Every citizen in Andorra is covered for health treatment under social security.
However, people who can afford it, they voluntarily purchase private health insurance packages, which offer a wider choice of medical practitioners and hospitals, and more importantly, frees them from public health waiting lists.
A number of companies offer private health insurance in Andorra. For example (online information is usually only published in Spanish and Catalan):
Andorra is not a European Union member. Therefore, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), does not provide health cover in Andorra. Make sure you have comprehensive travel and medical insurance that is valid for travel to non-EU countries.
With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Andorra la Vella is an essential step. As far as healthcare is concerned, your local social security scheme won’t be accompanying you to your host country and, once abroad, you might be surprised by the care system you find in Andorra. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover!
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Designed for either short or long stays, APRIL International’s insurance policies offer protection against any problems that might arise before departure or during your time in Andorra: cancelling your trip, medical expenses following an illness or accident, needing to be repatriated, causing damage to a third party or losing your luggage.