Updated: 29 January 2003 SUMMARY The vast majority of visits Andorra are trouble-free. You should be aware that Andorra is not a Member of the European Union and that limits on the import of duty free goods apply. You should ensure you have adequate insurance cover. Andorra shares with the rest of the world, including the UK, an increased threat from terrorist incidents of international origin. The threat from terrorism is low. SAFETY AND SECURITY Terrorism: There is no history of terrorism in Andorra. We are unaware of any evidence of a threat to western interests from terrorism in Andorra. But you should be aware of the risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, in all countries of the world, against civilian targets in public places, including tourist sites. Crime: Street crime is almost unknown. However, you should take the usual precautions of taking care of passports and money. LOCAL LAWS AND CUSTOMS Andorra has strict rules on the possession and use of illegal drugs and applies zero tolerance. Andorra is not a member of the European Union and purchases of duty free tobacco, liquor and luxury goods are subject to taxes and duties on re-entering European Union countries. France and Spain apply strict rules on the amount of tobacco exported from Andorra for personal use (300 cigarettes/400gms pipe tobacco/75 cigars). Amounts in excess of this can be impounded as can the vehicle in which they are transported. GENERAL It is essential that you have adequate insurance cover. The form E111 does not provide health cover in Andorra.
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 19:26:43 GMT Eighty-four people, mostly British tourists, became ill after drinking contaminated water at a skiing resort. The tourists suffered gastrointestinal problems after drinking water in the area of Soldeu el Tarter, a ski resort popular among foreign tourists, but no one required to go to hosptal, a Health Ministry spokeswoman said. The government has prohibited the use of local water for drinking and cooking, although people may bathe in it. Full story: http://www.ananova.com/yournews/story/sm_510871.html
Still Current at: 28 February 2001 MOST VISITS TO ANDORRA ARE TROUBLE-FREE SAFETY AND SECURITY ************************************************** There is no terrorist risk and street crime is almost unknown. The usual precautions of taking care of passports and money should be followed. LOCAL LAWS AND CUSTOMS ************************************************** Andorra has strict rules on the possession and use of illegal drugs and applies zero tolerance. Andorra is not a member of the European Union and purchases of duty free tobacco, liquor and luxury goods are subject to taxes and duties on re-entering European Union countries. France and Spain apply strict rules on the amount of tobacco exported from Andorra for personal use (300 cigarettes/400gms pipe tobacco/75 cigars). Amounts in excess of this can be impounded as can the vehicle in which they are transported. GENERAL ************************************************** It is essential that travellers should have adequate insurance cover. The form E111 does not provide health cover in Andorra. CONTACT DETAILS ************************************************** There is an Honorary British Consulate in Andorra, under the supervision of the British Consulate - General, Barcelona. Honorary Consul, Mr Hugh Garner, Casa Jacint Pons3/2, La Massana, principality of Andorra, (tel/fax: +376 839 840); email: britconand@mypic.ad.
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