Press release regarding health measures for any travel from the UK to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Ministry of Health wish to inform the Ordinance of 15 July 2021 regarding health measures to be observed by persons over 12 years of age entering Luxembourg after remaining in the UK within 14 days of their arrival, will not be extended After July 31, 2021, the expiration date.

Thus, the commitment to a strict 7-day quarantine upon arrival with the performance of the PCR test on the sixth day of quarantine as well as the obligation to announce their presence to the Sanitation Inspectorate is no longer valid.

For people traveling to Luxembourg by air from the United Kingdom, the provisions of the Ordinance of the Director of Health dated 15 July 2021, valid until 14 September 2021, remain in effect. Therefore, anyone 12 years of age or older must be present when boarding:

  1. Either 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 of an EU member state or member state of the Schengen area;
  2. Either a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor or a national authority of an EU Member State or a Schengen Member State for people who have recently suffered from SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to displacement and who have completed the isolation period applicable in the country concerned with the disappearance of all symptoms of infection ;
  3. Either negative result (on paper or electronic document) of the 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.

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 including for third-country nationals for non-essential flights to the Grand Duchy from Luxembourg. Note that the UK is not on the list of third countries from which third country nationals can make non-essential trips to Luxembourg.

The list of all exemptions provided as well as the exact terms of the procedures to be carried out in advance can be consulted by following this link.

[1] a) Any schedule specifying the number and intervals of injections necessary to obtain adequate protective immunity and which is completed when the necessary prescribed doses are given in the case of multiple doses or single-dose vaccinations, after a fourteen-day deficiency. b) For persons who have recovered and who have been vaccinated within 180 days of their first positive NAAT test result, the vaccination schedule is complete after a period of fourteen days after administration of the first dose. Regardless of the vaccine given.

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

[3] Meets WHO standards: Antigen detection in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection using rapid immunoassays. Interim Guidance September 11, 2020, 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 Health and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

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