Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the temporary restrictions on the entry into Luxembourg of third-country nationals have been extended until 31 December 2021 inclusive.
However, given the health situation at national and European level, new measures are applicable since 26 July 2021 for air travel to Luxembourg.
Citizens of the European Union (EU) and the countries associated with the Schengen area, as well as their family members from these territories (EU and Schengen area) can freely enter Luxembourg. However, in the case of travel to Luxembourg by air, the persons concerned are subject to the obligation of prior testing (see section "Travelling to Luxembourg by air").
The following categories of third-country nationals are also allowed to enter Luxembourg:
For traveller categories 8, 11 and 12, an express request for the issue of a specific certificate must be sent to the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office (BPVL) by email (email@example.com).
For further information on this subject, third-country nationals may contact:
Currently, third-country nationals who are resident in one of the following countries, special administrative regions or entities are also authorised to enter Luxembourg:
Please note: third-country nationals residing in a country not listed above are not allowed to enter Luxembourg, unless:
This exception currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories : Albania, Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Israel, Morocco, Monaco, Panama, the Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the Vatican.
Travellers from the countries listed above will need official documents proving their residence in one of these countries (residence permit, residence certificate, work permit, etc.). These documents must be accompanied by a translation, if applicable, into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, German or French) or into English.
As of 15 September 2021, the obligation to go into strict quarantine for 7 days upon arrival with undergoing a PCR test on the 6th day of the quarantine as well as the obligation to declare their presence to the Health Inspectorate are not applicable anymore to persons who have stayed in India during the 14 days preceding their arrival in Luxembourg.
In view of the sanitary situation at national and European level, any person, regardless of their nationality, aged 12 years or older, who wishes to travel by air to Luxembourg, must present the following upon boarding:
The biological examination must have been carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, or less than 48 hours before the flight in the case of a rapid antigen test SARS-CoV-2 by a medical analysis laboratory or any other organisation authorised for this purpose. The negative result must be accompanied, if necessary, by a translation into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, German or French) or into English. Documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese will also be accepted.
The testing requirements for all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg by air travel are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place for non-essential travel to the European Union (EU).
Two satisfaction surveys for the tourism sector and small and medium-sized enterprises have been set up as part of a quality approach.
The new application form for leave for family reasons in the context of COVID-19 is now online. Find out more.
Applications for the cost-of-living allowance for the current year must be submitted to the National Solidarity Fund (FNS) by 30 September 2021 at the latest. The postmark serves as proof of the date.