From 2022, Canadian citizens travelling to the small European nation of Liechtenstein will need to obtain an ETIAS Liechtenstein for Canadians. ETIAS is not a visa, Canadians will still be able to enter Europe without a visa but will require the new electronic permit.
ETIAS is a European visa waiver system that is being introduced to enhance security and public safety within the Schengen Area. Since the Schengen Area is a common travel zone within the EU, holders of the ETIAS for Liechtenstein will be able to visit not only Liechtenstein itself but also 25 other European countries.
The ETIAS authorisation will be valid for 3 years and will permit Canadian passport holders to visit the Schengen Area for up to 90 days within any 180-day period without a visa.
How can Canadians apply for ETIAS to visit Liechtenstein?
Canadian citizens can apply for ETIAS to visit Liechtenstein quickly and conveniently by completing an online application form. This form will ask applicants to provide a range of personal information about themselves, including their full name, address, date of birth, and travel itinerary. Applicants will also be requested to provide some information regarding their health status and criminal record and will need to submit their passport data, including passport number, date of issue, and expiry date.
In order to successfully submit an application for the ETIAS Liechtenstein for Canadians, applicants will also need to have a valid Canadian passport, a working email address, and a debit or credit card with which they can pay the application processing fee.
Travelling to Liechtenstein from Canada with an ETIAS authorisation
Most applications for the ETIAS for Liechtenstein are approved within minutes, and successful applicants will receive a notification instantly via email. Once received, the ETIAS visa waiver is linked electronically to the passport and verified at the port of entry into Liechtenstein or another Schengen member state. Once they have been admitted into the Schengen Area, Canadian travellers may then move freely between Schengen states for as long as the ETIAS allows.
Basic information about Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein, a tiny nation nestled between Switzerland and Austria, is one of the smallest countries in Europe. It has a population of less than 40,000 and an area of roughly 62 square miles. Its form of government is officially a semi-constitutional monarchy, and it has a very prosperous economy.
While Liechtenstein is not a member state of the European Union, it is a part of the Schengen Area, the European Economic Area, and the Council of Europe.
Passport and document requirements
The ETIAS Liechtenstein requirements for Canadians state that a valid passport is needed to obtain the travel authorisation. The passport must be biometric to allow for the visa waiver to be digitally linked to the document on approval.
Canadians travelling to Liechtenstein on an ETIAS should note that the passport used to apply for the ETIAS must be the same passport that is used to travel to the Schengen Area and that it will not be possible to transfer a valid ETIAS authorisation from one passport to another. Any traveller whose passport expires while it is attached to an ETIAS for Liechtenstein will have to reapply with their new passport, even if the old travel authorisation has not yet expired.
Thanks to its Alpine location, Liechtenstein is a popular destination for winter sports, including skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. In the summer months, the country offers beautiful nature reserves and other outdoor sights.
The capital city, Vaduz, also features a collection of art and history museums, the Cathedral of St. Florin, and the 12th century Vaduz Castle.
There are also a number of historic castles dotted around the rest of the country, including the famous Gutenberg Castle.
Health information for travellers to Liechtenstein
Health care in Liechtenstein, as in the majority of European nations, is of a very high standard. However, Canadians travelling to Liechtenstein are advised to ensure they have sufficient health or travel insurance to cover any medical costs they may incur during their trip, in order to avoid excessive medical fees.
Furthermore, individuals travelling on an ETIAS Liechtenstein for Canadians are advised to carry any prescription medications clearly labelled and in the original packaging.
The number to call for emergency services in Liechtenstein is 112.
Canadian embassy and consulates in Liechtenstein
The Canadian embassy to Liechtenstein is a “non-resident embassy” and is not located within the territory of Liechtenstein but in the Swiss city of Bern.
Bern – Embassy of Canada
Address: Kirchenfeldstrasse 88 3000 Berne 6 Switzerland
Telephone: (+41) 31 357 32 00