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June 14, 2021

06/28/2021

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:   06/28/2021

***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people,  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 to Luxembourg due to COVID-19.

The Luxembourg authorities have reviewed current pandemic restrictions and determined that the measures listed in this section are in effect through July 15, 2021.

  • A curfew is no longer in place.
  • Restaurants and cafés can stay open until 1.00 a.m.
  • Inside seated dining up to four people without the need for a negative test result.  Outside dining up to ten people. For groups over four people, the new CovidCheck systemapplies, i.e. customers would show it to prove that they have either been vaccinated, tested negative, or recovered from a Covid-19 infection. Again, these rules would apply for groups over four people that would like to sit indoors.
  • Ten guests are allowed in private homes. These guests do not have to be from the same household.
  • Groups of up to ten people can exercise together.
  • Some sporting events may take place with up to 2,000 people; however, this must be done in conjunction with the Ministry of Health.
  • Masks must also be worn in the classroom at schools, although they are no longer mandatory once outside during school breaks
  • Masks remain mandatory within public transport and retail, although the limit on customers has been lifted for supermarkets and shopping centers

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
  • By invitation from the Luxembourg government (within the framework of the Large Scale Covid-19 Testing) or on demand. 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/
  • Rapid Antigen tests (RATs) can be performed and certified in pharmacies. The person tested will receive a certificate indicating the result. This certificate, which includes the signature of the health professional and the logo of the Health Directorate, is valid as proof of a negative result required for certain trips, activities or entries (e.g. restaurants, cafés, concerts, etc.). A list of pharmacies that performs RATS is available at https://www.pharmacie.lu/test-rapides/
  • You can find the most up-to-date information on COVID testing

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 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
  • Residents aged 18 years and older have the possibility to register online to express their interest in being voluntarily vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Vaxzevria(AstraZeneca), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine or remaining vaccine doses. To register, please visit lu.
  • 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? Yes
  • Luxembourg currently only allows EU citizens, EU residents, and residents ofcertain other specific countries to enter. The United States is one of those countries. U.S. citizens traveling to Luxembourg from the United States are permitted to enter. 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 visas@mae.etat.lu or phone (+352) 247-88300.  The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg cannot give you permission to enter Luxembourg.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
  • All authorized 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:
  • Either a vaccination certificate attesting to a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine that has been granted a marketing authorization by the European Medicines Agency, i.e. the vaccines of the companies AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson&Johnsonand Moderna, established by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area;
  • Or a certificate of recovery issued by a physician or a national authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area 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 the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
  • Or a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) performed less than 72 hours prior to the flight or a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other organization authorized 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.
  • 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 public@mae.etat.luor 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 

  • Up to  €4000

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 very limited.
  • Appointments for visas are limited.

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