New measures concerning the entry into Luxembourg of third-country nationals

Coronavirus / Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ban on the entry of third-country nationals into the territory of Luxembourg is once again extended until 15 September 2020.

Furthermore, the following persons are currently authorised to enter the territory of Luxembourg:

  1. third-country nationals who have long-term resident status as well as any other persons with a right of residence or holding a national long-term visa issued by an EU Member State or a Schengen country;
  2. healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
  3. cross-border workers;
  4. seasonal workers in agriculture;
  5. transport personnel;
  6. diplomats, staff of international organisations and people invited by international organisations whose physical presence is required for the well-functioning of these organisations, military personnel, development cooperation personnel, humanitarian aid workers and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their functions;
  7. passengers in transit;
  8. passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
  9. seafarers;
  10. persons wishing to apply for international protection or for protection for other humanitarian reasons in Luxembourg;
  11. third-country nationals travelling for the purpose of study;
  12. highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is necessary from an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed from abroad.

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 (

For further information on this subject, third-country nationals may contact:

  • the BPVL via:
  • the embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in their country of residence.

In addition, since 1 July 2020, third-country nationals who are resident in one of the following countries are also authorised to enter the territory of Luxembourg:

  • Algeria;
  • Australia;
  • Canada;
  • China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level);
  • Georgia;
  • Japan;
  • Morocco;
  • New Zealand;
  • Rwanda;
  • South Korea;
  • Thailand;
  • Tunisia;
  • Uruguay.
Third-country nationals residing in Montenegro and Serbia are no longer allowed to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from 17 July 2020.

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 into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or into English.

Citizens of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom and the Schengen countries, as well as their family members, can enter freely into the territory of the European Union.

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