Luxembourg's Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development has announced the decision to disassemble a fence on the Belgo-Luxembourg border aimed at preventing the spread of African swine fever (ASF).
Following the favourable evolution of the ASF situation in Belgium, which has been considered free of this contagious and deadly swine disease since 21 December 2020, Luxembourg's Minister of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development, Claude Haagen, has decided to take down the 15 km fence that was put in place to avoid the introduction of ASF into the national wild boar population. Disassembling work began on Thursday 7 April 2022.
Luxembourg is working closely with the Belgian and French authorities to dismantle this fence.
According to the Agriculture Ministry, this cross-border collaboration, set up in response to an ASF case in Belgium in September 2018, has helped to avoid the introduction of the virus into French and Luxembourgish territories.