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Luxembourg lifts quarantine for UK arrivals



People arriving from the UK will no longer have to quarantine in Luxembourg but non-essential travel is still subject to EU restrictions Anthony Dehez

People arriving from the UK will no longer have to quarantine in Luxembourg but non-essential travel is still subject to EU restrictions Anthony Dehez

People travelling to Luxembourg from the UK will no longer have to quarantine upon arrival, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

Until 31 July, people coming from the UK--whether by plane or another mode of transport--had to get tested upon arrival and then quarantine for seven days. The obligation to isolate was only lifted in case of a second negative test at the end of the quarantine period.

This measure was put in place to help prevent the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. But this has since also become the dominant variant of the virus in the grand duchy.

Arrivals from the UK will be able to enter the country if they can show a certificate proving they are fully vaccinated, have recovered from a coronavirus infection within the last six months or have tested negative within 72 hours before their flight in case of a PCR test and 48 hours for a certified rapid antigen test.

These rules are in place for passengers aged 12 or older arriving at Luxembourg’s airport in Findel.

The requirement to register with the health ministry prior to arriving in the grand duchy is being lifted as of 1 August.

The UK is still subject to EU restrictions on non-essential travel into the Schengen area since it is no longer part of the European Union. However, this does not apply to UK citizens or their families living in the EU.