Health Alert – Cessation of Brussels Flights to U.S.

Location:  Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Event: According to current information, United Airlines is operating the only direct flight to the United States from Belgium – a daily nonstop between Brussels and Newark.  The last scheduled service will be on Saturday, March 28.  After that, commercial flights on a variety of carriers are expected to continue out of London, United Kingdom, Frankfurt, Germany, and Amsterdam, Netherlands, although many travelers have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

 

On March 19, 2020, the Government of Luxembourg announced that all passenger traffic will cease at the Luxembourg Airport on March 23, 2020.  The only flights authorized will be those repatriating stranded Luxembourg citizens and cargo flights bringing in supplies. Due to current exceptional circumstances, permits to stay for all non-EU nationals in the country will be extended for the duration of the crisis.  The Government’s statement from March 19, 2020 can be found here: full statement (in French).

Germany and France have implemented temporary border screening along their borders.  U.S. citizen travelers in Luxembourg whose return flights to the United States originate in Germany or France should be prepared for the possibility that additional travel restrictions will be implemented with little or no advance notice.  

U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available. If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline – the U.S. Embassy cannot make individual flight arrangements on your behalf.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Warning for COVID-19 in Europe advising travelers to avoid non-essential travel to Europe. 

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Luxembourg

22 Boulevard Emmanuel Servais

L-2535 Luxembourg City
+352 621 547 133
LuxembourgConsular@state.gov
lu.usembassy.gov