Monaco waives cancellation fees for events disrupted by COVID-19

Fresh off the back of the cancellation of the 2020 Monaco Grand Prix, the Principality of Monaco has revealed it is waiving cancellation fees at its major convention centre.

In consideration of the continued international impacts on travel caused by COVID-19, Visit Monaco has revealed the principality is taking a customer-centric stand by allowing contracts to be waived free-of-charge and postponed deposits.

“Given continued consideration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Monaco Convention Bureau and its partners have been mobilised to propose new dates to their clients while guaranteeing the most suitable solutions according to the formats of each event, especially for those that have been organised in Monaco for several years,” Visit Monaco said in a statement.

According to the tourism authority, most of Monaco’s hotels and its major convention centre, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, have whenever possible waived contractual cancellation fees and postponed deposits.

This policy has also been extended by most of the hotels of the principality for individual and group reservations already confirmed for the 2020 Monaco Grand Prix, which was set to take place in May but was cancelled late last month.

It marks the first time since 1954 that the event will not occur.

The Historic Monaco Grand Prix, which is held ahead of the F1 race, has also been cancelled.

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