Travel advice from ABTA Magazine as tourism restarts.
Quaint, charming and small in size, Luxembourg can be explored in-depth in a relatively short time. The capital city is a Unesco World Heritage site and the country is thought to house at least 100 castles. But it’s not all history – the city has a pulsing night scene with numerous bars and clubs to enjoy before heading out for some R&R in Luxembourg’s picturesque countryside. Around 120,000 British nationals visit Luxembourg every year.
As lockdown continues to ease, the government has revealed a list of countries from which inbound tourist and returning travellers do not need to self-isolate (also known as the travel corridors list) – ending its blanket 14-day quarantine policy. However, it is not necessarily the case that Britons can enter the countries on the exemptions list without needing to quarantine, or that flights are even currently available (research suggests as little as a third of the countries can be visited without restrictions). Although firm favourites France and Italy made it on to lists revealed by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for Transport (DfT), the USA and Portugal were notable exceptions.
Luxembourg was removed from Department for Transport’s exemption list on July 31, 2020, meaning travellers will need to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering the UK. The FCO is also advising against all but essential travel to Luxembourg due to a spike in coronavirus cases, although it is not advising those already travelling in Luxembourg to leave at this time. Travellers who ignore FCO advice will not be covered by travel insurance.