Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health have announced the extension of health measures applicable for all travel by air to the Grand Duchy until 14 September 2021 inclusive.
The minimum age limit for people required to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19, recovery from the virus or a negative test result upon boarding has been increased from six to twelve years.
Consequently, any individual aged twelve and up who wishes to travel by aeroplane to Luxembourg must present upon boarding one of the following:
- a vaccination certificate attesting to a complete vaccination schedule carried out with a vaccine having obtained a marketing authorisation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), i.e. AstraZeneca, BioNTech / Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, certfied by a public or medical authority of a Member State of the European Union (EU) or the Schengen area;
- a recovery certificate drawn up by a doctor or a national authority of an EU or Schengen Member State for people who have suffered a SARS-CoV-2 infection within the six months before their departure and who have completed the isolation period applicable in the respective country and no longer display any symptoms of infection;
- a negative test result, on paper or as an electronic document. PCR, TMA or LAMP tests must have been carried out within 72 hours of the flight departure, whilst rapid antigen tests must be carried out less than 48 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other body authorised for this purpose. The negative result must be presented, if necessary accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.
In addition, given the circulation of seemingly more infectious mutated strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, particularly the spread of the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant, the additional health measures applicable for any travel from the United Kingdom (UK) to Luxembourg have been extended until 31 July 2021 inclusive. The same specific regime for any travel from India has been extended until 14 September 2021 inclusive.
More specifically, any person aged 12 and over who has stayed in the UK or India in the fourteen days preceding their arrival in the Grand Duchy must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP) as soon as possible, informing the medical laboratory of their stay in these countries. This obligation applies regardless of the duration of their stay in the UK or India or even in Luxembourg and regardless of their means of transport to get to the Grand Duchy. If arriving by aeroplane, the test will be performed free of charge at the COVID-19 test centre at Luxembourg Airport.
As soon as they arrive in the territory of the Grand Duchy, those concerned must enter into strict quarantine for seven days with the obligation to undergo a second test (PCR, TMA or LAMP) from the sixth day of quarantine. In the event of refusal to take the test on arrival or at the end of the seven-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for an additional seven days, for a total duration of fourteen days.
The individuals concerned are required to declare their presence to the Health Inspectorate (via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 247-65533) which will ensure follow-up and reinforced tracing.
The obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg by aeroplane are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place until 30 September 2021 inclusive for third-country nationals for non-essential trips to the EU.
A list of exemptions as well as the exact procedures to be carried out beforehand are available at: covid19.public.lu/fr/voyageurs/visiter-luxembourg.html.