But, as you may be aware, there are five countries in the world without an airport! It’s surprising, but it’s true. In some countries, there is no way to take off or land. Because of the size of such countries, of course. 

In this report, you can learn more about those countries having no airport. 


This little Western European country is Monaco between France and Italy. The city-state of Monaco is located on the French Riviera. On three sides, it is bordered by France, while on one side, it is flanked by the Mediterranean Sea. It is the world’s second smallest country. Its perimeter is only 2.02 kilometers long. There are only about 40,000 individuals that live here. Despite the fact that many of the people in the country are wealthy, the country lacks an airport. The Côte d’Azur Airport in Nice, France, is the closest airport to Monaco. People here use rail as one of their primary modes of transportation. Monaco has one heliport, which is located in the Fontvieille neighborhood. 


Andorra is placed 16th in the world’s list of smallest countries. Andorra is 468 square kilometers (181 square miles) in area, with an estimated population of 85,000 people in 2012. Three private helipads are available, one of which is a hospital helipad. A “National Heliport” is being proposed, although the project is currently on hold. Andorra–La Seu d’ Urgell Airport (12 km), Lleida–Alguaire Airport, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, and Girona–Costa Brava Airport are the closest airports in Spain. Carcassonne Airport, Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport, and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport are the closest airports in France. Despite this, a large number of individuals visit each year. 


 There is no airport in this small country sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland. It has a population of 35,000 people and a geographical area of 160 square kilometers (62 square miles). The entire country has a population of only 40,000 people. St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport in Switzerland and Friedrichshafen Airport in Germany are the closest international airports; however, both offer few scheduled flights. Zurich Airport in Switzerland is the closest major airport, with rail connections to Buchs and Sargans. Even if a private helipad exists, ordinary citizens must travel 120 kilometers to Zurich Airport to fly. No airport could be built here due to a lack of space. However, there are several signs of ancient. 


San Marino 

Italy surrounds the oldest country on the planet. San Marino covers around 61 square kilometres (24 square miles) and has a population of roughly 30,000 people. The country lacks its own port and airport. The Federico Fellini International Airport in Rimini, Italy, is the closest airport. Near Torraccia, San Marino has a private airfield, as well as an international heliport in Borgo Maggiore. 

Vatican City 

The world’s tiniest country. Although Vatican City does not have an airport, it does have a heliport in the western corner that is used by visiting heads of state and Vatican authorities. The land area is only 44 hectares (110 acres). What would happen if just 840 people lived here?  A large number of individuals visit each year. In fact, for Christians, it is one of the holiest spots on the planet. Here is where Pope Francis resides. However, the country lacks its own airport. The Vatican is located in the city of Rome. As a result, the nearest airport is a safe bet for air travel.