9 April 2002
HONG KONG - HK SAR (Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region) passport holders are now allowed visa-free entry
for up to three months into Andorra, a small, mountainous
region in southwestern Europe between France and Spain.
It is a reciprocal visa agreement with the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of Andorra, as Andorra nationals are also
allowed visa-free access into Hong Kong for the same length
of stay. Andorra now becomes the 109th destination granting
visa-free access to HKSAR passport holders.
Tourism accounts for approximately 80 percent of
Andorra's GDP. Each year, the tiny territory of 468,000 sqm
receives approximately nine million tourists. The major
appeal of the region are its five ski resorts and duty-free