How can I get tested?

With a prescription

If you have received a prescription from a medical professional, you can book an appointment with the following laboratories:

For children between the ages of 2 and 6 who have a prescription, the Medico-Social League, in collaboration with the National Health Laboratory (Laboratoire national de santé - LNS), offer PCR tests to detect COVID-19. Appointments can be made here.

For children under the age of 2, an appointment can be made at the Kannerklinik with a prescription via this link.

If you are not presenting COVID-19 symptoms and do not possess a medical prescription, laboratories offer COVID-19 tests at your own expense.

Large Scale Testing

Large Scale Testing (LST) was put into place not only to monitor the spread of the virus across the country, but also to allow flexibility and foresight when there is an increase in cases. This allows to break infection chains and to keep the infection rate low. 

From the 20. June, there are 2 ways to take part in the Large Scale Testing.

By invitation

To continue to monitor the spread of the virus, a representative sample will continue to receive invitations via post or e-mail with a personalized code, allowing to take part in either a COVID-19 PCR test or "Dry Blood Spot" (DBS) test. This concerns residents and cross border workers.

Make an appointment

On demand

Any resident with a national identification number who is currently living in Luxembourg can make an appointment for a free COVID-19 PCR test in any LST drive-in station at their own convenience.

Make an appointment

LST on Tour

All residents and cross-border workers with a national identification number ("matricule") can have a free PCR test without an appointment at our mobile testing station. Registration is done on site. As usual, the results will be sent by SMS.

Upcoming appointments:

  • 02.08: La Belle Etoile Shopping Center 9a.m. - 3p.m.
  • 03.08. Hamilius Luxembourg City 10a.m. - 4p.m.
  • 04.08: City Concorde Lifestyle Center 9a.m. - 3p.m.
  • 05.08: Cloche d'Or Shopping Center 11a.m. - 6p.m.
  • 06.08: Kirchberg Shopping Center 10 a.m. - 5p.m.

In case of symptoms

If you do present symptoms of COVID-19, do not wait to receive a LST letter or make an appointment at a drive-in test station. Contact a general practitioner for a prescription.

PCR tests

Make an appointment

For any questions regarding the Large Scale Testing, the helpline is available Monday - Sunday between 8a.m. and 7p.m. at this number: +352 247 65533

In general, the PCR test is conducted by a throat swab.

At the LST station Howald, the PCR test is carried out (from 9 August) on a saliva sample in a tube.

Caution: 30 minutes before performing a saliva-based PCR test, you should not:

  • smoke
  • eat or drink
  • rinse your mouth
  • brush your teeth
  • chew gum

PCR tests can be performed at the following testing stations:

Serological DBS tests

Make an appointment

The serological tests called DBS ("Dry Blood Spot") will be performed directly at the LST drive-in stations in Mersch, Grevenmacher, Howald and Bascharage.

From 9 August, you can take your serological test at the following stations: Parc Hosingen, Mersch, Grevenmacher, Bouillon, Raemerich.

Antigen self-tests

An antigen self-test can indicate a COVID-19 infection. This test is available on the open market and can be used by anyone. For additional information, please visit our page dedicated to antigen self-tests.

In public schools across Luxembourg

In cooperation with the National Health Laboratory (Laboratoire national de santé - LNS) mobile intervention teams have been created, which are made up of health and administrative professionals to perform COVID-19 tests in schools where there have been indications of infection chains. If a child is tested positive and attended in-person classes, the mobile teams are dispatched on the 6th day after the original infection to detect any further spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Forms have already been sent out and filled out by parents, asking for important information such as consent and the phone number of the legal guardian to report the results.

The student can then choose between a mouth or nose swab on the day of the test. The results are then transmitted within 24 hours.

Travellers

If you are arriving by air travel at the lux-Airport

All travellers arriving in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg by air will be able to benefit from a free PCR test at Findel airport. Passengers must be tested on the day of their arrival at the COVID-19 testing station at Lux-Airport, by presenting their voucher (available at the baggage claim area) and flight ticket. The PCR test results are usually available within 24 hours.

Restrictions apply with regard to persons authorised to enter Luxembourg. For more information for travellers visiting Luxembourg, please visit our dedicated page.

If you are returning to Luxembourg via a different mode of transportation

If you are returning to Luxembourg via a different mode of transportation, such as train or bus, you are not required to show a negative test or take a test upon arrival. 

If you are a resident leaving Luxembourg

If you are leaving Luxembourg and your destination country requires a negative test upon entry, you have several options to procure one.

You have the possibility to book an appointment at the drive in stations of the Large Scale Testing without having received an invitation. You must be a resident in Luxembourg and possess a national identification number.

You can also contact the medical analysis laboratories (Laboratoires Réunis, BioneXt LAB or Ketterthill) directly and in due time to fix an appointment for a test, or to visit the Findel test center. The costs of these tests are payable by the person who requests them.

If you are a student in need of a negative test result to return to university, the ACEL has codes at their disposal for Large Scale Testing test stations to facilitate you here.

If you are conducting a business trip, the Chamber Of Commerce and the House of Entrepreneurship have Large Scale Testing codes at their disposal for these situations:

Additionally, the lux-Airport has a testing station available to people travelling abroad at their own expense. Further information is available here

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