Extension of the health measures applicable to travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health wish to inform about the extension until 14 September 2021 including the health measures applicable to all flights to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

It should be noted that the minimum age for people who must present a certificate of vaccination, recovery certificate or a negative test result when boarding a plane has been raised from 6 to 12 years.

Thus, anyone, from the age of 12, who wishes to travel by air transport to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must bring when boarding:

  1. Or a vaccination certificate attesting to the complete vaccination schedule [1] Produced with a vaccine that has received marketing authorization from the European Medicines Agency, vaccines from the companies AstraZeneca, BioNTech/Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna, established by a public or medical authority in an EU member state or member state of the Schengen area;
  2. Either a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or the national authority of an EU Member State or Schengen Member State for people who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within the preceding six months displaced and those who have completed the period of isolation applied in the country concerned with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection;
  3. Either a negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA, or LAMP methods) [2]) less than 72 hours before flight or SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test [3] carried out less than 48 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or other body authorized for this purpose The negative result of the intended test must be submitted, if necessary accompanied by a translation, in one of the administrative languages ​​of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.
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In addition, due to the prevalence of mutated strains of SARS-CoV-2 whose transmissibility appears to be increasing, in particular the prevalence of the so-called “delta” type (B.1.617.2), additional health measures applied to any movement have been extended. From the United Kingdom to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg until 31 July 2021 inclusive. At the same time, the same specific regime for any travel from India has been extended until September 14, 2021.

Thus, anyone, from the age of 12, having resided in the UK or India within the 14 days prior to arrival in Luxembourg territory, should undergo a COVID-19 test as soon as possible (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) referring to a laboratory Medical analysis that she was in the UK or India. This obligation applies to anyone, from the age of 12, who has resided in the UK or India in the 14 days prior to their arrival, regardless of the length of stay in the UK, India or even Luxembourg, and regardless of their means of transport To get to the Grand Duchy. If the person arrives by air in Luxembourg, the test will be conducted free of charge at the COVID-19 testing center at Luxembourg Airport.

Once in the territory of the Grand Duchy, the persons concerned enter into a strict 7-day quarantine with the obligation to undergo a second detection test by viral RNA amplification for SARS-CoV-2 (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) from the sixth day of quarantine. . In the event of refusal to be tested on arrival or at the end of the 7-day quarantine period, the quarantine will be extended for an additional 7 days, for a total of 14 days.

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The persons concerned are asked to announce their presence to the Health Inspectorate (via email: [email protected] or by phone: 247-65533) which ensures enhanced follow-up and tracing.

In general, it should be noted that the obligations applicable to all persons wishing to enter Luxembourg by air transport are in addition to the temporary restrictions already in place until September 30, 2021 inclusive of third-country nationals for non-essential trips to the European Union.

The list of all exemptions provided as well as the exact terms of the actions to be carried out in advance can be consulted by following the link below: https://covid19.public.lu/fr/voyageurs/visiter-luxembourg.html

[1] a) Any schedule that specifies the number and intervals of injections needed to obtain adequate protective immunity and which is completed when the necessary doses are given as prescribed in the case of multiple doses or vaccines being given in a single dose, after a fourteen-day deficiency. B) For people who have recovered and who have been vaccinated within 180 days of the first positive NAAT result, the vaccination schedule is complete after a period of fourteen days after the first dose was given regardless of which vaccine or which vaccine was administered.

[2] PCR: polymerase chain reaction; Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA): transcription-mediated amplification; LAMP: loop-mediated isothermal amplification.

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

Issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health

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