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Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Exercise normal precautions in Luxembourg.

Exercise normal precautions in Luxembourg.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Luxembourg:



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6 months is recommended in the Schengen area


1 page per stamp


Not required for stays less than 90 days




10,000 Euros or equivalent


10,000 Euros or equivalent

Embassies and Consulates

U.S. Embassy Luxembourg

22 Boulevard Emmanuel Servais
L-2535 Luxembourg City
+(352) 46-01-23-00
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(352) 46-01-23-23
Fax: +(352) 46-14-01

Destination Description

See the Department of State’s Fact Sheet on Luxembourg for information on U.S.-Luxembourg relations.

Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

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
  • Luxembourg Consulate General in New York, phone: (212) 888-6664, email
  • Luxembourg Consulate General in San Francisco, phone: (415) 788-0816, email

Luxembourg is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Luxembourg for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. You need sufficient funds and return airline ticket. 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.

Find information on dual nationality, prevention of international child abduction and customs regulations on our websites.

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.

Demonstrations occur occasionally in Luxembourg and are always non-violent and frequently announced in advance. 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.

  • Demonstrations tend to be small, well organized and non violent and generally sanctioned in advance by local officials.
  • However, even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. 
  • Avoid areas around protests and demonstrations. 
  • Check local media for updates on the situation and traffic advisories.
  • Alerts issued regarding demonstrations are now posted on the U.S. Mission’s website.


  • Thefts of backpacks, laptops, or other valuables regularly occur on the trains with notably more incidents on the trains to and from Brussels.
  • Although overall crime has decreased in recent years, home burglaries have increased with the highest number of incidents occuring during the Christmas market season or summer holidays when residents are likely to be on vacation or out of the house.
  • Low-level drug vending has increased in some of Luxembourg’s city parks at night and around the main train station in Luxembourg City.
  • Incidents of petty crime spike during the annual “Schueberfouer,” a three-week fair held in Luxembourg City every summer.
  • Thefts from cars have also increased where perpetrators often damage vehicles to gain access and steal items.

See the Department of State and the FBI pages for information on scams.

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 4601 2323

Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime.

See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas.

We can:

  • 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 (in French).
  • 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 information:

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.

Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the U.S., regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website.

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 our following webpages for details:

LGBTI Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Luxembourg.

See our LGBTI Travel Information page and section 6 of our U.S. Department of State’s  Human Rights report for further details.

Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance.

  • Public buildings, sports and cultural centers, theaters, and museums have good accessibility for disabled persons. Information is available in LFrench 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.

Students: See our Students Abroad page and FBI travel tips.

Women Travelers: See our travel tips for Women Travelers.


We do not pay medical bills. Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.

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.

We strongly recommend supplemental insurance (our webpage) 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 this 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:

Travel and 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. The city of Luxembourg more than doubles its population Monday to Friday due to the influx of cross border workers. 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.
  • A warning triangle sign and brightly colored driver’s vest are compulsory for vehicles.
  • 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.

Drivers should also carry a blank accident report in their vehicle, available through all local insurance companies. This report is necessary for any accident not involving injury; typically, police do not respond to these types of accidents, and it is the driver’s responsibility to exchange information and file the report with their insurance companies.

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.

The maximum allowable blood-alcohol content in Luxembourg is 0.05 percent. Driving while intoxicated may result in penalties including fines and imprisonment.

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.

See our road safety page for more information. Visit the website of Luxembourg’s national tourist office and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, 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.

For additional travel information

Last Updated: January 2, 2019

Travel Advisory Levels

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Luxembourg
22 Boulevard Emmanuel Servais
L-2535 Luxembourg City
+(352) 46-01-23-00
+(352) 46-01 23-23
+(352) 46-14-01

Luxembourg Map