Information & Facts
Although many local customs and standards of etiquette in San
Marino are similar to Italy, it is considered rude to refer to
locals as 'Italians', as San Marino residents are very proud of
Customs regulations for San Marino are the same as Italy's.
Travellers over 17 years from non-EU countries do not have to pay
duty on Travellers from EU countries travelling within the EU are
limited to 110 litres of beer, 90 litres of wine (of which 60
litres may be sparkling), 20 litres of fortified wine, 10 litres of
spirits, 1kg of tobacco, 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, 1kg of tobacco
and 400 cigarellos, perfume up to 50g or 250ml eau de toilette, and
other goods for personal consumption to the value of EUR175 per
adult or EUR90 for children under 15 years. EU citizens are also
able to claim tax back if the VAT rates in Italy are higher than
those in their country of residence. Prohibited items include
narcotic drugs, medicinal products, arms and weapons, explosives
and protected animal and plant species.
Getting around in San Marino is easy once you're inside the
walls. The city is small enough to walk around in, and is
constructed with pedestrians in mind. It isn't worth trying to rent
a car in San Marino, as there are only a few streets that allow
cars, and even then they must be very small.
Visa requirements for San Marino are the same as those that
apply for Italy. It is highly recommended that passports have at
least six months validity remaining after your intended date of
departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often
apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official
San Marino is considered a very safe city with low crime rates,
although visitors should keep a close eye on their valuables as
pickpockets are common in crowded areas.