Cross-Border Day Travel from Luxembourg

This page is intended exclusively for information for cross-border day travel (less than 24 hrs) for Luxembourg residents to neighbouring countries, Belgium, France and Germany via personal car only (public transport modes like bus, train, boat, airplane, etc. does not apply).

Please note that the information below is ‘best available information AS ON 09.05.2021 and IS WITHOUT ANY GUARANTEE’. Always consult official pages for accurate and latest information.

The ‘Do not travel‘ times mentioned below are general recommendation (exceptions posssbile under exceptional circumstances and to be confirmed for each territory individually).

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BELGIUM

Do not travel in Belgium between 24:00 and 05:00 (curfew)

Luxembourg is currently considered as ‘red color code‘ country and hence travellers must have a negative PCR test that was carried out at the earliest 72 hours before your departure (travelling from a red zone to Belgium), however, if you will be spending less than 48 hours in Belgium and travelling by private car, bus or train (Luxembourg to Belgium and return), no PCR test is required!

FRANCE

Do not travel in France between 19:00 and 06:00 (curfew) but the following changes in the curfew times are foreseen:

  • 03.05.2021: End of day certificates and travel restrictions;
  • 19.05.2021: curfew pushed back to 9 p.m. and reopening of shops, terraces, museums, cinemas and theaters with limited gauges;
  • 09.06.2021: curfew at 11 p.m. and reopening of indoor cafes and restaurants and sports halls; easing of teleworking, in consultation with the social partners at company level;
  • 30.06.2021: end of the curfew.

No exemptions in general for day-travel between Luxembourg and France, except for residents of border living areas within a radius of 30 km around their home are exempt from the obligation to carry a PCR test (source: government of France, see section titled: ‘Quelles sont les règles pour les personnes qui entrent et qui sortent du territoire?‘), while all other travelers of age 11 years or older, irrespective of the country, must bring a negative PCR test result carried out less than 72 hours before the departure.

GERMANY

Luxembourg is currently considered as ‘risk-area’ (source: Robert Koch Institute). Edited PDF file below (some text highlighted for visual purposes)

Unedited PDF is available here

And according to the German Federal Ministry of Health, exemptions applicable for ‘risk areas’ states that:
When entering the country from a risk area (not a high-incidence area or area of variants of concern), then the following persons do not require testing:
sl. no. 3. Persons who, in the context of border traffic, spent less than 24 hours in a risk area or who will be spending a maximum of 24 hours in the Federal Republic of Germany.

(source: German Federal Ministry of Health). Only page 5 of the PDF file (some text highlighted for visual purposes) is shown below.

Unedited and full PDF is available in English, French and Portuguese.

Please read additional details (Frequently Asked Question for travellers) in English from the Federal Ministry of Health, Germany.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Do not travel in Luxembourg between 23:00 and 06:00 (curfew)

Currently there are no border-checks inside Luxembourg while entering from neighbouring regions.

The Re-open EU offers the best tool to check the travelling requirements between EU countries (including transit) and has various additional information like, border controls, means of transport, travel restrictions, public health and safety measures (physical distancing and/or wearing a mask). It is highly recommened to check this site before embarking on a travel.

Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs recommends Luxembourg residents travelling abroad (EU or outside EU) for longer term to notify the ministry via the guichet.lu

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