In Andorra, sales have been regulated by law since 2015. The law stipulates there are to be two sales periods, summer and winter, which begin at the end of June and the end of December, respectively. If you would like to visit Andorra during the sales, use this calendar to check the start and end dates of each period before you travel.
Once they have begun, the sales continue for a further three months. It is also common to find special offers and occasional discounts throughout the year.
The shops in Andorra only close 4 days a year.
1 January: New Year
14 March: The Constitution of Andorra
8 September: National Holiday: Nostra Senyora de Meritxell
25 December: Christmas
In holidays or festive periods (Easter Week, Carnival, etc.), some trades, stores and shopping centres remain open until 22 h.
On the web www.mobilitat.ad you will find an interactive map with the state of the traffic and information on incidents.
Remember that in winter it is compulsory to carry a set of chains in the vehicle.
Camping wild in Andorra is prohibited. This is only allowed around a hut during the night and when the hut is full.
In the Where to Sleep section you will find a list of camp sites in the Principality.
All pets (dog, cat or ferret) that has to enter Andorra must necessarily meet the following:
1- Be identified with a microchip.
2- Be duly vaccinated against rabies.
3- Have a "Pets’ passport ".
If the animals come from a country outside the EU, they must also have a certificate of good health and pass customs on entry in the European Union.
If the number of animals is over 5, in addition to requirements 1-2-3, an official health certificate will be needed known as TRACES.
For further information, call the Department of Agriculture of the Government of Andorra on (+376) 875 703.
Anyone who wants to enter the country with local and non-local wild animals (or parts of these animals), must ask for authorisation to import on a general application to the Government Processing Service and addressed to the Department of Natural Heritage. Depending on the species, the specific documentation detailed in the Regulation on conditions of transportation, importation or exportation of wild animals will have to be attached.
The Principality of Andorra is not a member of Schengen. As access to Andorra is via France or Spain, any person travelling to Andorra from outside the community must ask for information from the French or Spanish embassies or consulates (depending on the country from where they are entering) on the need for a visa to enter the Schengen Space, and, if necessary, apply for and process the corresponding visa.
Whenever necessary, the person concerned will have to ask for a multi-entry and multi-exit Schengen visa to be able to go in and out of Andorra trouble free.
To be married in Andorra, one of the spouses must be Andorran or a resident in the country.
In the case of goods or if any purchase has to be declared on entering or leaving the country as it exceeds the customs excesses, the customs are subject to a timetable (with guard service 24/24).
You will find more information on the customs processes at http://www.duana.ad/ (in Catalan).
Weather allowing, the skiing season starts in early December and ends in mid-April (normally after Easter Week).