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Description of the measures taken to achieve “social distancing” (curfew, lockdown, mandatory shop closures, duration etc.) and how these measures are accepted by the public

For achieving "social distancing" and fighting the spreading of the Covid-19 virus, Liechtenstein has adopted the following measures:


  • There is a general ban on gatherings of more than 5 people in public spaces, on pedestrian paths and in parks.
  •  If people gather (up to the maximum of 5), a minimum distance of at least 2 meters must be maintained.
  • For non-compliance with the adopted provisions, fines of between 100 and 1000 Swiss Francs can be imposed - the police are conducting compliance checks.
  • Schools are closed and distance learning is being provided to guaranteeing the teaching of the students. Should parents need help they can apply to the government for support.


  • Employers have to arrange for at-risk employees to be able to work from home.
  • Employers in the building and industrial sectors are obliged to comply with sanitary regulations and to ensure that all employees maintain the minimum distance of 2 meters. Therefore, the number of people present on construction or production sites must be reduced to a minimum. Also, the number must be limited in such a way that no more than 5 people are in the same room at the same time (e.g. for lunch breaks).
  • If a company is unable to comply with these regulations, its activities can be closed down by the public authorities.

 Travelling to and entering the country:

  • Restrictions to enter Liechtenstein have been imposed. It is only possible to enter Liechtenstein in specific cases, such as an unavoidable occupational reason or to drive straight through.
  • Restrictions upon public transportation arriving from outside Liechtenstein have been imposed.
  • The issuing of visas to people living in or arriving from declared high-risk countries and areas has been suspended.
  • All Schengen countries (except Switzerland) and all other non-Schengen countries have been declared high-risk countries.

Health care system:

  • All health care persons and facilities, especially hospitals, doctors and dentists, are prohibited from conducting non-urgent medical examinations, treatments and interventions.
  • To support local hospitals, a drive-through self-check facility has been opened which is open to anyone who shows initial Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Restrictions upon the export of protective material, such as masks, gloves, etc., have
  • been imposed.
  • Labour law regulations have been suspended until further notice for hospital departments experiencing a massive increase in work due to Covid-19.

These measures have thus far been accepted by the people and they have generally complied with the rules.