Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg – March 19, 2020
Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Event: On March 19, 2020, the Government of Luxembourg announced that all passenger traffic will cease at the Luxembourg Airport in Findel on March 23, 2020. The only flights authorized will be those repatriating stranded Luxembourg citizens and cargo flights bringing in supplies. The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg encourages U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States to make arrangements prior to Monday, March 23, 2020. Travelers should check carrier schedules for the latest updates and work directly with the carrier or travel agent to arrange or reschedule travel. 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.
Germany has implemented temporary border screening along its borders. U.S. citizen travelers in Luxembourg whose return flights to the United States originate in Germany should be prepared for the possibility that additional travel restrictions will be implemented with little or no advance notice. The most up-to-date information on German border and airport control measures can be found here: German MoI – FAQ
U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents will be permitted to return to the United States from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the European Schengen area, to include Luxembourg. The Department of Homeland Security has issued instructions requiring U.S. passengers that have been in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Schengen area to travel through select airports where the U.S. Government has implemented enhanced screening procedures. See the DHS website for further details.
On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. personnel and family members who have been medically determined at greater risk due to COVID-19 exposure.
The CDC has provided publicly available information about COVID-19 risk factors here: CDC High Risk Travelers.
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.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Luxembourg.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
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22 Boulevard Emmanuel Servais
L-2535 Luxembourg City
+352 621 547 133
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888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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