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COVID-19 Information
October 26, 2021

Last updated:   10/26/2021

Effective November 8, 2021, fully vaccinated air travelers will continue to be required to show documentation of a pre-departure negative viral test from a sample taken within three days of travel to the United States before boarding or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. That includes all travelers – U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and foreign nationals.

To further strengthen protections, unvaccinated travelers – whether U.S. citizens, LPRs, or the small number of excepted unvaccinated foreign nationals – will now need to show documentation of a negative viral test from a sample taken within one day of travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days to the United States.

More information for U.S. citizen travelers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel/travel-assessment/us-vaccine.html

Frequently Asked Questions: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/covid-19-faqs-for-travel-to-the-us-information.html

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:

  • Restaurants and cafés are open. The universal COVID-Check regime for all bars and restaurants for indoor seating is starting November 1. Where the COVID-Check regime applies, customers must show that they have either been vaccinated, tested negative, or recovered from a Covid-19 infection.
  • The COVID-Check regime applies to individuals aged 12 and older.
  • Ten guests are allowed in private homes. These guests do not have to be from the same household. To host more than 10 guests, all individuals must wear a mask and be assigned seats, or hosts may opt for the COVID-Check regime.
  • Both indoor and outdoor gatherings are permitted. However, it is still recommended to limit interpersonal contacts and travel and to continue to respect sanitary measures.
  • Masks remain mandatory within public transport and retail, although the limit on customers has been lifted for supermarkets and shopping centers

For more details, 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
    • Tests 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:
    • If you do not have a medical prescription, laboratories will administer COVID-19 tests at your own expense.
    • 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 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 Johnson & Johnson.
  • It is the understanding of the U.S Embassy in Luxembourg that the government of Luxembourg makes the COVID-19 vaccination available to all residents (aged 12 and older) 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.
  • Vaccination is also available at general practitioners and pediatricians. The list of participating physicians will be updated regularly and can be consulted on the government website.
  • 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, with certain exceptions. More details here.
  • 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. As of September 22, U.S. citizens traveling to Luxembourg from the United States are not permitted to enter. If you need clarification, please 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 & Johnson and Moderna, established by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union or a Member State of the Schengen Area – CDC vaccination certificates do not fall under this category;
  • 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, accompanied by a translation if necessary, 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 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

  • Up to €4000

Consular Operations

  • Appointments for passports, citizenship services and notary services are available.
  • Appointments for visas are available.