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How to Obtain a Tourist License in Andorra: Updated Guide 2024

Updated: Feb 2

The tourism sector in Andorra has experienced several changes over the years, and obtaining a tourist license has been one of the most impacted areas. Since January 1, 2024, a new moratorium has been established that affects the granting of new tourist licenses, including those for 5-star accommodations.

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Here, we provide an updated overview of how to get this license, especially if you own or are considering purchasing an apartment for tourist rental.

1. Government Moratorium and 5-Star Exception:

In September 2022, the Andorran government implemented a two-year moratorium regarding the issuance of tourist licenses. However, there was a significant exception: online apartments considered as 5-star can apply for the license during this period. As of the new regulation of 2024, this exception has been suspended.

2. Requirements for the 5-Star Category:

Opting for the 5-star category isn't extremely challenging. Initially, it required accumulating 300 points based on a set of standards. Although it might sound demanding, the reality is that many apartments, with some upgrades and tweaks, can attain this categorization.

3. Standards Update in August 2023:

A crucial update took place in August 2023. The government streamlined the list of standards and points required to achieve the 5-star review. This revision greatly simplifies obtaining the 5-star category, depending, of course, on the apartment's condition and features.

4. Key Standards to Accumulate Points:

There are specific standards that award more points and can make your HUT (Habitatge d'Ús Turístic) stand out:

  • Storage Area: A designated area for storing bikes and/or skis.

  • Kitchen Equipment: It's vital to have certain appliances, such as a kitchen robot.

  • Cleaning and Care Appliances: Having a washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, and other appliances is crucial.

  • Bathroom Amenities: Having a washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, and other appliances is crucial.

5. Consult with AndBnB:

Despite the current moratorium, at AndBnB, we remain committed to helping you with your investment in Andorra. Although we can no longer directly assist in obtaining new licenses, we can guide you on how to maximize the potential of your investment. Our team of experts is ready to assist you at every step of the process.

Go ahead and good luck on your tourist adventure in Andorra!


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