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Source: European Union/Re-open EU

21.06.2021


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



Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Information not yet available.

Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements



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;


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 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.


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


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.

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.


Physical Distancing



A 2-metres physical distance is compulsory for gatherings of more than 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 involving between 51 and 300 people. The assignment of seats is not mandatory in case of funerals, markets, museums, art centres, nor in the context of sports activities and demonstrations. Sports and musical activities are subject to specific rules.


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events



Private gatherings at home or during private events, in a closed or open-air venue, are limited to the following people:

  • people who belong to the same household, or who live together;
  • who are at home as part of the exercise of visitation and accommodation rights or in alternate residences;
  • a maximum of 10 visitors from different households, or all members of a single other household or any members of the same cohabitation

Individuals who are part of the same household or who cohabit as well as guests are not subject to the obligation of social distancing and wearing a facemask is not compulsory.

Public gatherings exceeding 300 people are prohibited. Any gathering from 11 up to 50 people is subject to the condition that the people wear masks and observe a minimum distance of 2 metres. Gatherings from 11 to 300 people can be held under the "CovidCheck" system. In this case, the requirement to wear a mask, the requirement for a minimum physical distance of 2 metres, and the requirement for seating arrangements do not apply. Certain events may gather more than 300 people (without exceeding the maximum limit of 2000 people), provided that they are subject to a health protocol accepted in advance by the Health Directorate, which defines the health measures that must be observed.

In the event of infringements of these measures, a fine of up to 1000€ may apply.

Without prejudice to the decisions made by the legal owners, sports and physical fitness activities are allowed, but under certain conditions:

  • sports activities carried out individually or with a maximum of 10 people can be practised without the obligation to wear a mask or to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres from each other
  • sports activities carried out in groups of more than 10 people may be practised provided that there is a physical distance of at least 2 metres between the different sports participants, or that a mask is worn.
  • sports facilities must have a surface area of 10m2 per person practising a sporting activity

Swimming pools and aquatic centres are open to the public. The capacity of the pools is limited to one person per 10m2. This means that swimming can be practiced outside the lanes, and the use of leisure pools or other pools in aquatic centres as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools is now possible. These restrictions do not apply to elite athletes, their training partners and coaches, professional athletes, athletes in the federal national cadre in all categories, students at the “Sportlycée” and federal training centres, or athletes in teams in the highest divisions of the respective sports disciplines at senior level, as well as their coaches, for training and competitions.

In order to participate in sports competitions, each athlete and coach must present a rapid antigen test performed on site, with a negative result. People who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative are exempted from such a test. Sports events may be attended by the public. However, the number of spectators may not exceed 300, unless the sports event is subject to a health protocol approved by the Health Directorate.

In every case, the protective measures (EN  FR  DE  LU) must be in place.


Find out more:
Public and private gatherings (EN  FR  DE  LU)
Sport, religion, culture (EN  FR  DE  LU)


Safety measures for public transportation



Wearing a facemask is mandatory in all circumstances on public transport, except for the driver when an interpersonal distance of 2 metres is respected or a separation panel separates him/her from the passengers.

Furthermore:

  • the front door of the bus remains closed;
  • the first row of seats should remain unoccupied as far as possible;
  • travellers are requested to get on and off the bus by using the back doors;
  • a safety distance between travellers has to be maintained;
  • the driver is not allowed to sell tickets. 

Find out more:

Safety measures on public transportation (in French)

Public transport adaptation (in French)


Information on Tourism at National level



National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM



Visit Luxembourg


Useful Info for tourists



Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements for your destination at: The Schengen visa


EU Digital COVID Certificates


This country is already connected to the Gateway and is issuing and/or verifying at least one EU Digital COVID Certificate (Vaccination, Recovery, Test)



Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Luxembourg

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The "EU Digital COVID Certificate" (available from 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
  • received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
  • recovered from COVID-19.

When travelling, holders of the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from COVID or test result. Each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what you will be eligible for, upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your country of destination.


How does it work:

  1. Member States issue a certificate automatically or upon request, which is issued either digitally or on paper, and has a QR code with an electronic signature;
  2. Citizens store the certificate in their digital app or wallet and can use it when they travel;
  3. When the verifier asks the citizen for the certificate, the QR code is shown and the digital signature is verified.


Find out more:
Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate"

Press Release
Questions & Answers
Factsheet


                                                                                      

06.05.2021

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

No


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.
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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).


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 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.


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


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.

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/LUX/7001

                                                                                      

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.
  •  


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.

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/LUX/7001

                                                                                      


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.

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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:

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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:

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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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