Do you need a visa to enter Andorra?
No – while Andorra isn’t part of the EU, it has signed transit agreements with Spain and France, so that EU citizens, and citizens of non-EU countries that do not need a Schengen visa to travel to Europe, only require a valid passport to enter Andorra.
Citizens of non-EU countries that need a Schengen visa to travel to Europe require a valid passport and a Schengen multiple-entry visa.
What happens at the border?
There may be passport and visa checks at the French and Spanish border, as well as customs checks as there are limits to industrial and agricultural checks.
There are certain limitations at customs with regards to the amount of industrial and agricualtural products that can be taken out of Andorra, including alcohol, tobacco and perfume. For more information, see: visitandorra.com/en/the-country/before-you-arrive/hit-the-shops/borders-customs-and-timetables
What language is spoken in Andorra?
Catalan is the official language of Andorra (it’s the only country in the world where Catalan is the official language). French, Castilian Spanish and English are also widely spoken.
What is the currency?
How easy is it to get around Andorra?
The public bus lines link the main towns in each parish and to the valleys beyond and run every day from early morning to the evening so are an easy and economical way of getting around the country.
Car rental agencies have offices in most towns if you prefer to get around on your own. To rent a car, you must be in possession of a valid EU driving license and a credit card. If you want to leave Andorra, make sure to ask about the conditions included in the insurance policy.
There are also plenty of taxi ranks in each town.
Are there National Holidays to be aware of?
There are only four bank holidays a year in Andorra, which is when shops and businesses are closed.
- 1st January: New Year
- 14th March: Constitution Day
- 8th September: Nostra Senyora de Meritxell, patron saint of Andorra
- 25th December: Christmas Day
How can you keep in touch with home?
Since Andorra is not part of the EU, mobile phone roaming charges still apply. Travellers are recommended to check the conditions with their network operator before travelling.
There are free Wi-Fi access points at ski resorts, on the streets of the main towns, in public places and in shopping centres.
What happens if you have a medical emergency?
The EHIC card does not provide health cover in Andorra so make sure you have comprehensive travel and medical insurance that is valid for travel to non-EU countries.