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Luxembourg re-opens for US visitors



Vaccinated travellers can once again enter Luxembourg, the foreign affairs ministry said on 5 November Library photo: Anthony Dehez

Vaccinated travellers can once again enter Luxembourg, the foreign affairs ministry said on 5 November Library photo: Anthony Dehez

Starting 7 November, vaccinated visitors from the US are allowed to enter Luxembourg, the foreign ministry said in a press release on Friday.

Luxembourg is taking further steps to re-open for international visitors after previously announcing that it would recognise vaccination certificates issued by the UK. Since Sunday, the same is true for certificates issued by the US for people who are fully inoculated against the coronavirus.

This decision came after the US on Monday also lifted a travel ban for vaccinated visitors from the EU after nearly 20 months.

Luxembourg follows EU rules on travel to the Schengen area, including a list of third countries that is regularly updated. Currently, only people from the following non-EU countries can travel to the EU for non-essential reasons: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay, as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

In addition, people with a valid vaccination certificate from the following jurisdictions can travel to the grand duchy: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, the Faroe Islands, Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the US and the Vatican.

Visitors from other countries can request entry if they consider their trip essential.