Andorra la Vella Safearound
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.
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
OVERAL RISK: LOW
Andorra La Vella is a very safe city. With a rating of 90%, it is one of the safest cities in Europe.
PICKPOCKETS RISK: LOW
There is nearly no pickpocket risk in Andorra La Vella. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING & KIDNAPPING RISK: LOW
Andorra La Vella is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
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.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: LOW
Transports and taxis are generally very safe in Andorra La Vella.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: MEDIUM
There can be some occasional natural hazards such as avalanches in winter.
TERRORISM RISK: MEDIUM
Andorra has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW
Barcelona is generally very safe for women travelers.
Avoid Being A Victim! 10 Tips for Your Personal Safety
It is best to carry a small bag across your shoulder or wear a concealed pouch rather than a back pack
Carry as little cash as you can
Don’t keep your wallet in your back pocket
Beware of individuals who act strangely and who try to divert your attention in order to steal your belongings.
Pay special attention while seating on restaurants and café terraces, when you are withdrawing money from ATMs or near tourist attractions
Never keep your mobile phone or wallet on the table of a café or restaurant.
Don’t wear expensive jewellery in an ostentatious way
If an attacker tries to snatch your bag, don’t try to stop them as you will risk being injured
Thieves commonly work near tourist attractions such as museums, monuments, restaurants, hotels, beaches, trains, train stations, airports, subways and target vehicles with non-local license plates.
Most but not all of pickpockets work in groups, often as teenagers
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.