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Risk Ratings  

    LOW MEDICAL RISK for Luxembourg

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Only from virus variant countries
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry restrictions
Entry remains restricted. Groups of travellers that are allowed to enter include:
- Citizens, residents or long-term visa holders of EU/Schengen area states (except for EU/Schengen area citizens with residence in Serbia or Montenegro who are no longer allowed to enter the country).
- Cross-border workers and other seasonal workers.
- Passengers in transit.
- Third country nationals from: China, Hong Kong (China SAR) and Macao (China SAR) (subject to reciprocity at the EU level) and Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand.
- third-country nationals travelling for study purposes
- highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is economically necessary and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad
Third country national workers or students must have a specific certificate. They must make an express request to be sent by e-mail (service.visas@mae.etat.lu) to the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office, with a view to the issue of this certificate. For further information, e-mail: service.visas@mae.etat.lu ; telephone: 247-88300.

Testing requirements
All inbound travellers over the age of six require a negative COVID test: PCR, TMA, LAMP or antigen test. The result must not be older than 72 hours when boarding, and must be in English, German, French or Luxembourgish. This applies to all departures to Luxembourg, including those from member states of the EU or the Schengen area.

In addition, any person travelling by air from outside the EU or Schengen area will have to undergo an additional viral rapid antigen test on arrival at Luxembourg airport. If the person refuses to submit to a test, they will remain in quarantine for 14 days. This quarantine may be terminated at any time after a negative test result has been obtained.

For exemptions see: https://gouvernement.lu/en/actualites/toutes_actualites/communiques/2021/01-janvier/26-mesures-sanitaires-deplacements.html

Government website on travel restrictions: https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html

Travellers who are arriving from a third country and who are permitted to enter Luxembourg have to present a negative biological test for COVID-19 before boarding. It must be carried out no more than 72 hours before the flight. This does not apply to passengers in transit. No quarantine is required.
Travellers arriving by sea or land do not require a COVID test prior to arrival.
For other exemptions see: http://legilux.lu/eli/etat/leg/rgd/2020/07/01/a564/jo
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Travellers who have stayed in India in during the 14 days prior to arrival in Luxemburg must also undergo a PCR, TMA or LAMP test upon arrival and inform the medical analysis laboratory that they have stayed in India. If the traveller arrives in Luxembourg by air, the test will be carried out free of charge at the COVID-19 test centre at Luxembourg airport. Upon arrival the traveller will also have to undergo a seven-day self-isolation with the obligation to undergo a second PCR, TMA or LAMP test from the sixth day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the seven-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further seven days, bringing the total duration to 14 days.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Land borders with Belgium, France and Germany have reopened.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
For a public gathering of four to ten people, participants must wear a mask and maintain a distance of six feet (two metres) between people of different households. In the event of infringements of these measures, the person risks a fine of up to €500. For private gatherings, a maximum of four people from one household can visit another household. Gatherings of up to 150 people are allowed.

Cultural venues, such as theatres and cinemas, will be allowed to reopen to the public, but masks have to be worn at all times. All shops are allowed to open with strict sanitary rules. Group sports with more than four players are prohibited, but this rule does not apply to school activities, elite athletes and senior national teams.
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)

Risk Summary


Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Luxembourg

COVID-19 information for Luxembourg

Dedicated COVID-19 website


Crime poses a low risk overall and the risk can be further reduced by observing standard security precautions, such as leaving most cash and important documents at one's accommodation. Demonstrations occasionally occur outside political institutions in the city and can cause mild transport disruption.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.


Vaccinations For Luxembourg
Hepatitis AMany travel health professionals recommend
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Hepatitis BRecommended for health care workers and anyone
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Routine Vaccinations

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