The Principality of Andorra is a landlocked country in the eastern Pyrenees, nestled between France and Spain. It is Europe’s sixth smallest state.
Andorra is a great destination for winter sports. Two resorts, Grandvalira and Vallnord, form the largest skiable area in Southern Europe. In summer, scenic hills are the entry point to the many available hikes.
Capital : Andorra la Vella
Area: 467 km² / 181 sq mi
Population: 76,965 (Estimate 2017)
The official language is Catalan, but Spanish, French and Portuguese are widely spoken.
The official currency is the Euro (€). Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept debit and credit cards.
Electrical Current | Sockets
Electrical Voltage: 230 V | Frequency: 50 Hz
Visa and Entry Requirements
Andorra is not part of the European Union or Schengen area, but citizens from Schengen countries do not need a visa to enter Andorra, only a valid European Union ID-card or a passport is required.
Citizens from some countries outside the EU/EEA also do not need a visa – a 90-day stay in the country will be granted on presentation of a valid passport. Generally speaking, the entry requirements to Spain and France apply to Andorra.
Vaccines | Health
The European Health Insurance Card is not valid in Andorra. Make sure you have travel health insurance that covers medical treatment abroad, repatriation, as well as the activities that you undertake such as skiing.
Crime against tourists is rare. Take the usual precautions concerning your passport, money and cards.
Andorra has an Alpine Mediterranean climate which varies with altitude. Winters are perfect for skiing and snowboarding in the biggest ski area in the Pyrenees. But summers bring mild weather, ideal for hiking and enjoying beautiful views of the impressive mountain chains.