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Airlines Updates
Published on 26.04.2022, :

Latest News: Authorities extend current COVID-19 entry restrictions until 30 June; other requirements reported (Schengen Visa Info, 07.03.2022)

Published on 03.02.2022, Luxaviation:

Luxaviation buys Air Center One in New Zealand, operating four FBOs in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Published on 07.07.2021
Latest News: People traveling from the U.K. to Luxembourg will have to undergo COVID–19 test and quarantine upon arrival until 15 July (Delano, 01.07.2021).
Source:

Published on 29.09.2020
Luxair in the first half of 2021 plans to resume service to Tunisia

Published on 28.09.2020
Luxair removes planned Manchester service resumption in S21
Luxair W20 European network additions

Published on 24.07.2020
Luxair cancels planned Tivat seasonal service in 3Q20

Published on 20.07.2020
Luxair resumes Budapest service from August 2020

Published on 08.06.2020

Luxair adds seasonal Innsbruck / Salzburg service in 3Q20

Luxair resumes regular Stockholm service from June 2020

 

Published on 03.06.2020
Luxair resumes Berlin service on 01JUN20

Published on 25.05.2020
Luxair schedules limited service in late-May 2020
Luxair resumes Manchester service eff29JUN20

Published on 22.05.2020
Luxair to Operate 5 Destinations from Luxembourg

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Luxembourg
Crossing Rules

Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 March 2021.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
– This does not apply to students with a certificate issued by the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office (BPVL).

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative result of a test that detects SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid or a Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid antigen, issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 6 years.
– This does not apply to passengers returning to Luxembourg within 72 hours if they stayed in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical discharge of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection which occurred at most 3 months before arrival.

Passengers could be subject to a rapid antigen test upon arrival.

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 24 July 2020 to TBD

As of 25 Sept 2020, masks must be worn for all activities in closed spaces, open to the public, and on public transport (except for the driver when a distance of 2m is respected or a separation panel separates him from the passengers). Gatherings of people at home or on the occasion of private events, in a closed space or in the open air, are limited to 10 persons. At public gatherings of more than 10 people, people must be assigned a seat with a distance of 2m. If the distance of 2m cannot be maintained, a mask must be worn. The conditions of distancing and the mask do not apply either to minors under 6 years of age or to cohabitants. In the event of infringements of these measures, the person risks a fine of up to 500€.

Visits of a private nature organized at home. Six people max., in addition to the people living in the same household.
Outdoor gatherings in a public place for a maximum number of twenty people.
Try to keep a distance of 2m to others at all times. Wearing a mask is mandatory.

Previously, Reopening of construction sites (tentative date 20 April 2020)

The first phase thus covers the following activities:

Reopening of construction sites;
Educational aid and assistance activities (Services in child and family aid, Competence centres in special psycho-pedagogical care and measures to benefit children who are on the verge of dropping out of school);
Activities of gardeners and landscapers;
Businesses whose main activity is do-it-yourself;
Reopening of recycling centres.
Phase 3 – resumption of fundamental education as well as the reopening of crèches and childcare facilities (tentative date 25 May 2020)

This will be followed – in later phases – by the resumption of commercial activities and the reopening of the HORECA sector. At this stage, however, it is premature to give a detailed assessment of the lifting of restrictions in this sector. A final decision will be taken in due course by the Government Council on the basis of an analysis of the situation.

Companies, businesses and administrations are generally encouraged to continue to promote teleworking throughout the transition period out of confinement.

Up to 20 April, working from home can be imposed as a preventive measure for employees whose nature of work allows it. If employees are quarantined because they are sick or came back from an infected area or have been in direct contact with a person infected with the coronavirus, they have to produce a medical certificate. Establishments receiving the public, activities of a cultural, social, festive, sporting and recreational nature are suspended. Playgrounds are closed.
As a general rule, the gathering of people on public roads is not permitted. Individuals may pursue outdoor leisure activities as long as they remain alone. Otherwise, they must respect the requirement of a distance of two metres between people.
A group of people living under the same roof can also pursue outdoor leisure activities. These people in the same household do not need to distance themselves from each other. Thus, parents and children can e.g. walk around holding hands, parents can carry their child across the street. On the other hand, they must all respect the two-metre distance from people who do not live with them.
When parents are separated and have visitation and accommodation rights and alternate custody of their children, they are not bound by the travel restrictions for the public. This applies to the duration of trips from one household to another.
Owners of pets, e.g. cats, dogs, horses, can travel to ensure their well-being. Thus, when these animals are not at home, they can go to the premises to take care of them. However, here again, no gathering of people is allowed, the distance of at least 2 metres must be respected.
Establishments in the cultural, recreational and sports sectors, as well as restaurants and caf?s, are closed. The same applies to company canteens, except where an interpersonal distance of two metres is respected.
The prohibition does not apply to take-away, drive-in and home delivery services.
The prohibition does not apply to hotels. However, hotel restaurants and bars, with the exception of room service and take-out, are closed

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 14 August 2020 to 31 December 2020

Since 14 August 2020, the Luxembourg State offers residents the possibility to undergo a free test upon their return from a journey abroad. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ban on the entry of third-country nationals into the territory of Luxembourg is valid until 31 December 2020.
Furthermore, the following persons are currently authorised to enter the territory of Luxembourg, eg. third-country nationals who have long-term resident status as well as any other persons with a right of residence or holding a national long-term visa issued by an EU Member State or a Schengen country;

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Flight Restrictions
Published on 29.12.2021

1. Until 31 March 2022, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or
Switzerland; - residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New
Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Fiocruz, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi. The certificate must be issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia,
Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chinese Taipei, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, India, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Monaco, New
Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican
City (Holy See) or a Schengen Member State; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Switzerland or
an EEA Member State; - British nationals and their family members with: - a residence permit with ?Type of permit: Article 50 TEU"; or - a certificate of application for a new
residence permit, or - a residence permit issued by an EU Member States before the 31.12.2020; or - a document indicating the address of the passenger in an EU Member State before
the 31.12.2020; or - one of the following documents issued by Luxembourg: a registration certificate, a permanent residence certificate, or a residency certificate with an address
in Luxembourg before 31 December 2020; - family members of a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland, with a residence permit issued to family members of a Union Citizen by
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland; - military personnel; - merchant seamen; - passengers with a certificate
issued by the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office (BPVL).

2. Passengers must have: - a negative COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR or TMA test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 rapid
antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese or
Spanish. A certified translation to English, French, German or Luxembourgish is accepted. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years and 2 months; - passengers
returning to Luxembourg within 72 hours if they stayed in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; -
passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State. The passenger must have tested positive at most 6 months before arrival; - passengers
with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Fiocruz,
Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State showing that
they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Fiocruz, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi at least 14 days before departure
and at most 180 days after they were tested positive; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria),
Covishield, Fiocruz, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi. The certificate must be issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde,
Chinese Taipei, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San
Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See).

3. Until 14 January 2022, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 test
upon arrival and quarantine for 7 days. More details can be found at https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html

Published on 24.12.2021

1. Until 31 December 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or
Switzerland; - residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New
Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Fiocruz, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi. The certificate must be issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia,
Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chinese Taipei, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, India, Israel, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Monaco, New
Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican
City (Holy See) or a Schengen Member State; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Switzerland or
an EEA Member State; - British nationals and their family members with: - a residence permit with ?Type of permit: Article 50 TEU"; or - a certificate of application for a new
residence permit, or - a residence permit issued by an EU Member States before the 31.12.2020; or - a document indicating the address of the passenger in an EU Member State before
the 31.12.2020; or - one of the following documents issued by Luxembourg: a registration certificate, a permanent residence certificate, or a residency certificate with an address
in Luxembourg before 31 December 2020; - family members of a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland, with a residence permit issued to family members of a Union Citizen by
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland; - military personnel; - merchant seamen; - passengers with a certificate
issued by the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office (BPVL).

2. Passengers must have: - a negative COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR or TMA test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 rapid
antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese or
Spanish. A certified translation to English, French, German or Luxembourgish is accepted. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years and 2 months; - passengers
returning to Luxembourg within 72 hours if they stayed in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; -
passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State. The passenger must have tested positive at most 6 months before arrival; - passengers
with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Fiocruz,
Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State showing that
they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Fiocruz, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi at least 14 days before departure
and at most 180 days after they were tested positive; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria),
Covishield, Fiocruz, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi. The certificate must be issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde,
Chinese Taipei, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San
Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See).

3. Until 14 January 2022, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 test
upon arrival and quarantine for 7 days. More details can be found at https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html

Published on 23.12.2021

1. Until 31 December 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or
Switzerland; - residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New
Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Fiocruz, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi. The certificate must be issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Cape
Verde, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland,
Togo, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or a Schengen Member State; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Switzerland or
an EEA Member State; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State; - British nationals and their family members with: - a residence permit with ?Type
of permit: Article 50 TEU"; or - a certificate of application for a new residence permit, or - a residence permit issued by an EU Member States before the 31.12.2020; or - a
document indicating the address of the passenger in an EU Member State before the 31.12.2020; or - one of the following documents issued by Luxembourg: a registration certificate,
a permanent residence certificate, or a residency certificate with an address in Luxembourg before 31 December 2020; - family members of a national of an EEA Member State or
Switzerland, with a residence permit issued to family members of a Union Citizen by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland; - military personnel; - merchant seamen; - passengers with a certificate issued by the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office (BPVL).

2. Passengers must have: - a negative COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR or TMA test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 rapid
antigen test taken at most 24 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese or
Spanish. A certified translation to English, French, German or Luxembourgish is accepted. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years and 2 months; - passengers
returning to Luxembourg within 72 hours if they stayed in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; -
passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State. The passenger must have tested positive at most 6 months before arrival; - passengers
with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Fiocruz,
Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State showing that
they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Fiocruz, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi at least 14 days before departure
and at most 180 days after they were tested positive; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria),
Covishield, Fiocruz, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or R-Covi. The certificate must be issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Faroe
Isl., Georgia, Israel, Lebanon, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, USA,
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom or Vatican City (Holy See).

3. Until 14 January 2022, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 test
upon arrival and quarantine for 7 days. More details can be found at https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html

Published on 06.12.2021

1. Until 31 December 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or
Switzerland; - residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Indonesia, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New
Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). The certificate must be issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia,
Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA,
Vatican City (Holy See) or a Schengen Member State; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by
Switzerland or an EEA Member State; - British nationals and their family members with: - a residence permit with ?Type of permit: Article 50 TEU"; or - a certificate of application
for a new residence permit, or - a residence permit issued by an EU Member States before the 31.12.2020; or - a document indicating the address of the passenger in an EU Member
State before the 31.12.2020; or - one of the following documents issued by Luxembourg: a registration certificate, a permanent residence certificate, or a residency certificate
with an address in Luxembourg before 31 December 2020; - family members of a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland, with a residence permit issued to family members of a
Union Citizen by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland; - military personnel; - merchant seamen; -
passengers with a certificate issued by the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office (BPVL).

2. Passengers must have: - a negative COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR or TMA test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 rapid
antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese or
Spanish. A certified translation to English, French, German or Luxembourgish is accepted. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years and 2 months; - passengers
returning to Luxembourg within 72 hours if they stayed in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; -
passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State. The passenger must have tested positive at most 6 months before arrival; - passengers
with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna
(Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State showing that they received the first
vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure and at most 180 days after they were tested positive; -
passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).
The certificate must be issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, El Salvador, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama,
San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA or Vatican City (Holy See).

3. Until 14 January 2022, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 test
upon arrival and quarantine for 7 days. More details can be found at https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html

Published on 01.12.2021

1. Until 31 December 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See); - passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or
Switzerland; - residents of Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Hong Kong (SAR China), Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), Namibia,
New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay; - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with
AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty). The certificate must be issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel,
Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Vatican City
(Holy See) or a Schengen Member State; - passengers with a residence permit issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State; - passengers with a "D" visa issued by Switzerland or an
EEA Member State; - British nationals and their family members with: - a residence permit with ?Type of permit: Article 50 TEU"; or - a certificate of application for a new
residence permit, or - a residence permit issued by an EU Member States before the 31.12.2020; or - a document indicating the address of the passenger in an EU Member State before
the 31.12.2020; or - one of the following documents issued by Luxembourg: a registration certificate, a permanent residence certificate, or a residency certificate with an address
in Luxembourg before 31 December 2020; - family members of a national of an EEA Member State or Switzerland, with a residence permit issued to family members of a Union Citizen by
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland; - military personnel; - merchant seamen; - passengers with a certificate
issued by the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office (BPVL).

2. Passengers must have: - a negative COVID-19 LAMP, NAAT, PCR or TMA test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point; or - a negative COVID-19 rapid
antigen test taken at most 48 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese or
Spanish. A certified translation to English, French, German or Luxembourgish is accepted. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years and 2 months; - passengers
returning to Luxembourg within 72 hours if they stayed in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland; -
passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by Switzerland or an EEA Member State. The passenger must have tested positive at most 6 months before arrival; - passengers
with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna
(Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty); - passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Switzerland or an EEA Member State showing that they received the first
vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before departure and at most 180 days after they were tested positive; -
passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty).
The certificate must be issued in Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Isl., Georgia, Israel, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino,
Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA or Vatican City (Holy See).

3. Until 14 January 2022, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 test
upon arrival and quarantine for 7 days. More details can be found at https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html

published 09.11.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 December 2020.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland.
– This does not apply to students with a certificate issued by the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office (BPVL).

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative result of a test that detects SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid, issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand or Uruguay.

Quarantine

Quarantine/ self-isolation required.

If you’re fully vaccinated, you can enter Luxembourg without needing to test or quarantine. You will be required to show proof of vaccination and will need to complete a passenger locator form before arrival.

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Certification

All travellers older than 12 years and 2 months can enter if their ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ contains one of the following:
Mandatory travel documentation- Third-country nationals
All travellers aged 12 years and two months or over, regardless of their nationality, can access the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg if they hold one of the following documents:
a certificate of vaccination; certificate of recovery; a negative result if you’re not fully vaccinated and are arriving by air, you’ll need to show proof of a negative PCR test (taken no more than 48 hours before entry) or rapid lateral flow test (taken no more than 24 hours before entry) when entering Luxembourg.
If you’re not fully vaccinated but have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last year you can enter Luxembourg. You will need to show proof of recovery.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-05-09
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 1290011
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 354
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 203.21
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 558

The EU Digital COVID Certificate (available as of 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:
Certificate of vaccination: attesting to a complete vaccination pattern against Covid-19, established in accordance with article 3bis, paragraphs 1 to 2, of the amended law of 17 July 2020 on measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Namely a vaccination certificate issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a Member State of the European Union or the Schengen Area. Certificates issued by certain third countries are also accepted provided that the vaccine administered is accepted by the Grand Duchy (this currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican).
A complete vaccination pattern means any pattern that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity and is complete upon administration of the required doses if multiple doses are given or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day interval. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination pattern is complete 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine administered.

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Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 June 2020 to TBD

Open, masks must be worn for all activities in closed spaces, open to the public

Re-opening of shops (with exceptions). Re-opening of the National Archives, public libraries, museums and exhibition centers.
After 11 May: Les activités commerciales suivantes sont interdites :

la projection de films cinématographiques (à l’exception du cinéma en plein air accessible en voiture et/ou motocycle) ;
les activités des centres de culture physique et similaires (centres de fitness, piscines, salles de sport, studios de danse/yoga/pilates… , salles de cours sportifs…) ;
activités des parcs d’attractions et parcs à thèmes ;
activités de jeux de hasard et d’argent (casinos) ;
foires et salons

Previously, All commercial and artisanal activities which include direct contact to costumers remain closed. This measure does not apply to commercial premises selling mainly food products,. Hotels remain open

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 31 July 2020 to TBD

Gatherings of people at home or on the occasion of private events, in a closed space or in the open air, are limited to 10 persons. At public gatherings of more than 10 people, people must be assigned a seat with a distance of 2m. If the distance of 2m cannot be maintained, a mask must be worn.

Previously, Gatherings will remain prohibited until 31 July, except for funerals and civil weddings, which will be allowed for a maximum of 20 people and provided that an interpersonal distance of 2 metres is respected.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 25 May 2020 to TBD

On September 2020, schools fully open with restictive measures (Port du masque obligatoire sur le chemin de l’école (transport compris) et à l’intérieur du bâtiment scolaire pour les élèves âgés de plus de 6 ans. Port du masque facultatif en classe et dans la cour de récréation pour l’enseignement fondamental. Port du masque obligatoire dans la cour de récréation pour l’enseignement secondaire. Au choix du lycée: port du masque obligatoire dans la salle de classe.)
On May 4 senior classes of secondary education will resume. On May 11 classes, secondary schools will reopen for all other students (classes 7ième to 2ième) and on May 25, fundamental schools, day-care centres and out of school centres will reopen.

Closure extended up to 4 May 2020. From 4 May, students in the senior classes will resume courses, followed on 11 May by all other classes in secondary education and vocational training, as well as the Advanced Technician’s Certificate (Brevet de technicien supérieur – BTS). Trainees will be able to return to their apprenticeship positions in companies in sectors that have been deconfined.

From 25 May, the children will once again be able to attend elementary education and the childcare facilities and parental assistants will be able to resume their work.
Class sizes have been halved, teachers teach the same lessons during two weeks. The students receive home-work and assignments to work on during the week they are not in school.

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD

Economic measure: Measures at the level of social security contributions to be implemented in the context of the COVID-19 crisis by the Joint Social Security Centre. Greater flexibility in their management of the payment of social security contributions.
On 22 April 2020, on the proposal of the Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Lex Delles, the Government Council approved two draft Grand Ducal Regulations aimed at putting in place new financial support measures for micro and small commercial and craft enterprises.

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Full Restrictions

  • Luxembourg Latest News: Authorities extend current COVID-19 entry restrictions until 30 June; other requirements reported (Schengen Visa Info, 07.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [ as below]

    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Only residents in EU and Schengen Associated countries can enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for non-essential reasons. These travellers must provide the documents listed below.

    Document checklist:

    Third country nationals who meet the following conditions are authorised to enter the territory:

    • if they are in possession of a residence permit or a residence permit for family members of a Union citizen, including persons falling under the provisions of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, as well as any other person holding a right of residence or a national long term visa in accordance with the national law of a Member State of the European Union or of the countries associated with the Schengen area.
    • or if they meet one of the following conditions:
      • If they are in possession of a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg. The validity of the vaccination certificate is set at 9 months from the date when the vaccination pattern is considered completed. The validity of the certificate for the booster vaccination is unlimited;
      • or if they are in possession of a recovery certificate that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg. The validity of the recovery certificate starts on the 11th day after the date of the first positive NAAT test result and ends at the latest 180 days after the given result;
      • or if they are residents of third countries included on the list of third countries whose residents should not affected by a temporary restriction at the external borders (and who are authorised to enter Luxembourg, including for non-essential travels);
      • or if their travel is considered essential.

    For any travel by air transport to the Grand Duchy, persons over the age of 12 years and 2 months, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg:

    • Proof of full vaccination, which is valid:
      • from the day of the second dose of vaccine of BioNTech/Pfizer / Moderna / AstraZeneca)
      • from 14 days after the single dose of Janssen/ Johnson & Johnson
      • from 2 weeks after the first dose of any approved vaccine, for people who recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months.

    Accepted vaccines: BioNTech Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Janssen. Along with these vaccines, Luxembourg accepts, in the context of the recognition process of vaccination certificates issued by third countries, other vaccines considered to be “bio-similar” to the aforementioned four vaccines, namely: Covishield (Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd (SII)), R-Covi (R-Pharm), Covid-19 vaccine (recombinant) (FIOCRUZ)

    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between the 11th and 180th day after a positive PCR test.

    • A negative result to a pre-departure test.

    Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 48 hours, and rapid antigen tests, valid 24 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with one of the following:

    • Certificates meeting the same requirements listed for the EUDCC (in English, French, Dutch or Luxembourgish)

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

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    26.04.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News: Authorities extend current COVID-19 entry restrictions until 30 June; other requirements reported (Schengen Visa Info, 07.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]
    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Only residents in EU and Schengen Associated countries can enter the territory of the Grand Duchy for non-essential reasons. These travellers must provide the documents listed below.

    Third country nationals who meet the following conditions are authorised to enter the territory:

    • if they are in possession of a residence permit or a residence permit for family members of a Union citizen, including persons falling under the provisions of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, as well as any other person holding a right of residence or a national long term visa in accordance with the national law of a Member State of the European Union or of the countries associated with the Schengen area.
    • or if they meet one of the following conditions:
      • If they are in possession of a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg. The validity of the vaccination certificate is set at 9 months from the date when the vaccination pattern is considered completed. The validity of the certificate for the booster vaccination is unlimited;
      • or if they are in possession of a recovery certificate that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg. The validity of the recovery certificate starts on the 11th day after the date of the first positive NAAT test result and ends at the latest 180 days after the given result;
      • or if they are residents of third countries included on the list of third countries whose residents should not affected by a temporary restriction at the external borders (and who are authorised to enter Luxembourg, including for non-essential travels);
      • or if their travel is considered essential.

    For any travel by air transport to the Grand Duchy, persons over the age of 12 years and 2 months, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg:

    • Proof of full vaccination, which is valid:
      • from the day of the second dose of vaccine of BioNTech/Pfizer / Moderna / AstraZeneca)
      • from 14 days after the single dose of Janssen/ Johnson & Johnson
      • from 2 weeks after the first dose of any approved vaccine, for people who recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months.

    Accepted vaccines: BioNTech Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Janssen. Along with these vaccines, Luxembourg accepts, in the context of the recognition process of vaccination certificates issued by third countries, other vaccines considered to be “bio-similar” to the aforementioned four vaccines, namely: Covishield (Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd (SII)), R-Covi (R-Pharm), Covid-19 vaccine (recombinant) (FIOCRUZ)

    • Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between the 11th and 180th day after a positive PCR test.

    • A negative result to a pre-departure test.

    Accepted tests: molecular (PCR) test, valid 48 hours, and rapid antigen tests, valid 24 hours.

    Travellers can provide proof of vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or the negative test result with one of the following:

    • Certificates meeting the same requirements listed for the EUDCC (in English, French, Dutch or Luxembourgish)

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

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    11.04.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News: Authorities extend current COVID-19 entry restrictions until 30 June; other requirements reported (Schengen Visa Info, 07.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on Luxembourg’s own national requirements.

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of full vaccination, which is valid:
    • from the day of the second dose of vaccine of BioNTech/Pfizer / Moderna / AstraZeneca)
    • from 14 days after the single dose of Janssen/ Johnson & Johnson
    • from 2 weeks after the first dose of any approved vaccine, for people who recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months.

    Accepted vaccines: BioNTech Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Janssen. Along with these vaccines, Luxembourg accepts, in the context of the recognition process of vaccination certificates issued by third countries, other vaccines considered to be “bio-similar” to the aforementioned four vaccines, namely: Covishield (Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd (SII)), R-Covi (R-Pharm), Covid-19 vaccine (recombinant) (FIOCRUZ)

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between the 11th and 180th day after a positive PCR test.

    Or

    A negative result to a pre-departure test.

    Accepted tests: molecular test (PCR), valid 48 hours, and rapid antigen tests (RAT), valid 24 hours.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

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    28.03.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News: Authorities extend current COVID-19 entry restrictions until 30 June; other requirements reported (Schengen Visa Info, 07.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: [as below]

    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on Luxembourg’s own national requirements.

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of full vaccination, which is valid:
    • from the day of the second dose of vaccine of BioNTech/Pfizer / Moderna / AstraZeneca)
    • from 14 days after the single dose of Janssen/ Johnson & Johnson
    • from 2 weeks after the first dose of any approved vaccine, for people who recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months.

    Accepted vaccines: BioNTech Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Janssen. Along with these vaccines, Luxembourg accepts, in the context of the recognition process of vaccination certificates issued by third countries, other vaccines considered to be “bio-similar” to the aforementioned four vaccines, namely: Covishield (Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd (SII)), R-Covi (R-Pharm), Covid-19 vaccine (recombinant) (FIOCRUZ)

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between the 11th and 180th day after a positive PCR test.

    Or

    A negative result to a pre-departure test.

    Accepted tests: molecular test (PCR), valid 48 hours, and rapid antigen tests (RAT), valid 24 hours.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

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    25.03.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News: Authorities extend current COVID-19 entry restrictions until 30 June; other requirements reported (Schengen Visa Info, 07.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on Luxembourg’s own national requirements.

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of full vaccination, which is valid:
    • from the day of the second dose of vaccine of BioNTech/Pfizer / Moderna / AstraZeneca)
    • from 14 days after the single dose of Janssen/ Johnson & Johnson
    • from 2 weeks after the first dose of any approved vaccine, for people who recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection in the last 6 months.

    Accepted vaccines: BioNTech Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna (Spikevax), AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) and Janssen. Along with these vaccines, Luxembourg accepts, in the context of the recognition process of vaccination certificates issued by third countries, other vaccines considered to be “bio-similar” to the aforementioned four vaccines, namely: Covishield (Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd (SII)), R-Covi (R-Pharm), Covid-19 vaccine (recombinant) (FIOCRUZ)

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19. Validity: between the 11th and 180th day after a positive PCR test.

    Or

    A negative result to a pre-departure test.

    Accepted tests: molecular test (PCR), valid 48 hours, and rapid antigen tests (RAT), valid 24 hours.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    23.03.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News: Authorities extend current COVID-19 entry restrictions until 30 June; other requirements reported (Schengen Visa Info, 07.03.2022)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, French, Dutch or Luxembourgish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on Luxembourg’s own national requirements.

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents before boarding a flight to Luxembourg:

    1. Proof of vaccination on condition that the vaccine administered is accepted by Luxembourg, vaccination certificates issued by a Member State of the European Union or the Schengen area (EU27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzlerand), as well as certificates issued by a limited number of third countries, are accepted (this currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Jordan, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican).

    A complete vaccination pattern means any pattern that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity and is complete upon administration of the required doses if multiple doses are given or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day interval. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination pattern is complete 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine administered. The validity of the vaccination certificate is 9 months from the date when the vaccination pattern is considered complete. The validity of the certificate for the booster vaccination is unlimited.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a practitioner or national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Area Member State (EU27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with resolution of all symptoms of infection.

    Or

    Negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 48 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorised for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

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    14.03.2022
  • Luxembourg Third-country nationals will remain unable to travel to Luxembourg for non-essential reasons as the country has announced an extension of current restrictions until June 30.

    According to a press release issued by the country’s official website, the entry restrictions will not apply to Ukrainian nationals, which are permitted in Luxembourg without being subject to the restrictions, provided they are fleeing their home country due to the war.

    Moreover, the government warns that the vaccination certificates of Benin and Jordan will be recognised as valid for entry.

    “Furthermore, on the basis of an amendment to Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction, Luxembourg will now also allow third-country nationals holding a recovery certificate to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy, including for non-essential travel,” the authority reveals while stressing that accepted recovery certificates include those issued by health authorities in the EU Member States and several third countries.

    In addition, residents of the following countries can enter Luxembourg, even for non-essential travelling:

    Chile, China, Colombia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Kuwait, Peru, Rwanda, New Zealand, Qatar, Ukraine, Uruguay, Hong Kong and Macao.

    Furthermore, vaccination certificates issued by health authorities of the following countries are recognised as valid for entry by Luxembourg’s government:

    Albania
    Andorra
    Armenia
    Benin
    Brazil
    Cabo Verde
    Canada
    South Korea
    United Arab Emirates
    El Salvador
    United States of America
    Georgia
    Faroe Islands
    India
    Israel
    Japan
    Jordan
    Lebanon
    Morocco
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Montenegro
    New Zealand
    Panama
    Republic of North Macedonia
    United Kingdom
    San Marino
    Serbia
    Singapore
    Thailand
    Togo
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Ukraine
    Uruguay
    Vatican
    Taiwan
    However, not all recovery certificates issued by these countries are valid for entry to Luxembourg. The following countries represent the valid recovery certificates issued by the government:

    Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, Albania, Andorra, United Kingdom, San Marino, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, El Salvador, Georgia, Israel, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay.

    Read more
    08.03.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, French, Dutch or Luxembourgish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on Luxembourg’s own national requirements.

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents before boarding a flight to Luxembourg:

    1. Proof of vaccination on condition that the vaccine administered is accepted by Luxembourg, vaccination certificates issued by a Member State of the European Union or the Schengen area (EU27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzlerand), as well as certificates issued by a limited number of third countries, are accepted (this currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Jordan, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican).

    A complete vaccination pattern means any pattern that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity and is complete upon administration of the required doses if multiple doses are given or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day interval. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination pattern is complete 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine administered. The validity of the vaccination certificate is 9 months from the date when the vaccination pattern is considered complete. The validity of the certificate for the booster vaccination is unlimited.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a practitioner or national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Area Member State (EU27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with resolution of all symptoms of infection.

    Or

    Negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 48 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorised for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    04.03.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, French, Dutch or Luxembourgish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on Luxembourg’s own national requirements.

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination attesting to a complete vaccination pattern against COVID-19, provided that the vaccine administered is accepted in the Grand-Duchy. Vaccination certificates issued by a Member State of the European Union or the Schengen Area (EU27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), as well as certificates issued by certain third countries are accepted. The validity of the vaccination certificate is 9 months from the date when the vaccination pattern is considered complete. The validity of the certificate for the booster vaccination is unlimited.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a physician or national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Area Member State (EU27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with resolution of all symptoms of infection;

    Or

    Negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 48 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorised for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    21.02.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News: Authorities add Argentina, Australia, Canada to banned list to avoid spread of COVID-19 variant; exempted countries reported (SVI, 31.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, French, Dutch or Luxembourgish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on Luxembourg’s own national requirements.

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination attesting to a complete vaccination pattern against COVID-19, provided that the vaccine administered is accepted in the Grand-Duchy. Vaccination certificates issued by a Member State of the European Union or the Schengen Area (EU27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), as well as certificates issued by certain third countries are accepted. The validity of the vaccination certificate is 9 months from the date when the vaccination pattern is considered complete. The validity of the certificate for the booster vaccination is unlimited.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a physician or national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Area Member State (EU27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with resolution of all symptoms of infection;

    Or

    Negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 48 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorised for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

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    11.02.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News: Authorities add Argentina, Australia, Canada to banned list to avoid spread of COVID-19 variant; exempted countries reported (SVI, 31.01.2022).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, French, Dutch or Luxembourgish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Luxembourg’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination on condition that the vaccine administered is accepted by Luxembourg, vaccination certificates issued by a Member State of the European Union or the Schengen area, as well as certificates issued by a limited number of third countries, are accepted (this currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican).

    A complete vaccination pattern means any pattern that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity and is complete upon administration of the required doses if multiple doses are given or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day interval. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination pattern is complete 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine administered.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a practitioner or national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Area Member State for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with resolution of all symptoms of infection.

    Or

    Negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 48 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorised for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary, accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    10.02.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, French, Dutch or Luxembourgish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Luxembourg’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Document checklist:

    Travellers must provide all the following documents:

    1. Proof of vaccination on condition that the vaccine administered is accepted by Luxembourg, vaccination certificates issued by a Member State of the European Union or the Schengen area, as well as certificates issued by a limited number of third countries, are accepted (this currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican).

    A complete vaccination pattern means any pattern that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity and is complete upon administration of the required doses if multiple doses are given or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day interval. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination pattern is complete 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine administered.

    Or

    Proof of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a practitioner or national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Area Member State for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with resolution of all symptoms of infection.

    Or

    Negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 48 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorised for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary, accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    26.01.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ (EUDCC) in English, French, Deutch or Luxembourgish are also accepted, if they meet the same requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    Learn more:

    General information

    National health institute

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    YES

    All travellers, aged 12 years old, 2 months and older, authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of their nationality), must present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result. Please refer to the previous section on travel for details.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Entry requirements depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Luxembourg’s own national classification of risk areas.

    Children younger than 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Mandatory travel documents

    All travellers aged 12 years old, 2 months and older, authorized to enter Luxembourg (all nationalities combined), are required to present before boarding a flight to Luxembourg either

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting to a complete vaccination pattern against Covid-19. On condition that the vaccine administered is accepted by Luxembourg, vaccination certificates issued by a member state of the European Union or the Schengen area, as well as certificates issued by a limited number of third countries, are accepted (this currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Canada, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican).

    A complete vaccination pattern means any pattern that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity and is complete upon administration of the required doses if multiple doses are given or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day interval. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination pattern is complete 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine administered.

    • or certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • or negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 24 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members

    ______________________

    You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

    You can also find information about your passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

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    18.01.2022
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 years and two months or over, regardless of their nationality, can access the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg if they hold one of the following documents:

    • a certificate of vaccination : refer to the previous section for the details on accepted certificates of vaccination.
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members

    Find out more:

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy for non-essential travel purposes until 31 December 2021 (inclusive), unless they hold a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg (issued by a Member State of the Schengen area or considered equivalent by an implementing act of the European Commission) . This currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Morocco, Monaco, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican.

    Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu.

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Exception

    • Children under 12 years.
    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Transit passengers
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members;

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant across Europe, the Luxembourg government is putting in place new measures, effective from 25 December. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. The ‘CovidCheck’ system is mandatory for restaurants, cafes and bars. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. From 25 December, restaurants and bars must close by 11pm. Customers will only be permitted entry if: (i) they have received their booster shot, or (ii) they have been vaccinated and take a rapid COVID-19 test on site which produces a negative result.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. For private gatherings, the followings rules will apply from 25 December:
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people will be permitted to gather in groups of 10 or more
    • Only vaccinated or recovered people who have also provided a negative rapid COVID-19 test will be permitted to gather in groups of 20 or more. They will also need to wear masks and maintain a distance of 2 metres. Gatherings of over 100 people may only take place with special dispensation from the Ministry of Health.
    Luxembourg will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. However a screenshot or a photo is not sufficient. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November 2021 to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open but will be required to close by 11pm from 25 December. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

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    23.12.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    All travellers aged 12 years and two months or over, regardless of their nationality, can access the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg if they hold one of the following documents:

    • a certificate of vaccination : refer to the previous section for the details on accepted certificates of vaccination.
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members

    Find out more:

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy for non-essential travel purposes until 31 December 2021 (inclusive), unless they hold a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg (issued by a Member State of the Schengen area or considered equivalent by an implementing act of the European Commission) . This currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Morocco, Monaco, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican.

    Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu.

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Exception

    • Children under 12 years.
    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Transit passengers
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members;

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    22.12.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    For any person, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorized to enter Luxembourg (regardless of nationality), it is compulsory to present before boarding a flight to Luxembourg

    • either a vaccination certificate attesting to a complete vaccination pattern (see FAQ) carried out with a vaccine that has been authorized for use by the European Medicines Agency, issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area, or a vaccination certificate, issued by a third country, attesting to a complete vaccination pattern and considered as equivalent in Luxembourg in accordance with Article 3bis of the amended law of 17 July 2020 on measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Moldova, Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama, Republic of Armenia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican
    • or a recovery certificate issued by a practitioner or national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Area Member State for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with resolution of all symptoms of infection
    • or the negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 72 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorized for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary, accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members.

    Find out more:

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy for non-essential travel purposes until 31 December 2021 (inclusive), unless they hold a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg (issued by a Member State of the Schengen area or considered equivalent by an implementing act of the European Commission) . This currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Morocco, Monaco, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican.

    Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu.

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Exception

    • Children under 12 years.
    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Transit passengers
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members;

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    20.12.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    For any person, aged 12 years and 2 months or older, authorized to enter Luxembourg (regardless of nationality), it is compulsory to present before boarding a flight to Luxembourg

    • either a vaccination certificate attesting to a complete vaccination pattern (see FAQ) carried out with a vaccine that has been authorized for use by the European Medicines Agency, issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area, or a vaccination certificate, issued by a third country, attesting to a complete vaccination pattern and considered as equivalent in Luxembourg in accordance with Article 3bis of the amended law of 17 July 2020 on measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Moldova, Morocco, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama, Republic of Armenia, Republic of North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican
    • or a recovery certificate issued by a practitioner or national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Area Member State for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with resolution of all symptoms of infection
    • or the negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 72 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorized for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary, accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members.

    Find out more:

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy for non-essential travel purposes until 31 December 2021 (inclusive), unless they hold a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg (issued by a Member State of the Schengen area or considered equivalent by an implementing act of the European Commission) . This currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Morocco, Monaco, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican.

    Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu.

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Exception

    • Children under 12 years.
    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Transit passengers
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members;

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    15.12.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: A valid vaccination certificate issued by the authorities of Moldova, Georgia, New Zealand, and Serbia will be permitted to enter Luxembourg without additional entry requirements (SVI, 17.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members.

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
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    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy for non-essential travel purposes until 31 December 2021 (inclusive), unless they hold a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg (issued by a Member State of the Schengen area or considered equivalent by an implementing act of the European Commission) . This currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Morocco, Monaco, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican.

    Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu.

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Exception

    • Children under 12 years.
    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Transit passengers
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members;

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

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    26.11.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: A valid vaccination certificate issued by the authorities of Moldova, Georgia, New Zealand, and Serbia will be permitted to enter Luxembourg without additional entry requirements (SVI, 17.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy for non-essential travel purposes until 31 December 2021 (inclusive), unless they hold a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg (issued by a Member State of the Schengen area or considered equivalent by an implementing act of the European Commission) . This currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Morocco, Monaco, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican.

    Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu. 

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU. 

    Exception

    • Children under 12 years.
    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Transit passengers
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members;

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing. 

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

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    25.11.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: A valid vaccination certificate issued by the authorities of Moldova, Georgia, New Zealand, and Serbia will be permitted to enter Luxembourg without additional entry requirements (SVI, 17.11.2021)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy for non-essential travel purposes until 31 December 2021 (inclusive), unless they hold a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg (issued by a Member State of the Schengen area or considered equivalent by an implementing act of the European Commission) . This currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Morocco, Monaco, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican.

    Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu. 

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU. 

    Exception

    • Children under 12 years.
    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Transit passengers
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members;

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing. 

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    18.11.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: People traveling from the U.K. to Luxembourg will have to undergo COVID–19 test and quarantine upon arrival until 15 July (Delano, 01.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy for non-essential travel purposes until 31 December 2021 (inclusive), unless they hold a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg (issued by a Member State of the Schengen area or considered equivalent by an implementing act of the European Commission) . This currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Morocco, Monaco, Panama, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican.

    Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu. 

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU. 

    Exception

    • Children under 12 years.
    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Transit passengers
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members;

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing. 

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    21.09.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: People traveling from the U.K. to Luxembourg will have to undergo COVID–19 test and quarantine upon arrival until 15 July (Delano, 01.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu. 

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU. 

    Exception

    • Children under 12 years.
    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Transit passengers
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members;

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing. 

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    16.09.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: People traveling from the U.K. to Luxembourg will have to undergo COVID–19 test and quarantine upon arrival until 15 July (Delano, 01.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu. 

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU. 

    Additional measures are applicable until 14 September 2021 for India, regardless of the means of transport. Any person, aged 12 and over, who stayed in India during the 14 days prior to arrival in Luxembourg must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) as soon as possible and inform the medical analysis laboratory about their stay in India. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in India during the 14 days before arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in India and in Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Duchy. Upon arrival in the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned are placed in strict quarantine for 7 days with the obligation to undergo a second COVID-19 test from the 6th day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further 7 days, bringing the total duration to 14 days. 

    Exception

    • Children under 12 years.
    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Transit passengers
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, and their family members;

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing. 

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    06.08.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: People traveling from the U.K. to Luxembourg will have to undergo COVID–19 test and quarantine upon arrival until 15 July (Delano, 01.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu. 

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

     The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours; 

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU. 

     Additional measures are applicable until 31 July 2021 for the United Kingdom, and until 14 September 2021 for India, regardless of the means of transport. Any person, aged 12 and over, who stayed in India or the United Kingdom during the 14 days prior to arrival in Luxembourg must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) as soon as possible and inform the medical analysis laboratory about their stay in India or the United Kingdom. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in India during the 14 days before arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in India and in Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Duchy. Upon arrival in the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned are placed in strict quarantine for 7 days with the obligation to undergo a second COVID-19 test from the 6th day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further 7 days, bringing the total duration to 14 days. 

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing. 

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    04.08.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: People traveling from the U.K. to Luxembourg will have to undergo COVID–19 test and quarantine upon arrival until 15 July (Delano, 01.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land. 

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Health professionals, health researchers and care providers for elderly people;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions; and their family members. 

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu. 

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

     The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours; 

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU. 

     Additional measures are applicable until 31 July 2021 for the United Kingdom, and until 14 September 2021 for India, regardless of the means of transport. Any person, aged 12 and over, who stayed in India or the United Kingdom during the 14 days prior to arrival in Luxembourg must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) as soon as possible and inform the medical analysis laboratory about their stay in India or the United Kingdom. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in India during the 14 days before arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in India and in Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Duchy. Upon arrival in the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned are placed in strict quarantine for 7 days with the obligation to undergo a second COVID-19 test from the 6th day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further 7 days, bringing the total duration to 14 days. 

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing. 

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    28.07.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: People traveling from the U.K. to Luxembourg will have to undergo COVID–19 test and quarantine upon arrival until 15 July (Delano, 01.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

     

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land. 

     

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours; 

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu. 

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

     The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours; 

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU. 

     Additional measures are applicable until 31 July 2021 for the United Kingdom, and until 14 September 2021 for India, regardless of the means of transport. Any person, aged 12 and over, who stayed in India or the United Kingdom during the 14 days prior to arrival in Luxembourg must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) as soon as possible and inform the medical analysis laboratory about their stay in India or the United Kingdom. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in India during the 14 days before arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in India and in Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Duchy. Upon arrival in the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned are placed in strict quarantine for 7 days with the obligation to undergo a second COVID-19 test from the 6th day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further 7 days, bringing the total duration to 14 days. 

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing. 

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    23.07.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: People traveling from the U.K. to Luxembourg will have to undergo COVID–19 test and quarantine upon arrival until 15 July (Delano, 01.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

     

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land. 

     

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours; 

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    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu. 

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either: 

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine; 
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection; 
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted. 

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate.

    During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted. 

     The following persons are exempted from these obligations: 

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector; 
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period; 
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours; 

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU. 

     Additional measures are applicable until 31 July 2021 for the United Kingdom, and until 14 September 2021 for India, regardless of the means of transport. Any person, aged 12 and over, who stayed in India or the United Kingdom during the 14 days prior to arrival in Luxembourg must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) as soon as possible and inform the medical analysis laboratory about their stay in India or the United Kingdom. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in India during the 14 days before arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in India and in Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Duchy. Upon arrival in the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned are placed in strict quarantine for 7 days with the obligation to undergo a second COVID-19 test from the 6th day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further 7 days, bringing the total duration to 14 days. 

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing. 

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    22.07.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: People traveling from the U.K. to Luxembourg will have to undergo COVID–19 test and quarantine upon arrival until 15 July (Delano, 01.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu.

    Any person aged 12 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Additional measures are applicable until 31 July 2021 for the United Kingdom, and until 14 September 2021 for India, regardless of the means of transport. Any person, aged 12 and over, who stayed in India or the United Kingdom during the 14 days prior to arrival in Luxembourg must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) as soon as possible and inform the medical analysis laboratory about their stay in India or the United Kingdom. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in India during the 14 days before arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in India and in Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Duchy. Upon arrival in the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned are placed in strict quarantine for 7 days with the obligation to undergo a second COVID-19 test from the 6th day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further 7 days, bringing the total duration to 14 days.

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    19.07.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: People traveling from the U.K. to Luxembourg will have to undergo COVID–19 test and quarantine upon arrival until 15 July (Delano, 01.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 6 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu.

    Since 13 June, any person aged 6 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Additional measures are applicable until 30 June 2021 for the United Kingdom, and until 15 July 2021 for India, regardless of the means of transport. Any person who stayed in India or the United Kingdom during the 14 days prior to arrival in Luxembourg must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) as soon as possible and inform the medical analysis laboratory about their stay in India or the United Kingdom. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in India during the 14 days before arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in India and in Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Duchy. Upon arrival in the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned are placed in strict quarantine for 7 days with the obligation to undergo a second COVID-19 test from the 6th day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further 7 days, bringing the total duration to 14 days.

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    07.07.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: People traveling from the U.K. to Luxembourg will have to undergo COVID–19 test and quarantine upon arrival until 15 July (Delano, 01.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 6 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu.

    Since 13 June, any person aged 6 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Additional measures are applicable until 30 June 2021 for the United Kingdom, and until 15 July 2021 for India, regardless of the means of transport. Any person who stayed in India or the United Kingdom during the 14 days prior to arrival in Luxembourg must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) as soon as possible and inform the medical analysis laboratory about their stay in India or the United Kingdom. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in India during the 14 days before arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in India and in Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Duchy. Upon arrival in the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned are placed in strict quarantine for 7 days with the obligation to undergo a second COVID-19 test from the 6th day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further 7 days, bringing the total duration to 14 days.

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    05.07.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Since 13 June, any person aged 6 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    These obligations do not apply to travel by land.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu.

    Since 13 June, any person aged 6 or over, regardless of their nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present at the boarding either:

    • a certificate of vaccination attesting a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna), issued by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or of a Member State of the Schengen Area. A complete vaccination schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections necessary to achieve sufficient protective immunity, and that is complete upon administration of the required doses as planned in the case of multiple-dose vaccines or, for single-dose vaccines, after a 14-day gap. For persons who have recovered and have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after 14 days after the administration of the single dose of any vaccine;
    • a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area for persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
    • a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight, or a rapid antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, from a laboratory or other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are also accepted.

    In addition to the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates, the system in place temporarily allows for the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery and test certificates issued by another Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area, which are not yet drawn up in accordance with the European Regulation on the EU digital COVID certificate. During this phase, for example, certificates without a QR code or proof of vaccinations in a vaccination booklet are accepted.

    The following persons are exempted from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Additional measures are applicable until 30 June 2021 for the United Kingdom, and until 15 July 2021 for India, regardless of the means of transport. Any person who stayed in India or the United Kingdom during the 14 days prior to arrival in Luxembourg must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) as soon as possible and inform the medical analysis laboratory about their stay in India or the United Kingdom. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in India during the 14 days before arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in India and in Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Duchy. Upon arrival in the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned are placed in strict quarantine for 7 days with the obligation to undergo a second COVID-19 test from the 6th day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further 7 days, bringing the total duration to 14 days.

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: The government has introduced a voluntary ‘CovidCheck’ system which allows users to demonstrate their health status, including vaccination status and COVID-19 test results. Businesses can also opt in on a voluntary basis, however there is a difference to measures and restrictions for those who choose not to opt in.
    Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors.
    Restaurants and bars that use the ‘CovidCheck’ system, can operate without having to comply with special sanitary measures, such as the wearing of masks, eating while seated, and maintaining a distance between tables.
    Without the ‘CovidCheck’ system, the following measures are in place:
    • indoors (up to four people) and outdoors (up to ten people), are permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household. Tables need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier.
    All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of ten visitors.
    Public gatherings of 11 to 300 people can be held using the ‘CovidCheck’ system. In this case seating arrangements, the wearing of masks and social distancing, are not required. Events of more than 200 people and up to a maximum of 2000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    Cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centers are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to theLuxembourg government website

    Read more
    29.06.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Since 29 January, any person – regardless of nationality – arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    This obligation does not apply to travel by land.

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not subject to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 June 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, since 29 January, any person, regardless of nationality, arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).
    The test must be taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    From 1 April 2021, persons travelling by air from a third country will no longer have to undergo an additional rapid antigen test upon arrival at Luxembourg airport.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Is a quarantine required? 

    In general, entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned upon absolving a mandatory quarantine. However, until 30 June 2021 included, any person who stayed in India during the 14 days prior to his or her arrival on Luxembourg territory must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) as soon as possible and inform the medical analysis laboratory about their stay in India. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in India during the 14 days preceding his/her arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in India and in Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Duchy. If the person arrives in Luxembourg by air, the test will be carried out free of charge at the COVID-19 test centre at Luxembourg airport.

    Upon arrival in the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned are placed in strict quarantine for 7 days with the obligation to undergo a second COVID-19 test from the 6th day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further 7 days, bringing the total duration to 14 days.

    Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), which ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    The Luxembourg government has shortened the curfew, and people are now required to remain at home from midnight to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors between 6am-10pm under strict measures. Only four people will be permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household, and tables will need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier. All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to the wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of between 11 – 150 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres social distancing and wear a mask. Events of more than 150 people and up to a maximum of 1000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited.
    Cinemas, theatres and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    20.05.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Since 29 January, any person – regardless of nationality – arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    This obligation does not apply to travel by land.

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not subject to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 June 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, since 29 January, any person, regardless of nationality, arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).
    The test must be taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    From 1 April 2021, persons travelling by air from a third country will no longer have to undergo an additional rapid antigen test upon arrival at Luxembourg airport.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned upon absolving a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus.
    You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating.
    Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and guesthouse bars and restaurants are now open to the public under the same conditions as all other restaurants, bars and cafes (see below). Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public.
    The Luxembourg government has shortened the curfew, and people are now required to remain at home from midnight to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service both indoors and outdoors between 6am-10pm under strict measures. Only four people will be permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household, and tables will need to be 1.5 metres apart, or separated by a barrier. All customers seated indoors and over the age of six years must:
    • present a negative PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before access; or
    • present a negative rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours and certified by a health professional, civil servant or public employee designated for this purpose by the Director of Health; or
    • present a negative antigen self-test performed on site.
    Anyone refusing to present a negative test result or take a test will be unable to be seated indoors.
    Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to the wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of between 11 – 150 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres social distancing and wear a mask. Events of more than 150 people and up to a maximum of 1000 are subject to agreement in advance by the Health Directorate.
    The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited.
    Cinemas, theatres and cultural events are open.
    Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres are open with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    19.05.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Since 29 January, any person – regardless of nationality – arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    This obligation does not apply to travel by land.

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not subject to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 June 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, since 29 January, any person, regardless of nationality, arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).
    The test must be taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    From 1 April 2021, persons travelling by air from a third country will no longer have to undergo an additional rapid antigen test upon arrival at Luxembourg airport.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned upon absolving a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service outdoors between 6am-6pm under strict measures. Only two people will be permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household, and tables will need to be 1.5 metres apart. Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask.
    The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    01.05.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Since 29 January, any person – regardless of nationality – arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    This obligation does not apply to travel by land.

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not subject to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 June 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, since 29 January, any person, regardless of nationality, arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).
    The test must be taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    From 1 April 2021, persons travelling by air from a third country will no longer have to undergo an additional rapid antigen test upon arrival at Luxembourg airport.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned upon absolving a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service outdoors between 6am-6pm under strict measures. Only two people will be permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household, and tables will need to be 1.5 metres apart. Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask.
    The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    28.04.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Since 29 January, any person – regardless of nationality – arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    This obligation does not apply to travel by land.

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not subject to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 June 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, since 29 January, any person, regardless of nationality, arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).
    The test must be taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    From 1 April 2021, persons travelling by air from a third country will no longer have to undergo an additional rapid antigen test upon arrival at Luxembourg airport.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned upon absolving a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable.
    Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are open for service outdoors between 6am-6pm under strict measures. Only two people will be permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household, and tables will need to be 1.5 metres apart. Outdoor spaces and terraces must be open on three sides. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask.
    The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place.
    To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    23.04.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Since 29 January, any person – regardless of nationality – arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).

    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.

    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    This obligation does not apply to travel by land.

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not subject to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 June 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, since 29 January, any person, regardless of nationality, arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).
    The test must be taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    From 1 April 2021, persons travelling by air from a third country will no longer have to undergo an additional rapid antigen test upon arrival at Luxembourg airport.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned upon absolving a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1,000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website. Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 6 April 2021. Thereafter, restaurant terraces will be open for service between 6am-6pm under strict measures. Only two people will be permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household, and tables will need to be 1.5 metres apart. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    16.04.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Yes, since 29 January, any person, regardless of nationality, arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    This obligation does not apply to travel by land.

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form by law.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 June 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, since 29 January, any person, regardless of nationality, arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test (on paper or electronic document).
    The test must be taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    From 1 April 2021, persons travelling by air from a third country will no longer have to undergo an additional rapid antigen test upon arrival at Luxembourg airport.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned upon absolving a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1,000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website. Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 6 April 2021. Thereafter, restaurant terraces will be open for service between 6am-6pm under strict measures. Only two people will be permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household, and tables will need to be 1.5 metres apart. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    15.04.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 29 January to 15 May, all travellers arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form by law.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 June 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    From 29 January to 15 May 2021 included, all travellers from the age of 6 arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    From 1 April 2021, persons travelling by air from a third country will no longer have to undergo an additional rapid antigen test upon arrival at Luxembourg airport.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned upon absolving a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1,000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website. Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 6 April 2021. Thereafter, restaurant terraces will be open for service between 6am-6pm under strict measures. Only two people will be permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household, and tables will need to be 1.5 metres apart. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    12.04.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    From 29 January to 15 May, all travellers arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form by law.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 June 2021 (inclusive). Details concerning these restrictions and the various exceptions are available on covid19.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    From 29 January to 15 May 2021 included, all travellers from the age of 6 arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    From 1 April 2021, persons travelling by air from a third country will no longer have to undergo an additional rapid antigen test upon arrival at Luxembourg airport.

    The obligation to present a negative test on boarding, and to submit to an additional test on arrival, also applies to persons residing in Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

    Please note that the testing obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg from a third country are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the EU.

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned upon absolving a mandatory quarantine.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during security control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1,000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website. Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 6 April 2021. Thereafter, restaurant terraces will be open for service between 6am-6pm under strict measures. Only two people will be permitted to sit at each table, unless they are from the same household, and tables will need to be 1.5 metres apart. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    02.04.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    All travellers arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

    These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

    • Australia
    • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level)
    • New Zealand
    • Ruanda
    • South Korea
    • Singapore 
    • Thailand

    The following categories of third-country nationals are also exempted: 

    1. Nationals of third countries who have long-term resident status in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC as well as any other person with a right of residence in accordance with European directives, and the national law of a Member State of the European Union and the countries associated with the Schengen area, or who hold a long-term national visa from one of the above-mentioned States;
    2. Health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of the elderly;
    3. Cross-border workers;
    4. Seasonal workers in agriculture;
    5. People employed in the transport sector;
    6. Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil defence personnel in the exercise of their respective functions;
    7. Transit passengers;
    8. Passengers travelling for urgent and duly justified family reasons;
    9. Sailors;
    10. Persons wishing to apply for international protection;
    11. Third-country nationals travelling for study purposes;
    12. Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad.

    The persons referred to in points 8°, 10° and 11° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific certificate. To this end, they must make an express request by e-mail to service.visas@mae.etat.lu. For further information please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office by e-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-88300.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    From 29 January until 31 March 2021 included, any person, regardless of their nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) or of a viral antigen test (rapid test)

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours before take-off. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    In addition, any person travelling by air from a third country will have to undergo an additional viral rapid antigen test on arrival at Luxembourg airport. This obligation also applies in the case of transit. 

    The obligation to present a negative test on boarding, and to submit to an additional test on arrival, also applies to persons residing in Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate that allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    If you choose not to take a rapid antigen test on arrival, you are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine, which can be terminated if a negative test result is provided during that time.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during secgurity control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 2 April 2021. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    All travellers arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

    These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

    • Australia
    • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level)
    • New Zealand
    • Ruanda
    • South Korea
    • Singapore 
    • Thailand

    The following categories of third-country nationals are also exempted: 

    1. Nationals of third countries who have long-term resident status in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC as well as any other person with a right of residence in accordance with European directives, and the national law of a Member State of the European Union and the countries associated with the Schengen area, or who hold a long-term national visa from one of the above-mentioned States;
    2. Health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of the elderly;
    3. Cross-border workers;
    4. Seasonal workers in agriculture;
    5. People employed in the transport sector;
    6. Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil defence personnel in the exercise of their respective functions;
    7. Transit passengers;
    8. Passengers travelling for urgent and duly justified family reasons;
    9. Sailors;
    10. Persons wishing to apply for international protection;
    11. Third-country nationals travelling for study purposes;
    12. Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad.

    The persons referred to in points 8°, 10° and 11° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific certificate. To this end, they must make an express request by e-mail to service.visas@mae.etat.lu. For further information please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office by e-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-88300.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    From 29 January until 31 March 2021 included, any person, regardless of their nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) or of a viral antigen test (rapid test)

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours before take-off. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    In addition, any person travelling by air from a third country will have to undergo an additional viral rapid antigen test on arrival at Luxembourg airport. This obligation also applies in the case of transit. 

    The obligation to present a negative test on boarding, and to submit to an additional test on arrival, also applies to persons residing in Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate that allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    If you choose not to take a rapid antigen test on arrival, you are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine, which can be terminated if a negative test result is provided during that time.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during secgurity control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 2 April 2021. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    31.03.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    All travellers arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

    These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

    • Australia
    • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level)
    • New Zealand
    • Ruanda
    • South Korea
    • Singapore 
    • Thailand

    The following categories of third-country nationals are also exempted: 

    1. Nationals of third countries who have long-term resident status in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC as well as any other person with a right of residence in accordance with European directives, and the national law of a Member State of the European Union and the countries associated with the Schengen area, or who hold a long-term national visa from one of the above-mentioned States;
    2. Health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of the elderly;
    3. Cross-border workers;
    4. Seasonal workers in agriculture;
    5. People employed in the transport sector;
    6. Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil defence personnel in the exercise of their respective functions;
    7. Transit passengers;
    8. Passengers travelling for urgent and duly justified family reasons;
    9. Sailors;
    10. Persons wishing to apply for international protection;
    11. Third-country nationals travelling for study purposes;
    12. Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad.

    The persons referred to in points 8°, 10° and 11° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific certificate. To this end, they must make an express request by e-mail to service.visas@mae.etat.lu. For further information please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office by e-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-88300.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during secgurity control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 2 April 2021. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    All travellers arriving by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to departure.
    Accepted test: PCR, TMA, LAMP, Antigen

    Children aged 5 and under are exempted.

    The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese are also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form.

     

    Find out more:
    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg:
    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

    These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

    • Australia
    • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level)
    • New Zealand
    • Ruanda
    • South Korea
    • Singapore 
    • Thailand

    The following categories of third-country nationals are also exempted: 

    1. Nationals of third countries who have long-term resident status in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC as well as any other person with a right of residence in accordance with European directives, and the national law of a Member State of the European Union and the countries associated with the Schengen area, or who hold a long-term national visa from one of the above-mentioned States;
    2. Health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of the elderly;
    3. Cross-border workers;
    4. Seasonal workers in agriculture;
    5. People employed in the transport sector;
    6. Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil defence personnel in the exercise of their respective functions;
    7. Transit passengers;
    8. Passengers travelling for urgent and duly justified family reasons;
    9. Sailors;
    10. Persons wishing to apply for international protection;
    11. Third-country nationals travelling for study purposes;
    12. Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad.

    The persons referred to in points 8°, 10° and 11° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific certificate. To this end, they must make an express request by e-mail to service.visas@mae.etat.lu. For further information please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office by e-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-88300.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    From 29 January until 31 March 2021 included, any person, regardless of their nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) or of a viral antigen test (rapid test)

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours before take-off. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    In addition, any person travelling by air from a third country will have to undergo an additional viral rapid antigen test on arrival at Luxembourg airport. This obligation also applies in the case of transit. 

    The obligation to present a negative test on boarding, and to submit to an additional test on arrival, also applies to persons residing in Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate that allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    If you choose not to take a rapid antigen test on arrival, you are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine, which can be terminated if a negative test result is provided during that time.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during secgurity control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 2 April 2021. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, from 29 January until 31 March 2021 included, any person, regardless of nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) or of a viral antigen test (rapid test) This obligation does not apply to travel by land.

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours of take-off. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form.

     

    Find out more:

    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg: 

    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

    These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

    • Australia
    • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level)
    • New Zealand
    • Ruanda
    • South Korea
    • Singapore 
    • Thailand

    The following categories of third-country nationals are also exempted: 

    1. Nationals of third countries who have long-term resident status in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC as well as any other person with a right of residence in accordance with European directives, and the national law of a Member State of the European Union and the countries associated with the Schengen area, or who hold a long-term national visa from one of the above-mentioned States;
    2. Health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of the elderly;
    3. Cross-border workers;
    4. Seasonal workers in agriculture;
    5. People employed in the transport sector;
    6. Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil defence personnel in the exercise of their respective functions;
    7. Transit passengers;
    8. Passengers travelling for urgent and duly justified family reasons;
    9. Sailors;
    10. Persons wishing to apply for international protection;
    11. Third-country nationals travelling for study purposes;
    12. Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad.

    The persons referred to in points 8°, 10° and 11° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific certificate. To this end, they must make an express request by e-mail to service.visas@mae.etat.lu. For further information please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office by e-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-88300.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    From 29 January until 31 March 2021 included, any person, regardless of their nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) or of a viral antigen test (rapid test)

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours before take-off. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    In addition, any person travelling by air from a third country will have to undergo an additional viral rapid antigen test on arrival at Luxembourg airport. This obligation also applies in the case of transit. 

    The obligation to present a negative test on boarding, and to submit to an additional test on arrival, also applies to persons residing in Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate that allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    If you choose not to take a rapid antigen test on arrival, you are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine, which can be terminated if a negative test result is provided during that time.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during secgurity control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 2 April 2021. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, from 29 January until 31 March 2021 included, any person, regardless of nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) or of a viral antigen test (rapid test) This obligation does not apply to travel by land.

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours of take-off. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form.

     

    Find out more:

    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg: 

    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

    These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

    • Australia
    • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level)
    • New Zealand
    • Ruanda
    • South Korea
    • Singapore 
    • Thailand

    The following categories of third-country nationals are also exempted: 

    1. Nationals of third countries who have long-term resident status in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC as well as any other person with a right of residence in accordance with European directives, and the national law of a Member State of the European Union and the countries associated with the Schengen area, or who hold a long-term national visa from one of the above-mentioned States;
    2. Health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of the elderly;
    3. Cross-border workers;
    4. Seasonal workers in agriculture;
    5. People employed in the transport sector;
    6. Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil defence personnel in the exercise of their respective functions;
    7. Transit passengers;
    8. Passengers travelling for urgent and duly justified family reasons;
    9. Sailors;
    10. Persons wishing to apply for international protection;
    11. Third-country nationals travelling for study purposes;
    12. Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad.

    The persons referred to in points 8°, 10° and 11° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific certificate. To this end, they must make an express request by e-mail to service.visas@mae.etat.lu. For further information please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office by e-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-88300.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    From 29 January until 31 March 2021 included, any person, regardless of their nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) or of a viral antigen test (rapid test)

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours before take-off. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    In addition, any person travelling by air from a third country will have to undergo an additional viral rapid antigen test on arrival at Luxembourg airport. This obligation also applies in the case of transit. 

    The obligation to present a negative test on boarding, and to submit to an additional test on arrival, also applies to persons residing in Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate that allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    If you choose not to take a rapid antigen test on arrival, you are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine, which can be terminated if a negative test result is provided during that time.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during secgurity control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 2 April 2021. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, from 29 January until 31 March 2021 included, any person, regardless of nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) or of a viral antigen test (rapid test) This obligation does not apply to travel by land.

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours of take-off. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form.

     

    Find out more:

    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg: 

    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

    These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

    • Australia
    • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level)
    • New Zealand
    • Ruanda
    • South Korea
    • Singapore 
    • Thailand

    The following categories of third-country nationals are also exempted: 

    1. Nationals of third countries who have long-term resident status in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC as well as any other person with a right of residence in accordance with European directives, and the national law of a Member State of the European Union and the countries associated with the Schengen area, or who hold a long-term national visa from one of the above-mentioned States;
    2. Health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of the elderly;
    3. Cross-border workers;
    4. Seasonal workers in agriculture;
    5. People employed in the transport sector;
    6. Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil defence personnel in the exercise of their respective functions;
    7. Transit passengers;
    8. Passengers travelling for urgent and duly justified family reasons;
    9. Sailors;
    10. Persons wishing to apply for international protection;
    11. Third-country nationals travelling for study purposes;
    12. Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad.

    The persons referred to in points 8°, 10° and 11° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific certificate. To this end, they must make an express request by e-mail to service.visas@mae.etat.lu. For further information please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office by e-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-88300.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    From 29 January until 31 March 2021 included, any person, regardless of their nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) or of a viral antigen test (rapid test)

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours before take-off. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    In addition, any person travelling by air from a third country will have to undergo an additional viral rapid antigen test on arrival at Luxembourg airport. This obligation also applies in the case of transit. 

    The obligation to present a negative test on boarding, and to submit to an additional test on arrival, also applies to persons residing in Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate that allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    If you choose not to take a rapid antigen test on arrival, you are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine, which can be terminated if a negative test result is provided during that time.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during secgurity control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 2 April 2021. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, from 29 January until 31 March 2021 included, any person, regardless of nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) or of a viral antigen test (rapid test) This obligation does not apply to travel by land.

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours of take-off. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    The following persons are exempt from these obligations:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organizations and persons invited by these international organizations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons may present a medical certificate attesting to these facts, which allows them to board a flight to Luxembourg without having to undergo a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.
    •  

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form.

     

    Find out more:

    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg: 

    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

    These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

    • Australia
    • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level)
    • New Zealand
    • Ruanda
    • South Korea
    • Singapore 
    • Thailand

    The following categories of third-country nationals are also exempted: 

    1. Nationals of third countries who have long-term resident status in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC as well as any other person with a right of residence in accordance with European directives, and the national law of a Member State of the European Union and the countries associated with the Schengen area, or who hold a long-term national visa from one of the above-mentioned States;
    2. Health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of the elderly;
    3. Cross-border workers;
    4. Seasonal workers in agriculture;
    5. People employed in the transport sector;
    6. Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil defence personnel in the exercise of their respective functions;
    7. Transit passengers;
    8. Passengers travelling for urgent and duly justified family reasons;
    9. Sailors;
    10. Persons wishing to apply for international protection;
    11. Third-country nationals travelling for study purposes;
    12. Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad.

    The persons referred to in points 8°, 10° and 11° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific certificate. To this end, they must make an express request by e-mail to service.visas@mae.etat.lu. For further information please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office by e-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-88300.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    From 29 January until 31 March 2021 included, any person, regardless of their nationality, aged 6 or over, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) or of a viral antigen test (rapid test)

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours before take-off. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg or in English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese are now also accepted.

    In addition, any person travelling by air from a third country will have to undergo an additional viral rapid antigen test on arrival at Luxembourg airport. This obligation also applies in the case of transit. 

    The obligation to present a negative test on boarding, and to submit to an additional test on arrival, also applies to persons residing in Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate that allows them to embark for Luxembourg without undergoing a new nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral antigen test.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    If you choose not to take a rapid antigen test on arrival, you are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine, which can be terminated if a negative test result is provided during that time.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during secgurity control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 2 April 2021. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

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    16.03.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, from 29 January to 28 February included, any person Aged 6 or over, regardless of nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a viral detection test by PCR, or of a viral rapid antigen test. This obligation does not apply in the case of travel via land borders.

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours from take-off. The negative test result should be translated into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, French, German), or in English.

    Several people are exempted from this obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit through the airport;
    • Persons on a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from Luxembourg to a Schengen area or EU country, provided that they have not left these territories during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations and persons invited by these international organisations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form.

     

    Find out more:

    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg: 

    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

    These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

    • Australia
    • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level)
    • New Zealand
    • Ruanda
    • South Korea
    • Singapore 
    • Thailand

    The following categories of third-country nationals are also allowed to enter: 

    1. Nationals of third countries who have long-term resident status in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC on long-term residents, as well as any other person who holds a long-term national visa from one of the above-mentioned States
    2. Health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of the elderly
    3. Cross-border workers
    4. Seasonal workers in agriculture
    5. People employed in the transport sector
    6. Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations and persons invited by such international organisations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of those organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil defence personnel in the exercise of their respective functions
    7. Transit passengers
    8. Passengers travelling for urgent and duly justified family reasons
    9. Sailors
    10. Persons wishing to apply for international protection 
    11. Third-country nationals travelling for study purposes
    12. Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad

    The persons referred to in points 8°, 11° and 12° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific certificate. To this end, they must make an express request to be sent by e-mail (service.visas@mae.etat.lu) to the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office, with a view to the issue of this certificate. For further information on this subject, please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office by e-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-88300.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    From 29 January to 28 February included, any person aged 6 or over, regardless of nationality,  travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a viral detection test by PCR, or of a viral rapid antigen test. 

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours from take-off. The negative test result should be translated into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English.

    In addition, any person travelling by air from a third country will have to undergo an additional rapid antigen test on arrival at the airport. This obligation also applies to any person who is departing from a third country and transiting through an airport of an EU Member State or a Schengen associated country.

    Furthermore, this obligation also applies to persons residing in Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations and persons invited by these international organisations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms. These persons should present a medical certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    If you choose not to take a rapid antigen test on arrival, you are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine, which can be terminated if a negative test result is provided during that time.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during secgurity control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 2 April 2021. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    12.03.2021
  • Luxembourg Latest News: From 24 December, all airline passengers from the UK are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result. (Gov.Uk, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    Yes, from 29 January to 28 February included, any person Aged 6 or over, regardless of nationality, travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a viral detection test by PCR, or of a viral rapid antigen test. This obligation does not apply in the case of travel via land borders.

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours from take-off. The negative test result should be translated into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, French, German), or in English.

    Several people are exempted from this obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit through the airport;
    • Persons on a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from Luxembourg to a Schengen area or EU country, provided that they have not left these territories during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations and persons invited by these international organisations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    Entry to Luxembourg is not conditioned to a mandatory quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All passengers travelling by air are required to fill in a passenger locator form.

     

    Find out more:

    covid19.public.lu (ENFRDE — LU)

     

    Contact Point for Luxembourg: 

    For important medical questions concerning COVID-19, the Health Helpline (247-65533) is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00; on weekends between 10:00 and 18:00. Additional hotlines and contacts are available (ENFRDE — LU).

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 (inclusive).

    These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

    • Australia
    • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level)
    • New Zealand
    • Ruanda
    • South Korea
    • Singapore 
    • Thailand

    The following categories of third-country nationals are also allowed to enter: 

    1. Nationals of third countries who have long-term resident status in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC on long-term residents, as well as any other person who holds a long-term national visa from one of the above-mentioned States
    2. Health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of the elderly
    3. Cross-border workers
    4. Seasonal workers in agriculture
    5. People employed in the transport sector
    6. Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations and persons invited by such international organisations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of those organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil defence personnel in the exercise of their respective functions
    7. Transit passengers
    8. Passengers travelling for urgent and duly justified family reasons
    9. Sailors
    10. Persons wishing to apply for international protection 
    11. Third-country nationals travelling for study purposes
    12. Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad

    The persons referred to in points 8°, 11° and 12° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific certificate. To this end, they must make an express request to be sent by e-mail (service.visas@mae.etat.lu) to the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office, with a view to the issue of this certificate. For further information on this subject, please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office by e-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-88300.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required? 

    From 29 January to 28 February included, any person aged 6 or over, regardless of nationality,  travelling by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a viral detection test by PCR, or of a viral rapid antigen test. 

    The test should be carried out within 72 hours from take-off. The negative test result should be translated into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English.

    In addition, any person travelling by air from a third country will have to undergo an additional rapid antigen test on arrival at the airport. This obligation also applies to any person who is departing from a third country and transiting through an airport of an EU Member State or a Schengen associated country.

    Furthermore, this obligation also applies to persons residing in Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

    The following persons are exempted from the testing obligation:

    • People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
    • Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
    • Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations and persons invited by these international organisations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
    • Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms. These persons should present a medical certificate.

     

    Is a quarantine required? 

    If you choose not to take a rapid antigen test on arrival, you are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine, which can be terminated if a negative test result is provided during that time.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Luxembourg: In response to a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Luxembourg, additional measures have been put in place to limit the spread of the virus. You must wear a face covering and observe the standard social distancing requirement when travelling through Luxembourg Airport (Findel). Your mask should not be removed during secgurity control. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the terminal where hand washing is unavailable. Face coverings must be worn on public transport and in all indoor areas open to the public and where the public is circulating. Breaches of regulations can result in fines of up to €1000.
    *Accommodation: There are no restrictions on booking hotel rooms or guesthouses. However, hotel or guesthouse bars and restaurants are closed to the public. Room service and take-away are available. Face coverings must be worn in public areas, and where the social distancing requirement cannot be met.
    *Public spaces and services: Face coverings must be worn in shops, supermarkets, exhibitions, and other places that are open to the public. The Luxembourg government has extended the curfew, and people are required to remain at home from 11pm to 6am. Outings during these hours are only permitted in certain specified circumstances; these can be accessed with further details on the Luxembourg government website.
    Restaurants and bars are closed to the public until 2 April 2021. Take-away, drive-through and home delivery services remain available. Other restrictions include limiting the additional number of people allowed at gatherings at home or private events to a maximum of two visitors, who must be from the same household. Gatherings of 4 to 10 people in a public space are allowed, subject to wearing of a mask. With some exceptions, gatherings of 10 to 100 people are allowed on condition that people are assigned seating, observe 2 metres distancing and wear a mask. The consumption of alcohol outdoors is prohibited. Cinemas, theatres and cultural events have reopened. Shops, hairdressers and beauticians are open. Indoor sports facilities, gyms, swimming pools and aquatic centres have reopened with strict hygiene restrictions in place. To find out more about local restrictions, please refer to the Luxembourg government website.

    Read more
    08.03.2021
  • Source US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Re-open Europe/
    OSAC Travel Advisories/
    Ministry of Health/
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