Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs press release on temporary restrictions on immigration

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs would like to report on the amendment of the Grand-Ducal Regulation of November 2, 2021 which defines the list of third countries from which the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg accepts vaccination certificates. This regulation defines a list of vaccination certificates issued by third countries, nationally recognized by the Grand Duchy. This recognition means in particular for the citizens of third parties, holders of this certificate, that they can again take non-essential trips to the Grand Duchy.

And therefore , From December 21, 2021And Third-country nationals with a certificate confirming the full vaccination schedule issued by Brazil*, Canada, South Korea, India* or Japan will be allowed to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including non-essential travels, provided that the vaccine given is accepted in the Grand Duchy.

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

  • Pfizer Pfizer / Comernaty
  • Modern Wax / Spike
  • AstraZenea / Vaccyfria
  • Janssen / Janssen vaccine

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

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

In view of the entry into force of the above-mentioned Grand-Ducal Regulation, this shall be recognized by Luxembourg, together with vaccination certificates issued by a Member State of the European Union or the Schengen Area, and certificates evidencing the existence of a complete vaccination scheme issued by the following third countries, provided That the vaccine given in the Grand Duchy is accepted (see relevant vaccines above):

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Brazil
  • green head
  • Canada
  • South Korea
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Georgia
  • Faroe Islands
  • dew
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Lebanon
  • The Kingdom of Morocco
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Panama
  • North Macedonia
  • United kingdom
  • Salvador
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Togo
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Vatican
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Note that Any other person regardless of nationality and place of residence, the holder of a vaccination certificate issued by one of the countries listed above, can use this certificate to meet the additional health measures applicable to any air travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Citizens of other countries are also allowed to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy, if the trip is necessary. to this end a express request sent by e-mail ([email protected]) at the Passports, Visas and Certification Office in Luxembourg, with the aim of issuing a Specific certification.

In addition, it must be remembered that additional sanitary measures can be applied For any air travel Destined for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. everyone, From the age of 12 years and two monthsOne of the following documents must be presented upon boarding the plane:

  • a vaccination certificate Witness the complete vaccination schedule [1] Against COVID-19, established in accordance with Article 3EvenParagraphs 1 to 2 of the amended law of July 17, 2020 on measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a vaccination certificate issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a member state of the European Union or the Schengen area. Certificates issued by certain third countries are also accepted (see above for the respective third countries);
  • a Recovery Certificate Created, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2021/953, for people who have recently had SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to their displacement and who have completed the isolation period applicable in the country concerned with the disappearance of any symptoms of infection
  • the Negative result (on paper or electronic document) nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods)[2] Performed 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 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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mention that Additional health measures applicable, until January 14, 2022 inclusive of all flights from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Details of the rules in force, including the definition of essential travel and applicable exemptions, the list of third countries whose residents are allowed to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including non-essential travel, as well as details of the steps to be taken in advance can be consulted by following the link below:

* For Brazil and India, vaccination certificates issued by the Brazilian authorities attesting to vaccination with Coronavac vaccine produced by the Butantan Laboratory in São Paulo, respectively Certificates issued by the Indian authorities attesting to vaccination with the Covaxin vaccine produced by the Bharat Biotech Limited laboratory or Even with the Sputnik-V vaccine.

[1] a) Any schedule specifying the number and periods of injections necessary to obtain adequate protective immunity and which is completed when the necessary doses prescribed in the case of administration of several doses or vaccines of a single dose, after a shortage in fourteen days. b) For persons 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 is given. Regardless of the vaccine given

[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

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