Luxembourg (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 01.04.2021
1. Until 30 June 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, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand;
– 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. Until 15 May 2021, passengers must have a negative result of a test that detects SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid or a COVID-19 rapid antigen test, issued at most 72 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 6 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. The passenger must have tested positive at most 3 months before arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

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

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.

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

Lockdown Details

The Luxembourg authorities have reviewed current pandemic restrictions and determined that the restrictions listed in this section are in effect through May 15, 2021.

A curfew is in effect from 11:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m. each day.

Non-essential shops are open with stricter measures on limiting the number of customers inside. Personal care services (such as hair salons, nail salons, etc.) are open. Shops that are 400 square meters or larger have to restrict the number of customers permitted to enter. Only one customer per 10 square meters is allowed.

Cultural/entertainment venues (including movie theaters) are allowed to open.

Schools and daycares are open.

Sport activities are permitted but under specific conditions.

Restaurants and cafés are open for take-out and for outside dining from April 7 onwards, from 6am until 6pm, seated and limited to tables of two, unless from the same households.

Alcohol consumption in public spaces is forbidden.

No more than two guests are allowed in private homes. These guests must be from the same household.

Face masks are mandatory on all public transport, for activities that welcome the public, for any gathering of more than 4 people and for any gathering from 10 to 100 people in a closed space as well as in open air – in addition to be seated and observing a minimum distance of two meters.

Gatherings exceeding 100 people are prohibited.
 

Sources

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