Extension of the health measures for travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

In view of the development of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at international level, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health wish to inform of the extension of the health measures applicable for all air travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and for all travel originating from India to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg until 30 June 2021 (included).

Thus, until 30 June 2021, any person, regardless of nationality, aged 6 years or over, wishing to travel by air to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present the negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification tests of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (either by PCR, TMA or LAMP method) [1] or of a viral antigen test (rapid test) [2] performed less than 72 hours before the flight by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorised for this purpose. The negative test result must be presented, if necessary along with a translation, either in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg, or in English, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese.

The testing requirements for all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg by air apply in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the European Union.

Furthermore, until 30 June 2021 included, any person who stayed in India during the 14 days prior to his or her arrival on Luxembourg territory must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) as soon as possible and inform the medical analysis laboratory about their stay in India. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in India during the 14 days preceding his/her arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in India and in Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to the Grand Duchy. If the person arrives in Luxembourg by air, the test will be carried out free of charge at the COVID-19 test centre at Luxembourg airport.

Upon arrival in the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned are placed in strict quarantine for 7 days with the obligation to undergo a second COVID-19 test from the 6th day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to submit to the test on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for a further 7 days, bringing the total duration to 14 days.

Those concerned are required to report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per e-mail: contact-covid@ms.etat.lu or by telephone: 247-65533), wich ensures a reinforced monitoring and tracing.

Details of these restrictions and various exemptions are available on the following website: https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html.
 

Press release by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

[1] PCR: polymerase chain reaction, TMA: transcription-mediated amplification, LAMP: loop-mediated isothermal amplification.

[2]  In line with the World Health Organization criteria: Antigen-detection in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection using rapid immunoassays, Interim Guidance, 11 September 2020

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