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We want to contact you about the recent uncertainties with respect to the current COVID19 Coronavirus global health crisis. Your health and safety are of utmost importance to us, and we want to share updated information about possible effects on travel to Luxembourg.
First and foremost, it is still possible to apply for Luxembourg Dual Citizenship and you may not need to travel to Luxembourg to do so. Check out our Citizenship Eligibility page to learn more.
To get the latest news from Luxembourg, we recommend you follow https://today.rtl.lu.
PLEASE NOTE: This rest of this article pertains to individuals who must travel to Luxembourg by December 31, 2020. If you are a new applicant for Luxembourg citizenship, this does not apply. Contact us with any questions.
LUXEMBOURG CITIZENSHIP GUIDANCE – FOR APPLICANTS WITH DECEMBER 31, 2020 DEADLINE ONLY
The United States has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory, effectively advising all citizens not to travel at this time. Flights remain operating between Europe and North America. However, non-EU citizens cannot enter the EU and Luxembourg until at least June 15th. You may be subject to a 2-week quarantine anywhere that you land in Europe. Luxembourg’s Findel Airport restarts operations May 29th.
We appreciate that the prospect of international travel seems unpredictable for the near future. We have received a number of questions regarding how this might affect applying for Luxembourg Citizenship.
The deadline to apply to recover Luxembourg Citizenship remains December 31, 2020. This final deadline is enshrined in law and cannot be changed without an act of the Chamber of Deputies. The deadline cannot change until the law before the Chamber of Deputies is voted upon and approved. We are working to advocate for all applicants with our video campaign.
We have received questions if Luxembourg will allow applicants to submit documentation by mail or electronically. There are no changes to the in-person application requirement under debate.
However, the Government has now made it that background checks are admissible for six months after issue by the local government authority.
Current circumstances prove that it is possible for world events to affect one’s ability to travel. The current health crisis may continue or new travel difficulties may arise. Due to the impending final application deadline, LuxCitizenship maintains our previous recommendation that our clients not plan for travel to Luxembourg after the second half of November 2020. LuxCitizenship assumes no responsibility for individuals who for any reason fail to complete their citizenship recovery.
CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL GUIDANCE
For the latest updates on the COVID19 Coronavirus in Luxembourg and any measures that may be taken in Luxembourg, you can visit the Luxembourg Government’s special English language website:
If you have travel booked through another European country and need official guidance on travel updates, you can contact us and we’ll provide you with the Government Links.
OTHER TRAVEL CONSIDERATIONS
-We encourage all travelers to obtain travel insurance and any other available/applicable insurances for their travel. Flight reservations originating in the European Union may benefit from European legal protections and entitlement to reimbursement for the impossibility to travel. You should check the individual terms and conditions of the travel you booked for more information.
-As in any case when traveling outside of the United States, you should check with your medical insurance provider to confirm that medical care outside the United States is covered under said policy. If not, you should take out a travel insurance or other policy that provides for medical care outside the USA. These policies are usually quite affordable.
We are here to be a resource for you and your family. The well-being of our clients is our highest priority. We will continue to keep you in the loop while encouraging everyone to make preparations for the next steps in the application process. Considering the deadline later this year and that a deadline extension is unlikely, it is best to continue application preparation and be ready to submit when possible