Foreign travel advice


Important COVID-19 Travel

Under current UK COVID-19 restrictions, you must stay at home. You must not travel, including abroad, unless you have a legally permitted reason to do so. It is illegal to travel abroad for holidays and other leisure purposes.

Check the rules that apply to you in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you intend to travel to the UK from abroad, including UK nationals returning home, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to 3 days before departure. If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.

Before you return to the UK you must provide your journey and contact details. You must self-isolate when you enter the UK from any foreign country except Ireland, unless you have a valid exemption.

When you enter England from abroad (except Ireland), you must follow the new requirements for quarantining and taking additional COVID-19 tests. For those travelling from a country on the banned travel list you will be required to quarantine in a hotel. Different rules apply for arrivals into England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you are legally permitted to travel abroad, check our advice on your country of destination. Some other countries have closed borders, and may further restrict movement or bring in new rules including testing requirements with little warning.


The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:

  • the whole of Liechtenstein based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

If you are returning to the UK from Liechtenstein, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Travel is subject to entry restrictions

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, UK nationals and other non-Liechtenstein / EU / EFTA citizens arriving from the UK or a ‘high risk country’ are not permitted entry to Liechtenstein. However, exemptions do apply.
  • UK nationals who hold a residence or cross-border permit for Liechtenstein or Switzerland, or who are travelling from other Schengen countries, can enter Liechtenstein.
  • Travellers need to present a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR), carried out less than 72 hours before arrival. Children aged 12 or under are exempt from this requirement.
  • Travellers from the UK must quarantine for 10 days from arrival. You can reduce the quarantine period to 7 days with a new, negative COVID-19 test result (rapid antigen test or PCR) and have approval from the Liechtenstein government.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

If your return journey to the UK transits another country, you should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements. If so, contact your travel provider.

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Liechtenstein, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

There are rules about taking food and drink into the EU. See Taking food and drink into the EU for further information.

British nationals make around 2,200 visits to Liechtenstein every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Although there is no recent history of terrorism in Liechtenstein, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism.

If you’re living in or moving to Liechtenstein, read the Living in Liechtenstein guide in addition to this travel advice.

Consular support is not available from the British government in Liechtenstein. However the British Embassy in Berne, Switzerland can provide consular support to British nationals.

There is one ski resort in Liechtenstein at Malbun. There is a moderate danger of avalanches at some times of the year. Follow local advice on weather and avalanche conditions. See Outdoor sports activities

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 112 (general emergency calls), 118 (fire), 117 (police) or 144 (ambulance).