COVID-19 Information

(Updated August 3, 2020)

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For regular updates on COVID-19 in Luxembourg, see here.

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.  Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little advance notice.  Airlines have cancelled many international flights and several cruise operators have suspended operations or cancelled trips.  If you choose to travel internationally, your travel plans may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.

Please see the Global Health Alert for more information.

For U.S. citizens returning to the United States, operating status updates for each state, including schools, restaurants, emergency services and transport are available on the state’s local website. We recommend you closely monitor and register for alerts from these local authorities in your state. Please see a list of state contact information here: Local Conditions: COVID-19 page.

Country-Specific Information:

  • There have been 6,863 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Luxembourg since the beginning of the crisis
  • 118 people have passed away.
  • The effective RT reproduction rate : .88
  • Positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants: 10.86

Social Distancing Measures:

On July 24, new measures to combat the spread of the virus were adopted:

  • No more than 10 people can gather in a private setting.
  • Sanctions of fines including up to €500 for people who should be quarantining leaving their homes
  • Customers can face fines for not wearing masks

This adds to measures approved on July 16:

  • Masks are mandatory for gatherings of more than 10 people (since the Law of 24 July) in public settings if physical distance of 2m cannot be guaranteed while remaining seated. The rule does not apply to markets.
  • The requirement for customers in bars and restaurants to be seated (maximum of 10 people per table) will continue. Customers may be fined if they are not in compliance.
  • Face masks are still mandatory on all public transport and in indoor public places. An exception is made for children under the age of 6.

Previously implemented de-confinement measures still in place:

  • All normal business allowed to open.
  • No standing at bars allowed in cafés.
  • No late-night licenses. Establishments must close by midnight.
  • Guests must wear masks when they enter and move about a restaurant, but are not required to wear a mask at the table.
  • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds have reopened.
  • It is strongly recommended to abide to health and safety measures, including wearing masks when 2-m distance cannot be respected.

See this LINK or this LINK for previous deconfinement measures in detail.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

Luxembourg

On June 30, 2020, the European Commission recommended, and Luxembourg is expected to adopt, the continued restriction of certain travelers from the United States to the European Union for at least for two additional weeks. However, for countries where restrictions continue to apply (the United States and others), the European Union has recommended that the following categories of people should be exempted:

  • EU citizens and their family members
  • long-term EU residents and their family members
  • travelers with an essential function or need, as listed in the Recommendation.

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.

More information can be found here.

U.S. citizens are reminded to follow all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Please reference the Luxembourg Government’s website for the country’s exit strategy and the latest guidance on conditions in Luxembourg.

The Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has announced 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 (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.
  • U.S. citizen tourists whose stay has exceeded 90 days after 01 March 2020: the stay is regularized until 31 July 2020. If you have been in Luxembourg more than 90 days, you must exit the country by 31 July 2020, and you must contact the Luxembourg Passport, Visa, and Legalization Office (contact information below) to request a “return visa” before departing Luxembourg.
    For the issuance of the return visa, please make an appointment with the Passport, Visa via e-mail (service.visas@mae.etat.lu) or call (+352) 247-88300 from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Belgium

Belgium’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that travelers entering and staying in Belgium for more than two days are required to submit an online form, beginning August 1. More information and the form can be found here.

France

As of June 15, French borders with other European Union member states and Schengen countries are open. Travelers transiting through France from outside of the European Union must have an attestation, available here

Germany

Travelers from Luxembourg to Germany must quarantine for 14 days unless they have a negative test result less than 48 hours old.  More information can be found here.

Quarantine and Testing Information:

  • Luxembourg’s Health Department advises those who develop COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to a COVID-19 patient, or have traveled to a risk region, to contact their healthcare provider by phone, not in person.
  • The Luxembourg Health Department requests you do not go to a hospital or clinic. Individuals are asked to self-quarantine if they believe they are at risk. Medical practices have resumed activities on 4 May. Doctor’s consultations are possible again for all health problems. Always make an appointment by telephone.
  • Since 25 May 2020, medical centers known as “maisons médicales,” which offer medical care when doctors practices are closed, have resumed activities – they are only for non-COVID-19 patients. Patients must wear a mask and see the doctor alone. Only if necessary, one single person may accompany you. Appointments can be scheduled by calling +352 20 333 111.

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