There is an underlying threat from terrorism. Attacks, although unlikely, could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.
Andorra is not a Member of the European Union and therefore EU reciprocal medical arrangements do not apply.
Visitors to ski resorts should take advice on weather and avalanche conditions before they travel and throughout their visit (see: http://www.ski.andorra.com and http://www.avalanches.org. See the General (Winter Sports) section of this advice for more details.
We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.
Local laws and customs
Andorra has strict rules on the possession and use of illegal drugs and applies zero tolerance.
Andorra is not a member of the European Union and purchases of duty free tobacco, liquor and luxury goods are subject to taxes and duties on re-entering European Union countries. France and Spain apply strict rules on the amount of tobacco exported from Andorra for personal use (300 cigarettes/400gms pipe tobacco/75 cigars). Amounts in excess of this can be impounded as can the vehicle in which they are transported.
There is no minimum passport validity requirement for visiting Andorra. You should ensure that your passport is valid for the duration of your visit.
Travelling with children
Single parents or other adults traveling alone with children should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which has now replaced the E111 form, does not provide health cover in Andorra. It is therefore essential that you have comprehensive travel and medical insurance cover.
You should exercise normal precautions to avoid exposure to HIV/AIDS.
You should seek medical advice before travelling to Andorra and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up to date.
It is essential that you have comprehensive travel and medical insurance cover. You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.
Register with our LOCATE service to tell us when and where you are travelling abroad or where you live abroad so our consular and crisis staff can provide better assistance to you in an emergency.
If you are planning a skiing holiday it is advisable to contact the Andorran Embassy for advice on safety and weather conditions before travelling.