Press release from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs on temporary immigration restrictions

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs wishes to inform that temporary entry restrictions in the territory of the Grand Duchy third-country nationals who have their residence outside the European Union or the Schengen area, have been extended until September 30, 2022 inclusive.

These restrictions apply to all travel to Luxembourg, regardless of the means of transport. As a reminder, the third-country nationals cannot enter the territory of the Grand Duchy, except in one of the following cases:

  • 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 vaccination schedule completely and considered equivalent in Luxembourg[1];
    • or if they hold a certificate of reinstatement considered equivalent in Luxembourg [2];
    • or if they are residents of a third country included in the list of third countries whose residents should not be affected by a temporary restriction at the external borders[3] (and who are authorized to enter Luxembourg, including for non-essential travel);
    • or if their voyage is considered as essential or if they enter a 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 Ministry informs that following the recent equivalence decisions of the European Commission, the vaccination certificates issued by the authorities of Bahrain, Ecuador, Indonesia, Kosovo, Madagascar, Seychelles and Vietnam are now to be considered as equivalent. Thus, third-country nationals with a certificate proving a complete vaccination schedule issued by one of the aforementioned countries will henceforth be authorized to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including for non-essential travel, as long as the vaccine administered is accepted in the Grand Duchy.[4]

Moreover, the reinstatement certificates issued by the authorities of Bahrain, Kosovo, Seychelles and Vietnam are henceforth to be considered as equivalent. Thus, third-country nationals with a reinstatement certificate issued by one of the aforementioned countries will now be authorized to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including for non-essential travel.

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 consulted by following the link below:

https://covid19.public.lu/fr/voyageurs/visiter-luxembourg.html

[1] See Annexe B for the list of vaccination certificates accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

[2] See Annex C pour theiste de reinstatement certificates accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

[3] See Annexe A pour llist of third countries whose residents are authorized to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including for non-essential travel

[4] See annexe B for the list of vaccination certificates accepted by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Press release by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

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