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Capital City: Vaduz
Official language: German
Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)
Population: 38,749

The documents required to enter the European microstate are determined by:

  • The traveller’s nationality
  • The purpose of their visit
  • The duration of their stay in Liechtenstein

Foreign nationals visiting Liechtenstein are classified as one of the following:

  • Passport holders from a visa waiver country, which makes them eligible for an ETIAS Liechtenstein
  • Passport holders from a visa-required country, which means that they must obtain a Schengen visa to enter the nation
  • EU passport holders, which only need a valid identification document to enter

Visitors from visa-free countries can currently visit Liechtenstein with only a valid passport. This will change in late 2023, when the ETIAS visa waiver becomes effective.

All international visitors to Liechtenstein who arrive after the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is implemented will be required to register online for an ETIAS prior to their departure. ETIAS will become a condition for entrance into Liechtenstein.

The European visa waiver for Liechtenstein may be obtained in a matter of minutes by completing a short form. Most requests will be accepted within the first 24 hours; however, it is recommended that you submit at least three working days in advance to allow for processing time.

Foreign nationals from ETIAS eligible countries may take part in any of the following activities during their stay in Liechtenstein:

  • Attend a business meeting
  • Participate in a workshop
  • Take part in a conference
  • Tourism and leisure
  • Sports
  • Transit

The ETIAS has a duration of 3 years as long as the passport used remains valid. It is a multiple entry visa waiver that grants entry into all Schengen member nations and the European microstates, aside from Liechtenstein. ETIAS will also be needed to visit Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, and Romania which are in the process of joining the Schengen Area.

The ETIAS Liechtenstein allows holders to spend up to 90 days per 180-day period in the Schengen Area. The visa waiver is suitable for tourism, leisure, business and transit.

Travellers who desire to stay in Liechtenstein for an extended period of time must apply for a different type of visa based on the purpose of their trip.

Those planning to pursue a degree at a Liechtenstein institution must get a student visa.

Meanwhile, anyone wishing to work in the nation will require a work visa. Both are available by visiting a Liechtenstein Embassy or Consulate.

Because Zurich is only 80 kilometres from Liechtenstein, many travellers take advantage of free movement throughout Europe to visit Switzerland.

The rail travel from Vaduz to Zurich takes roughly two and a half hours, while driving takes little more than an hour. Driving in some places of Switzerland necessitates the purchase of a sticker, so prepare appropriately and keep one on hand.

Zurich’s worthwhile tourist attractions include:

  • Lake Zurich
  • Old Town Altstadt
  • Lindenhof
  • Swiss National Museum
  • Uetliberg
  • Fraumünster

Germany also has a border with Liechtenstein, although travelling there takes a little longer and may necessitate additional planning. A rail travel to Nuremberg takes about 7 hours. Driving from Liechtenstein to Germany takes roughly 4 hours, but the scenery is definitely worth it.

In Nuremberg, there are various sites worth seeing, including:

  • Kaiserburg Castle
  • Weinstadel
  • The Hospital of the Holy Spirit
  • Lorenz Church