What travel insurance do I need when visiting Liechtenstein?
Travel insurance: the trouble-free way to prepare for your journey to Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein is a beautiful place to visit, and provides plenty of options for those looking to do more than see the culture. Tucked between Switzerland and Austria, in the heart of the Alps, the principality is known for the capital, Vaduz, and its famous castles. There’s also skiing, hiking, and mountain biking - as you’d expect from an Alpine haven. AXA is here to help you by providing comprehensive travel insurance for Liechtenstein, as well as plenty of advice on important information, like Schengen Visa requirements, the weather, safety, and must-see attractions.
Important formalities before leaving for Liechtenstein and the need for a Schengen Visa
Citizens of the Schengen Area only require a valid ID card or a passport in order to visit Liechtenstein. Children must be registered on the passport of the parent(s) traveling with them or possess their own passport.
If you live in any other country, you can find more information on the website of the Liechtenstein embassy here.
Travel insurance for Liechtenstein that allows you to obtain your Schengen Visa
For third-country nationals who need a visa to enter Liechtenstein, it is possible to do so with a Schengen Visa. In order to obtain the Schengen Visa, you must provide documents including passport photographs, accommodation and travel information, and take out travel insurance for the Schengen Area. This visa will enable you to move around many European countries with complete freedom during a stay of up to 90 days.
Travel insurance for Liechtenstein may also prove very useful in the event of an illness or accident. In a short period of time, expenses can grow substantially, especially if you plan to go hiking in the mountains, as you could have to pay for emergency services. Extensive protection for children and repatriation are just a few of the factors allowing you to visit Liechtenstein with full peace of mind.
How do I get to Liechtenstein?
By car: Although Liechtenstein does not impose road taxes on visitors, those traveling there will need to drive through either Switzerland or Austria - with both countries requiring you or your rental car to have a valid road tax sticker. The principality does not have any motorways, but is easily accessible from neighboring countries by road.
By plane: Liechtenstein does not have its own commercial airports. The nearest international airports are Zurich and St. Gallen–Altenrhein Airport in neighboring Switzerland.
By train: The best stations to access Liechtenstein are the Swiss ones of Buchs or Sargans, or Feldkirch in Austria. From there you will need to take a bus to Vaduz.
Advice on health and vaccinations
There are no compulsory vaccinations for visiting Liechtenstein. Nevertheless, if you are not already, it is recommended that you be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and B, and, especially for children, measles and pertussis (whooping cough).
Liechtenstein enjoys a temperate continental Alpine climate. It often snows in winter - especially in the mountains - and summer temperatures are cool.
If you want to explore the towns and cities or go hiking in the Alps, spring and autumn are the best seasons for you, especially May, June, and September. The ski season runs from December to April.
Liechtenstein may be a tiny country - but there is plenty to do! A good place to start is at the Kunstmuseum, which includes paintings from the 19th century and the royal collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein.
Located on a hill that overlooks the quaint village of Balzers in the south of the country is the Burg Gutenberg. It is one of the best examples of a traditional castle in Liechtenstein and dates from the Middle Ages but is remarkably well preserved.
Malbun is the top ski resort in Lichtenstein. The snow here is reported to be some of the best in Europe.
Another attraction is the iconic Red House in Vaduz, which is known for its vibrant hue and tower. It dates from around the 15th century.
In terms of safety in Liechtenstein, it should be noted that the crime rate in Vaduz is lower than generally seen in European cities. Nevertheless, it is important to remain vigilant with regards to potential pickpockets, especially in tourist spots.
Liechtenstein’s capital is Vaduz, where most countries will have their embassies or consulates. Check to see where the embassy of your home nation is before leaving in case you need to visit in an emergency.
The official language of Liechtenstein is German.
The Liechtenstein currency is the Swiss franc.
Cars drive on the right.
Shops are generally open weekdays from 9am to 6.30pm, and until 4pm on Saturdays.
How can AXA help?
AXA’s Low Cost Schengen Area travel insurance meets your visa requirements when traveling to Liechtenstein from as little as €0.99 per day - a fee that will cover you for medical expenses up to €30,000 in all Schengen countries. A certificate proving you are insured will be immediately available online, meaning you can get on with your application.
AXA is the number one brand and offers assistance 24/7, as well as other options and tailor-made products. Other coverage available includes the Europe Travel insurance, costing €1.50 per day, or the Schengen Multi Trip insurance, perfect for regular travelers, which is available from €298 for a year’s coverage.
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Frequently asked questions about travel insurance to Liechtenstein
Yes. If your visa is refused AXA will refund your insurance fees.
Yes. AXA’s insurance provides coverage for your family on your trip- providing you with peace of mind throughout your stay.
Yes. AXA’s insurance will cover your repatriation in case of injury or illness - as well as helping you get treatment for ailments suffered during your trip.