The Andorran passport is currently ranked 17st place on the Guide Passport Index. It provides visa-free access to 171 countries. Making it one of the most desirable passports in the world with a very high mobility score. Andorran passport holders have visa-free and visa on arrival access to countries such as Brazil, Japan, United Kingdom, United States and the entire European Union allowing almost instant travel worldwide. Andorran passport holders do however require a visa to enter about 58 destinations in the world.
The Andorra passport ranking relative to other global passports is calculated by adding up the number of countries that allow Andorra passport holders to enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those that allow Andorra passport holders to enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (eTA). There are currently a total of 119 Andorra passport visa-free countries, 40 Andorra visa-on-arrival countries, and 12 eTA destinations.
Altogether, Andorra passport holders can enter a total of 171 destinations—either without a visa, through a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Andorra passport ranks 17 in the world.
Separate from these Andorra visa-free countries and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 58 additional destinations which Andorra passport holders either need a physical visa to enter or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).
The landlocked Principality of Andorra consists of seven parishes. It is located in Europe with neighboring countries France and Spain. The most important provinces are Andorra la Vella and Escalades-Engordany. Andorra has a surface area of 467.63 square kilometers and is therefore one of the smallest independent countries in Europe. Its climate ranges from alpine to temperate with cold snowy winters and dry warm summers.
The overall population is 77,543 people. The capital of the country is Andorra la Vella, which is also the most populous city, followed by Escalades-Engordany. Andorra does not have an airport and residents must travel to the nearby La Seu D’Urgell Aiport (LEU) in Spain. Flights are operated in an irregular pattern and are usually charters or private aviation. There are connections to the neighboring Spain and France via road or train, with many Andorrans commuting between the countries regularly.
Andorra’s culture is predominantly Catalan, with Roman Catholic as the main religion. The official language is Catalan. The legal system is a mix of civil, customary and canon law. The government type is a parliamentary democracy, which does retain its chief of state as a co-principality. First co-prince is French president Emmanuel Macron represented by Patrick Stozda. The second co-prince is Archbishop Joan Eric Vives, represented by Joseph Maria Mauri.
The official currency of the country is the Euro (EUR) with the current exchange rate being EUR 0.84 to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $3.23 billion. Andorra is one of the smallest economies in Europe. Its citizens have a per capita income of $42,035. The GDP is mostly made up of 2 key sectors, which are services and industry. Its main GDP contributors are tourism, banking and export products such as timber and furniture.
Andorra is mostly known for its beautiful mountains and timid towns associated with it. It has some of the most developed ski resorts and alpine sport options in Europe. A selection of the major destinations includes the capital Andorra la Vella, the ski resort Vallnord, the Sant Joan de Caselles Church and the Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley. Another reason why many people visit Andorra is its expertise in banking with leading banks such as Andbank, Morabanc and Credit Andorra. The nation has a total of approximately 3 million tourists visiting every year with the majority originating from Europe and its surrounding countries.