Andorra Travel Information
- Year Joined the EU: Not a member
- Schengen Member: No, but entry through Schengen Countries
- Capital City: Andorra la Vella
- Official Language: Catalan
- Size (Square Km): 468
- Calling Code: +376
- Time Zone: CET
- Currency: Euro (€)
- Main Airport: No airport, uses Barcelona Airport (Spain)
What is ETIAS?
ETIAS, short for European Travel Information and Authorization System, is a travel authorization system introduced by the European Union. It will be in effect from the end of 2025 for visa-free travellers entering the Schengen Zone, which includes 27 European countries. The main purpose of ETIAS is to enhance the security of EU countries by pre-screening visitors against various security databases.
Do I need an ETIAS for visiting Andorra?
Andorra is not a member of the EU or the Schengen Area. It does not have border controls with France or Spain, but to reach Andorra, one must first enter the Schengen Zone. So, while Andorra itself does not require ETIAS, you will need ETIAS to transit through Schengen countries if you are from a visa-exempt country.
How do I apply for an ETIAS for Andorra?
Technically, you can't apply for an ETIAS for Andorra because it is not part of the Schengen Zone or the EU. However, to reach Andorra, you must pass through a Schengen country, for which you might need ETIAS authorization depending on your nationality.
If I hold a passport from Andorra, will I need an ETIAS?
Andorran passport holders are visa-exempt for the Schengen Zone, so when ETIAS comes into effect, they will need it for travel to Schengen countries. However, ETIAS isn't required for returning to Andorra.
Will local border authorities know of my arrival into Andorra?
As Andorra doesn't have its own airport, visitors must first travel to a neighbouring country, typically Spain or France. When you cross the border into Andorra, there aren't typically checks, but local authorities can conduct them if they see fit.
How will my ETIAS application be processed by Andorra?
Andorra will not process ETIAS applications as it's not part of the ETIAS system. ETIAS applications will be processed by the European Union.
Do I need an ETIAS is transiting through Andorra Airports?
Andorra does not have its own airport. But if you're transiting through airports in Schengen countries and you're from a visa-exempt country, you will need ETIAS authorization.
Do I need an ETIAS when entering Andorra by land, air and sea?
Since Andorra can only be accessed by land and does not require ETIAS, you don't need an ETIAS to enter it. However, you do need an ETIAS to enter Schengen countries (such as Spain or France) that you would pass through to reach Andorra.
Is applying for Andorra ETIAS different than other countries?
You don't apply for an ETIAS for Andorra specifically. Instead, you apply for ETIAS based on the Schengen country you will first enter.
Can I use the Andorra ETIAS for visiting other countries?
There's no specific Andorra ETIAS. However, an ETIAS authorization is valid for all Schengen countries, allowing you to travel freely within the Schengen Zone.
How long can I stay in Andorra?
ETIAS doesn't govern your stay in Andorra. However, ETIAS allows a stay of up to 90 days in any 180-day period within the Schengen Zone.
Can I stay 90 days Andorra then visit another Schengen country for another 90 days?
No, the 90/180 rule applies to the Schengen Zone as a whole, not individual countries. The 90-day limit isn't reset by moving between Schengen countries or leaving and returning to the Schengen Zone.
How can I contact the local ETIAS office for Andorra?
ETIAS is managed by the European Union, with cooperation through Schengen countries via their National Units. So, there's no local ETIAS office in Andorra. For information about ETIAS, you should contact the appropriate authorities in the Schengen country you're planning to enter first.
If my ETIAS is denied, how do I appeal?
ETIAS isn't granted for specific countries but for the Schengen Zone. If your ETIAS application is denied, you will receive a reason for the denial and information on the appeal process, which varies depending on the country processing your application.
What if I lose my passport while in Andorra on an approved ETIAS?
If you lose your passport, contact your home country's embassy or consulate as soon as possible. Your ETIAS is linked to your passport, so if you get a new passport, you'll need to apply for a new ETIAS.
If my ETIAS is revoked in Andorra, can I apply for another ETIAS?
Since ETIAS isn't issued specifically for Andorra, revoking it means revoking your authorization for the entire Schengen Zone. If your ETIAS is revoked, you'll be given a reason and you can appeal based on the procedures provided in the revocation notice.