Visa and entry requirements San Marino:
Passport not required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office about your San Marino trip:

San Marino is the oldest existing republic in the world, with its founding reportedly dating back to the year 301. The small state is an enclave completely surrounded by Italy and is located near the Adriatic coast near Rimini. With an area of around 60 square kilometers and around 34,000 inhabitants, San Marino is one of the smallest states in the world and one of the six European dwarf states. The country is a member of the United Nations and the Council of Europe, but not the European Union. San Marino is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of per capita income. The euro is used as a means of payment in the country.

San Marino has a year-round Mediterranean climate. In addition to the residents who live in San Marino, there are around 13,000 citizens who live abroad, particularly in Italy, the USA, France and Argentina. According to statistics, San Marino is the state with the highest life expectancy for men.

The official language is Italian, but due to the huge number of tourists, almost every resident speaks another foreign language. Roman Catholic Christianity is the widespread state religion in San Marino.

The country has no natural resources, so the state area is used primarily for agriculture and forestry. The fields mainly grow grain, wine, olives and various types of fruit.

San Marino enjoys a constantly increasing influx of tourists, with almost 2.5 million tourists visiting the small republic every year. This means that around 65% of the entire state budget flows into the local economy through tourism. Until a few years ago, the country of San Marino was considered a tax haven and has no national debt.

The capital is the city of the same name, San Marino. World-famous monuments such as the government palace “Palazzo del Governo” with its three castles, several museums and an impressive landscape make this city a true tourist center. Other sights in San Marino include the Church of San Francesco, the Basilica of San Marino, the cable car to Monte Titano from Piazza della Liberta, the fortresses on the three peaks of Monte Titano, the State Museum, the Torture Museum and the Ferrari Museum.

In June 2013 I traveled to San Marino for the only time so far. We first took the plane from Berlin to Bologna, Italy, then took the train to Rimini for 8 euros. From Rimini you can get to the small republic by bus every half hour for 3 euros.

From my cozy little hotel in the middle of the old town, I started my exploration of San Marino on foot. I spent a fantastic day there in the wonderful sunshine and took in all the sights. I ended the evening in an Italian restaurant in the old town. The people in the country are so extremely friendly, you sometimes hardly believe you are in Europe.

San Marino is ideal for tourism as a day trip or with an overnight stay and, apart from the beach, has everything you can imagine for a short vacation.