COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  04/19/2021

***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information here.

Country-Specific Information

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 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.
  • COVID-19 Consultation Centers (CCC) opened: 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-Kirchberg – Opening hours: Everyday – from 10 am to 3 pm. In Esch-sur-Alzette : 2, rue Jos Kieffer L-4176 Esch-sur-Alzette Opening hours: Everyday – from 10 am to 3 pm. 

For more information, please visit the government website covid19.lu.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Luxembourg? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • You may also receive an invitation from the Luxembourg government (within the framework of the Large Scale Covid-19 Testing). Free tests are available to Luxembourg citizens and to individuals who are legally resident in Luxembourg and have been assigned a 13-digit Luxembourg identification number. Tests are organized by Luxembourg authorities.
  • If a U.S. citizen is not eligible to a free test a test may be administered at a private laboratory. You may use the following website to locate a physician who will provide a prescription: https://en.doctena.lu/. Normally, the request can be made without going to the doctor’s office in person, and the prescription would be sent via email to the person making the request. After a test has been prescribed, the traveler should contact one of the labs listed below for an appointment: 
  • https://www.labo.lu/en/centres/centres
  • https://www.bionext.lu/covid19
  • https://www.ketterthill.lu/en/our-centres/our-locations.html
  • The fee for the prescription can be as much as 51EUR and a test is approximately 60EUR.
  • Test results are communicated by text message.
  • For travelers, Covid-19 testing is available at Luxembourg Airport. You can find detailed information at https://www.lux-airport.lu/testing/
  • You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID testing here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Luxembourg approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Luxembourg for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Luxembourg?   Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and soon Johnson & Johnson.
  • Vaccinations are being offered to various groups per the Luxembourg government vaccine rollout plan.  It is the understanding of the U.S Embassy in Luxembourg that the government of Luxembourg will make the COVID-19 vaccination available to all residents, regardless of their nationality, and regardless of whether they have health insurance in Luxembourg. Read more about the Government of Luxembourg’s vaccination strategy here
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
    • 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 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 (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
    • All travelers by air to Luxembourg, regardless of nationality, aged 6 or over, including those flying from member states of the European Union or the Schengen area, must present upon boarding the negative result (on paper or electronic) of a test that detects SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid, or of a rapid antigen test.
    • 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
  • 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

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
  • In Luxembourg, one distinguishes between isolation, quarantine and self-monitoring measures. More details here.

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 where 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 passports and citizenship services are available. Wait times for appointments are longer than usual in order to maintain a safe distance for customers in the waiting room. Notary services are limited.
  • Appointments for visas are limited.

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