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INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE FLEEING THE WAR IN UKRAINE

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs wishes to inform that procedures are being set up to welcome and assist displaced persons coming from Ukraine, including those that have already arrived in Luxembourg.

Every displaced person coming from Ukraine and arriving in Luxembourg is kindly asked to make their presence known by contacting the Directorate of Immigration of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs through the following email address: immigration.desk@mae.etat.lu

The people in question will then receive a form, which they will need to fill out, in order to help the Luxembourgish authorities to contact them with a view to introduce their temporary protection request or to regularise their stay in Luxembourg in a different manner.

The temporary protection status, which is about to be agreed upon at the European level, will be available for Ukraine nationals who arrived in Luxembourg in the past few days and for those who might arrive in the future. They will be informed in due time about the implementation of the procedure.

In the meantime, Ukraine nationals do not need to follow any specific procedures to regularise their stay. This also includes people who have a residence permit which is about to expire or whose short-term stay (usually of 90 days) is coming to an end, who are also asked to declare themselves to the Directorate of Immigration. At this point in time, they do not need to worry about their administrative situation.

The government has created a center for an initial reception in order to host persons fleeing the war in Ukraine. This emergency reception center, accessible 24/7, is situated at the SHUK (Structure d’hébergement d’urgence au Kirchberg), 11 rue Carlo Hemmer in Luxembourg-City. The center will provide shelter during the first couple of days, as well as food and items of primary necessity, for people wishing to request a temporary protection in Luxembourg, but also for those wishing to join another European country. For sanitary reasons, the center will not be able to host pets.

The Ministry would like to reiterate that the sanitary measures related to COVID-19 are in place.

 

The European Migration Network Luxembourg (EMN) has published a website dedicated to Ukrainian nationals with the latest up-to-date information in English, Ukrainian and Russian on procedures for asylum requests and temporary protection status.

The information links provide useful legal information for Ukrainian nationals and students residing in Luxembourg to regularise their stay. For those who are coming to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, this website provides contact details and legal information on how to ask for temporary or international protection. 

 

 

 

CURRENT INFORMATION: COVID-19

USEFUL SOURCES RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS IN LUXEMBOURG

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 majority of the health measures in relation to COVID-19 are revoked in Luxembourg.

As a result, the following areas are no longer subject to specific rules:

  • Catering (HORECA)

  • Trade

  • Sports

  • Culture

  • Education

  • Public Transport

The wearing of a mask remains mandatory in hospitals and residential care facilities for the elderly.

 

Nevertheless its essential to continue to respect the protective measures.  

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

Measures for all air travel to Luxembourg:

From 22 April 2022, the additional health measures for all travel by air to the Grand Duchy are repealed, except for third country nationals.

Thus, persons (of all nationalities) aged 12 years and 2 months or over, authorised to enter Luxembourg, are no longer required to present, upon boarding, a vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery or the negative result of a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA or of a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test.

Thus, citizens of the European Union and of the countries associated with the Schengen area, as well as citizens of San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and the Vatican/Saint See, are free to enter the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, regardless of the purpose of the stay and not only to return to their homes.

Please note that travel restrictions still apply for the following third country nationals:

Third country nationals are allowed to enter the Grand Duchy in the following cases:

If they are in possession of a residence permit or a residence permit for family members of a Union citizen, including persons falling under the provisions of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, as well as any other person holding a right of residence or a national long term 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 are in possession of a certificate proving a complete vaccination pattern that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg. The validity of the vaccination certificate is set at 9 months from the date when the vaccination pattern is considered completed. The validity of the certificate for the booster vaccination is unlimited (see FAQs 1+2+4);

  • If they are in possession of a recovery certificate that is considered equivalent in Luxembourg. The validity of the recovery certificate starts on the 11th day after the date of the first positive NAAT test result and ends at the latest 180 days after the given result (see FAQ 3+4);

  • Or if they are residents of third countries included on the list of third countries whose residents should not affected by a temporary restriction at the external borders (and who are authorised to enter Luxembourg, including for non-essential travels) (see FAQ 5);

  • Or if their travel is considered essential or if they fall under one of the exceptions provided for family members of Luxembourg residents (see FAQ 10+11+12+13).

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.

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION PROVIDED AT EUROPEAN LEVEL

 

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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