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Temporary travel restrictions

Published Friday December 31 2021


The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs informs that the temporary restriction on entry into the territory of the Grand Duchy of third-country nationals who have their residence outside the European Union or the Schengen area, has been extended until 31 March 2021 included.


For residents of the Republic of Turkey

If you are fully vaccinated and holding a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern issued by the Republic of Turkey, you will be authorized to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, including for non-essential travel.

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

-    BioNTech Pfizer / Comirnaty

-    Moderna / Spikevax

-    AstraZenea / Vaxzevria

-    Janssen / Janssen vaccine


Along with these vaccines, Luxembourg accepts, in the context of the recognition process of vaccination certificates issued by third countries, other vaccines considered to be “bio-similar” to the aforementioned four vaccines, namely:


-    Covishield (Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd (SII))

-    R-Covi (R-Pharm)

-    Covid-19 vaccine (recombinant) (FIOCRUZ)


Please see below for entry requirements for ALL travelers.

If you are unvaccinated, you are authorized to enter the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg if your travel is considered essential:

1. third-country nationals who have long-term resident status as well as any other persons with a right of residence or holding a long-term national visa issued by an EU Member State or a Schengen country;

2. healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;

3. cross-border workers;

4. seasonal workers in agriculture;

5. transport personnel;

6. diplomats, staff of international organizations and people invited by international organizations whose physical presence is required for the well-functioning of these organizations, military personnel, development cooperation personnel, humanitarian aid workers and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their functions;

7. passengers in transit;

8. passengers travelling for imperative and duly justified family reasons;

9. seafarers;

10. persons wishing to apply for international protection or for protection for other humanitarian reasons in Luxembourg;

11. third-country nationals travelling for the purpose of study;

12. highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is necessary from an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed from abroad.


The persons referred to in points 8°, 11° and 12° of the categories of persons listed above must have a specific travel certificate. To this end, they must make an express request to be sent by e-mail either to

-  Passport, Visa and Legalization Office:  

-  Embassy of Luxembourg in Ankara:



Any person aged 12 years and 2 months or above, traveling by air to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is required to present, before boarding a flight to Luxembourg:                                                           

1.  A vaccination certificate attesting to a complete vaccination pattern against Covid-19 issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a Member State of the European Union or the Schengen Area, or the states and territories listed;


2.  A recovery certificate established in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2021/953, for people who have had a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection within 6 months prior to travel and who have completed the applicable isolation period in the respective country with resolution of all symptoms of infection;


3.  The negative result (on paper or electronically) of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) carried out less than 72 hours before the flight or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test carried out less than 48 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other entity authorized for this purpose. The negative result of the test must be presented, if necessary, accompanied by a translation in one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg or in English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.


For more details on the applicable rules, including the definition of essential travel and the derogations in place, as well as the exact procedures to be carried out, you can consult the link below: