Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has announced changes to the list of third countries whose nationals are not permitted to enter the Grand Duchy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Foreign Ministry has followed up on European Council recommendation (EU) 2021/1712 of 23 September 2021 amending recommendation (EU) 2020/912 concerning the temporary restriction of non-essential travel to the European Union (EU) and the possible lifting of this restriction.
From 11 October 2021, third-country nationals residing in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Moldova will no longer be authorised to enter Luxembourg for non-essential travel.
On the other hand, third-country nationals having their residence in Chile, Kuwait or Rwanda will again be authorised to enter the Grand Duchy from the aforementioned date, including for non-essential travel.
Proof of residence remains the responsibility of the third-country national.
The updated list of third countries (as well as special administrative regions of China and entities and territorial authorities not recognised as states by at least one EU Member State) whose residents are not affected by temporary entry restrictions now looks as follows:
- United States of America;
- Saudi Arabia;
- China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level);
- South Korea;
- New Zealand;
- Hong Kong;
Third-country nationals residing in a country which does not appear on this list are not authorised to enter the Grand Duchy, except in the following cases:
- if the trip is considered essential (requests for a special certificate must be made to the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office via email: email@example.com);
- if the third-country national has a certificate proving they are fully vaccinated and this vaccination is considered equivalent in Luxembourg.