COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Luxembourg (3 May Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Residents and citizens are permitted to enter the country.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • Luxembourg lifted entry restrictions for many countries, including EU and Schengen area countries, San Marino, Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican/Holy See and countries approved by the European Union, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand and China (subject to reciprocity at European Union level).

  • Third-country nationals or travellers from countries that are not listed above are not allowed to enter Luxembourg. Restrictions are in place until 30 June.

  • For travellers from countries that are currently restricted, exceptions are made for travellers who are the citizens and family members of the European Union as well as long-term EU residents or travellers with essential purposes, cross-border workers, diplomats, military personnel, transit passengers, educational purpose, humanitarian purposes, seamen, and workers in agriculture and transport sectors. The complete list of exemptions can be found in the FAQ section.

  • Travellers from the UK will not be allowed to enter Luxembourg for non-essential purposes. The list of exemptions can be found in the FAQ section.

Is transit allowed through the country?

  • Yes

  • Passengers are allowed to transit through Luxembourg.

Is a test required on arrival?

  • No, with exceptions

  • There are no requirements for tests-on-arrival to enter the country. However, all travellers arriving in Luxembourg by air will be able to undertake a free PCR test at Findel airport. Passengers must be tested on the day of their arrival at the COVID-19 testing station at Lux-Airport, by presenting their voucher (available at the baggage claim area) and flight ticket. The PCR test results are usually available within 24 hours.

Test certificate required?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • Before departure, all travellers aged 6 years or over, regardless of nationality, must present a negative result (a paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA - PCR (polymerase chain reaction), TAM (transcription-mediated amplification), LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) or of a viral antigen test (in line with the WHO criteria) performed less than 72 hours before the flight. The negative test result must be presented, accompanied by a translation if necessary, in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or English. The documents in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish are also accepted. This applies to all arrivals, including those from the Member States of the European Union or the Schengen area.

  • These obligations do not apply to travel by land or sea. Exemptions from these obligations, which can be found here.

  • These measures will be in effect until at least 15 May.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • No, with exceptions

  • Travellers are not required to be quarantined on arrival to Luxembourg. However, isolation or quarantine for up to 10 days is required for people who test positive or have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient. Fines may be charged for violating quarantine.

  • Based on the above restrictions, all incoming travellers will either be exempted from quarantine on meeting the entry requirements or remain in quarantine for a maximum of 10 days.

Insurance required?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • Third-country nationals subject to a visa obligation to stay in Luxembourg are required to present proof of health insurance covering the travel period while applying for a visa.

Entry form required?

  • Yes

  • Travellers will be asked to fill out a passenger locator form while on the plane.

Is vaccination required?

  • No

  • Vaccination is not required to enter Luxembourg.

Airline Restrictions

  • Minimal

  • The Luxembourg Airport announced the resumption of some flights within the Schengen Area. Commercial airline services are operating.

  • Face masks and maintaining social and physical distance are mandatory while travelling through the Luxembourg Airport.

Border restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Land and air borders are open.


  • Significant

  • A nationwide curfew is in effect from 23:00 to 06:00 (local time) daily. The list of exceptions to the curfew can be found here.

Social Distancing

  • Moderate

  • Stricter measures have been enforced in Luxembourg and will remain in effect until 15 May, with the possibility of being extended.

  • Both indoor and outdoor gatherings are allowed; however, gatherings must not exceed 100 people (including children, regardless of age). Information regarding gatherings can be found here.

  • Social distance of up to 2 meters must be maintained. Violators may be fined.

  • Only 2 people can be invited to private homes. These guests must be from the same household.

  • No more than four people from different households will be allowed to meet or gather. Fines may be charged for violating the limit on gatherings.

Internal travel restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Public transportation services are operating, but services may be reduced.

  • There are currently no restrictions on inter-state or inter-city travel.

  • Social distance and face masks are mandatory while using public transportation. Information regarding public transportation can be found here.

  • Travel is not allowed during curfew hours.

Non-essential shops open?

  • Yes

  • All non-essential shops are open with strict measures. Shops will be required to limit the number of customers. More information can be found here.

Accommodations open?

  • Yes

  • Tourist accommodations are open. There are currently no restrictions on booking hotels or guesthouses. The restaurants and bars inside the hotels are closed; however, room and takeaway services are available.

  • Restaurants, bars and cafés inside the accommodation establishments will be allowed to open to customers between 06:00 to 18:00 (local time), subject to certain limitations.

Restaurants open?

  • Yes

  • Restaurants will be allowed to open to customers from 06:00 to 18:00 (local time), subject to certain restrictions.

Bars and cafes open?

  • Yes

  • Bars and cafés will be allowed to open to the public from 06:00 to 18:00 (local time), subject to certain restrictions.

Beaches and tourist sites open?

  • Yes

  • Tourist sites are open. Art centres, exhibition halls and libraries are open to the public, with the obligation to wear a mask and adherence to other health protocols.

Museums and heritage sites open?

  • Yes

  • Museums and national archives are open with reduced capacity.

Personal care services open?

  • Yes

  • All non-essential shops are open with strict measures limiting the number of customers inside. Personal care services (such as hair salons, nail salons, etc.) are open.

Places of worship open?

  • Yes

  • Churches and places of worship are open, subject to health restrictions.

Events allowed?

  • Yes, with exceptions

  • Indoor and outdoor sports facilities are open with strict capacity limitations. Public access to showers and locker rooms is also strictly regulated.

  • Sport clubs will not offer indoor activities to young people and children.

  • A maximum of 10 people will be allowed to participate in sports activity at once, a distance of up to 2 meters must be maintained.

  • In swimming pools and aquatic centres, swimming is only possible in specially designated lanes.

  • Elite athletes, their training partners and coaches, professional athletes, sportsmen and women in federal national frameworks, students of the Sportslycée and federal training centres, senior national teams, and their coaches are exempt from the health and sanitary restrictions during training and competitions. All athletes must present a negative test result taken within the last 72 hours before being permitted to participate in a sporting event or competition.

  • Performance venues will accommodate up to 100 spectators wearing masks, provided that they are assigned a seat and maintain a distance of 2 metres if they do not belong to the same household.

  • Any events with over 100 participants, except for protests, must be approved by the government and follow all the safety protocols. At gatherings of between 10 to 100 people, masks and maintaining a distance of up to 2 meters between seats will be mandatory.

  • Further information regarding sports and other events can be found here.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Face masks are mandatory on all public transport, for activities involving a gathering of more than 4 people and for any gathering from 10 to 100 people in a closed space as well as in open air.

  • Failure to wear face masks may result in fines.


  • Cultural and entertainment establishments, including cinemas and movie theatres, are open, subject to restrictions.

  • Schools and daycare centres are currently open.

  • Consumption of alcohol in public places is currently restricted.

  • Professional artists (theatre and film actors, musicians, and dancers) will exercise their profession (rehearsals and performances) without wearing masks and maintaining distance.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.