POLITICS & INSTITUTIONS - ECONOMY

Covid travel: Germany puts Luxembourg back on risk list



The border to Germany on the motorway near Schengen as seen in March when control checks were in place. Visitors crossing from Luxembourg may be subject to tests as Luxembourg has again be placed on the high risk list. Matic Zorman/Maison Moderne (archives)

The border to Germany on the motorway near Schengen as seen in March when control checks were in place. Visitors crossing from Luxembourg may be subject to tests as Luxembourg has again be placed on the high risk list. Matic Zorman/Maison Moderne (archives)

Foreign minister Asselborn (LSAP) says he is in close contact with his German counterpart to monitor the situation. In a press release on Friday evening, Asselborn pointed out that the number of infections in Luxembourg has been declining again for a number of days and that the reproductive rate has now fallen to 0.95.

Luxembourg and the federal states that border the grand duchy are focused on limiting the impact of this new classification on the population, the foreign ministry says.

The re-classification as a risk area could have a consequence for anyone wishing to travel from Luxembourg to Germany. Testing may again become compulsory for anyone wanting to cross the border into the Saarland or Rhineland Palatinate, for example, though there are a number of exceptions to this test requirement.