Luxembourgers abroad

Luxembourg nationals and residents are invited to enquire about the rules of entry applicable in the destination countries. Some countries require travellers from Luxembourg to have a recent negative COVID-19 test or to self-isolate / quarantine themselves for a certain period of time.

To help you plan your travels in Europe, the European Commission has launched the Re-open EU platform, providing real-time information on borders, available means of transport, travel restrictions, public health and safety measures (e.g. physical distancing or wearing a mask), as well as other practical information for travellers.

The consular assistance service of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs is available for Luxembourg nationals an residents to give specific information regarding a particular destination. Furthermore, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs invites all persons who travel abroad to declare their travel plan on the site Lëtzebuerger am Ausland prior to embarking on their trip.

Since 14 August 2020, the Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg gives residents returning to Luxembourg after travelling abroad, the possibility to get a free test

FAQ

Do I have to go into quarantine after entering Luxembourg?

No, in Luxembourg there are no isolation or quarantine requirements for travellers arriving from abroad. Such a measure will only be applied in the event of a positive COVID-19 test result.

However, it should be noted that for all passengers on a scheduled flight from the United Kingdom, specific measures have been put in place following the lifting of the temporary suspension of scheduled passenger flights on 23 December 2020. These specific measures are in addition to the rules established in the context of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU and apply to all passengers arriving from the UK on a scheduled passenger flight, irrespective of the nationality of the persons concerned.

Is Luxembourg considered an at-risk country?

Currently, some countries consider Luxembourg to be an at-risk zone and require residents of the Grand Duchy to present a negative COVID-19 test or impose isolation or quarantine for a specific period of time.

Please consult the conditions of entry that apply in the destination countries. The consular assistance service of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs is at your disposal in case of specific questions regarding a particular destination. 

Will my temperature be measured at the airport?

No.

Am I entitled to take a test in Luxembourg?

Passengers arriving in Luxembourg by air can be tested free of charge at Luxembourg Airport (lux-Airport). This flyer is only valid at the airport test station. Taking the test is voluntary.

If you do not have time to wait for your turn and you have a Luxembourg social security number (CNS number), you also have the possibility to be tested later at one of the eight test stations in the country by making an appointment at www.covidtesting.lu by clicking on the button "Appointment Booking Large Scale Testing". 

It should be noted that for all passengers on a scheduled flight from the United Kingdom, specific measures have been put in place following the lifting of the temporary suspension of scheduled passenger flights on 23 December 2020. These specific measures are in addition to the rules established in the context of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU and apply to all passengers arriving from the UK on a scheduled passenger flight, irrespective of the nationality of the persons concerned.

If the result is positive, what steps should I take?

People who test positive must isolate themselves for 10 days. During this period of isolation, contact with other people must be avoided and a surgical mask must be worn whenever in presence of other people. Failure to comply with an isolation measure is punishable by a fine up to 500 euros. Accommodation facilities for tourists who test positive are available for cases identified by the Health Inspection Department and which require it.

People who have had contact with a person who has tested positive are subject to a quarantine measure: they must avoid all social contact and remain in their home or temporary accommodation for a period of 7 days from the last contact with the person tested positive. These people receive a prescription to get tested from the 6th day onwards.

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