and retail sectors: the Principality of Monaco is safe and attractive, and will continue to be so,” said the Government.
With this certification, the Government is also seeking to highlight the efforts of business owners and their employees to ensure that they can offer their customers the best possible welcome.
The procedure for obtaining certification is voluntary and free of charge, and conducted entirely online. An online service is now available to make it easier for candidates to submit applications and for them to be processed within a very short timeframe – the certification process is based on implementation of the health protocols currently in force for each sector, which are known to everyone.
The scheme, which is operational from today, is the result of close collaboration between the Department of Health Affairs, responsible for the checks carried out to confirm certification, and the Welcome Office, a dedicated point of contact for the private sector.
Shops, hotels, restaurants, convention centres and all other premises that are open to the public which obtain certification can then include the official Monaco Safe logo in their own communications and will benefit from a high degree of visibility on the networks generally used by the State. In addition, the Tourist and Convention Authority and the Welcome Office will involve professional bodies and the Monaco Economic Board in publicising the Monaco Safe certification to as many people as possible, and far beyond our borders.