Liechtenstein

Travel Facts

US State Dept Travel Advisory

The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Liechtenstein. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html

Passport/Visa Requirements

US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as the stay is less than 90 days.

US Embassy/Consulate

US does not have an embassy in Liechtenstein; the US Ambassador to Switzerland is accredited to Liechtenstein EMER: +(41) (031) 357-7011; US Embassy Bern, Sulgeneckstrasse 19, CH-3007 Bern, Switzerland

Telephone Code

423

Local Emergency Phone

112

Vaccinations

See WHO recommendations

http://www.who.int/

Climate

Continental; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow or rain; cool to moderately warm, cloudy, humid summers

Currency (Code)

Swiss francs (CHF)

Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type(s)

230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, J

Plug Type CPlug Type J

Major Languages

German, Italian, Turkish, Portuguese

Major Religions

Roman Catholic 73.4%, Protestant Reformed 6.3%, Muslim 5.9%, Christian Orthodox 1.3%, Lutheran 1.2%, other Protestant .7%

Time Difference

UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Potable Water

Yes

International Driving Permit

Suggested

Road Driving Side

Right

Tourist Destinations

Treasure Chamber; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein; Gutenberg Castle; Liechtenstein National Museum; Towns of Nendeln & Eschen

Major Sports

Soccer, downhill skiing, tennis, swimming, mountain biking

Cultural Practices

Liechtenstein's workday is longer than many other countries, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., albeit with a very long lunch break (officially from noon to 1:30 p.m.). So, do not be surprised if people are busy until later than might otherwise be expected. Additionally, on the country's National Day, 15 August, all residents of the principality are invited to Vaduz Castle, the prince's residence, for a reception that includes speeches and free aperitifs.

Tipping Guidelines

Service charges are included in most bills and further tipping is not required. Taxi fares include a service charge so no tipping is necessary.

Souvenirs

Embroidered household linens, knitted woolen and felt items; wooden toys, cuckoo clocks, and jewelry boxes; ceramic, pottery, and marble items; wine, collectible postage stamps

Traditional Cuisine

Käsknöpfle — pasta and sweet onions in cheese sauce


Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.

World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.

US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.

To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)

How to get help in an emergency? 
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444


Page last updated: Wednesday, July 20, 2022