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Germany tightens travel from Luxembourg



The Luxembourg-Germany border crossing in Schengen Library photo: Matic Zorman

The Luxembourg-Germany border crossing in Schengen Library photo: Matic Zorman

Germany has listed the grand duchy as a high-risk region with travel restrictions coming into force as of Sunday.

Luxembourg’s neighbour since the start of the pandemic has added the country to a list of high-risk regions several times and the grand duchy on Friday was once again among 39 nations added to the red list.

People travelling to Germany who have been in Luxembourg during the previous ten days must be able to show a vaccination, recovery or negative test certificate as well as registering their trip ahead of time.

Those who aren’t vaccinated or recovered must quarantine upon arrival and present a negative test after five days.

People transiting through the country or staying for less than 24 hours are exempt from the measure, but cross-border workers must show a negative test certificate.

Full details of the travel rules are available on the German health ministry’s website.