Luxembourg's Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs have presented the details of new restrictions on travel from India in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at the international level, particularly in India, and the circulation of seemingly more infectious mutated strains of the virus, Luxembourg has introduced new additional health measures, applicable from 1 to 15 May 2021 inclusive, for any travel from India to the Grand Duchy.
Anyone who has stayed in India in the fourteen days preceding their arrival in Luxembourg must carry out a COVID-19 test as soon as possible (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods), indicating to the medical analysis laboratory that they were in India. This obligation applies regardless of the length of stay in India and Luxembourg, and regardless of the means of transport to reach the Grand Duchy. If the individual arrives by aeroplane in, the test will be performed, free of charge, at the COVID-19 test centre at Luxembourg Airport.
Upon their arrival in the territory of the Grand Duchy, those concerned must go into a strict seven-day quarantine with the obligation to undergo a second test for the viral RNA of SARS-CoV-2 (PCR, TMA or LAMP) from the sixth day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to carry out the test on arrival or at the end of the seven-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for an additional seven days, i.e. for a total period of fourteen days.
Those concerned are required to declare their presence to the Health Inspection Department (via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via tel.: 247-65533) to ensure follow-up and reinforced tracing.