Press release in relation to the extension of the health measures for all travel from the United Kingdom to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

In view of the circulation of mutated strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the transmissibility of which seems to have increased, and in particular the spread of the so-called "delta" variant (B.1.617.2), the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health wish to inform that the additional sanitary measures applicable to all travel from the United Kingdom (UK) to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg have been extended until 15 July 2021 inclusive.

As a reminder, any person, aged 6 years or older, who stayed in the UK during the 14 days prior to his or her arrival on Luxembourg territory must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP [1] methods) as soon as possible by indicating to the medical analysis laboratory that he or she has stayed in the UK. This obligation applies to any person who has stayed in the UK during the 14 days preceding his/her arrival, regardless of the duration of the stay in the UK 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 nucleic acid amplification tests of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) 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.

It should be noted that a specific regime is also in place until 15 July 2021 for all travel from India.

 

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

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

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