Andorra

Last updated on: 6 July 2012

Criminalisation of HIV transmission/exposure

Andorra
Whether Specific law enacted: 
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Number of people prosecuted: 
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Number of people convicted: 
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Other laws and policies with an impact on responses to HIV

Laws and regulations relating to entry, stay or residence in the country: 

There are generally no restrictions for people living with HIV when travelling to Andorra as tourists. 



However, there are restrictions when applying for work and residence permits. The medical examinations of migrants act published in 1998 in the Official Bulletin of the Principality of Andorra 4/10 (www.bopa.ad), says that applicants with a disease which "disables in labour and is a threat for public health" will be denied such permits. This is used by the current government in order to enforce a strict policy against HIV and other infections or diseases. 

At least 5 cases of denying such permits for HIV have been reported in 2005. Government claims that this is followed under technical considerations but this is only a policy-driven issue. There also have been denouncements because tests have been performed without consent of the applicants. 

For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org

Laws relating to same sex, sexual relations: 

Male to Male relationships: Legal

Punishments for male to male relationships: No law

Female to Female Relationships: Legal

Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals

Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Inferior substitute but nationally recognized

For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org