Andorra la Vella

While it is actually a small country on the border between France and Spain, Andorra speaks the Catalan language. Nested in the Pyrenees mountain range, Andorra offers great hiking in summer and skiing / snowboarding in winter, as well a famous duty-free shops. The biggest city and the capital is Andorra La Vella. It is a very safe country, with very few annoyances other than traffic and some avalanches in winter. SafeAround will allow you to see on a map the city’s safest and most dangerous neighborhoods and areas, details on scams and other risks, as well as some useful travel advice.

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Is Andorra Safe?

Andorra is often considered as one of the safest countries in the world, and Andorra La Vella one of the safest European cities. The city population approximates 20,000 people, and there is a highly effective police force in the city. The number of armed robberies in the city amounted to 1 in 2015.

Warnings & Dangers

Mid Priority-96 OVERALL RISK : LOW

Andorra La Vella is a very safe city. With a rating of 90%, it is one of the safest cities in Europe.

Mid Priority-96 PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW

There is nearly no pickpocket risk in Andorra La Vella. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.

Mid Priority-96 MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM

Andorra La Vella is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.

Mid Priority-96 SCAMS RISK : LOW

There are virtually no scammers in Andorra La Vella. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.

Mid Priority-96 TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW

There can be some occasional natural hazards such as avalanches in winter.

Mid Priority-96 NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM

There can be some occasional natural hazards such as avalanches in winter.

Mid Priority-96 TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM

Andorra has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.

Mid Priority-96 WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW

Barcelona is generally very safe for women travelers.

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Useful Information

Visas are not usually required for stays under 90 days, and EU nationals (Schengen) can stay in the country as long as they want. Make sure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to the country you’re visiting. www.doyouneedvisa.com is a useful website that can help you know if you need a visa or not based on your nationality and the country you’re visiting.
The currency in Spain and most of Europe is the Euro. Spain is cheaper than other European countries, but the costs can add up in the main cities. Allow a budget of at least 70€ per day including accommodation.
The weather in Spain is hot and dry, the best time to visit is around summer (June-September), although major cities can be visited year-long.
The main international airports are in Madrid (Barajas) and Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Málaga, Alicante, Girona, Valencia, Ibiza, Seville and Bilbao. There are also airports at Almería, Asturias, Jerez de la Frontera, Murcia, Reus, Santander, Santiago de Compostela and Seville. If you’re looking fore cheap flight deals, you can find some on JetRadar.
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page.