Andorra is a small, neutral European country in the Eastern Pyrenees about midway between Barcelona and Toulouse, covering 453 sq. kms and with a population of 66,000. The terrain is mainly gorges and valleys running between mountains. Sheep raising, banking and tobacco provide income. Andorra is duty-free. Tourism, especially skiers, is an important source of income.

The climate is alpine and cold for six months of the year. Mild in spring and warm in summer. Temperatures are around 2˚C in January and in July can reach 19˚C. The capital city is Andorra la Vella.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Cold Climates

If you are travelling to extremely cold destinations including mountainous regions and snow-flaked landscapes begin exercising to prepare your body six to eight weeks before departure. Cold temperatures are not something to be trifled with, ensuring you are dressed appropriately and know the warning signs for frostbite and hypothermia are critical.

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