Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Andorra on the TravelHealthPro website.

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Andorra.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Travel in Andorra

The Andorran authorities have various restrictions in place including social distancing of 1.5m unless specific protocols are in place. The use of a mask is not mandatory in public spaces and on urban roads, provided that there are no crowds of people that do not allow you to maintain the minimum distance of 1.5 meters. The use of face masks is mandatory in enclosed public premises such as bars, restaurants, shops and cultural establishments, among others. All people eight years old and over are required to wear masks.

Groups of up to 10 people are able to meet indoors and up to 20 in outdoor spaces, including in private spaces. Limits to capacity are also in place in shops and other places of interest, and you should follow the instructions displayed locally. Similar restrictions are in place in gyms and sports centres. Smoking is not permitted in any public area.

A COVID certificate must be shown by those 16 years of age and over to access most public places, including bars, restaurants, tourist accommodation, spas and other tourism activities. The Andorran authorities consider either a vaccination certificate, a recovery certificate, or a negative diagnostic test as an acceptable COVID certificate. A COVID certificate must also be presented in all of Andorra’s skiing areas: this applies to all those taking part in a sporting activity (including downhill skiing, snowshoeing and other activities) as well as those wishing to enter ski lifts, restaurants and enclosed spaces.

You can find more information regarding the measures in place on the Andorran government website.

Accepted forms of COVID certificate

Proof of vaccination status

Andorra will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. It will also accept proof of COVID-19 vaccination record issued in the Crown Dependencies. Documents can be in English, Spanish, French or Catalan and in paper or electronic format. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and cannot be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

At least 14 days must have passed since being fully vaccinated (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine). Your date(s) of vaccination must be specified and your final dose must have been administered within the last 270 days. If you completed your vaccination (with both doses of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine) more than 270 days ago, you must be able to show proof of having received a booster jab. There is no requirement for 14 days to have passed since receiving your booster jab.

Diagnostic test

The Andorran authorities accept either a TMA or PCR diagnostic certificate with a negative result carried out within the previous 72 hours, or a certificate of a negative result for an antigen test performed within the previous 12 hours.

The accrediting documentation may be written in Catalan, Spanish, French or English, can be presented in digital or physical format and must contain at least the following information: name and surname(s) of holder, issuing country, date and time of sample and test type.

Recovery certificate

Under the Andorran rules, a recovery certificate must be issued by the competent authority or a medical service at least 11 days after the first positive TMA or PCR test. This certificate is valid for 180 calendar days from the date the sample was taken for this TMA or PCR test.

The accrediting documentation may be written in English, Spanish, French or Catalan, can be presented in digital or physical format and must contain at least the following information: name and surname(s) of holder, date of sample of first test with positive result, test type and issuing country.

Children under the age of 16 are exempt from presenting the certificate, but must follow preventive measures.

Healthcare in Andorra

If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, call 116. Do not go directly to a hospital or healthcare facility.

For general information surrounding the measures introduced by the Andorran authorities, call 118.

For contact details for English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health

View Health for further details on healthcare in Andorra.

See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Andorra

Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. We will update this page when the Government of Andorra announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Andorran national vaccination programme started in February 2021 and is using the Pfizer-BioNTech and Astra-Zeneca vaccines. The Andorran Ministry of Health has published information about their national vaccination programme registration system (only available in Catalan). You can only register online if you are registered as a resident of the Principality or if you have a valid work permit. Children under the age of sixteen cannot register. For more general information from the Andorran government regarding vaccines in Andorra, see their information page (only available in Catalan).

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Andorra, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.