Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has announced that fully vaccinated individuals from Brazil, Canada, India, Japan and South Africa can now travel to the Grand Duchy for non-essential reasons.
The Foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccine certificates issued by the authorities of these five counties are now recognised in Luxembourg.
As of 21 December 2021, third country nationals possessing a certificate proving a complete vaccination series issued by the authorities of Brazil, Canada, India, Japan or South Korea will be authorised to enter the Grand Duchy, including for non-essential visits, provided that the vaccine administered is accepted by Luxembourg.
In the Grand Duchy, the following four vaccines that have obtained marketing authorisation at the European level are accepted: BioNTech-Pfizer / Comirnaty; Moderna / Spikevax; AstraZenea / Vaxzevria; Johnson & Johnson / Janssen.
Along with these vaccines, Luxembourg accepts, in the context of the recognition process of vaccination certificates issued by third countries, other vaccines considered to be "bio-similar" to the aforementioned vaccines, namely: Covishield (Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd (SII)); R-Covi (R-Pharm); Covid-19 vaccine (recombinant) (FIOCRUZ).
In view of the entry into force of the modified Grand-Ducal regulation, Luxembourg currently recognises, along with certificates issued by a member State of the European Union (EU) or the Schengen Area, vaccination certificates issued by the following third countries (provided that the vaccine administered is accepted by the Grand Duchy): Albania; Andorra; Armenia; Brazil; Canada; Cape Verde; El Salvador; Faroe Islands; Georgia; India; Israel; Japan; Lebanon; Moldova; Monaco; Morocco; North Macedonia; New Zealand; Panama; San Marino; Serbia; Singapore; South Korea; Togo; Turkey; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vatican City.
Anyone, regardless of nationality or place of residence, holding a vaccination certificate issued by one of the aforementioned states can use their certificate to meet the additional health measures applicable for all travel by air transport to Luxembourg.
Any person, regardless of nationality and place of residence, holding a vaccination certificate issued by one of the aforementioned states, can use their certificate to meet the additional health measures applicable for all air travel to Luxembourg.
Nationals of third countries not included on the aforementioned list are authorised to enter the Grand Duchy if their trip is considered essential. To this end, an express request for a special certificate should be sent to the Passport, Visa and Legalisation Office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional health measures are applicable for all travel from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe until 14 January 2022 inclusive.
The details of the applicable rules as well as the exact procedures to be carried out beforehand are available at: https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html.