Luxembourg (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 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: Allowed
Transport: Operational
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 16.07.2021
1. Until 30 September 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 Albania, Australia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong (SAR China), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Macao (SAR China), New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand and USA;
– 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 14 September 2021, 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 or Pfizer-BioNTech;
– 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 or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before departure and at most 180 days after they were tested positive.
3. Until 31 July 2021, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in the United Kingdom are subject to a COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
4. Until 14 September 2021, passengers who in the past 14 days have been in India are subject to a COVID-19 LAMP, PCR or TMA test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days; details can be found at https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Citizens of the European Union and of the countries associated with the Schengen area, as well as citizens of San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican/Saint See, are free to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, regardless of the purpose of the stay and not only to return to their homes.

Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 30 September 2021 (inclusive). Exempt of this rule are persons and nationals from 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
Albania
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level)
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kosovo
Lebanon
Montenegro
New Zealand
Qatar
Republic of Moldova
Republic of North Macedonia
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Singapore
South Korea
Thailand
United States of America

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

For any person authorised to enter Luxembourg (regardless of nationality), it is compulsory to present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg

-either a vaccination certificate attesting to a complete vaccination pattern (see FAQ) carried out with a vaccine that has been authorised for use by the European Medicines Agency, i.e. the vaccines of the companies 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

-or a recovery certificate issued by a practitioner or national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Area Member State 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 resolution of all symptoms of infection

-or the negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 72 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorised for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese

This applies to all departures to Luxembourg, including those from Member States of the European Union or the Schengen area.

Furthermore, additional sanitary measures are applicable until 30 June 2021 for the United Kingdom, respectively until 15 July 2021 for India, regardless of the means of transport (see FAQ).

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