Liechtenstein Travel Advice
Security travel advice for Liechtenstein
How safe is Liechtenstein?
Threat level: Low-Medium
COVID-19 Situation in Liechtenstein
There are reported cases of coronavirus in Liechtenstein. As a result of this, the authorities have taken a series of measures to stem the spread of the virus, closing border crossings at Schellenberg and Mauren, banning public gatherings over 5 people and closing social venues such as bars and restaurants. To avoid contracting the disease, self-isolate, wear a face mask in public, apply good hygiene practices, maintain social distancing, and avoid unnecessary travel and gatherings.
Security in Liechtenstein
Crime and terror levels are very low in Liechtenstein, but basic security precautions should be taken to ensure a safe and hassle-free trip. Be aware of pickpockets in public places as this is the most common petty crime in the country.
As crime is so low in Liechtenstein, the only real security risk that immediately presents itself in the country is petty crime. Tourists often present easy targets for this opportunist to commit theft and assault. It is advised not to carry large sums of cash at any given time and be vigilant of your surroundings, especially in built-up areas.
The political situation in Lichtenstein is stable and there should be no threat of political unrest during visits. Although the terror threat is low, there is still an underlying generalised terror threat globally and travellers should always keep this consideration in mind.
Liechtenstein's International Relations
Liechtenstein enjoys friendly relations with many European countries, particularly with Switzerland whom it shares a customs union with. The country is not a member of the European Union, however it is part of the European Economic Area, which allows the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital across the internal market of the E.U.
Liechtenstein is a valued member of the United Nations and now has newly founded diplomatic relations with Slovakia and the Czech Republic after unsettled circumstances dating back to World War II.
Travelling around Liechtenstein
You can drive in Liechtenstein with a UK driving licence or most EU licences but British nationals must have a motor insurance green card issued by their car insurer to drive a UK-registered car in a country that is part of the Schengen area. Be cautious that winter weather can severely affect road conditions. A warning triangle is required to be carried by law in every car and must be kept in the front of the car, where it can be accessed straight away by the driver.
Commercial Travel Risk Services
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Emergency services in Liechtenstein
Police emergency: 117
Fire emergency: 118
Medical emergency: 144
Religion: Christianity (Roman Catholicism)
Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)
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Consular information for Liechtenstein
The government of the United States does not have an Embassy in Liechtenstein. All Consular work is carried out by its Embassy in Berne, Switzerland.
U.S. Embassy Bern
Telephone: +41 31359 7700
The British government does not have an Embassy in Liechtenstein. All Consular work is carried out by its Embassy in Berne, Switzerland.
British Embassy Berne
Telephone: +41 31 359 7700
Visa requirements for Liechtenstein
Switzerland deals with immigration and customs matters for Liechtenstein. Many travellers do not need a visa to enter Liechtenstein, providing their stay is no longer than 90 days. If unsure, contact your nearest Swiss Embassy.
Liechtenstein is part of the Schengen Area. As the UK is no longer part of the EU and the Schengen Area, British nationals can travel without a visa to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. However, to stay longer than 90 days in Liechtenstein whether for work, study, business travel or any other reasons, a visa will be required. Please note that visits to other Schengen countries within the previous 180 days will be cumulative and will count towards the 90-day limit.
Healthcare and Immunisations
It is advised that visitors to Liechtenstein are up-to-date with primary boosters such as MMR. It is further recommended that most travellers also get a Tetanus vaccination. Check with your local health professional prior to travel if you are unsure.
E.U. members are able to use their European Health Insurance Card to receive state-provided health care as a citizen of Liechtenstein would. You should still purchase travel insurance, as the EHIC does not cover you for all medical requirements such as evacuation.
Take comprehensive travel insurance for your trip when visiting Liechtenstein as your UK EHIC card or UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) does not provide cover for state-provided healthcare in Liechtenstein.