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Andorra Country Report

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Nestled between France and Spain in the Pyrenees Mountains, the small and prosperous principality of Andorra (population 76,570) presents no significant risks for travelers.

Visitors should nonetheless adhere to a few basic precautions, particularly when hiking in mountainous regions (Andorra boasts 65 summits with elevations over 2500 meters).

TRANSPORTATION

There are no airports, train stations, or major highways in Andorra. The only way to reach the principality is by road. Since mountain roads are often winding and narrow, exercise caution while driving. Certain roads can become impassable due to snow and ice and tires must be fitted with snow chains in some of the country's mountainous zones in winter months.

POLITICS

The next parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place in April 2019.

TERRORISM HEALTH

While the threat of terrorism is low in Andorra, no destination can be considered to have zero risk. As a precaution, visitors should report any suspicious behavior or activities to the proper authorities.

HEALTH

While Andorra (official language: Catalan) has good medical facilities, travelers should consider an evacuation by ambulance or helicopter to France (e.g. Toulouse) if serious medical or surgical treatment is necessary. Therefore, it is advisable to subscribe to a medical insurance plan covering emergency evacuation prior to departure.

OTHER

Although situated between Spain and France, Andorra is not a member state of the European Union. The country has, however, adopted the euro as its currency. It is not part of the visa- and border checkpoint-free Schengen Area.

Climate

Andorra experiences sunny days all year long although snowstorms are frequent in winter months. Summers are mild. Spring and autumn are the most pleasant periods to visit the country. Temperatures can vary by 4-5°C depending on elevation.

Useful Numbers

Country Code: +376 Police: 110

Electricity

Voltage: 230 V ~ 50 Hz

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