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Liechtenstein Travel Information

The Basics


Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).


Electrical current is 220 - 240 volts, 50Hz. Plugs are of the round, two-pin type common in Europe.


The official language of Liechtenstein is German.

Travel Health

There are no particular health risks associated with travel to Liechtenstein and no vaccinations are required. Travellers are always advised to be up to date on vaccinations for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and tetanus-diphtheria. Long-term travellers spending time in forested areas should consider a vaccination for tick-borne encephalitis. High quality medical care is widely available but can prove expensive. Comprehensive travel insurance is recommended.

Local Customs

Travellers to Liechtenstein should expect to find a prosperous, highly industrialised society that is of a piece with those found in the rest of Western Europe. One thing to bear in mind might be that the country's women were only given the right to vote in 1984, and outmoded and sexist attitudes may still prevail among older members of society. Generally speaking though, Liechtenstein is a modern country with a well-educated and flourishing population that encourage tourism and are friendly to visitors.

Duty Free

Travellers to Liechtenstein may import the following goods without paying custom duty: 200 cigarettes/50 cigars/250g tobacco, and alcoholic beverages that amount to 2 litres up to 15 percent volume and 1 litre over 15 percent volume.

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