Luxembourg (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers can enter without PCR test.

Allowed Vaccines:

AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson and Moderna

Click here for detailed information https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/travel-and-covid/luxembourg/index_en.htm
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not Required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 22.10.2021
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 Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine 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, Israel, Morocco, Monaco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Panama, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, 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;
– 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.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 December 2021 (inclusive), except in one of the following cases:

If they are residents of the following third-countries, Special administrative regions and entities and territorial authorities not recognised as States by at least one Member State of the European Union:
States

Australia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Canada
China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level)
Jordan
New Zealand
Qatar
Republic of Moldova
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Ukraine
Uruguay

Special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China
Hong Kong SAR
Macao SAR

Entities and territorial authorities not recognised as States by at least one Member State of the European Union

Taiwan

It should be noted that from 1 January 2021, these restrictions also apply to third-country nationals residing in the United Kingdom, including UK nationals who do not fall under the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement (see FAQs https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html ).
 

Lockdown Details

Restaurants, bars and cafés are open to the public both indoors and outdoors.

The accommodation of customers is subject to specific rules depending on the system under which these establishments choose to operate.

Both indoor and outdoor gatherings are permitted.

Owners of restaurants, bars and cafés can choose whether they want to opt for the CovidCheck system or not.

Shops, including non-essential shops, are open to the public.

Shopping centres with a sales area equal to or greater than 400m2 must in addition, provide a health protocol, which has be accepted by the National Health Directorate.

In order to enable the shops to welcome their customers in the best possible safety conditions, certain measures have been put in place:

-Masks must be worn for all activities in closed spaces, open to the public.
-Try to keep an interpersonal distance of 2 meters.
-Consider the protective measures.
-Avoid hand-to-hand exchanges.
-Not wearing a mask in shops is punishable and customers may be refused.
 

Sources

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/LUX
Data Source: covidcontrols.co