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Source: European Union/Re-open EU

31.03.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


PARTIALLY


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.
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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 (EN  FR  DE — 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 (EN  FR  DE — LU).

Documents you need to travel in Europe


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




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.


May I transit this country?


YES


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.


General measures



An overview of the current measures is available in French, English, German and Luxembourgish on the website Covid-19.lu

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



Wearing a facemask is mandatory:

  • in case of indoor activities open to the public (for example shops and supermarkets) as well as on public transport;
  • during gatherings that involve more than 4 people, both indoors and outdoors.

The following categories are exempted from the use of a mask:

  • children under the age of 6;
  • people with disabilities;
  • speakers and religious actors during the exercise of their professional activities;
  • theatre and film actors, musicians and dancers as long as they exercise their professional artistic activity;
  • people who play sports, provided that it is exercised individually or in a group of no more than 2 people.


Physical Distancing



A 2-metres physical distance is compulsory during a gathering of 4 to 10 people. This obligation does not apply:

  • to people who are part of the same household or who live together;
  • to public transport users;
  • in outdoor markets.

In addition to the obligation of wearing a mask and maintaining a physical distance of at least 2 metres, the assignment of seats is compulsory for gatherings of more than 10 and up to 100 people. The assignment of seats is not mandatory in case of funerals, markets, museums, art centres, sports activities and demonstrations.


                                                                                      


28.01.2021


From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


YES


Luxembourg adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Luxembourg are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Nationals of an EU country or one of the Schengen Area associated countries, as well as Nationals of San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican/Holy See, are free to enter the European Union, irrespective of the purpose of their stay and not only to return to their home.


Is a coronavirus test required? 

No, it is not required to show the negative result of a Covid-19 test before entering Luxembourg. Nevertheless, passengers arriving by air can be tested free of charge at Luxembourg Airport on a voluntary basis or at one of the eight test stations in the country through appointment on www.covidtesting.lu, provided that a Luxembourg social security number (CNS number) is available. 


Is a quarantine required? 

No, it is not required to undergo a mandatory quarantine upon entry.  A 10-day isolation will be applied only in case of a positive COVID-19 test result.


Find out more:
covid19.public.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.

Documents you need to travel in Europe



What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




As of 1 January 2021, the UK is considered a third country with regards to temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU. Passengers returning to Luxembourg from the UK must meet the following conditions:

  • be in possession of a negative PCR test taken less than 48 hours ago;
  • be in possession of a negative PCR test dated between 48 and 72 hours. These persons must undergo a new PCR test upon arrival at Luxembourg airport and must place themselves into quarantine until a negative test result has been received.

Alternatively, antigen tests are accepted under the same conditions as outlined above.

Additional information is available on mae.lu

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Third-country nationals coming from Australia, China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level), Japan, New Zealand, Ruanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand, are allowed to enter the territory of Luxembourg without the necessity to provide a negative test result. These travellers are required to hold official documents proving their residence in one of these countries (residence permit, residence certificate, work permit, etc.), translated into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or into English.

Third-country nationals who do not belong to the previous categories are not allowed to enter Luxembourg.

Some exceptions apply for the following categories: 

  1. third-country nationals who have the status of long-term resident in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC and anyone who holds a national long-term visa.
  2. health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of old people;
  3. cross-border workers;
  4. seasonal workers in the agricultural sector;
  5. people working in the transport sector;
  6. members of the diplomatic corps, military personnel and similar categories; 
  7. passengers in transit;
  8. passengers travelling for duly justified urgent family reasons;
  9. sailors;
  10. people looking for international protection or travelling for humanitarian reasons;
  11. third-country nationals travelling for study purposes;
  12. highly-qualified workers from third countries if their employment is necessary in economic terms and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad. 

People who travel for family, work and study reasons (points 8, 11 and 12 of the previous list) must present a specific attestation. They must apply for this by sending a specific application by e-mail to the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office (service.visas@mae.etat.lu). For further information, please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office by e-mail (service.visas@mae.etat.lu) or by phone ((+352) 247-88300).

Apart from third-country nationals who belong to points 5,6 (including their family members) and 7 of the previous list, all the other travellers from the age of 11 belonging to the above-mentioned list, must present before boarding the negative result of a SARS-CoV-2 test, carried out less than 72 hours before the flight departure. The result of the biological test must be presented together with a translation into one of Luxembourg three administrative languages or English.

Third-country nationals who are also family members of a European Union citizen or of a national of a Schengen Area associated country are free to enter, irrespective of the purpose of their stay, provided that they show a specific attestation issued by the Luxembourgish authorities for the purpose of a short visit or also a letter demonstrating the family reunification or a residence permit.

To know more:

Guichet.lu

Visit Luxembourg


May I transit this country?


YES


General measures


An overview of the current measures is available in French, English, German and Luxembourgish on Covid-19 measures after 11.01.2021

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



Wearing a facemask is mandatory:

  • in case of indoor activities open to the public (for example shops and supermarkets) as well as on public transport;
  • during gatherings that involve more than 4 people, both indoors and outdoors.

The following categories are exempted from the use of a mask:

  • children under the age of 6;
  • people with disabilities;
  • speakers and religious actors during the exercise of their professional activities;
  • theatre and film actors, musicians and dancers as long as they exercise their professional artistic activity;
  • people who play sports, provided that it is exercised individually or in a group of no more than 2 people.


Physical Distancing



A 2-metres physical distance is compulsory during a gathering of 4 to 10 people. This obligation does not apply:

  • to people who are part of the same household or who live together;
  • to public transport users;
  • in outdoor markets.

In addition to the obligation of wearing a mask and maintaining a physical distance of at least 2 metres, the assignment of seats is compulsory for gatherings of more than 10 and up to 100 people. The assignment of seats is not mandatory in case of funerals, markets, museums, art centres, sports activities and demonstrations.


                                                                                      

16.12.2020

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


YES


Nationals of an EU country or one of the Schengen Area associated countries, as well as Nationals of the United Kingdom, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican/Holy See, are free to enter the European Union, irrespective of the purpose of their stay and not only to return to their home. These people do not need to produce a negative test before entering the Grand Duchy.

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Third-country nationals coming from Australia, China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level), Japan, New Zealand, Ruanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay, are allowed to enter the territory of Luxembourg without the necessity to provide a negative test result. These travellers are required to hold official documents proving their residence in one of these countries (residence permit, residence certificate, work permit, etc.), translated into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or into English.

Until 31/12/2020 (inclusive), third-country nationals who do not belong to the previous categories are not allwed to enter Luxembourg.

Some exceptions apply for the following categories: 

  1. third-country nationals who have the status of long-term resident in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC and anyone who holds a national long-term visa.
  2. health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of old people;
  3. cross-border workers;
  4. seasonal workers in the agricultural sector;
  5. people working in the transport sector;
  6. members of the diplomatic corps, military personnel and similar categories; 
  7. passengers in transit;
  8. passengers travelling for duly justified urgent family reasons;
  9. sailors;
  10. peoole looking for international protection or travelling for humanitarian reasons;
  11. third-country nationals travelling for study purposes;
  12. highly-qualified workers from third countries if their employment is necessary in economic terms and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad. 

People who travel for family, work and study reasons (points 8, 11 and 12 of the previous list) must present a specific attestation. They must apply for this by sending a specific application by e-mail to the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office (service.visas@mae.etat.lu). For further information, please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office by e-mail (service.visas@mae.etat.lu) or by phone ((+352) 247-88300).

Apart from third-country nationals who belong to points 5,6 (including their family members) and 7 of the previous list, all the other travellers from the age of 11 belonging to the above-mentioned list, must present before boarding the negative result of a SARS-CoV-2 test, carried out less than 72 hours before the flight departure. The result of the biological test must be presented together with a translation into one of Luxembourg three administrative languages or English.

Third-country nationals who are also family members of a European Union citizen or of a national of the United Kingdom or a Schengen Area associated country are free to enter, irrespective of the purpose of their stay, provided that they show a specific attestation issued by the Luxembourgish authorities for the purpose of a short visit or also a letter demonstrating the family reunification or a residence permit.

May I transit this country?


YES


To know more:

Guichet.lu

Visit Luxembourg


Find out more:

covid19.public.lu


                                                                                      

08.10.2020

Entry Restrictions

Travelling to Luxembourg from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions.

EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.

Travelling from Luxembourg or returning to Luxembourg

Some countries are submitting travellers coming from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to a quarantine (which may last between 5 and 14 days) or are asking for a recent negative COVID-19 test. For the summer holiday period, the State offers one free COVID-19 test per person ahead of, as well as after, a trip or stay abroad for tourism. More information are available on "Covidtest travels" and guichet.lu

Luxembourgish citizens who are currently abroad may reach the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs on (+352) 247-82300 or by email at assistance.consulaire@mae.etat.lu, in case of an emergency.


Third-country nationals coming from outside the EU and Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein

Third-country nationals who are resident in Australia, Canada, China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level), Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand and Tunisia, are allowed to enter the territory of Luxembourg. These travellers are required to hold official documents proving their residence in one of these countries (residence permit, residence certificate, work permit, etc.), translated into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or into English.

Since 12/08/2020, any third-country national from the age of eleven who come from countries other then the above-mentioned ones, including people holding a residence permit (also temporary), wishing to travel by air transport to the territory of Luxembourg, must present before boarding the negative result of a SARS-CoV-2 test, carried out less than 48 hours before the flight departure.

Mandatory Travel Documentation

No additional document is required.

Find out more:

gouvernement.lu

Find out more:

Guichet.lu


                                                                                      

15.09.2020

Travelling to Luxembourg


Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions.
Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the United Kingdom, is allowed without restrictions.

Third-country nationals

The ban on the entry of third-country nationals into the territory of Luxembourg is extended until 15 September 2020 included.
Since 1 July 2020, third-country nationals who are resident in one of the following countries are authorised to enter the territory of Luxembourg:
Australia;
Canada;
China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level);
Georgia;
Japan;
New Zealand;
Rwanda;
South Korea;
Thailand;
Tunisia;
Uruguay.
These travellers will need official documents proving their residence in one of these countries (residence permit, residence certificate, work permit, etc.). These documents must be accompanied by a translation into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or into English.
Since 12 August, any third-country national aged eleven or over, including persons holding a temporary residence permit or a residence permit, wishing to travel by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from a non-EU third country not appearing on the aforementioned list of third countries, must present before boarding the negative result of a biological examination looking for the viral RNA of SARS-CoV-2, carried out less than 48 hours before the flight departure.
More information are available at https://guichet.public.lu

Travelling from Luxembourg or returning to Luxembourg 


Some countries are submitting travellers coming from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to a quarantine (which may last between 5 and 14 days) or are asking for a recent negative COVID-19 test. For the summer holiday period, the State offers one free COVID-19 test per person ahead of, as well as after, a trip or stay abroad for tourism. More information are available on "Covidtest travels" and guichet.lu

Luxembourgish citizens who are currently abroad may reach the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs on (+352) 247-82300 or by email at assistance.consulaire@mae.etat.lu, in case of an emergency.

Rules and Exceptions
None.

Mandatory Travel Documentation
No.

Links to national sources
gouvernement.lu

Driving abroad


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/LUX

Lift of weekend traffic ban (20.03.2020)

Luxembourg has notified the Commission that it suspended the ban on traffic for >7.5 tonne vehicles on weekends and public holidays.

Start date: 20.03.2020

End date: not available

Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers involved in freight transport

Luxembourg has notified a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers involved in national and international freight transport. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006

Start date: 19.03.2020

End date: 17.04.2020

Further information: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/temporary-relaxatio...





Remarks from the International Road Transport Union

04.11.2020

Entry into force of a Curfew between 23h00 and 06h00 until the end of November.

International road transport divers mustn’t carry any specific documentation.


Source: CLC

                                                                                      

18.04.2020

Restrictions on movements

The following measures apply until further notice:

-       Reduction of frequency of national regular bus services

-       Suspension of international bus services except for repatriation transport

Public transport on Sundays is suspended until 4 May.

Facilitation measures

On 8 April, the government extended the validity of Certificates of Professional Competence that expire during the crisis for further six months.

Validity of a serie of ADR certificates is extended over different periods of time. Full list can be consulted here.

Source: ITF

                                                                                      

16.04.2020

On 16 April, the Luxembourg Minister of Mobility has signed a new relaxation of the rules regarding driving and rest times.

The new rules apply from 18 April until 31 May, included, and are as follows:

- Art. 6.1: Increase of the maximum daily driving time from 9 hours to 11 hours, not more than three times per week

- Art. 6.3: Increase of the fortnightly driving time from 90 hours to 96 hours

- Art. 8.6: Postponement of a weekly rest period from six to seven 24-hour periods, with the obligation to compensate during the following week

- Art. 8.8: possibility for the driver to take the regular weekly rest in the vehicle, as long as it has suitable sleeping facilities,for each driver and the vehicle is stationary.

Source: CLC

                                                                                                 

22.03.2020

The Ministry of Mobility has set out new measures for bus and coach transport in Luxembourg. The measures apply immediately and until further notice and provide for the following:

  • The front door of multi-door vehicles can no longer be used by passengers
  • The first row of passenger seats should remain unoccupied. The driver is requested to put up barrier tape or similar
  • The driver does not sell tickets (RegioZone) anymore
  • The social distancing rules must be displayed on the vehicle


Source: CLC

                                                                                                 

20.03.2020

Restrictions

A state of emergency has been declared for 3 months but may be cancelled earlier. There are no restrictions considering transport of goods in Luxembourg, but there may be short waiting times at the borders.

Relieves

Luxembourg has agreed on a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers involved in domestic and international delivery of goods. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. This temporary relaxation applies from 19 March 2020 and will run until 17 April 2020.

Luxembourg has made it clear that driver and road safety must not be compromised. Drivers should not be expected to drive whilst tired - employers remain responsible for the health and safety of their employees and other road users.

For the above mentioned category of drivers, the following provisions will be temporarily relaxed as follows: 

- Derogation to Article 6(2): replacement of the maximum weekly driving limit of 56 hours with one of 60 hours.

- Derogation to Article 6(3): replacement of the maximum fortnightly driving limit of 90 hours with one of 96 hours.

- Derogation to Article 8(6): postponement of a weekly rest period beyond six-24 hours period.

Source: CLC


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