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[Update] Precautionary measures for technical inspection bodies

In order to reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, new precautionary measures apply to the customers of technical inspection bodies as well as to the technical inspection certificates.

Technical inspection bodies

Up until 17 May 2020, the inspection bodies will only accept vehicles for which the technical inspection certificate expires within 14 days or for which said certificate is no longer valid.

Vulnerable persons are exempted from having to submit their vehicles for periodic inspection. This measure applies if the validity of the technical inspection certificate expires between 18 March 2020 and the end of the state of crisis.

In this case, the validity of the certificate is extended but the technical inspection of the vehicles concerned must be carried out by 1 September 2020 at the latest.

This measure is only valid on the territory of Luxembourg.

In addition, certain technical inspection bodies namely offer vulnerable persons the possibility of picking up their vehicle in order to bring it to the technical inspection centre. Vulnerable persons are thus encouraged to take advantage of this service.

On the other hand, all other persons, whose technical inspection certificate will expire during the containment period, are kindly requested to respect their appointment insofar possible.

TECHNICAL INSPECTION CERTIFICATE

During the state of crisis and until 1 September 2020, passenger cars can continue to be driven on public roads even if:

  • the driver does not hold a valid technical inspection certificate and;
  • the expiry date of the technical inspection certificate is between 18 March 2020 and the end date of the state of crisis.

However, the driver is required to have the technical inspection certificate, even if it has expired. In other words, the certificate forms part of the mandatory vehicle documents.

As a reminder, vehicles without a valid technical inspection certificate may no longer be driven abroad until a new valid certificate has been obtained.

For more information on the technical inspection of your vehicle, please refer to our information page.

On the gouvernement.lu website, you will find an FAQ on general information and preventive measures to adopt with respect to the COVID-19 virus.

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