Press release from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health on temporary immigration restrictions
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health wish to inform that the additional health measures to be observed by persons aged over 12 years and 2 months entering the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg by air are repealed on April 22, 2022.
Consequently, from April 22, 2022, travelers are no longer required to present a vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery or the negative result of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) upon boarding. ) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA performed less than 48 hours before the flight or a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test performed less than 24 hours before the flight.
It should be noted that, even if the obligation to present one of the three documents is no longer applicable for entries by air, the presentation of a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery remains one of the means of proving the right to enter Luxembourg under the temporary restrictions that apply to third-country nationals.
Indeed, it should be emphasized that the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the Grand Duchy for third-country nationals remain in force. These restrictions apply to all travel to Luxembourg, regardless of the means of transport.
Third-country nationals cannot enter the territory of the Grand Duchy, except in the following case:
- if they hold a residence permit or a residence card for a family member of a Union citizen, including persons falling under the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom, as well as any other person with a right of residence or a long-term national visa in accordance with the national law of a Member State of the European Union or of the countries associated with the Schengen area,
- or if they meet one of the following conditions:
- if they hold a certificate proving a complete vaccination schedule considered equivalent in Luxembourg (see Appendix B of the press release for the list of vaccination certificates accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg);
- or if they hold a reinstatement certificate considered equivalent in Luxembourg (see Annex C of the press release to pay the list of reinstatement certificates accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg);
- or if they are residents of a third country included on the list of third countries whose residents should not be affected by a temporary restriction at the external borders (see Annex A of the press release for the list of third countries whose residents are authorized to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including for non-essential journeys) (and who are authorized to enter Luxembourg, including for non-essential journeys);
- or if their trip is considered essential or if they fall under one of the exceptions provided for family members of Luxembourg residents. The persons concerned must however have a specific certificate issued by the Luxembourg authorities.
At the same time, the Luxembourg authorities inform that following recent equivalence decisions by the European Commission, the vaccination certificates issued by the authorities of Colombia and Malaysia are now to be considered as equivalent. Thus, third-country nationals with a certificate proving a complete vaccination schedule 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 is accepted in the Grand Duchy ( see Annex B of the press release for the list of vaccination certificates accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg).
The details of the applicable rules and the derogations in place, as well as the exact procedures for the steps to be taken beforehand can be viewed on this page.
Press release by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs