LUXEMBOURG TRAVEL GUIDE

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INTRODUCTION

Luxembourg is a small European country, surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. It’s mostly rural, with dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east and the Moselle river valley in the southeast. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is famed for its fortified medieval old town perched on sheer cliffs.

 

Where it lags behind in size, Luxembourg surely makes up in culture, art and history. Packed with beautiful medieval castles and legendary vineyards, Luxembourg is not just a place with a pretty face: today it is an important element of the European Union, and home to the Court of Justice of the European Communities – Luxembourg is a nation with a distinct colour and variety of its own.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Luxembourg has restricted the entry of travelers arriving from outside the EU who are not nationals/residents of EU/Schengen area countries or the UK and their family members until at least September 15.As of August 12, individuals seeking to enter Luxembourg by air, whose travel does not originate from an EU member country or one of the countries exempted by the European Union (Australia, Canada, China (subject to reciprocity at European Union level), Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Korea from the South, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay), Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR issued within 72 hours before departure.As of August 21, Luxembourg has continued the restriction of travelers from certain countries (the US, and others) to the European Union for at least two additional weeks. There are exceptions to this prohibition, however: Citizens or residents of Luxembourg with valid documentation – a Luxembourg passport or a Luxembourg-issued resident card – are able to enter the country. Exceptions also exist for healthcare professionals, border and transport workers, seasonal workers, essential highly qualified workers, diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, military personnel, travelers in family emergencies, students attending an institution in Luxembourg, and travelers in transit.

 

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  • Capital: Luxembourg
  • Currency: euro (EUR)
  • Area: 2,586 km²
  • Population: 613 894 (2019)
  • Language: Luxembourgish (national language), German and French (administrative languages)
  • Religion: 87% Roman Catholic, remainder Protestants, Jews, and Muslims
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz (European plug)
 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 1 May, May Day
  • 23 June, National Day (Sovereign’s Birthday)*
  • 15 August, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 1 November, All Saints Day
  • 26 December, St. Stephen’s Day

*National Day (the Grand Duke’s Birthday) is transferred to a Monday if it falls on a Sunday.

Business openings and work schedules may be significantly affected by Christian holidays and festivals.

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

The climate in Luxembourg can be characterised as a moderate oceanic Western European climate with mild winters and comfortable summers.

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Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW:

The snow sports season in Luxembourg is only 3 months long at best, from December to February. Snowfall can be unpredictable though, so best to check the actual predictions for the season before you go!

HIKE & CYCLE:

The best time for outdoor activities in Luxembourg is from May to September. Even the hottest months of July and August are very pleasant.

 

LGBTQ

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people's rights in Luxembourg are the same as those of non-LGBT people. Partnerships, which grant many of the benefits of marriage, have been recognised since 2004. Same-sex marriage in Luxembourg has been legal since 1 January 2015.

 

Luxembourger society is noted as particularly tolerant of homosexuality and same-sex relationships and celebrate this with their annual Luxembourg Pride Week.

 

HEALTH

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