February 22, 2024

Communication from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs regarding temporary restrictions on immigration

Extension of health procedures for air travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health inform about the extension of health measures until February 28, 2022 for people on Entering Luxembourg by air.

everyoneThose who prefer 12 years and two months or more The following must be presented upon boarding:

  • One Impact Certificatewhich have full vaccination protection [1] against COVID-19 and established in accordance with Article 3bis, Sections 1 to 2 of the amended Law on July 17, 2020 on Measures to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic. In other words, vaccination certificates issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which is a member state of the European Union (EU) or the Schengen area. Certificates issued by certain third countries are also accepted (for the third countries involved, see above);
  • One Recovery Certificate, established in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2021/953, for persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 within the past six months prior to the flight and the applicable isolation time in the relevant country with full resolution of symptoms of the finished infection
  • who – which Denial Result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAT) for SARS-CoV-2 RNA virus (PCR, TMA or LAMP method)[2]) less than 72 hours before flight or SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test[3]Performed less than 48 hours prior to the flight by a medical laboratory or other body approved for this purpose. The negative test result must be submitted, if necessary with a translation, in one of the Luxembourgish administrative languages ​​or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.
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In addition, additional health measures are in place until January 14, 2022 for flights from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

In accordance with recent decisions of the European Commission, certificates issued by the authorities of Cape Verde, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon are considered equivalent. This means that third-country nationals who have a certificate issued by Cape Verde, the United Arab Emirates or Lebanon proving full protection from vaccination can now enter the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg area, even on non-essential travels.

In addition to certificates of vaccination issued by a member state of the European Union or the Schengen area, Luxembourg also recognizes certificates evidencing full protection of vaccination issued by the following third countries:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
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  • The United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Georgia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Israel
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco, West, sunset
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Panama
  • North Macedonia
  • United kingdom
  • savior
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Togo
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Vatican City

It should be noted That everyone, regardless of their nationality and Their place of residence, which holds a vaccination certificate issued by one of the above countries, can use this certificate to comply with additional health measures that apply to air travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

You can find details of the applicable regulations and exceptions as well as the exact actions to be taken beforehand under the link below:


[1] a) It is understood that complete protection from vaccination means protection which specifies the number and intervals of injections required to achieve adequate protective immunity and which, in the case of a two-dose vaccination schedule, after the administration of the second dose or in the case of 1-
The dose vaccination schedule was completed 14 days after vaccination. b) Individuals who have recovered and been vaccinated within 180 days of their first positive NAT test result are protected against vaccination 14 days after a single dose of the given vaccine has been administered.

[2] PCR: polymerase chain reaction, TMA: TMA: transcription-mediated amplification; LAMP: Loop-mediated isothermal amplification

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[3] According to WHO criteria: Antigen detection in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection using rapid immunoassays. Interim Guidance, September 11, 2020, and is included in the list of rapid antigen tests established on the basis of Recommendation 2021/C24/01 of January 22, 2021.

In Luxembourg, the four vaccines that have received a marketing authorization (marketing authorization) are accepted at the European level:

  • Pfizer Pfizer / Comernaty
  • Modern Wax / Spike
  • AstraZeneca / Faxeferia
  • Janssen / Janssen vaccine

In addition to these vaccines, Luxembourg also accepts biosimilars, that is, other vaccines that are biologically similar to the ones used, as part of the recognition of vaccination certificates issued by third countries, namely:

  • Kofishield (Serum Institute of India Limited (SII))
  • R-Covi (R-Pharm)
  • Covid-19 vaccine (recombinant) (FIOCRUZ)

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