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OUR WEBSITE IS UPDATED REGULARLY WITH THE LATEST OFFICIAL INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE AUTHORITIES.

LAST UPDATE: 21 APRIL

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

Luxair is committed to keeping its passenger updated on the latest travel restrictions and regulations. Please be aware that entry and/or transit requirements differ from country to country and are subject to change on very short notice. Therefore, accuracy can't be guaranteed at any time. Passengers are strongly advised to inform themselves about the restrictions and requirements applicable to their journey at least 48 hours before their flight.

You will also find useful information on entry restrictions on the following official websites: IATA Travel Centre and ICAO COVID-19 Airport Status

 

Several countries also impose specific entry measures, mainly: 
1/ Taking the temperature at the departure and/or arrival point
2/ Provision of mandatory forms to be filled in online or distributed on board the aircraft or on arrival at destination
3/ Wearing a mask at all times in airports

4/ Present a negative PCR or Antigen test upon arrival

 

Please be at the airport 2 hours prior departure time in order to complete all required checks and formalities.

  • BIONEXT LAB IN LEUDELANGE (PCR tests only)
    The laboratory of Bionext in Leudelange (https://www.bionext.lu/en/centre/78-bionext-lab-centre-de-depistage-pcr-leudelange) can offer PCR tests and is open from Monday to Saturday. Appointments are not possible. You should come with a copy of your Luxair or LuxairTours booking and pay 59.95€ per person on the spot. This is our recommended solution. When to get tested ? As it takes at least 24 hours to obtain the results of a PCR test, we recommend you to get tested as soon as possible which is usually 48 or 72 hours prior to your arrival time. 

     

    ECOCARE AT LUXAIRPORT (Antigen and PCR tests)


    The laboratory of EcoCare at the airport of Luxembourg is located in the car park level -1 (Arrival level) and organizes antigen and PCR tests. It is open daily, including on Sunday. Appointments must be taken online on https://lux-airport.ecocare.center/ and are available from two weeks in advance. Payment must be made online with a credit card at the time of registration. Please do not forget to specify when booking which type of test you need (Antigen 79€, PCR 12h 169€ or PCR 36h 119€). More info on the regulations per country can be found in the overview.

     

    Luxair, Bionext and EcoCare cannot be hold responsible in case of delays in providing test results, technical issues or a limitation in the availability of tests.

  • IMPORTANT! If you are travelling to Luxembourg: Please find the entry regulations & details where PCR or antigen tests can be carried out in your city or at your departure airport by clicking here.

  • Passengers entering Austria that have visited a high-risk country listed here within 10 days prior to entering Austria, must enter a 10-day quarantine, which can be shortened by the negative result of a COVID test carried out at least 5 days after the start of the quarantine. Passengers must provide a proof of accommodation (either a booking confirmation or a proof of private accommodation) for quarantine upon arrival in Austria.

     

    Before entering Austria, all passengers are required to register online via the Entry Declaration Form. Click here for the online form. Alternatively, the option remains to fill out a form on board. The confirmation or the completed form must be kept and presented to the authorities upon arrival upon request. Click here to find out more. Commuters, passengers in transit in Austria, and passengers traveling for urgent family reasons are among the categories exempted from the obligation to register. Click here to find out more about online registration. 

     

    As of 25th January, passengers entering Austria must wear an “FFP2” mask (without an exhalation valve) on-board the aircraft and at the airport at the destination. Exemptions apply for children aged 14 or under and pregnant women who can use a surgical mask instead.

     

    As of the 11th of March, passengers entering Austria need to present the negative result (in German or English) of a PCR, LAMP or TMA test carried out within 72 hours prior entry or an Antigen test carried out 48h prior entry (in German or English). Alternatively, passengers can get tested within 24 hours after arrival. Children aged 10 or less are exempted from this test requirement.

     

  • Passengers need to present the negative result of a PCR test performed within 72 hours prior entering Bulgaria (except passengers in transit and crews). Bulgarian citizens and residents may enter without a PCR test but must self-isolate for 10 days. 

  • Passengers entering Cabo Verde must fill out and print the following document prior to departure. Passengers need to hold a negative PCR or antigen test performed within 72 hours prior to boarding. Children aged 6 or less are exempted from the test obligation.  

  • Passengers entering Croatia must fill out the following form prior to departure. Passengers need to present the negative result of a PCR or antigen test performed within 48 hours prior entry (or a PCR test directly done at arrival at passenger’s own expense, which will lead to a quarantine until results are obtained). In case passengers enter Croatia with an antigen test, for more than 10 days, a second test must be performed within 10 days after the first test. 
    Exemptions apply for passengers in transit, travelling for health reasons, family or business reasons, diplomats, crews, students, passengers vaccinated against Covid-19 who received the second dose more than 14 days prior arrival and passengers with a medical certificate proving they recovered from Covid-19 from 11 to 180 days before arriving  – a certificate is needed for all the exemptions.

  • Passengers entering Czech Republic must fill out and print the following document prior to departure. Only passengers travelling for essential reasons are allowed to enter Czech Republic including work, studies or family reasons.

     

    Passengers need to present the negative result of a PCR test performed within 72 hours prior departure or an Antigen test done maximum 24h prior departure. Passengers will be subjected to a second test (PCR) within 5 days upon entry in Czech Republic. Additionally, passengers are required to self-isolate until they receive the result of the second PCR test.


    Children aged 4 or below, international transport workers and passengers who have recently recovered from Covid-19 (a medical certificate proof is needed) are exempted from the second test requirement. 

  • Passengers entering Denmark from countries labeled by Denmark as banned, need to present the negative result of a PCR- or Antigenic test carried out within 24 hours prior to boarding time. This also applies to passengers in transit at Copenhagen Airport. Additionally, passengers are required to enter a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Children aged 12 or less and passengers who have been tested positively to the Covid-19 (a medical proof is needed), 14 days to 8 weeks before the flight are exempted from this requirement.  Please note that entry into Denmark from banned countries is only permitted for worthy purposes. You can find more information on this link.

  • Passengers entering Egypt must fill out and print the following document and present it at check-in prior to departure. Passengers must present the negative result of a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior departure at check-in, the result of the test must be in English (paper form only, digital results will not be accepted). Children aged below 6 are exempted from the test requirement.
    Additionally, passengers will be subjected to a temperature check in Luxembourg (passengers with a temperature equal or above 38° will not be able to board the aircraft) and to a second check upon arrival in Egypt. If passengers present symptoms upon arrival in Egypt, they will be asked to perform a second screening in a clinic. Animals also must undergo a PCR test upon arrival at Hurghada airport. 

  • All passengers arriving in France by plane are obliged to present a negative result of a PCR-test, LAMP test or RNA test (Antigen tests are not accepted) carried out maximum 72h before departure. This requirement does not apply for road transport. Passengers travelling for essential reasons, children aged 10 or under and passengers in transit are exempted from the test requirement. Additionally, passengers are required to fill out a sworn statement that you can find via this link,  for passengers aged 10 or under please use this link.

     

    For passengers travelling to Nice on Saturdays and Sundays, please fill out this form.

  • As of the 30th of March, passengers from a high risk area or a risk area, must provide the proof of a PCR test, LAMP test, NAAT or antigen test done maximum 48h prior entry. Children aged under 6 are exempted from the test requirement.

     

    If you have been in a high-risk area listed here at any time in the 10 days prior to entering Germany, you need to register online at the earliest of 3 days prior to arrival via the following link. You then need to present the confirmation of your registration at the check-in counter at Luxembourg-Airport. Upon arrival in Germany, you need to inform authorities and start a mandatory 10-day quarantine. Exemptions apply. The quarantine can be ended after 5 days by a negative PCR-test result. However, this only applies for tests take earliest 5 days after the start of the quarantine.

  • Rules valid as of 23 March :

    Before entering Greece, all passengers are required to fill out this document maximum 24 hours prior to departure and will receive a QR code confirmation that must be presented at boarding (families will be accepted with a unique QR code confirmation for all the family members). Please be aware that passengers from countries that are not part of the European Union or the Schengen area are not allowed to travel to Greece, except if they own a European residence permit.

    Additionally, passengers are obliged to present a negative result (in English only) of a PCR test carried out max. 72h prior entry. Children aged under 10 are exempted from this obligation.

    Please note that passengers arriving in Greece will be subject to a random Covid-19 rapid test. 

  • As from 01 September, foreign nationals may not enter Hungary, only with justified exceptions. Hungarian nationals and long term residents will be allowed to enter with quarantine or two negative tests two days apart.

    Hungarian citizens and citizens with a permanent residence permit in Hungary and their family members and citizens with any residence permit issued by the Hungarian immigration authority with a longer validity than 90 days, may enter Hungary. Passengers arriving for cultural or sports events in Hungary are allowed to enter with a ticket of the event provided that they have two negative COVID test results within 5 days with at least 48 hours passing between the two. Passengers are allowed to enter doing business or economic activities in Hungary if this can be proved at entry. Passengers arriving for business or economic activities are exempted from health screening and quarantine. Special quarantine measures apply for passengers for cultural or sports events. Any other individual exemption requires prior permission. Everybody entering Hungary may be subject to health screening and quarantine.

  • From 31st March: passengers travelling to Italy from EU+ member states* need to present the negative result of a PCR-test or antigenic test carried out within 48 hours prior to entry, upon arrival. Exemptions from the test requirement apply to passengers travelling to Italy for work, absolute urgency or health purposes, given that their stay in Italy lasts less than 120 hours. Children under the age of 2 are exempted from the test requirement.

    Additionally, regardless of the outcome of the test result required, passengers will have to enter a mandatory 5-days quarantine in Italy. At the end of this quarantine, they must carry out an additional molecular or antigen test.

    *Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

     

    In order to reduce waiting times at the airport in the COVID-19 circumstances, all passengers travelling to Italy are legally obliged to print and fill out the following document (Italian versionEnglish versiontwo (2) times. The documents will be checked during boarding. An informative annex (which does not require filling out) can be found here (in Italian) or here (in English).


    In addition, you also need to register online prior to your arrival if you are flying to one of the following destinations:

     

     

    • Cagliari and Olbia: Before travelling to Sardinia, the government of Sardinia requires you to register online at sus.regione.sardegna.it/sus/covid19/regimbarco/init
    • Passengers entering Sardinia who have not been able to undergo a PCR or Antigenic test 48h before departure will be subjected to an antigen test upon arrival or a Covid test (at passenger’s expense) within 48h after arrival which will lead to a 10 days quarantine. 

     

    • Catania and Palermo: Before travelling to Sicily, the government of Sicily requires you register online at https://testcovid.costruiresalute.it/. This website works only on mobile devices.

     

    • Lamezia Terme: Before travelling to Lamezia Terme, the authorities suggest that you register online at https://home.rcovid19.it/.

     

    In addition, we advise travellers visiting Italian territory to download the official application for contact tracing from the website: https://www.immuni.italia.it/. Although not obligatory, it is recommended to download the app, helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

     

    For more information, click here.

     

    For more information regarding the test exemptions please click here

  • Passengers are asked to fill out the online Passenger Locator Form prior to travel.

    All passengers entering Ireland from abroad must bear the negative result of a PCR-test carried out within 72 hours prior entry. You will need to present the test certificate at boarding, and later on to the Irish authorities upon arrival. Please find the exemption for the PCR test here.

    Additionally, passengers are asked to self-isolate for 14 days on entry into the state. Passengers coming from a high risk country (in the last 14 days) must quarantine in a dedicated hotel, please use this link to book a hotel room. Please find the exemption for the quarantine here.

  • Please find the entry regulations to Luxembourg and details where PCR or antigen tests can be carried out in your city or at your departure airport by clicking here.

  • Passengers entering Malta must fill out and print the following document and a health locator form prior to departure. Passengers need to present the negative result of a PCR test performed within 72 hours prior entry. No quarantines, except passengers arriving in Malta who failed to provide a PCR test.

  • All passengers entering Montenegro need to present either a negative PCR test result performed within 72 hours prior entry or an antibody test not older than 30 days prior entry or a proof of vaccination (2 doses) delivered at least 7 days prior to entry. Montenegrin citizens and foreigners with a residence permit in Montenegro may also enter without testing. Passengers aged 5 or below are exempted from the test requirement. 

    • All passengers entering Portugal are required to present before departure in Luxembourg a negative result of a PCR test carried out no more than 72 hours before departure. Children aged under 2 are exempted from this obligation. All passengers traveling to Lisbon, Porto, or Faro must fill out this form. The form may only be filled out once you have received your boarding pass with seat number: when traveling to Lisbon and Porto, you might fill it out 24 hours prior to departure (check-in is available for those destinations) but traveling to Faro, may only fill it out at the airport as online check-in is not available at the moment. Passengers who started their journey in the UK (even through a connecting flight) will have to enter a 14 days quarantine. 

     

    • Before traveling to Madeira, the government of the autonomous region of Madeira requires you to register online at https://madeirasafe.com/#/login 12 to 48 hours prior to departure. Passengers need to hold a negative PCR SARS-CoV-2 test performed within 72 hours prior to arrival. If you have not performed a PCR test, you will be obliged by local authorities to take a PCR test upon arrival at Funchal Airport, free of charge. After taking the PCR test upon arrival, you can proceed to your destination where you must wait for the result of the PCR test, in confinement. You will then be informed of the result within an estimated period of 12 hours.
      Passengers holding a medical document issued in the last 90 days, certifying that they recovered from Covid-19 disease, or a document certifying that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 (or if they have been infected after taking the first dose of the vaccination) are exempted from the PCR test. 

  • Passengers must present the negative result of a PCR or Antigen test carried out 48h before arrival. Failure to show a negative test certificate will result into a 10 days quarantine upon arrival in Poland.
    Crews, passengers vaccinated against the Covid-19 (medical proof needed) and passengers who have been tested positive to the Covid-19 in the past 6 months (hospitalisation and isolation period has ended) are exempted from the test and quarantine requirement. 

     

  • Passengers entering Romania must present the negative result of a PCR test performed within 72h prior to departure. Crews, Diplomats, children aged 3 or below, passengers who have taken the vaccine (including the second dose at latest 10 days prior arrival) and passengers tested positive to the Covid-19 in-between 14 to 90 days prior entry are exempted from the test requirement.

     

    A 14-day quarantine is compulsory for all passengers that have stayed in high-risk areas (including France, Germany, and Luxembourg) within 14 days prior to entering Romania, even if they present a negative SARC-CoV-2 test result. Before traveling to Romania, the authorities require you to register online here.

  • All passengers entering Serbia need to present either a negative PCR test result performed within 48 hours prior to entry or proof of vaccination against Covid-19 (2 doses or 1 dose if vaccinated with AstraZeneca). Serbian citizens and foreigners with a residence permit in Serbia may also enter without testing, but will be required to stay in quarantine for 10 days upon the arrival. Passengers aged under 12 are exempted from the test requirement (if accompanying adults meet the test requirement).

  • All passengers entering Spain are obliged to present a negative result of a PCR-test, or TMA test (written in English, German, French or Spanish) carried out max. 72h prior to entry. Children aged under 6 are exempted from this obligation. In order to be able to travel, you will need to present your negative test result at check-in at the airport, upon arrival in Spain, and eventually upon check-in at your hotel.
    Moreover, it is mandatory that you fill out the Spanish Health Control Form via the Spain Travel Health (SptTH) app or via the following link within 48h prior to entering Spain. 
    You can find more information here and here.

  • From 6th of February, passengers entering Sweden need to present the negative result of a PCR test, Antigenic test or LAMP test carried out within 48 hours prior arrival. Children aged 17 or less, Swedish residents and citizens are exempted from this test requirement.

  • From 8th of February, passengers entering Switzerland need to present the negative result of a PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to departure. Alternatively, an Antigenic test can be done 24 hours before departure, however, passengers will be subjected to performing a PCR test upon arrival. Children aged 11 or less and passengers who can provide a medical certificate proving they have been tested positive and recovered from the Covid-19 within 3 months prior to entering Switzerland are exempted from this test requirement. 


    Additionally, all passengers must fill out this form: https://swissplf.admin.ch/home


    As of the 8th of March, passengers must enter a 10 days quarantine upon arrival in Switzerland (passengers in transit in Luxembourg, French and German nationals are exempted from this obligation). Please find more information about risk areas here.

     

  • All passengers aged above 6 need to submit a negative PCR test result done within 72 hours prior to departure. Passengers that do not show a negative COVID-19 test result will not be permitted to fly. Passengers transiting Turkey are exempted from this requirement. Passengers transiting Turkey are exempted from this requirement. Passengers older than 5 years old entering Turkey must fill out electronically the following document at least 72h before departure. 

  • Following the decisions of the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, to lift the temporary suspension of scheduled passenger flights from the United Kingdom and departing from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the United Kingdom, Luxair resumed its flight operations.

     

    All passengers entering the UK must fill out the following PLF document before boarding and must present the negative result (in English, French or Spanish) of a PCR test, LAMP test, or antigen test performed within 3 days before departure (for example if you travel on Friday, the test must be done on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday). Children aged 10 or less are exempted from the test obligation. 

    Please be aware that the negative test result must be a document from a private test provider. NHS testing and Trace testing results will not be accepted.

     

    Passengers are also required to enter a mandatory 10 days quarantine.

     

    Additionally from 15/02/2021

    Passengers coming from a red list country or who have been in a red list country in the last 10 days

    • Only UK citizens or residents are allowed to enter the UK
    • The 10 days quarantine must be done in a government-approved  hotel
    • Passengers must pre-book their hotel package for the quarantine on a government booking system or while filling out the PLF. The package includes the hotel and a testing kit.

     

    Passengers coming from a non-red list country

    • The 10 days quarantine can be done at home
    • Passengers must pre-book a test kit on a government booking system or while filling out the PLF.
    • Passengers must perform their test themselves on the second day of the quarantine using the testing kit and must go in a government testing centre on the 8th day of the quarantine for a second test.

     

    As of the 8th of March, all passengers flying to Luxembourg from the UK must fill out the following declaration form for international travel.

     

    Please find more information regarding travellers exempted from the restrictions via this link:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules/coronavirus-covid-19-travellers-exempt-from-uk-border-rules

  • Before entering the United Arab Emirates, all passengers are required to register online through the app “DXB Smart App”:
    •    IOS devices: https://apps.apple.com/ae/app/covid19-dxb-smart-app/id1504818399  
    •    Android devices:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ae.gov.dha.covid19 
     
    Additionally, passengers are obliged to present a negative result of a PCR-test carried out maximum 72h before departure. The PCR test must be an official printed certificate written in English or Arabic. Children aged 11 or under are exempted from the test requirement. When traveling to Dubai please make sure to bring with you health insurance proof that is in English.

If you have any questions about your holiday package or flight booking, please contact us here for more info.