Luxembourg (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: No
Quarantine Details: Not Required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Closed
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 18.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 31 March 2021.
– 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 an EU Member State;
– passengers with a “D” visa issued by a Schengen 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;
– students with a certificate issued by the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office (BPVL).
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative result of a test that detects SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid or a Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid antigen, issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 6 years;
– 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 medical discharge of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection which occurred at most 3 months before arrival.
3. Passengers could be subject to a rapid antigen test upon arrival.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

From 29 January to 28 February, 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 viral detection test by PCR, or of a viral rapid antigen test.

The test should be carried out within 72 hours of take-off. The negative test result must be presented or should be translated, in one of the administrative languages (Luxembourgish, French, German) of Luxembourg, or in English.

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 to any person travelling by air to Luxembourg that is departing from a third country and transiting through an airport of an EU Member State or a Schengen associated country. If the person refuses to submit to a test, he or she will remain in quarantine for 14 days. This quarantine may be terminated as soon as a negative test result is obtained.

The obligation to present a negative test on boarding, and to submit to an additional test on arrival, also applies to persons residing in one of the countries on the list of third countries whose residents are currently authorised to enter the Luxembourg territory, including for non-essential travel, namely Australia, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand

The following persons are exempt from the testing obligation:

-People on duty employed in the transport sector and passengers in transit from the airport;
-Persons making a return journey by air, for less than 72 hours, from the Grand Duchy to a country which is a member of the Schengen area or the European Union, provided they have not left the Schengen area or the territory of the EU Member States during this period;
-Members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations and persons invited by these international organisations whose physical presence is required for the proper functioning of these organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their respective functions, provided that their stay in Luxembourg does not exceed 72 hours;
-Persons who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 3 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. These persons should present a medical certificate attesting to these facts.

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. As a reminder, third-country nationals coming from a third country can no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 March 2021 inclusive, except for certain categories of exempted persons.

For more detail on the travel restrictions and exemptions:
covid19.public.lu
 

Lockdown Details

The Luxembourg authorities have reviewed current pandemic restrictions and determined that the restrictions listed in this section are in effect through February 21, 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.

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 closed except for take-out.

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.

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.

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