Visiting Luxembourg

Nationals of an EU country or one of the Schengen Area associated countries are free to enter the European Union, irrespective of the purpose of their stay and not only to return to their home. These people do not need to produce a negative Test before entering the Grand Duchy.

Nationals of the United Kingdom, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican/Holy See are also free to enter the European Union, irrespective of the purpose of their stay and not only to return to their home. These people do not need to produce a negative Test before entering the Grand Duchy either.

Third-country nationals may no longer enter the territory of the Grand Duchy until 31 December 2020 (inclusive). Exempt of this rule are persons (see FAQ) and nationals from the following third-countries:

  • Australia,
  • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level),
  • Japan,
  • New Zealand,
  • Ruanda,
  • Singapore,
  • South Korea,
  • Thailand and
  • Uruguay.

Please note that for some of these exceptions, an obligation to present a negative test before entering Luxembourg applies (see FAQ). 

FAQ

I am a national of an EU country or one of the Schengen Area associated countries. Am I allowed to visit the Grand Duchy, and what conditions apply to travelling to the Grand Duchy?

Nationals of an EU country or one of the Schengen Area associated countries are free to enter the European Union, irrespective of the purpose of their stay and not only to return to their home. These people do not need to produce a negative test before entering the Grand Duchy. 

I am a citizen of the United Kingdom, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco or Vatican City/Holy See. Am I allowed to visit the Grand Duchy, and what conditions apply to travelling to the Grand Duchy?

People in this category are free to enter the European Union, irrespective of the purpose of their stay and not only to return to their home. These people do not need to produce a negative test before entering the Grand Duchy.

I am a third-country national. Am I allowed to visit the Grand Duchy, and what conditions apply to travelling to the Grand Duchy?

 

Third-country nationals are no longer allowed to enter the Grand Duchy; this rule will apply until 31 December 2020 (inclusive)..

These travel restrictions are waived for people resident in the following third countries:

  • Australia,
  • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level),
  • Japan,
  • New Zealand,
  • Ruanda,
  • Singapore,
  • South Korea,
  • Thailand and
  • Uruguay.

These people do not need to produce a negative test before entering the Grand Duchy.

The following categories of third-country nationals are also allowed to enter the Grand Duchy:

  • third-country nationals who have the status of long-term resident in accordance with European Directive 2003/109/EC on long-term residents, as well as any other person entitled to stay in the country in accordance with the corresponding European Directives and with the national law of a European Union member State or a Schengen Area associated country, and anyone who holds a national long-term visa issued by any of these States;
  • health professionals, health researchers and professionals involved in the care of the elderly;
  • cross-border workers;
  • seasonal workers in the agricultural sector;
  • people working in the transport sector;
  • members of the diplomatic corps, personnel of international organisations and guests of these international organisations whose physical presence is necessary for the proper functioning of these organisations, military personnel, personnel in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid, and civil protection personnel, in the exercise of their respective functions;
  • passengers in transit;
  • passengers travelling for duly justified urgent family reasons;
  • sailors;
  • persons wishing to seek international protection in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg or for other humanitarian reasons;
  • third-country nationals travelling for study purposes;
  • highly-qualified workers from third countries if their employment is necessary in economic terms and their work cannot be postponed or carried out from abroad.

People in categories 8°, 11° and 12° above need to be in possession of a specific attestation. They must apply for this by sending a specific application by e-mail to the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office (service.visas@mae.etat.lu). For all further information regarding this subject, please contact the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office by e-mail (service.visas@mae.etat.lu) or by phone ((+352) 247-88300).

Except for people in categories 5°, 6° and 7° above, and the members of families of people in category 6 above, people in all other categories must produce a negative test. On penalty of being refused entry into the Grand Duchy, any third-country national aged 11 or older wishing to travel by air to the Grand Duchy from a third country must, at the time of boarding, present the results of a biological test to detect the viral RNA of SARS-CoV-2 carried out within 72 hours of take-off indicating the absence of contamination by SARS-CoV-2. The result of the biological test must be presented, together with a translation into one of the Grand Duchy's three administrative languages or English if it is not in one of these four languages. 

I am a European Union citizen or a national of the United Kingdom or a Schengen Area associated country. Are the members of my family allowed to visit me in the Grand Duchy, and what conditions apply to their travelling to the Grand Duchy?

Third-country nationals who are members of the family of a European Union citizen or of a national of the United Kingdom or a Schengen Area associated country are free to enter the European Union, irrespective of the purpose of their stay and not only to return to their home, subject to certain conditions:

  • The following are considered members of the family of a European Union citizen: 
    • 1) his/her spouse or registered partner; 
    • 2) direct descendant of the EU citizen or his/her spouse or registered partner, if the child is under 21 years of age.
  • The persons concerned must have:
    • Either a letter agreeing to family reunification or a residence permit for family members of an EU citizen;
    • Or a specific attestation issued by the Luxembourgish authorities for the purpose of a short visit. A specific application for such an attestation must be sent by e-mail to the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office (service.visas@mae.etat.lu). For further information, contact the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office by e-mail (service.visas@mae.etat.lu) or by phone ((+352) 247-88300).

The conditions for entering the Grand Duchy vary according to the documents held by the third-country national:

  • Third-country nationals who are members of the family of a European Union citizen or a national of a Schengen Area associated country with a letter agreeing to family reunification or a residence permit for family members of an EU citizen are free to enter the European Union and do not need to produce a negative test before entering the Grand Duchy.
  • Family members of a European Union citizen who are in possession of a specific attestation and wish to travel to the Grand Duchy by air for a short visit are required, at the time of boarding, to present the results of a biological test to detect the viral RNA of SARS-CoV-2 carried out within 72 hours of take-off indicating the absence of contamination by SARS-CoV-2.

The same conditions and rules apply to third-country nationals who are family members of a national of San Marino, Andorra, Monaco or the Vatican City/Holy See. 

I am a third-country national resident in the Grand Duchy. Are the members of my family allowed to visit me in the Grand Duchy, and what are the conditions for their travelling to the Grand Duchy?

The members of the family of a third-country national who is resident in the Grand Duchy are free to enter the European Union irrespective of the purpose of their stay and not only to return to their home, subject to certain conditions:

  • The following are considered family members: 
    • 1) the spouse or registered partner; 
    • 2) the direct descendant of the third-country national resident in the Grand Duchy or of his/her spouse or registered partner, if the child is under 18 years of age.
  • The persons concerned must have:
    • Either a temporary residence permit or a residence permit issued to a family member by a European Union member State.
    • Or a specific attestation issued by the Luxembourgish authorities for the purpose of a short visit. A specific application for such an attestation must be sent by e-mail to the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office (service.visas@mae.etat.lu). For further information, contact the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office by e-mail (service.visas@mae.etat.lu) or by phone ((+352) 247-88300).

Family members of third-country nationals who wish to travel to the Grand Duchy by air for a short visit are required, at the time of boarding, to present the results of a biological test to detect the viral RNA of SARS-CoV-2 carried out within 72 hours of take-off indicating the absence of contamination by SARS-CoV-2. Residents of the following third countries do not need to produce a negative test before entering the Grand Duchy:

  • Australia,
  • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level),
  • Japan,
  • New Zealand,
  • Ruanda,
  • Singapore,
  • South Korea,
  • Thailand and
  • Uruguay.

 

What about couples who aren't married? Is a third-country national who is an unmarried partner allowed to enter the Grand Duchy? Subject to what conditions?

Short visits by third-country nationals whose life partners are resident in the Grand Duchy are exempted from the travel restrictions covering third-country nationals. Persons concerned must subscribe an undertaking to assume financial responsibility with the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office, and supply proof of the existence of a long-term relationship and regular contact (proof attesting joint activities may, for example, take the form of entry/exit stamps in passports, plane tickets/boarding cards, proof of living together abroad).

The persons concerned must be in possession of a specific attestation issued by the Luxembourg authorities. A specific application for such an attestation must be sent by e-mail to the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office (service.visas@mae.etat.lu). Further information on this is available from the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office, which may be contacted by e-mail (service.visas@mae.etat.lu) or by phone ((+352) 247-88300).

The persons concerned who wish to travel to the Grand Duchy by air are required, at the time of boarding, to present the results of a biological test to detect the viral RNA of SARS-CoV-2 carried out within 72 hours of take-off indicating the absence of contamination by SARS-CoV-2. Residents of the following third countries do not need to produce a negative test before entering the Grand Duchy: 

  • Australia,
  • China, Hong Kong and Macao (subject to reciprocity at European Union level),
  • Japan,
  • New Zealand,
  • Ruanda,
  • Singapore,
  • South Korea,
  • Thailand and
  • Uruguay.

Are any checks carried out at the border?

No border checks are carried out on persons entering the Grand Duchy other than the normal checks carried out on external borders (Luxembourg airport).

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.

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". 

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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