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

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health would like to inform that additional health measures to be observed by persons aged 12 years and over 2 months entering the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg by air will be implemented on April 22, 2022 is revoked. ,

Consequently, with effect from April 22, 2022, passengers are not required to submit vaccination certificate, certificate of recovery or negative result of Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) on boarding for SARS-CoV-2 viral detection. RNA performed less than 48 hours before flight or rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test less than 24 hours before flight.

It should be noted that, even though the obligation to present one of the three documents is no longer applicable for air entries, the presentation of a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery may be a means of proving the right to enter Luxembourg. is one of. Temporary restrictions that apply to third country citizens.

Indeed, it should be emphasized that there are temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the Grand Duchy for third-country nationals. These restrictions apply to all travel to Luxembourg, regardless of mode of transport.

Citizens of a third country may not enter the territory of the Grand Duchy, except in one of the following cases:

  • If they have a residence permit or residence card for a family member of a citizen of the Union, including a person covered under the provisions of an evacuation agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom, as well as any other person having a right of residence. Long-term national visa in accordance with the national law of the EU Member States or countries belonging to the Schengen Area,
  • or if they meet one of the following conditions:
    • if they have a certificate certifying the full immunization program considered equivalent in Luxembourg (see Annex B of the press release for a list of immunization certificates accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg);
    • or if they have a reinstatement certificate considered equivalent in Luxembourg (see Annex C of the Press Release For List of Restoration Certificates accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg);
    • or if they are residents of a third country on a list of third countries whose residents should not be affected by temporary restrictions on external borders (see Annex A of the press release for a list of third countries whose residents are authorized to enter ) the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including non-essential visits) (and who are authorized to enter Luxembourg, including non-essential visits);
    • or if their travel is deemed essential or if they are covered by one of the exceptions provided for family members of Luxembourgish residents. However the persons concerned must have a specific certificate issued by the Luxembourgian authorities.
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At the same time, the Luxembourg authorities inform that following the recent equivalence decisions by the European Commission, vaccination certificates issued by the Colombian and Malaysian authorities will now be considered equivalent. Thus, third country citizens who have a certificate proving a complete vaccination program issued by Colombia or Malaysia will henceforth be authorized to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, as long as the vaccine administered in the Grand Duchy is accepted. (see Appendix B press release for a list of vaccination certificates accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg).

Details of applicable rules and contempts as well as the exact procedures for the steps already taken can be found on this page.

Press release by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

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