Liechtenstein - Exercise normal security precautions
There is no nationwide advisory in effect for Liechtenstein. Exercise normal security precautions.
The decision to travel is your responsibility. You are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. The purpose of this Travel Advice is to provide up-to-date information to enable you to make well-informed decisions.
The crime rate is low. Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, occurs, especially during special events and in busy tourist areas. Exercise caution on trains, especially on overnight trips to neighbouring countries.
If you intend to do mountaineering or ski touring:
a) never practice these activities alone;
b) always hire an experienced guide from a reputable company;
c) buy travel health insurance that includes helicopter rescue and medical evacuation;
d) ensure you are in top physical condition;
e) advise a family member or friend of your itinerary;
f) know the symptoms of acute altitude sickness, which can be fatal;
g) register with the Embassy of Canada in Switzerland; and
h) obtain detailed information on trekking routes or ski slopes before setting out.
Special avalanche beacons can be purchased or rented to help searchers locate buried victims.
Winter driving can be hazardous. Roads are mountainous, winding, and not always plowed. Snow chains are recommended. In the event of an accident, motorists should make an official report to police.
Public transportation is excellent.
The postbus is an inexpensive and reliable way to travel within the country. Buses to Vaduz are available from the Swiss border towns of Buchs and Sargans, and from the Austrian border town of Feldkirch.
The train from Zurich to Vienna stops in Feldkirch.
There is no international airport. The closest one is approximately 130 kilometres away, in Zurich, Switzerland.
Exercise normal safety precautions. Ensure that your personal belongings, passports and other travel documents are secure at all times.
Dial 117 to reach police, 144 for ambulance, 118 for firefighters and 140 for roadside assistance.
It is the sole prerogative of each country or region to determine who is allowed to enter. Canadian consular officials cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet entry requirements. The following information on entry and exit requirements has been obtained from the Liechtenstein authorities. However, these requirements are subject to change at any time. It is your responsibility to check with the Embassy of Switzerland or one of its consulates for up-to-date information.
Official (special and diplomatic) passport holders must consult the Official Travel page, as they may be subject to different entry requirements.
Canadians must present a passport which must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of their expected departure from the Schengen area. Before you leave, ask your transportation company about its requirements related to passport validity, which may be more stringent than the country's entry rules.
Canadians should also be ready to present proof of funds and a return ticket to a customs officer upon request.
Tourist visa: Not required for stays up to 90 days*
Long-stay or residency visa: Required for stays more than 90 days
Professional visa: Required
Student visa: Required
* The 90 days begin upon initial entry into any country of the Schengen area.
The following 26 countries comprise the Schengen Area: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
The Schengen area has common rules regarding visas and controls at external borders:
You do not need visas for short-term visits of up to 90 days within a six-month period. Your stays are cumulative, and include visits to any country within the Schengen area. Some countries require that you register with local authorities within three working days of your arrival.
It is important to get your passport stamped when entering the Schengen area. The absence of an entry stamp from the initial Schengen port of entry could create difficulties during subsequent encounters with local police or other authorities throughout the Schengen area.
After 90 days of stay in the Schengen area, you must leave for another 90 days before you can re-enter.
If you overstay the permitted 90 days in the Schengen area, you may be fined or deported. To visit for longer than 90 days, you must obtain a long-stay national visa.
Children and travel
Children need special documentation to visit certain countries. Please consult our Children page for more information.
Canada and Liechtenstein are signatories to the European Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons. This enables a Canadian imprisoned in Liechtenstein to request a transfer to a Canadian prison to complete a sentence. The transfer requires the agreement of both Canadian and Liechtenstein authorities.
You can drive with a Canadian driver's licence in Liechtenstein, but an International Driving Permit is recommended in order to meet the requirements of some car rental agencies.
The currency of Lichtenstein is the Swiss franc (CHF). Automated banking machines (ABMs) are known as Bancomat.
When crossing one of the external border control points of the European Union (EU), you must make a declaration to customs upon entry or exit if you have at least €10,000 or the equivalent in other currencies. The sum can be in cash, cheques, money orders, traveller’s cheques or any other convertible assets. This does not apply if you are travelling within the EU or in transit to a non-EU country. For more information on the EU legislation and links to EU countries’ sites, visit the web page of the European Commission on cash controls.
Natural Disasters & Climate
Avalanches present a risk. The weather in mountainous areas can be unpredictable.
Register your travel plans
There is no resident Canadian government office in Liechtenstein. You can obtain consular assistance and further consular information from the Embassy of Canada in Berne, Switzerland.
Berne - Embassy of Canada
Kirchenfeldstrasse 88, CH-3005 Berne, Switzerland
P.O. Box 234, CH-3000, Berne, SwitzerlandSwitzerland
41 (31) 357 3200
41 (31) 357 3210
Emailbern@international.gc.caInternetswitzerland.gc.caServicesPassport Services Available
For emergency assistance after hours, call the Embassy of Canada in Berne, Switzerland, and follow the instructions. You may also make a collect call to the Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa at 613-996-8885.