Liechtenstein Country Report
Liechtenstein is usually a favourable business and investment destination, but there is currently a heightened risk of disruption caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus outbreak across Europe and related emergency measures. Overall, the small, landlocked country benefits from well-connected infrastructure and transport links to neighbouring Austria and Switzerland. Industrial action is likely to remain rare and the labour force is generally highly educated and multilingual. For investors, low taxes on commercially active companies are as much a draw for manufacturing and research and development-oriented investment as the total tax exemption is for holding companies.
The risk of terrorist attacks is likely to remain very low as a result of Liechtenstein's policy of neutrality and the country's minimal impact on international relations as well as conflicts. Despite Liechtenstein's collaboration with neighbouring countries on security issues, the country is unlikely to become a major target for international terrorist groups. There are no domestic terrorist groups operating in the micro-state.
Crime levels in Liechtenstein are likely to remain very low. The small country is not directly affected by terrorism but works closely with fellow Schengen countries to limit the room for manoeuvre for militant organisations operating in Europe. Drug dealing and other offences are rarely reported, while organised crime groups mostly use the country to deposit funds. Liechtenstein has taken steps to shed its international image as a haven for criminal funds. As a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), it is subject to the European Union's laws on countering terrorism financing and money laundering.
Inter-state war risks in Liechtenstein will remain negligible as the country is neutral and maintains friendly relationships with Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Due to its small size and the lack of armed forces, Liechtenstein is not involved in any international military missions. The country collaborates closely with Switzerland on national security issues.
Vaccinations required to enter the country
No vaccinations are required to enter the country.
Diphtheria-Tetanus-Polio: A booster shot should be administered if necessary (once every ten years).
Tick-Borne Encephalitis: For stays in rural zones and for hiking enthusiasts (for children over the age of one).
For Children: All standard childhood immunizations should be up-to-date. In the case of a long stay, the BCG vaccine is recommended for children over one month and the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine for children over nine months.
Liechtenstein has a mild mountainous climate. Summers are hot (20°C to 28°C) and humid while winters are cold and snowy. Temperatures rarely fall below -15°C. The Foehn, a hot and dry wind, tempers the climate, particularly in the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) months.
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