Luxembourg's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has announced that the temporary entry restrictions to the territory of the Grand Duchy of third-country nationals residing outside the European Union (EU) or the Schengen area have been extended until 30 September 2022 inclusive.
These restrictions apply to all travel to Luxembourg, regardless of the means of transport. As a reminder, 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 an EU citizen, including persons falling under the provisions of the EU-United Kingdom (UK) Withdrawal Agreement, as well as any other person holding a right of residence or a national long-term visa in accordance with the ational law of an EU Member State or of the countries associated with the Schengen area;
• or if they meet one of the following conditions: they are in possession of a certificate proving a complete vaccination scheme or a recovery certificate that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg, they are residents of third countries included on the list of third countries whose residents are not be affected by a temporary restriction at the external borders (and who are authorised to enter Luxembourg, including for non-essential travels), their travel is considered essential or they fall under one of the exceptions provided for family members of Luxembourg residents. The persons concerned must have a specific certificate issued by the Luxembourg authorities.
At the same time, the Foreign Ministry confirmed that following the recent equivalence decisions of the European Commission, the vaccination certificates issued by the authorities of Bahrain, Ecuador, Indonesia, Kosovo, Madagascar, Seychelles and Vietnam are from now on to be considered as equivalent. Third-country nationals holding a certificate proving a complete vaccination schedule issued by one of the aforementioned countries will henceforth be authorised to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including for non-essential travel, as long as the administered vaccine is accepted in the Grand Duchy.
In addition, the recovery certificates issued by the authorities of Bahrain, Kosovo, Seychelles and Vietnam are now to be considered as equivalent. Third country nationals holding a recovery certificate issued in one of the aforementioned countries will henceforth be authorised to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including for non-essential travel.
Details of the applicable rules and the derogations in place, as well as the exact terms of the procedures to be followed prior to travel can be consulted via the following link: https://covid19.public.lu/en/voyageurs/visiter-luxembourg.html