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Traveling Through Europe: If you are planning to visit or travel through European countries, you should be familiar with the requirements of the Schengen Agreement.
For additional details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen fact sheet.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Luxembourg.
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.
Demonstrations occur occasionally in Luxembourg and have historically been non-violent. Public demonstrations take place for a variety of political, economic, or social causes. Demonstrations tend to take place on politically significant days and during international summits hosted in the country.
Thefts of backpacks, laptops, or other valuables regularly occur on the trains with notably more incidents on the trains to and from Brussels.
Victims of Crime:
See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas.
Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence are encouraged to contact the Embassy for assistance.
Tourism: The tourism industry is generally regulated and rules with regard to best practices and safety inspections are regularly enforced. Hazardous areas/activities are identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is widely available throughout the country. Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide lifesaving assistance. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent local authorities, prior to practicing or operating a business.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. See our webpage for further information.
Luxembourg authorities typically do not permit foreigners accused of crimes to leave the country while legal proceedings are ongoing.
Faith-Based Travelers: See the following webpages for details:
LGBTI Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Luxembourg.
Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance: Public buildings, sports and cultural centers, theaters, and museums have good accessibility for disabled persons. Information is available in French and German from the National Center for disabled persons. This group is affiliated with Luxembourg’s Ministry for the Family and Integration.
Buses operated by Luxembourg City are all accessible to persons with physical disabilities.
Train stations also provide assistance to travelers with disabilities.
Women Travelers: See our travel tips for Women Travelers.
Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage. Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information on the type of insurance you should consider before you travel.
We strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.
If traveling with prescription medication, carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription or be prepared to show that it is required for your personal use. As there are very limited flights coming to Luxembourg from outside the Schengen area, follow the guidelines for medications allowed into the Schengen area.
Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Further health information:
The U.S. Embassy maintains a list of doctors and hospitals. We do not endorse or recommend any specific medical provider or clinic.
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.
Other common traffic violations that may result in penalties are:
Public Transportation: Public transportation throughout the country is highly developed and considered very safe.
See our road safety page for more information. Visit the website of Luxembourg’s national tourist office and the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, the national authority responsible for road safety.
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.