If Liechtenstein is well known by international companies looking for a tax haven, it is not really on the top of the list for tourists. This Central European micro-state, constitutional monarchy squeezed between Switzerland and Austria, not only offers low corporate tax rates. It also has magical mountain landscapes, green in the summer and snowy in the winter, and numerous magnificent castles. Though Liechtenstein is one of the wealthiest country in the world and holidays on its territory are not cheap, it is worth a visit for people seeking peace, tranquility and luxury in a stunning natural scenery.
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
LIECHTENSTEIN – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Lyme disease||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
Liechtenstein provides health care of excellent quality. Only one public hospital is found in the tiny country. But it offers very reliable medical care and has modern equipment, as well as highly competent personnel. The Amt für Gesundheit (the National Office of Health) generally needs to approve your admission in this establishment, except for emergency treatments. In Liechtenstein, children and seniors benefit from reduced medical fees and the medicines taken in charge by the national public health care system are free for the country’s residents and the European Health Insurance Card holders. Liechtenstein has numerous well equipped private medical establishments, but their cost can be extremely expensive.
In case of emergency in Liechtenstein, call 112. In some cases, the cost of the emergency transport to the nearest medical facility is taken in charge by the country’s public health care system. If not, be prepared to pay all your emergency medical expenses. Note that a service of air ambulances is available in Liechtenstein.
Quality medicines are easily accessible in the country. But it is always a good idea to bring your own first aid kit.
In case of emergency, dial:
- police: 117
- medical assistance: 144
- firefighters: 118