Press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs on temporary immigration restrictions

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs would like to inform that the temporary ban on the entry into the territory of the Grand Duchy of nationals of third countries, who have their residence outside the European Union or the Schengen area, has been extended until June 30, 2022. . ,

In addition, following Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine and the worsening of the security situation in Ukraine, it is necessary to support the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens forced to flee their country and facilitate their access to the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg . Temporary restrictions on external borders linked to COVID-19. Therefore, Ukraine has been added to the list of third countries whose residents should not be affected by the temporary ban on external borders of non-essential travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.[1]

Thus, third country citizens residing in Ukraine are now authorized to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, without subject to temporary restrictions on travel to Luxembourg in terms of health. However, it should be noted that they are subject to the health measures that apply in the event of entry by air (see below).

Also, the Ministry informs that following the recent equivalence decisions of the European Commission, vaccination certificates issued by the authorities of Benin and Jordan should now be considered equivalent. Thus, third country nationals with a certificate proving a completed vaccination schedule issued by Benin or Jordan will henceforth be authorized to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including non-essential travel, as long as that the administered vaccine is accepted. Grand Duchy.[2]

In addition, based on the amendment to the Council’s Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 regarding the temporary ban of non-essential travel to the European Union and the possible lifting of this restriction, Luxembourg will henceforth also allow holders of third country nationals Will give Certificate of reinstatement for entering the territory of the Grand Duchy, including non-essential travel. In this context, reinstatement certificates issued by an EU member state or Schengen area (EU27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) or by a certain number of third countries (see Appendix C for a complete list of resettlement certificates) accepted by the Grand Duchy).

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Finally, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health would like to inform that the health measures observed by people entering the Luxembourg region by air have been extended until April 30, 2022.

Persons over the age of 12 years and 2 months authorized to enter Luxembourg (all nationalities inclusive) are required to be present before flying to Luxembourg:

  • Either a vaccination certificate that verifies the complete immunization program against COVID-19. Provided that the administered vaccine is accepted in the Grand Duchy, vaccination certificates issued by an EU member state or Schengen area (EU 27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) are accepted, as well as those issued by a number Certificates are also accepted. of third countries (see Annex B for related third countries);
  • A recovery certificate issued by either a doctor or a national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Area Member State (EU 27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), plus a number of proofs issued by Letter from third countries (see Annex C for relevant third countries) to persons who have recently contracted SARS-CoV-2 infection within the 6 months prior to their travel and who have applied in the country concerned with the disappearance The period of separation has ended. any signs of infection;
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) to detect either SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) had a negative result (on paper or electronic document) less than 48 hours before flight . Rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test performed less than 24 hours before flight by a medical analysis laboratory or any other organization authorized for this purpose. The negative result of the test in question must be submitted, if necessary, with translation, in one of the administrative languages ​​of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.

The details of the applicable rules and the exact procedures for the contempt in place, as well as the steps already taken can be consulted by following the link below: https://covid19.public.lu/fr/voyageurs/ visiter – Luxembourg .html.

Annex A – List of third countries whose residents are authorized to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including non-essential travel

  • States of America
    • Saudi Arab
    • Bahrain
    • Chile
    • China (subject to confirmation of reciprocity at EU level)
    • Colombia
    • South Korea
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Indonesia
    • Kuwait
    • Peru
    • Rwanda
    • New Zealand
    • Queue
    • Ukraine
    • Uruguay
  • Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
    • Hong Kong SAR
    • Macau Saree
  • Territorial entities and authorities recognized as states by at least one member state of the European Union
  • Taiwan
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Proof of residence is the responsibility of a third country citizen.

Appendix B – Certificate of Vaccination Approved by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

For a vaccination certificate to be recognized in Luxembourg, three cumulative conditions must be met:

  • The administered vaccine must be accepted in the Grand Duchy (see list below);
  • Vaccination program should be considered complete[3],
  • The certificate must be issued by an EU member state or Schengen area (EU27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) or by one of the following third countries:
    • States of America
      • Albania
      • Andorra
      • Armenia
      • gentle
      • Brazil
      • cabo verde
      • Canada
      • South Korea
      • United Arab Emirates
      • el salvador
      • United States of America
      • Georgia
      • Faroe Islands
      • India
      • Israel
      • Japan
      • Jordan
      • Lebanon
      • Morocco
      • moldova
      • Monaco
      • montenegro
      • New Zealand
      • Panama
      • Republic of North Macedonia
      • UK
      • San Marino
      • Serbia
      • Singapore
      • Thailand
      • Go
      • Tunisia
      • Turkey
      • Ukraine
      • Uruguay
      • Vatican
    • Territorial entities and authorities recognized as states by at least one member state of the European Union

In this context, 4 vaccines that have obtained marketing authorization at the European level, as well as 3 vaccines considered biosimilar, are accepted in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg:

  • BioNTech Pfizer / Comirnati
  • Modern / Spikewax
  • AstraZeneca / Vaxzevaria
  • Janssen / Vaccine Janssen
  • Cowishield [Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd (SII)]
  • R-Covy (R-Pharma)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine (Recombinant) (FIOCRUZ)

The validity of the vaccination certificate is 9 months from the date the vaccination schedule is considered complete. The validity of the certificate regarding booster vaccination is unlimited.

It should be noted that any person, regardless of their nationality and place of residence, who holds a vaccination certificate issued by one of the above states, can use this certificate for any travel by transport with the applicable additional health measures to be followed. to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

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Annex C – Certificate of Restoration accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

For a certificate of reinstatement to be recognized in Luxembourg, it must be issued by an EU member state or Schengen area (EU27 + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) or by one of the following third countries:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • gentle
  • cabo verde
  • el salvador
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • moldova
  • Monaco
  • montenegro
  • Panama
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • UK
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay

It should be noted that any person, regardless of their nationality and place of residence, holding a recovery certificate issued by one of the above states, can use this certificate for any journey by transport. to comply with applicable additional health measures. Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The validity of the certificate of recovery is 180 days, i.e. for persons who have recently contracted SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to their displacement and who have recovered with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection. Has completed the period of isolation applicable in the country concerned. ,

[1] See Annex A for a complete list of third countries whose residents are authorized to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including non-essential travel.

[2] See Appendix B for a list of vaccination certificates accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

[3]A complete immunization schedule means any schedule that defines the number and interval of injections required to achieve adequate protective immunity and which in the event of the administration of multiple doses or the doses required to be provided for a single-dose vaccine administration is complete. 14 days shortfall. In people who have been cured, and who have been vaccinated within 180 days from the first positive result of the NAAT test, the vaccination schedule is completed after a period of 14 days following the administration of a single dose, regardless of whether the vaccine is administered.

Press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs

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