LuxembourgOfficial Name: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
6 months is recommended in the Schengen area
BLANK PASSPORT PAGES:
1 page per stamp
TOURIST VISA REQUIRED:
Not required for stays less than 90 days
CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY:
10,000 Euros or equivalent
CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT:
10,000 Euros or equivalent
Embassies and Consulates
22 Boulevard Emmanuel Servais
L-2535 Luxembourg City
Telephone: +(352) 46-01-23-00
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(352) 621-547-133
Fax: +(352) 46-14-01
See the Department of State’s Fact Sheet on Luxembourg for information on U.S.-Luxembourg relations.
Entry, Exit & Visa Requirements
- Passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your stay.
- You will need to apply for a temporary-residence permit for stays longer than 3 months.
- You must apply for residence permits prior to entering Luxembourg.
Visit the Embassy of Luxembourg website for the most current visa information.
- Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington, D.C., phone: (202) 265-4171 or -4172, email Washington.firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Luxembourg Consulate General in New York, phone: (212) 888-6664, email email@example.com;
- Luxembourg Consulate General in San Francisco, phone: (415) 788-0816, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIV/AIDS Restrictions. The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Luxembourg.
Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our website. For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information page.
Safety and Security
Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Europe. European governments are taking action to guard against terrorist attacks; however, all European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations.
- See our demonstrations page for information on demonstrations.
- Prior police approval is required for public demonstrations in Luxembourg.
- Police routinely supervise demonstrations.
- Even demonstrations intending to be peaceful can become violent.
- We advise you to avoid areas where public demonstrations are taking place.
- Thefts of backpacks, laptops, or other valuables regularly occur on the trains to/from Brussels.
- Low-level drug vending has increased in some of Luxembourg’s city parks at night.
- Incidents of petty crime spike during the annual “Schueberfouer,” a three-week funfair held in Luxembourg City every summer.
Victims of Crime: Report crimes to the local police at 113 and at 112 for medical emergencies. Contact the U.S. Embassy at +(352) 46 01 23 00 and the emergency after-hours phone at +(352) 621 547 133.
Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting crime.
See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas.
- help you find appropriate medical care
- assist you in reporting a crime to the police
- contact relatives or friends with your written consent
- explain the local criminal justice process in general terms
- provide a list of local attorneys
- provide our information on victim’s compensation programs in the U.S.
- provide information on help from Luxembourg authorities
- provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical
- support in cases of destitution
- help you find accommodation and arrange flights home
- replace a stolen or lost passport
Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the Embassy for assistance.
For further Security information:
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Call us in Washington at 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
- See the State Department's travel website for Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts.
- Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
- See traveling safely abroad for useful travel tips.
Local Laws & Special Circumstances
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.
Regardless of local law, you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you:
- Engage in sexual conduct with children or use/disseminate child pornography in a foreign country.
- Buy pirated goods.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately.
- Luxembourg authorities typically do not permit foreigners accused of crimes to leave the country while legal proceedings are ongoing.
See our webpage for further information.
Faith-Based Travelers: See the Department of State’s International Religious Freedom Report.
LGBTI Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Luxembourg. See our See our LGBTI Travel Information page and section 6 of the Department of State's Human Rights Report for further details.
Persons with Mobility Issues:
- Public buildings, sports and cultural centers, theaters, and museums have good accessibility for disabled persons.
- Buses operated by Luxembourg City are all accessible to persons with physical disabilities.
- Train stations also provide assistance to travelers with disabilities. Information is available in German or French from the Luxembourg Ministry of Health.
Women Travelers: See our travel tips for Women Travelers.
Modern medical facilities are widely available. Pharmacies can be found throughout the country. Most operate on a 24-hour rotation system for after-hours services, including emergency prescriptions. The on-call pharmacy is listed daily in the local newspaper or can be obtained by calling 112.
- A doctor's prescription is sometimes necessary for drugs that are sold over the counter in the United States.
- U.S. Medicare does not cover medical costs incurred overseas..
- Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.
- Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments.
- Obtain supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.
- Carry prescription medication in original packing, along with your doctor's prescription.
- Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Dial 112 for a medical emergency or the fire department, and 113 for the police.
For further health information, go to:
Travel & Transportation
Road Conditions and Safety: Highways and secondary roads are modern and well-maintained. Road signs and markings are clear and primarily worded in French. Streets in the city, construction sites, and crossroads are well illuminated at night. On highways, a digital alert system warns drivers of incidents or detours.
- Roads are congested during the morning and evening rush hour. Visitors should drive defensively in high-volume commuter traffic.
- A digital alert system warns drivers of incident or detours on highways.
- Fog and ice can cause sudden slowdowns on highways and secondary roads during the fall and winter. Cars must be equipped with all-weather or snow tires from October to April.
- Annual car maintenance inspections are required for vehicles registered in Luxembourg.
- Police can perform random road checks at any time.
Traffic Laws: The daily mix of drivers from Luxembourg and its three neighboring countries results in a variety of driving practices and courtesies. While most drivers respect speed limits, traffic signals, and rules, some do not.
Call the police at 113 if you are involved in a car accident involving an injury or dispute. The police will make an official assessment of the accident's circumstances that can subsequently be used if further legal action becomes necessary.
Driving while intoxicated may result in penalties including imprisonment from eight days up to two years, plus a fine of 251 to 5,000 Euros (approximately 275 USD to 5,500 USD).
Other common traffic violations that may result in penalties are:
- Excessive speeding
- Driving without a license
- Failure to wear a seat belt
- Using a cell phone (other than using hands-free technology) while driving
Public Transportation: Public transportation throughout the country is highly developed and considered very safe.
Aviation Safety Oversight: The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed the Government of Luxembourg’s Civil Aviation Authority as being in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards for oversight of Luxembourg’s air carrier operations. Further information may be found on the FAA’s safety assessment page