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Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein: At a glance

Capital: Vaduz

Population: 37,810

Official language: German

Time zone: Central European Standard Time, Central European Summer Time

Emergency #: 144

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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Liechtenstein: Travel Health Information

Liechtenstein is known for its mountainous natural landscapes, and is a popular hiking destination for travellers. The Princes’ Way Hike, which begins 1400 metres above sea level, is one of the country’s top attractions. Visitors can also take in the medieval castle of Gutenberg, or see the Vaduz Castle, the official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein.

Healthcare

The standards for patient care and medical services in the Liechtenstein may differ from your home country. Liechtenstein has a centralized, public healthcare system, as well as a private sector. The healthcare system is publicly funded and the quality of care meets international standards. Due to the country’s small size, Liechtenstein only has one hospital - in Vaduz - but has partnerships with hospitals in neighbouring countries, where patients may be sent for care.

In the event of a medical emergency, contact your travel health insurance company immediately. Hospitals and private practitioners in Liechtenstein require upfront payment, regardless if you have travel health insurance. For serious medical emergencies, evacuation to Switzerland or Austria may be required. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance, including evacuation. Before you depart, check with your insurer about the extent of their coverage in Liechtenstein.

Pharmacies and medications

Access to pharmacies outside of Vaduz may be limited. Prescriptions for medicines must be obtained by a local doctor.

If you are travelling with medication, check with Liechtenstein’s embassy, consulate, or Ministry of Health for details on medication allowances and restrictions. Note that these sources may provide incomplete or out-of-date information.

Road safety

Roads in Liechtenstein are generally very well maintained, but winding roads and mountainous terrain may pose a risk for some travellers. Seat belts are required for the driver and passengers of a vehicle at all times. Helmets are mandatory for motorcycle drivers and passengers and are recommended for cyclists.



Liechtenstein: At a glance

Capital: Vaduz

Population: 37,810

Official language: German

Time zone: Central European Standard Time, Central European Summer Time

Emergency #: 144

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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