Andorra Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by black_mimi99
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by black_mimi99
    by matcrazy1

Andorra Warnings and Dangers

  • Bad Sign

    We lost so many times because of the bad street sign, and we try to use GPS, also got lost! So better read carefully the Andorra map.

  • Traffic, Parking

    When we visit Andorra, we came by car and stayed in Andorra la Vella. And find out that so difficult to find parking, it's a small city with so many cars and small and narrow road. And if wrong parking, then will got a fine, the charge is 60 euro! More expensive than in Paris!The traffic also make us difficult to enjoy the town.

  • The traffic.

    I consider Andorra as a very civilized country, a small country there many people should know each other. But I just want to warn for the very intensive traffic, and sometimes I felt it was a macho thing, that many motorcycles and cars drove in a very speed and quick. Mostly men what I saw. Maybe a cultural thing here, to drive their vehicle very...


    Driving into Andorra from Spain, we encountered Police pulling over many motorists for speeding. We were behind a group of others, all going about the same speed, so, as usual, it can be the luck of the draw if you get pulled over or not.But the fines can be hefty!!ALSO FOR FOREIGN DRIVERS THEY DO REQUIRE AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENSE.

  • Traffic, parking and air pollution

    On very small area of Andorra live almost 70,000 people and it seems that they all drive a lot in their cars. Add numerous cars of visitors and people just passing from France to Spain through the Pyrenees. In contrast to vast valleys of the Alps the valleys in Andorra are relatively narrow. Thus Andorra and especially its capital city suffers...

  • Don't try to smuggle

    Though the prices in Andorra for cigarettes and other goods are very good it is not adviseable to smuggle.The controls are very often and intensive.It is not wearth the risk.You will be fined high and it will take you a lot of time if you are caught!

  • Tax Free! Careful about taking goods out

    The tax free status means some good bargins. Beware though that the border customs are on the look out, so loading up a car and driving into France or Spain might prove a problem. As it happens we had a French car and the Spanish customs showed little interest.

  • If you drive, get the right gear!

    This is a mountain country, so unless you're in summer, if you drive, just bring some basic gear with you: contact wheels or wheel chains are very handy if you don't want to slip out of the road in a snow storm... of course there's maintenance and roads are cleaned regularly, but sometimes snows faster than the maintenance services!

  • You can actually get lost

    Believe it or not, you can actually get lost in Andorra. You will appreciate this when you go to look for a street sign, only to find out that the Andorrans just don't label their streets. You will be happy to know that even if you do get lost, there is an inherent logic to the towns of Andorra. Because all the towns sit in a valley, they each have...

  • Use your headlights!

    There are some tunnels, especially in the south when you are coming into Andorra from Spain. Just be sure to have your headlights on! Some of the tunnels are quite long, and you´ll find that locals in the Pyrenees know the roads well and are in a bigger hurry than you might be. Don´t forget your headlights!

  • Windy roads and blind curves

    In my other tips, I have highly recommended driving around to visit different parts of the country. Keep in mind that most of the roads are windy, steep, and narrow. The point of driving is to enjoy the scenery, so don´t race or drive too fast, as you´ll miss the scenery and you´ll be in danger of falling off a cliff. Take the roads slowly, even if...


    Andorra doing a hard work trying to adecuate all the roads to comunicate better all the small towns.Whatch out with the ice.

  • The only way to reach Andorra...

    The only way to reach Andorra is by road. Coming from Spain there are almost no problems, but coming from France you might encounter some troubles since the road over Pas de la Casa is often closed due to heavy snowfall. Be prepared and get some snowtires or other quipement with you !!

  • When boarding/skiing the...

    When boarding/skiing the obvious cautions should be taken - don't go off alone without telling anyone especially if the weather is bad, be careful when going off piste, and never ever sledge on your snowboard without your leash - ahem....!!!Also a word of warning when taking in some Apres Board/Ski - it snows (obviously) and the streets aren't kept...

  • The biggest danger is...

    The biggest danger is Andorra's kamikaze drivers. These people must believe in reincarnation: 'Who cares if I get killed in a traffic accident? One life down, thousands to go!' The Andorran drivers always exceed the speed limit, do not slow down for the mountain curves and passes that make up 99% of their country, and have no pitty on the terrified...

  • The French border

    It my take a couple of hours to cross the border into France , easpecially in the afternoon and early evening.

  • IN all seriousness: boars. ...

    IN all seriousness: boars. I've literally fled two separate picnics because of them. And for some reason, my countrymen have a hard time keeping their dogs on their property. With boars, go up a tree as fast and high as you can. They'll leave you alone eventually. With dogs, your best bet usually is to grab a stick and scream at them while charging...

  • Visa problems, health...

    Visa problems, health warnings, potential dangerous food, unreliable public transport, corrupt officials.... NONE of it you are supposed to find in Andorra. Its a very safe country !

  • There is somethig important...

    There is somethig important you have to know if you are planning to go to visit this small country: As you haveread, the only way to arrive is by car, but don´t try to dothis in a week end or in especial days, as main holidays. In this case you are advised than you can spend more time in the road waiting to cross the border than walkingalong the...

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