Lying between Spain and France, the Principality of Andorra is an extremely small nation located at the heart of the Pyrenees mountains. Many people know Andorra only for its attractive range of duty free perfumes, alcohol and cigarettes… But the Principality is so much more than just a huge cheap shopping center. The majestic mountains surrounding Andorra La Vella, the capital and only city on the territory, offer a spectacular landscape and plenty of outdoor activities. During the winter, visit the best ski stations in the Pyrenees. And once the snow has melted, enjoy the pleasure of hiking in the nature.
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
ANDORRA – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Lyme disease||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
MEDICAL CARESHospital services in Andorra have seen very strong improvements these past few years. The medical infrastructure is modern and provides quality basic care, as well as satisfying specific treatments. Andorra has one hospital center : the Nostra Senyora de Meritxell Hospital, as well as several small health care facilities. The Andorran people and foreigner residents can benefit from the health care provided by specialized international medical centers located abroad, thanks to agreements with the neighboring countries. In case of emergency, call 118. Ambulance services usually react very fast. Access to quality medicines is good in Andorra. But it is always safer to bring your own first aid kit.
In case of emergency, dial:
- police: 110
- medical emergencies: 116
- firefighters: 118
- emergencies: 112