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Luxembourgish authorities have taken strict measures to limit the spread of the virus in the country and launched a dedicated website. It contains a.o. information about the evolution of the crisis at national level, the contact points to turn to, the aid programmes that have been set up and the behaviour to adopt in order to limit the spread of the virus. This website (in 4 languages) and other sources of information are made available for you on the right side.

The current COVID-19 measures adopted by the Luxembourgish Parliament include: an overnight curfew from 11pm to 6am, restaurants, bars and cafés can welcome the public from 6am to 6pm. Accommodation establishments may also receive guests under the same conditions. However, these options are subject to strict limitations. Sports and physical fitness activities are allowed under certain conditions (observance of distance and maximum number of people), same applies when entering shops. Private and publis gatherings are permitted. Nevertheless its essential to continue to respect the protective measures. Any gathering exceeding 100 people is prohibited. 

An overview of all protective measures can be found under this link

A PDF version of the document in English is available here Measures COVID 7 April (EN) (471.5 KB)

For more details please consult the webpage "Sanitary Measures" by the Luxembourgish government.


Starting from 16th May until 12th June 2021 the Government adopted the following COVID-19 measures: an overnight curfew from midnight to 6am, restaurants, bars and cafés can welcome the public from 6am to 10pm and are permitted to host dinners indoors again, allowing four persons per table, each of them needs to undergo a rapid test. Up to 150 people will be allowed to attend events, with larger gatherings of up to 1,000 permitted under even stricter prevention conditions and with special dispensation of the health authorities. (information according to


Due to the pandemic, new measures have as well been taken concerning the entry of third-country nationals into Luxembourg. They are valid until 30th June 2021 (inclusive) and can be consulted on dedicated pages of the information portal and the national coronavirus website

New health measures applicable as of 29 January 2021 for all air travel to Luxembourg:

Upon boarding, any person aged 6 years and older, regardless of nationality, wishing to travel by air to Luxembourg, must present a negative result of a viral detection test by PCR of the SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a viral rapid antigen tests carried out carried out within 72 hours of take-off. This applies to all flights to Luxembourg.

Additional Information for persons travelling from a third country:

Until 15 May 2021, any person, regardless of their nationalityaged 6 years or older, who wishes to travel by air to Luxembourg, must present a negative result (on paper or electronically) of a biological test for COVID-19 upon boarding. Tests for the amplification of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA (PCR, TMA or LAMP methods) or viral antigen tests are accepted.

The examination must have been carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, by a medical analysis laboratory or any other organisation authorised for this purpose.

The negative result must be accompanied, if necessary, by a translation into one of the administrative languages of Luxembourg (Luxembourgish, German or French) or into English. As of now, documents in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese will also be accepted.

In addition, from 1 April 2021, persons travelling by air from a third country no longer have to undergo an additional test for viral antigen (rapid test) on arrival at Luxembourg airport.

Possible exemptions from these obligations as well as more information under this link.

Furthermore, from 1 May to 15 May 2021 inclusive, additional sanitary measures are applicable to any travel originating from India (regardless of the means of transport) (see dedicated page). 

In Luxembourg, the main public research actors have joined forces to launch projects intended to fight COVID-19. Find here an overview of the research carried out by the COVID-19 TASK FORCE under the coordination of the RESEARCH LUXEMBOURG initiative.

The dedicated website offers comprehensive information structured as follows:

Health and protection: overview section with general information including typical symptoms of COVID-19, ways of transmission, protective measures etc.

Sanitary measures: details measures to adopt in order to limit the spread of the virus (in public transport, private life, public spaces… )

Travellers’ section: contains information for people planning to travel to Luxembourg and for Luxembourgish citizens/nationals abroad intending to travel across Europe or returning to Luxembourg

Information by domain: links to information and recommendations for businesses in times of COVID-19

Sanitary recommendations: groups sector specific temporary sanitary recommendations (a.o. for the cultural, educational, tourism sector)

Testing: explains how to proceed to get tested for COVID-19 in Luxembourg







This webpage contains information on the latest developments and actions, general advice, useful contacts and links, statistics and various other topics of interest for citizens and institutions.





Foreign Researcher's Guide to Luxembourg

The Foreign Researcher’s Guide to Luxembourg is a useful and informative tool, which helps international researchers and their families from all over the world through their process of relocating to Luxembourg.

It offers a clear overview of the research landscape in Luxembourg, as well as the legal frameworks concerning key topics such as employment, entry conditions, visa procedures, taxation, social security, health care, as well as relevant information about housing and daily life.

Foreign Researchers Guide to Luxembourg (29.62 MB)



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