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People can choose for a range of fee-paying covid-19 tests at Luxembourg's Findel airport, pictured. Photo: Lux Airport
Starting 1 April, travellers flying in to Luxembourg from outside of the EU will no longer have to undergo a rapid covid test upon arrival, but they will have to present a negative test result.
The health ministry advised this week that the negative test requirement applies to anyone, regardless of nationality, aged 6 or above entering the country by air. The test can be on paper or electronic document and should be no older than 72 hours. The test can be a PCR result or from an antigen test. It must have been performed by a medical analysis laboratory or other authorised body. The test results can be in German, French, Luxembourgish, English, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese.
It should be noted that the temporary entry restrictions for third country nationals into the territory of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, put in place by the Grand Ducal regulation on temporary immigration restrictions, are extended until 30 June 2021.
For people flying out of Luxembourg, Lux-Airport is offering covid-19 tests during the Easter weekend, by appointment only. Tests cost from €79 for a rapid anti-gen test up to €169 for an express PCR test. For PCR tests, results delivered within 36 hours, express PCR test results within 12 hours and rapid anti-gen tests within 30 minutes. PCR and express PCR tests are offered in the underground car park A/B level -1 while the rapid anti-gen tests are located at the arrival hall on level -1.
Last week, the health director issued a circular to GPs to not prescribe prescriptions for PCR tests for people planning non-essential travel abroad. Instead, they were told to advise patients to pay for a test at a private laboratory.
Read more about travel restrictions to and from Luxembourg here.
Read more about travel restrictions within other EU countries here.