Andorra Risk Reports

Security travel advice for Andorra

Security information

Threat level: Low
The overall risk is relatively low for visitors to Andorra, but be cautious of any potential threats. Crime against tourists is present in Andorra, although rates are relatively low. Incidents such as date rape and robbery have been reported more frequently in the past year, particularly in tourist nightclubs and bars. Travellers should also keep in mind the heightened threat of terrorism in Europe. Overall it is a very safe country and visits for the most part are safe.

Recent security risk events
One of the biggest crime problems in Andorra is the trafficking of illegal substances. This is mostly present at the Andorra/Spanish border with many recent cases of Andorrans smuggling drugs and other contraband across the border lines. This has meant that the security and control on borders have been increased. This does not present a direct threat to tourists.

Security risks
Crime and violence rate is very low in Andorra but make sure to take care of your belongings and do not leave any items unattended.

Road travel is one of the most dangerous parts about visiting as the only way into the country is through its renowned ice valleys. Treacherous weather conditions during the winter months make it absolutely essential to have appropriate tyres and tyre chains. It is advised to carry a supply of food and water, as well as extra warm clothing in the event of a breakdown or accident in an inaccessible area.

In general, those who wish to travel across the border lines from Andorra to Spain should not have any problems and crossings should be efficient and safe. It is advised to be cautious at all times and take sensible precautions when travelling. Do not leave your car unattended as smugglers have been known to stash contraband in other vehicles waiting at border lines, however cases like these are rare.

International relations
Andorra is a well-established member of the United Nations. The country maintains six embassies abroad: Austria, Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain and the United States.

Andorra has a monetary agreement with the European Union which allows them to make the Euro its official currency.

Travel considerations
Be aware that it is a legal requirement for visitors travelling to or transiting to Andorra to carry two Red Warning Triangles in their vehicles, this is of particular importance when travelling in winter conditions. It is also a legal requirement to carry a certificate of Insurance with you when you are driving at all times.

Andorra road safety laws are very strict and therefore drivers should familiarise themselves with the laws prior to venturing to Andorra.

General information

Capital: Andorra la Vella
Official languages: Catalan
Religion: Christianity
Currency: Euro
Time now in Andorra la Vella:

Visa requirements
There are no visa requirements for entry into Andorra for stays of up to three months. Be aware that Andorra has no airport and therefore can only be accessed by passing through France or Spain. Make sure that you also adhere to the relevant visa requirements for France or Spain.

Immunisations
It is advised that visitors to Andorra are up-to-date with primary boosters such as MMR. It is recommended for most travellers to also get a Tetanus vaccination.

Other health risks
Good medical care is provided, but make sure to take comprehensive travel and medical insurance and note that the European Health Insurance Card, (EHIC), does not provide any health cover in Andorra.

Consular information

The U.S. Ambassador to Spain is also accredited as Ambassador to Andorra.
U.S. Consulate Madrid
Calle de Serrano, 75,
28006,
Madrid,
Spain
Telephone: +34 915 87 22 00
Email: askACS@state.gov

British Consulate General Barcelona
There is an Honorary British Consul in Andorra, under the supervision of the British Consulate General, Barcelona. To contact our Honorary Consul in Andorra or to request Consular assistance in Andorra, you should first make contact with the British Consulate General in Barcelona.

British Consulate General Barcelona
Avda Diagonal 477–13,
08036 Barcelona,
Spain
Telephone: +34 93 366 6200
Email: spain.consulate@fco.gov.uk

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