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Measures concerning the entry into Luxembourg of third-country nationals and travel by air

Coronavirus / COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the temporary restrictions on the entry into Luxembourg of third-country nationals have been extended until 30 June 2022 inclusive.

Furthermore, given the health situation at national and European level, the measures in force concerning air travel to Luxembourg have been repealed since 22 April 2022.

Persons authorised to enter Luxembourg

Citizens of the European Union (EU) and countries associated with the Schengen area, as well as citizens of San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican/Holy See, as well as their family members from these territories are free to enter Luxembourgish territory regardless of the purpose of their stay and not only to return home.

The following categories of third-country nationals are also allowed to enter Luxembourg:

  1. third-country nationals with long-term resident status, as well any other person with a right of residence or a national long-term visa from one of the EU Member States, countries associated with the Schengen area, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican/Holy See;
  2. healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
  3. cross-border workers;
  4. seasonal workers in agriculture;
  5. transport personnel;
  6. members of the diplomatic corps, 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 and duly justified 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, a special request for the issue of a specific certificate must be sent to the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office (BPVL) by email (service.visas@mae.etat.lu).

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.

Currently, third-country nationals residing in one of the following countries or special administrative regions or entities are also allowed to enter Luxembourg and are exempt from these travel restrictions:

  • Saudi Arabia;
  • Bahrain;
  • Chile;
  • China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level);
  • Colombia;
  • South Korea;
  • United Arab Emirates;
  • Indonesia;
  • Kuwait;
  • New Zealand;
  • Peru;
  • Qatar;
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region;
  • Macao Special Administrative Region;
  • Rwanda;
  • Taiwan;
  • Ukraine;
  • Uruguay.

Please note: third-country nationals residing in a country not listed above are not allowed to enter Luxembourg, unless:

  • their journey is deemed to be essential; or
  • the third-country national holds a certificate of vaccination providing proof of a completed vaccination schedule that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg, i.e. :
    • it was issued by a Member State of the Schengen Area; or
    • it was issued by a third country and considered equivalent by an implementing act of the European Commission.

This exception currently applies to certificates issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Panama, Republic of Northern Macedonia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay and the Vatican/Holy See.

Up-to-date lists of vaccines that are accepted in Luxembourg can be found on the government's COVID19.lu portal.
  • the third-country national holds a certificate of recovery that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg, i.e.:
    • it was issued by a Member State of the Schengen Area; or
    • it was issued by a third country and considered equivalent by an implementing act of the European Commission.

This exception currently applies to certificates of recovey issued by the following countries or territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cape Verde, El Salvador, Georgia, Israel, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Panama, Republic of Northern Macedonia, United Kingdom, San Marino, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay.

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.

It should be noted that these health measures apply in parallel with existing immigration and health restrictions. Details of the applicable rules and exemptions in place, as well as the exact steps to be taken beforehand, can be found on the government's COVID19.lu portal.

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