COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredVaccinated and Recovered Travelers:
• Fully vaccinated and recovered travelers do not have to carry a negative COVID-19 test result.
- Recovered travelers must be asymptomatic, must have recovered no more than 6 months before entry, and must carry a recovery certificate issued by an EU/Schengen Area-based doctor or national authority.
- Travelers are considered fully vaccinated after the final dose of a European Medicines Agency-approved vaccine and must carry a vaccination certificate meeting requirements. Digital Health Platforms: Luxembourg issues and accepts the EU Digital COVID Certificate as proof of vaccination, recovery or negative testing. Quarantine and COVID-19 Testing:
• November 27, 2021-January 14, 2022, any person who has stayed in Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe in the 14 days preceding their arrival must undergo a COVID-19 test (PCR, TMA or LAMP).
- Above travelers must report their presence to the Health Inspection Department (per email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 247-65533).
• Negative COVID-19 NAAT test (PCR, TMA or LAMP), completed no more than 72 hours before boarding; or rapid antigen test completed no more than 48 hours before boarding; for all travelers (electronic or paper confirmation). Test results must be issued in or translated to English, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese or Spanish. The following travelers are exempt:
- Children under 12;
- People on duty employed in the transport sector;
- Passengers in transit at the airport; and
- Travelers making a round trip by air for less than 72 hours, from Luxembourg to an EU/Schengen Area country, provided they have not left those areas.
• Temperature checks are performed upon arrival.
• 14-day home quarantine for permitted entrants from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa or Zimbabwe. Travelers can reduce the quarantine duration if completing a nucleic acid amplification test (PCR, TMA or LAMP) on the 6th day of quarantine and testing negative.
• Application filing and processing for both initial and renewal work and residence authorization applications has resumed. Some delays on the standard processing time might be expected due to the civil servants' working arrangements.
• Foreign nationals with expired statuses abroad should apply for a new residence / work authorization.
• In-person visits to the Immigration Directorate to carry out the biometrics and collect the residence permits are allowed only by appointment.
• The Delhi embassy is closed until further notice. Travel Restrictions
• Until December 31, 2021, entry is allowed for the following categories:
- Fully vaccinated travelers, holding a recognized vaccination certificate;
- Travelers from EU countries;
- Luxembourg nationals and residents, and their family members, including for short-term stay (partners and short-term travelers require approval from the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office);
- EU/Schengen Area nationals and residents and their family members (short-term travelers require approval from the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office);
- UK nationals with proof of status under the Withdrawal Agreement;
- Nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City and their family members;
- Residents of countries (Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Mainland China pending reciprocity);
- Highly skilled foreign nationals whose employment is economically necessary and cannot be postponed or performed from abroad, carrying a specific certificate issued by the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office.
- Those holding a D-visa issued by a Schengen country;
- Those holding temporary residence permits for employment or family reunification, with a corresponding D visa if required;
- Cross-border, transport and essential workers (e.g., healthcare professionals);
- Students carrying a certificate from the Passport, Visa and Legalization Office;
- Those in transit; and
- Those in a situation of absolute necessity.
• Land border checks are possible
SchoolsSchools are open.
• Schools, cinemas, restaurants, airports, etc. are open.
• Population, as well as workers (even if not residing in Luxembourg), will be all tested in order to have a general map of the COVID-19 situation as well as in isolate positive cases and trace people in contact with these positive cases within the last week where possible.
• Public transport is now working as usual, but face masks are mandatory; otherwise, access to transport will be denied.
Household GoodsSurvey (Video/In-person)
• Yes, both / video recommended
Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
• Air: Limited Services
• Sea: Normal Services
• Yes with some limitations
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
• No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.