Andorra’s situation internationally is quite unique. Our country isn’t part of the European Union or the Schengen area, but we do have free movement agreements with our neighbouring countries. That’s why it couldn't be easier to enter the Principality. In any case, here are the rules on who needs a passport for Andorra, what customs controls you’ll find at our borders, and what documentation tourists travelling with pets should bring.
Do I need a passport for Andorra?
If you’re a citizen of the European Union, you won’t need a visa to enter Andorra. Our country has signed transit agreements with Spain and France, so that people from any EU state won’t need to request any special permission. To enter or leave Andorra, all you need is your passport or identity card. On the other hand, if you’re a citizen of a country that does not belong to the EU but does belong to the Schengen area, you must carry a valid passport. If you’re a citizen of a country not inside the Schengen area, you need to have a valid passport and a Schengen multiple-entry visa to cross the border between Spain and France, countries you’ll have to go through to enter or leave Andorra.
CITIZENS OF NON-EU COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT NEED A SCHENGEN VISA TO TRAVEL TO EUROPE
CITIZENS OF NON-EU COUNTRIES THAT DO NEED A SCHENGEN VISA TO TRAVEL TO EUROPE
Customs control on the border
As well as checks on visas or passports for Andorra, customs checks are carried out on the border, as there are limits to the amount of agricultural and industrial products you can take across the border. For more information about these limits, visit the Andorra border and customs website, where you’ll also find their addresses and opening hours.
If you’re planning on travelling to Andorra with your pet (dog, cat or ferret), make sure your pet meets the following mandatory requirements:
If you are travelling from a ‘third country’ to the EU, you’ll also need to have a certificate of good health and undergo a customs control upon entering the European Union. If the number of animals travelling is 5 or more, as well as the above requirements, an official health certificate called TRACES is required. If any of your pets is a wild animal, native or non-native, you’ll have to request authorisation to import it using a generic application from the Andorran Government Procedures Service and the Department of Natural Heritage. Depending on the species, you’ll have to attach the specific documentation listed in the Regulation on transport conditions and import and export of wild animals.
For more information contact the Government of Andorra Department of Agriculture by telephone on (+376) 875 703.