Andorra: A small European country with visa-free entry for all nationalities
Andorra is visa-free for everyone irrespective of your nationality. The small nation in Europe has an area of just 468 square kilometres with population as low as 77,000.
France borders Andorra to the north and Spain to the south. The country is a tourist hotspot and the number of tourists in the country at any moment in time outnumbers the number of residents. An estimated 10.2 million tourists visit the country annually. Though Spain and France border it, Andorra is neither a member of the European Union nor the Schengen states.
The thousands of kilometres of waymarked trails through natural spaces, the valleys, lakes, mountains, meadows, ravines, rivers, and unending list of activities tourists can indulge in, are the reasons behind Andorra’s booming tourism industry.
The Andorran government imposes no visa requirements on its visitors and only requires a passport or European Union national identity card for entrance. But since there’s no airport for fixed-wing aircraft in Andorra, visitors are only able to enter through France or Spain and can only exit through same.
Since visitors to Andorra need to first arrive at France or Spain to be able to enter by land, a double or multiple entry Schengen visa is necessary. If you enter Andorra while holding a single-entry Schengen visa, it means you cannot leave Andorra to catch your flight in Spain or France. Because of this, visitors to Andorra must prove that they have the means to exit the country by holding a double or multiple-entry Schengen visa.
If you plan to visit Andorra, make sure you obtain either a double or multiple entry Schengen visa.
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