Andorra

Andorra

Welcome to Andorra

Fancy yourself a member of European royalty? Live out your daydream in picturesque Andorran, where Romanesque church steeples pierce brilliant blue skies, where snow-covered slopes beckon skiers of all levels and there the charming capital of Andorra la Vella looks like it stepped out of a fairytale.

Summer or winter, active travelers can find their game, whether it’s hiking, mountain biking or festival-hopping, or skiing, snowshoeing or soaking in thermal waters at a high-mountain spa. Skiers, in particular, come now before the secret about the Grandvalira and Vallnord resorts gets out!

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Unique Facts

  • Andorra is the world’s only co-principality. A principality is a place ruled by a prince, i.e. Monaco. Andorra has two princes who share the title of prince.
  • Andorra is the world’s only country with Catalan as an official language.
  • The capital of Andorra, Andorra la Vella, is the highest capital city in Europe at 3,356 feet.
  • Andorra remained neutral in World War II. In fact, the country has no army and is guarded by Spanish and French military forces.
  • Andorra is considered one of the safest countries in the world.

Language

Andorra’s official language is Catalan.

When To Go

The best time to go to Andorra for skiing is December to April. For summer activities, visit May through September.

Airports

Andorra–La Seu d’Urgell Airport

Passport Validity

Passport must be valid at time of entry for six months beyond arrival date.

Visa Required By US Citizen?

None

Vaccinations

The CDC recommends the following vaccine for all travelers when visiting Andorra: Measles and routine vaccinations. Some travelers should receive the Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Rabies vaccines.

Electrical Outlets

Power plugs and sockets: type F. Standard voltage: 230V. Frequency: 50Hz.

Currency

Euro

Getting Around

Road conditions may differ significantly from those in the United States. The roads are generally clear of snow and remain accessible throughout the winter months.

All parishes are connected by bus service. Frequent long-distance bus service is available to La Seu d’Urgell and Barcelona in Spain and to Toulouse and Perpignan in France. There are car rental agencies in most towns.

Driver’s License

A valid US driver’s license is required.

US Embassy Info

U.S. Consulate General Barcelona
Paseo Reina Elisenda de Montcada, 23,
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Telephone: + (34) 932-802-227
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: + (34) 915-872-200
Fax: +(34) 932-806-175
BarcelonaACS@state.gov

Local Emergency Phone Numbers

General Emergency: 112

Safety and Security

The crime rate is low in Andorra. Use standard safety precautions. Do not leave belongings unattended.

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