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Andorra Travel InformationAndorra has a large number of people infected by covid-19, and exemption laws have been introduced that restrict freedom of movement. For information about the corona virus, see the section Health. Passport is the only valid travel and identification document for Norwegian citizens in Andorra. European health insurance card is not valid. It is therefore recommended to take out private travel and health insurance before leaving. It should also be noted that since Andorra is not covered by the EEA regulations on international roaming on the mobile network ("Roam Like at Home"), the use of mobile phones can entail high costs.

Safety

Andorra is generally a safe and well-functioning country to visit, and most trips therefore go safely and without special problems. You should, as usual, exercise caution and take reasonable precautions, such as storing valuables such as money, passports, credit cards, cameras and cell phones in a proper manner. Andorra may also be exposed to unpleasant surprises, including pocket theft and other crime, both at typical tourist attractions, in busy streets and on public communications.

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The terrorist threat in Andorra is not considered greater than in other Western countries.

The road network in Andorra is consistently high quality and the car park is mainly modern. However, the traffic picture is characterized by significantly higher speeds, greater car density, more accidents and a more aggressive driving pattern than the Norwegian one, and it is advised to pay extra attention both as a motorist and as a pedestrian.

It is prohibited to drive in an alcohol-affected state and to talk on the cellphone while driving. Driver's license and insurance certificate must always be carried in the car. It is mandatory to have the following equipment in the car: Two red warning triangles, luminescent vest (in case of motorway accidents), extra tires and a set of extra light bulbs. For cars without winter tires, chains are recommended when driving in winter.

There is a certain avalanche danger between mid-winter and early summer. Groundgrass occurs relatively often, in connection with longer rainy periods. There is a certain earthquake danger in Andorra, and although no major earthquakes have been recorded in recent years, regular earthquakes of minor magnitude are recorded.

In natural disaster situations, Norwegians are asked to adhere to the instructions and recommendations of local authorities.

It is the Protecci¨® Civil y Gesti¨® d'Emergencies who have overall responsibility for civil preparedness and crisis management in the event of natural disasters.

Entry

Please note that entry regulations may change. The Foreign Service is not responsible if the following information on entry regulations or visa requirements is changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for entry and to familiarize themselves with the current entry rules for each country.

Passport is the only internationally valid travel and identification document for Norwegian citizens.

A passport must therefore always be carried as there is a duty to be able to identify with a valid identification document. In addition, all airlines require that passengers have a valid travel and identification document on departure.

The passport must be valid throughout your stay.

Upon entry to/transit via Andorra, the following valid document (with the same validity requirement as the passport) is also accepted:

  • Emergency passports
  • Refugee travel document (green travel document)
  • Travel document for people staying on a humanitarian basis (blue travel document). NB! This is only accepted if it gives the holder unlimited permission to return to Norway

However, reservations are made that the entry rules may be changed at short notice. It is therefore recommended that the authorities of the relevant country be contacted when planning a trip.

Health

Coronavirus (covid-19): A large number of cases of covid-19 infection have been detected in Andorra. Exception laws have been introduced to reduce the spread of infection. All non-essential business activities are closed, people are asked to stay home, and all public place traffic should be minimized.

Travelers arriving in Andorra must quarantine for 14 days. Follow local authorities 'advice, guidance and instructions on how to deal with the situation on the health authorities' side about coronavirus as well as information pages about the state of emergency.

The authorities have set up an information phone about the measures related to the corona pandemic: 188 (from abroad: +376 301188). People with symptoms of viral infection can call 116 - Andorra Medical Emergency Number.

You can find more information and guidance from the Norwegian health authorities on the website of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's answers to frequently asked questions about travel and coronavirus.

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Andorra has a well-developed health care system. There is a main hospital, Nostra Senyora de Meritxell hospital as well as some smaller health enterprises.

European health insurance card is not valid in Andorra. It is therefore recommended to take out private travel and health insurance before leaving. You should check what is included to make sure it covers the type of activities you plan to do. Good travel insurance will cover, among other things, expenses related to injuries, accidents, illness, home transport and death.

Practical information

The area code for calls from Norway to Andorra is + 376. It should be noted that since Andorra is not covered by the EEA regulations on international roaming on the mobile network ("Roam Like at Home"), the use of mobile phones can entail high costs. The telephone network is stable. There is no time difference between Andorra and Norway. Andorra has the same time as Norway (GMT + 1) and also changes to daylight saving time as in Norway.

The mains are 220 volts with European plugs. The TV system is like in Norway. The mobile network is well developed and there is GSM coverage in 90 per cent of the country. The postal system works quickly and efficiently. There is wireless internet coverage in many restaurants, cafes and hotels.

The Internet domain is.ad

The currency unit in Andorra is the euro (EUR). Most international credit cards are accepted.

Most major stores are open from 09:30 to 13:30 and 16:00 to 20:00 on weekdays, 09:30 to 21:00 on Saturdays and 9:00 to 19:00 on Sundays. Smaller shops usually close in the middle of the day between 13:30 and 16:00. Banks are open 9am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm on weekdays.

Most restaurants have closed between lunch (13:30 - 16:00) and dinner (20:30 - 23:30). In Andorra, you eat dinner late, usually at 11am. 22:00 - and there are generally few guests at the restaurants before 21:00 - 21:30.

National holidays: 1 January, 6 January, 14 March (Constitution Day), Good Friday, 2nd Easter Day, 2 Pentecost, 15 August, 8 September, 1 November, 8 December and 25 and 26 December.

As in Norway, it is common for tourists to give some tips/tips on eating places and to taxi drivers.

In addition to Catalan (the official language), Spanish and French are spoken. It should be noted that the English proficiency in Andorra is generally inferior to what we are used to in Norway. This applies to both public employees (hospitals, police, etc.) and employees in banks, restaurants, shops, etc.

Andorra is not a member of the EU. This means that purchases of duty-free tobacco, alcohol and luxury goods must be cleared upon import into an EU country. It should be noted in particular that neighboring countries Spain and France operate with strict limits on the import of tobacco for personal use.

Andorra has strict rules against the possession and use of narcotics, and the authorities are practicing a zero-tolerance policy in this field.

The dress code in Andorra is generally formal. You dress formally in a work context and something less formal in your free time.

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