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Andorra

Spain and Andorra are both advanced stable democracies and modern economies. Spain is a member of NATO and the European Union.  Read the Department of State Background Notes on Spain and Andorra for additional information.

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 COUNTRY OVERVIEW
Country Name: Andorra
Continent: Europe
Capital City: Andorra La Vella
Boundary Countries: France, Spain
Recommended Hospitals in Capital: None at this time.
Main Cities: Andorra La Vella, El Serrat, Soldeu, Encamp, Les Escaldes, Sant Julià de Lória
Country Size: 468 sq km
Population: 71,822

 

COUNTRY GENERAL INFORMATION
Language:

Catalan (official), French, Castilian, Portuguese

Currency: euro (EUR)
Predominant Religions:

Roman Catholic (predominant)

National Holidays: Our Lady of Meritxell Day, 8 September (1278)
Economic Status:

Tourism, the mainstay of Andorra's tiny, well-to-do economy, accounts for more than 80% of GDP. An estimated 11.6 million tourists visit annually, attracted by Andorra's duty-free status and by its summer and winter resorts.

Security:

No regular military forces, Police Service of Andorra, NOTE: defense is the responsibility of France and Spain

US Presence:

None, US Interests are handled by the Consulate General in Barcelona, Spain.

Document Requirements:

Spain is a party to the Schengen agreement.  As such, U.S. citizens may enter Spain for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.  The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.  For further details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen Fact Sheet

In an effort to prevent international child abduction, many governments have initiated procedures at entry/exit points.  These often include requiring documentary evidence of relationship and permission for the child's travel from the parent(s) or legal guardian not present.  Having such documentation on hand, even if not required, may facilitate entry/departure. 

For further information on entry requirements to Andorra, travelers should contact the Andorran Mission to the UN, 2 U.N. Plaza, 25th floor, New York, NY 10018, telephone (212) 750-8064 or online at http://www.andorra.ad.  Visit the Embassy of Spain and Andorra web sites for the most current visa information.

Major Airports:

Andorra, The is no airport in Andorra, see Barcelona, Spain or Toulouse, France, ANDORRA
Website: www.andorra.ad/ang/transports/index.asp

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Risks and Precautions:

Spain and Andorra share with the rest of the world an increased threat of international terrorist incidents.
Andorra has a low rate of crime.

Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR total: 4.03 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth: TOTAL 83.52 years (male 80.62/female 86.62)

Immunization Indicators:

Required: None
Recommended: Hep A & B, Boosters: DPT, MMR

Infectious Disease Concerns:

Leishmaniasis (cutaneous and visceral) is found in countries bordering the Mediterranean, with the highest number of cases from Spain, where it is an important opportunistic infection in HIV-infected persons.
Legionnaries disease, caused by the Legionella bacterium, is sporadic; some outbreaks have involved tourists at resort hotels.

Overall Quality of Medical Services:

Good medical care is available in both Spain and Andorra.

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Referrals: 1
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Country Calling Code:  +376

Internet code:  .ad

 



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