Electricity

Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Round pin attachment plugs and Shuko plugs and receptacles with side grounding contacts are in use.

Language

The official language of Andorra is Catalan, which is used in administration and business. More than half the population speaks Spanish, and French and Portuguese are also spoken.

Money

The unit of currency in Andorra is the Euro, divided into 100 cents. Currency can be exchanged at banks and bureaux de change. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants; ATMs are widely available.

Tipping

Tipping is not expected in Andorra, though a gratuity of between five and 15 percent for waiters and taxi drivers is very welcome.

Health

There are no health risks associated with travel to Andorra, but it is recommended that travellers are up to date with routine immunisations. Medical care in Andorra and neighbouring Spain and France is excellent, but can be expensive and medical insurance is advised.

Safety

There are no risks associated with travel to Andorra, but travellers should always be vigilant and not display valuables.

Local customs

Andorrans tend to be friendly and courteous. Smoking is common, although restrictions have been placed in neighbouring Spain. It's forbidden to drink alcohol on the street and the country has a zero policy to the possession and use of illegal drugs.

Doing business

Catalan is the official language of Andorra, although Spanish is widely spoken. A small minority speak French, and English is minimal. It is best to ascertain before meetings which language will be used. Punctuality is important, handshakes are the norm on greeting, and business attire should be smart and formal.

Duty free

There are no regulations other than those of France or Spain, and visitors must follow the details of whichever country they transit to reach Andorra. Andorra itself is duty free.

Communications

The international access code for Andorra is +376. Visitors with unlocked phones can use local SIM cards; WiFi is widely available in most cafes, hotels and restaurants.

Passport & Visa

All visitors must have a valid passport with a recommended validity of at least six months past the date of departure from Andorra. The passport must have one unused page for visa issuance. Although there are no visa requirements for Andorra, travellers must have the relevant documentation for either France or Spain, depending on which country will be transited to reach Andorra, and should apply to the relevant embassy in their home country. Visitors must also hold onward tickets, all other documents required for next destination, and sufficient funds.

Entry requirements

United States citizens need a passport to enter Andorra, but no visa is required. However, the relevant regulations and visa requirements of France or Spain must be met.

British nationals need a passport to enter Andorra, but no visa is required. However, the relevant regulations and visa requirements of France or Spain must be met.

Canadians need a passport to enter Andorra, but no visa is required. However, the relevant regulations and visa requirements of France or Spain must be met.

Australians need a passport to enter Andorra, but no visa is required. However, the relevant regulations and visa requirements of France or Spain must be met.

South Africans need a passport to enter Andorra, but no visa is required. However, the relevant regulations and visa requirements of France or Spain must be met.

Irish nationals need a passport to enter Andorra, but no visa is required. However, the relevant regulations and visa requirements of France or Spain must be met.

New Zealand nationals need a passport to enter Andorra, but no visa is required. However, the relevant regulations and visa requirements of France or Spain must be met.

Useful contacts

Ministry of Tourism and Environment: www.andorra.ad

110 (Police); 116 (Ambulance); 118 (Fire); 112 (Mountain Rescue).

Embassies / consulates in other countries

Andorra Embassy, New York, United States: +1 (212) 750-8064.

Andorra Embassy, London, United Kingdom: +44 (0)20 8874 4806.

Embassies / consulates in Andorra

United States Embassy, Madrid, Spain (also responsible for Andorra): +34 91 587 2200.

British Consulate, Barcelona, Spain (also responsible for Andorra): +34 902 109 356.

Canadian Embassy, Madrid, Spain (also responsible for Andorra): +34 91 382 8400.

Australian Embassy, Madrid, Spain (also responsible for Andorra): +34 91 353 6600.

South African Embassy, Madrid, Spain (also responsible for Andorra): +34 91 436 3780.

Irish Embassy, Madrid, Spain (also responsible for Andorra): +34 91 436 4093.

New Zealand Embassy, Madrid (also responsible for Andorra): +34 915 230 226.

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