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The official language is Catalan; Spanish, Portuguese and French are also spoken. Catalan belongs to the Romance language family and is related to Spanish, French and Italian. The widespread belief that Catalan is a Spanish dialect is wrong. Spaniards and Latin Americans understand Catalan about as well as Portuguese or Italian. Catalan is a primary dialect of spoken vernacular Latin and is written with Latin letters. Individual Catalan words can already be found in Latin texts from the 9th century, and the first complete Catalan documents were written in the 12th century. Between the 13th and 15th In the 19th century, the Catalan language grew in importance with the expansion of the Count of Barcelona’s dominions. When Catalonia lost its political independence at the beginning of the 18th century as a result of the War of Spanish Succession, Castilian Spanish became the official language of Spain and Catalan was even banned at times. As a result, today only around 39% of Andorra’s residents have learned Catalan as their mother tongue and only 58.3% use the language as a daily language. About 37% of Andorran residents speak Spanish on a daily basis. The Catalan language is promoted today through the founding of the official language council Servei de Política Lingüística, a corresponding offer in adult education and classes in Catalan in the Spanish and French school system of Andorra.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/06/2022 Feast of Epiphany

03/14/2022 Constitution Day

04/17/2022 Easter Sunday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

06/24/2022 St. John’s Day

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

08.09.2022 National holiday

11/01/2022 all saints day

11/04/2022 Day of Saint Charles Borromeo (Lombardy)

08.12.2022 Immaculate conception

12/24/2022 christmas eve

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/31/2022 New Year’s Eve


Duty free shopping


The following items can be exported duty-free to EU countries: 300 cigarettes or 150 cigarillos (each weighing up to 3 g) or 75 cigars (each weighing more than 3 g) or 400 g of pipe tobacco (per person aged 17 and over); 1.5 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 3 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of less than 22% or sparkling wine and 5 liters of wine (per person aged 17 and over); 1000 g of coffee or 400 g of extracts; 200 g of tea or 80 g of extracts. 75g of perfume and 375ml of eau de toilette. agricultural products up to a maximum total value of €300 (per person aged 15 and over); Gifts and other items for personal use must not exceed a total value of €900 (per person over 15 years old) / €450 (per person under 15 years old) or the following quantities: 2.5 kg milk powder, 3 kg condensed milk, 6 kg of fresh milk, 1 kg of butter, 4 kg of cheese, 5 kg of sugar and sweets and 5 kg of meat. Andorra is a duty free area. More information is available from Andorra Customs. 5 kg milk powder, 3 kg condensed milk, 6 kg fresh milk, 1 kg butter, 4 kg cheese, 5 kg sugar and sweets and 5 kg meat. Andorra is a duty free area. More information is available from

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Principality of Andorra

(Also responsible for Switzerland.)

Carrer Prat de la Creu 62-64
Andorra la Vella
+376 87 57 04.

Mon-Fri 09.00-19.00.

Embassy of the Principality of Andorra
Kärntner Ring 2A/13
+43 (1) 961 09 09 20.

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00.

Embassy of the Principality of Andorra

(Also responsible for Germany.)

10, Rue de la Montagne
+32 (2) 513 28 06.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.30.


Business etiquette

Business meetings tend to be quite formal. Appointments should be arranged in advance. Lunch is usually after 1:30 p.m. Knowledge of Spanish or French is an advantage, although English is also spoken. Business hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in summer sometimes also Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-3 p.m.



According to, the country code of Andorra is 00376.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800, 3G and 4G. Mobile network nationwide operated by Andorra Telecom. The network coverage is almost nationwide. Roaming contracts exist. However, it may be worth purchasing a local prepaid SIM card.


There are still a few internet cafes. Most hotels, campsites, restaurants, cafes and bars provide their guests with free WiFi.

Post office

Postal services within the country are free. International postal traffic is regulated by the French and Spanish Post Offices, which also issue the postage stamps. Mail within Europe takes about a week to arrive. You can write poste restante to Andorra la Vella. Post office hours (Andorra la Vella): Mon-Fri 09.00-14.30, Sat 08.00-12.00. The opening times vary in the villages.


Numerous German-speaking radio stations can be received in Andorra via Astra satellites or via the Internet.

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