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Update on travel requirements to the United States
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December 7, 2021

DECEMBER 7, 2021

 

*** Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.

Beginning December 6, 2021, ALL TRAVELERS, whether or not they are vaccinated and including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs), will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test one (1) day before their flight. Please refer to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  website for more information on acceptable tests. There is a testing center in Luxembourg’s airport  that is open seven days per week. Please see “Covid-19 Testing” below for further options.

Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis.  Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exemption.  Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exemptions   and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States  .

 

COUNTRY-SPECIFIC INFORMATION

 

The Department of State has issued a Level 4 – Do not 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 became effective 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. PLEASE NOTE: Although the CDC card is accepted as proof of vaccination to enter Luxembourg, it does not have a QR code and is therefore NOT accepted in place of a COVID-Check certificate/QR code for entrance to restaurants, bars, or events.
  • 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 one calendar day? 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:
      https://www.labo.lu/en/centres/centres 
      https://www.bionext.lu/covid19 
      https://www.ketterthill.lu/en/test-coronavirus.html 
      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 within 30 minutes. This certificate is a EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC) – referred to as “CovidCheck Certificate” in Luxembourg. It 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? Yes, if fully vaccinated.

CDC vaccination certificates are accepted for entry to Luxembourg. U.S. residents can travel from the United States to Luxembourg even for non-essential reasons if they can present a valid vaccination certificate.

More details are available here  .

  • All authorized travelers to Luxembourg arriving by air from a Schengen Area, or from one of the countries specifically listed here   (this does NOT apply to individuals whose travel originated in the United States), regardless of nationality and aged 12 and two months or over, must present upon boarding:
    • Either a vaccination certificate attesting to a complete vaccination schedule;
    • or a certificate of recovery;
    • 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 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

 

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

 

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.