Luxembourg officially reopened for tourism on June 15, 2020.
Luxembourg first reopened borders to Germany, Belgium and France, and then extended entry to all EU, EFTA and Schengen nations later in June. Starting July 1, Luxembourg also reopened for select third-party nations as suggest by the EU.
Below we have a full list of all countries that can currently visit Luxembourg, entry requirements, and everything else you need to know about traveling to Luxembourg at this time.
Countries Allowed to Travel to Luxembourg
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
Note: Montenegro and Serbia were on the original list of July 1, but are no longer allowed to enter Luxembourg from July 17 2020. Canada, Georgia and Tunisia were removed on November 1. Uruguay was removed in December.
Will I have to bring a test, be tested on arrival, or quarantine in Luxembourg?
Yes. Starting January 29, 2021 all passengers arriving into Luxembourg by air will be required to show proof of a negative covid test. The test will need to be a PCR type tes, performed no longer than 72 hours before arrival.
This requirement will be in effect until at least February 28, 2021.
Is entry into Luxembourg based on nationality, residency, or location for the past 14 days?
Residency + Location.
In order to enter Luxembourg with no quarantine or no tests, passengers need to be coming from one of the above countries, have been there the last 14 days, and be a permanent resident of one of the above countries.
The government site states: “Travellers from the third-party countries outside the EU listed above will need official documents proving their residence in one of these countries (residence permit, residence certificate, work permit, etc.). These documents must be accompanied by a translation into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or into English.”
When will Luxembourg reopen to more countries?
The current travel ban for entering Luxembourg, not including the countries listed above, has been extended until March 31, 2021. No other third-party countries are expected to be permitted entry until at least that date.
Have flights resumed into Luxembourg?
Yes. The airport is open and flying directly to dozens of European cities daily. Considering how small Luxembourg is, they do offer an impressive amount of flights.
Airlines that offer the most direct destinations include: Luxair, Ryanair, and EasyJet.
The entire country of Luxembourg only has a population of around 618,000 but sees over 1.2 million tourists a year. Due to its small size, Luxembourg is very easy to drive across in order to explore castles, churches, and lots of stunning nature. It is landlocked, sharing borders with France, Germany and Belgium.
Updated Covid Rules in Luxembourg
On October 29, Luxembourg adopted new measures to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.
· A curfew is in effect from 11:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m. each day.
· No more than four guests are allowed in private homes.
· No more than four people may be seated at the same table in bars and restaurants, unless they are from the same household.
· Shops that are 400 square meters or larger will restrict the number of customers permitted to enter. Only one customer per 10 square meters is allowed.
· Gatherings exceeding 100 people are prohibited.
· Sport activities in groups of more than 4 people are prohibited.
· Face masks are mandatory on all public transport, for activities that welcome the public, in restaurant when not seated at a table, for any gathering of more than 4 people in a closed space as well as open air
Disclaimer: Luxembourg’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.
Originally published July 25, 2020 with updates