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Driving in Liechtenstein

RAC can cover you against vehicle breakdown in Europe, with options available to suit your travelling requirements.

RAC European Breakdown Cover Basic and Comprehensive cover provides you with a wide range of benefits.

To supplement European Breakdown Cover, RAC also offer travel insurance. Cover will include medical expenses, baggage, personal money and belongings, amongst many other benefits.

Listed below are two areas for you to look through before you travel

  • Items you are required to carry
  • Recommended and useful products

If you're driving in Liechtenstein your checklist requirements are:

  • A valid UK driving licence - both the photo and paper parts
  • A GB sticker on the back of your car - even if your car has 'Euro-plates' (number-plates that show a circle of 12 stars on a blue background)
  • Your motor insurance certificate
  • A warning triangle inside the car in case you break down
  • Headlamp converters (stickers you put on your headlights when you're driving on the right, so your lights don't dazzle motorists coming the other way)

You must also:

  • Be 18 or over
  • Wear your seatbelt at all times (this applies to everyone in the car)
  • Wear a crash helmet if you're riding a motorcycle

It's a good idea to have:

  • Spare bulbs for your car's external lights
  • A fire extinguisher
  • A first aid kit
  • A Camping Card International to give you additional proof of identity, third party liability insurance, plus discounts at a wide range of campsites and tourist attractions. Find out more here
  • A Green Card - it's a useful back-up to your motor insurance documents and shows you've got the minimum legal level of cover. If you'd like to find out more, contact your insurance company

Other things you should know:

  • You won't have to pay motorway tolls in Liechtenstein, but if you venture further afield you might have to pay them in the neighbouring countries, Austria and Switzerland
  • Petrol and diesel are readily available, along with a lead-replacement additive. If you need LPG, it's sold in Switzerland
  • The speed limit is 50kph in built-up areas, 80kph on open roads and 120kph on motorways
  • If you're caught committing a driving offence whilst driving through Liechtenstein, you'll be given an on-the-spot fine
  • The drink driving limit is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood (less than the UK limit of 80mg per 100ml).
  • You must use dipped headlights when driving through tunnels - and it's recommended you use them the rest of the time too
  • It's illegal to use any radar detection equipment
  • If you have a GPS navigation system that shows you where any fixed speed cameras are, you must deactivate this function
  • Children under age 7 can't sit in the front
  • Hitch-hiking isn't allowed on motorways and other major roads
  • Pedestrians generally have right of way
  • When overtaking, you must indicate before moving back into the right-hand lane
  • During the day, you must sound your horn before going round a sharp bend with limited visibility. At night, flash your headlights instead

Useful guides and maps

Michelin - National Map Austria
Michelin - National Map Switzerland
Michelin Motoring Atlas: Europe

What RAC can do for you

RAC offers great-value, flexible RAC European breakdown cover tailored to meet your needs. We also offer comprehensive travel insurance, including cover for medical expenses, baggage, personal money and belongings.


Sources Foreign & Commonwealth Office, www.nationaldrivesafe.co.uk, www.aboutdrivingabroad.co.uk, www.drive-alive.co.uk.

Disclaimer: RAC are not responsible for the content of external websites. The information provided is correct as of August 2009 to the best of our knowledge and should be referred to for information purposes only - it should not be relied upon as formal advice. Please always check the current requirements of the country you are visiting before you leave.

There is no resident British diplomatic mission in the Principality of Liechtenstein. If you need consular assistance, you should contact the British Embassy in Berne.

Around 2,600 British nationals visit Liechtenstein every year (source: Liechtenstein Office for Statistics). Most visits are trouble-free. 

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

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

FCO TRAVEL ADVICE - know before you go - fco.gov.uk/travel
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