Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health had announced that the additional health measures to be observed by persons aged over 12 years and 2 months old entering the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg by air are repealed on 22 April 2022.
Consequently, from Firday 22 April 2022, air travelers are no longer required to present upon boarding a vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery or the negative result of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA carried out less than 48 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before the flight.
It should however be noted that even if the obligation to present one of the three documents is no longer applicable for entries by air, the presentation of a vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate remains one of the means of proving the right to enter Luxembourg under the temporary restrictions that apply to third country nationals.
In particular, the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the Grand Duchy for third-country nationals remain in force. These restrictions apply to all travel to Luxembourg, regardless of the means of transport.
Third country nationals are not allowed to enter the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, except in one of the following cases:
- if they are in possession of a residence permit or a residence permit for family members of a Union citizen, including persons falling under the provisions of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, as well as any other person holding a right of residence or a national long term visa in accordance with the national law of a Member State of the European Union or of the countries associated with the Schengen area.
- or if they meet one of the following conditions:
- in possession of a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg;
- in possession of a recovery certificate that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg;
- are residents of third countries included on the list of third countries whose residents should not affected by a temporary restriction at the external borders (and who are authorised to enter Luxembourg, including for non-essential travels);
- if their travel is considered essential or if they fall under one of the exceptions provided for family members of Luxembourg residents. The persons concerned must however have a specific certificate issued by the Luxembourg authorities.
At the same time, it has been confirmed that following the recent equivalence decisions by the European Commission, the vaccination certificates issued by the authorities of Colombia and Malaysia are from now on to be considered as equivalent. Thus, third-country nationals with a certificate proving a complete vaccination schedule issued by Colombia or Malaysia will henceforth be authorised to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as long as the administered vaccine is accepted in the Grand Duchy.
Details of the applicable rules and the derogations in place, as well as the exact terms of the procedures to be taken beforehand can be consulted online via: https://covid19.public.lu/en/voyageurs/visiter-luxembourg.html.