COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information 

Last updated: 10/30/2020

Country-Specific Information:

On October 29, 2020 the Government of Luxembourg adopted new COVID-related measures for the country.  Please make sure you review the information below carefully. 

  • New – A curfew is in effect from 11:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m. each day.
  • New – No more than four guests are allowed in private homes.
  • New – No more than four people may be seated at the same table in bars and restaurants, unless they are from the same household.
  • New – Shops that are 400 square meters or larger will restrict the number of customers permitted to enter. Only one customer per 10 square meters is allowed.
  • New – Gatherings exceeding 100 people are prohibited.
  • New – Sport activities in groups of more than 4 people are prohibited.
  • NewThe COVID-19 Consultation Centre (CCC) opened on Tuesday, 27 October​. Consultation in a CCC is open to all persons, whether or not they have social security insurance. The consultation is free of charge. Patients will be asked to present identification upon arrival and holders of a social security card will be asked to present it at the same time. The CCC welcomes only symptomatic people, i.e. those with signs of a COVID-19 infection and people already diagnosed with COVID-19. The CCC has basic medical equipment that enables it to provide outpatient care to people with suspected signs of COVID-19 infection as well as those diagnosed with COVID-19. Consultation Centre COVID-19 Luxembourg-Centre: 31, boulevard Konrad Adenauer L-1115 Luxembourg-KirchbergOpening hours: Everyday – from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, please visit the government website www.covid19.lu.
  • The Department of State has issued a Level 3 – Reconsider Travel Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Luxembourg due to COVID-19.
  • The Luxembourg Government provides daily updates in English (Luxembourgish, German and French) on the number reported cases, fatalities, and recoveries.
  • Shops, restaurants, hotels, museums, tourist sites, and places of worship are open, although they may have altered operating hours, restricted access policies, or instituted other hygiene requirements to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Requirement for customers in bars and restaurants to be seated (maximum of 4 people per table). Customers may be fined if they are not in compliance.
  • Guests must wear masks when they enter and move about a restaurant.
  • Face masks are mandatory on all public transport, for activities that welcome the public, for any gathering of more than 4 people in a closed space as well as open air and for any gathering from 10 to 100 people and in indoor public places – in addition to be seated and observing a minimum distance of two meters.
  • It is strongly recommended to abide to health and safety measures in place. Details on current measures are available here.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No (with a few exceptions, see below)
    • Luxembourg currently only allows EU citizens, EU residents, and residents of certain other specific countries to enter. The United States is not one of those countries. U.S. citizens traveling to Luxembourg from the United States will not be permitted to enter unless they meet one of only a few narrow exceptions:
      • Third -country nationals who have long-term resident status;
        A long term resident is an individual who holds residence status and has a resident card. Those individuals who are citizens or residents of Luxembourg are able to return to the country. You must have documentation – a Luxembourg passport or a Luxembourg-issued resident card – to qualify for this travel exemption. When you begin your trip back to Luxembourg, be sure to show your card when checking in with the airline. You will likely be asked to show the card again for any connecting flight.
      • Health professionals, researchers in the field of health and care professionals for the elderly
      • Cross-border workers;
      • Seasonal workers in the agricultural sector;
      • Persons employed in the transport sector;
      • Members of the diplomatic corps, staff of international organizations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel;
      • Passengers in transit;
      • Passengers traveling for urgent and duly justified family reasons;
      • Seamen;
      • Persons wishing to apply for international protection in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or for other humanitarian reasons;
      • Third country nationals traveling 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.
    • If you do not meet one of these exceptions but believe your circumstances merit entry to Luxembourg, or if you need clarification, you should contact the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding entry permission by email at service.visas@mae.etat.lu or phone (+352) 247-88300.  The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg cannot give you permission to enter Luxembourg.
    • Short stay visits by family members or life partner of a resident in Luxembourg may be authorized by the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Please request permission by email at service.visas@mae.etat.lu or phone (+352) 247-88300.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry? Yes
    • Third-country nationals aged 11 or over seeking to enter Luxembourg by air, whose travel does not originate from an EU member country or one of the countries exempted by the European Union (Australia, Canada, China (subject to reciprocity at European Union level), Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Korea from the South, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay), must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test at the time of boarding.
    • This test must have been administered less than 72 hours before the flight
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?  No
  • The Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has established the following temporary measures regarding non-EU citizens who have been in Luxembourg during the COVID-19 crisis:
    • Non-EU citizens who arrived in Luxembourg seeking resident status between 01 January and 31 July 2020: the period within which you must apply for a residence permit is extended from three months to six months.
    • Residence permits issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg which expired after 1 March 2020: the period of validity is extended until 31 August 2020.
    • Individuals with questions regarding immigration should contact the Directorate of Immigration by e-mail at immigration.public@mae.etat.lu or by telephone from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (+352) 247-84040.

Movement Restrictions: 

  • Is a curfew in place? Yes 
    • A curfew is in effect from 11:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m.
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

Quarantine Information: 

  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

COVID-19 Testing: 

  • Luxembourg State offers residents the possibility to undergo a free test before a journey to a country that requires proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test and upon their return from a trip abroad. This test is also available to cross-border workers who have a Luxembourg national identification number (13-digit social security number).
  • You may also receive an invitation from the Luxembourg government (within the framework of the nationwide Covid-19 testing).
  • You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID testing  and register to obtain a free Covid-19 test in Luxembourg through Guichet.lu

Transportation Options: 

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Cloth face coverings are required on all public transportation and in all public spaces, including in the stations.

Fines for Non-Compliance: 

  • Fines of €145 for not wearing face coverings in public transportation, shops or in areas were they are required.
  • Fines up to €500 for exceeding the limit in private gatherings.
  • Fines from €100 to €500 for people who are required to quarantine (COVID-19 positive case or close contact) and leave their homes.

Consular Operations: 

  • Appointments for passport services are available. Limited notary services.
  • Appointments for visas are available.

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