Grandvalira Travel Information
GMT +1 (GMT +2, Apr - Oct)
Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Round pin attachment plugs and Shuko plugs and receptacles with side grounding contacts are in use.
The official language of Andorra is Catalan (used in administration and business). More than half the population speaks Spanish, and French and Portuguese are also spoken.
There are no health risks associated with travel to Andorra, but it is recommended that travellers are up to date with routine immunisations. Medical care in Andorra and neighbouring Spain and France is excellent, but can be expensive and medical insurance is advised.
A 10% service charge is usually included on restaurant bills in Andorra and anything extra is for exceptional service.
There are no risks associated with travel to Andorra, but travellers should always be vigilant and not display valuables.
Andorrans tend to be friendly and courteous. Smoking is common, although restrictions have been placed in neighbouring Spain.
Catalan is the official language of Andorra, although Spanish is widely spoken. A small minority speak French and English is minimal. It is best to ascertain before meetings which language will be used. Punctuality is important, handshakes are the norm on greeting, and business attire should be smart and formal.
The international access code for Andorra is +376. The outgoing code is 00, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). City/area codes are in use. Andorra is well covered by a GSM 900 network and most international mobile companies offer roaming agreements. Internet cafes are widely available.
Visitors may exit Andorra without paying duty on the following items: 3 litres of alcohol not exceeding 22 percent volume; 300 cigarettes or 75 cigars; 75 grams of perfume. Certain agricultural products as well as tea and coffee are restricted, it is best to clarify these allowances before travelling through customs.
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