Misc 27/03/2021

Tourists staying in the Alt Urgell region will be able to enter Andorra for Easter Week

The Procicat has authorized it and the hotelkeepers of the region see it as an opportunity

Guillem Lluch Torres
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A hotel in La Seu d'Urgell, this Saturday.

La Seu d'UrgellCatalan tourists who want to go up to Andorra during Easter have a legal way to do it. The Procicat has authorized that those people who stay in the Alt Urgell region can benefit from the assimilation in terms of mobility that exists between the two territories. Thus, as confirmed to Ara Pirineus by the president of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Alt Urgell, Miquel Àngel Sànchez, establishments will be able to issue accreditation documents so that their guests can enter Andorra. The Generalitat does not authorize free circulation towards Andorra except for people residing in the Alt Urgell region, arguing that there is perimetral lockdown in Catalonia.

Sànchez has made it clear that in order to access Andorra it will not be enough to show a reservation in an accommodation in Alt Urgell: establishments will have to issue a certificate, with the name and surname of the person, their ID and booking dates, to prove an effective accommodation in the region. The president of the hoteliers in the area has valued the measure very positively, noting that it will "give a plus" to customers staying in the region. Although he remarked that the strong days of Easter, from Thursday to Sunday, the hotel establishments of Alt Urgell will achieve an occupancy rate of 80%, Sànchez believes that this measure "can help to lengthen stays, since in the end we offer more mobility to our customers".

The fact that Catalan tourists were not allowed to drive through Andorra during Easter was very badly received by the authorities and the economic sectors of the country. With this measure, sectors such as catering or trade may benefit from it if there are Catalan tourists who opt for this formula to visit Andorra, to the detriment of the Andorran hotel sector.

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