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Luxembourg

Luxembourg: At a glance

Capital: Luxembourg City

Population: 590,667

Official languages: French, German

Time zone: Central European Standard Time, Central European Summer Time

Emergency #: 112

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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Luxembourg: Travel Health Information

Luxembourg is known for its natural landscapes. Visitors can walk along the 112 km Mullerthal Trail, or explore the Upper-Sure Lake. Luxembourg City is also known for its sprawling gardens, as one third of the city is covered in green space.

Healthcare

The standards for patient care and medical services in Luxembourg may differ from your home country. Luxembourg has a centralized, public healthcare system that meets international standards. Access to quality healthcare is generally good. However, due to cost measures related to Luxembourg’s small population size, patients may need to seek specialized services in neighbouring countries as some services are not offered domestically.

In the event of a medical emergency, contact your travel health insurance company immediately. Hospitals and private practitioners in Luxembourg typically require upfront payment, regardless if you have travel health insurance. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance. Before you depart, check with your insurer about the extent of their coverage in Luxembourg.

Pharmacies and medications

Prescriptions for medicines must be obtained by a local doctor or a doctor licensed in another EU country. Prescription medications will only be dispensed in six-month quantities at one time.

If you are travelling with medication, check with Luxembourg’s embassy, consulate, or Ministry of Health for details on medication allowances and restrictions. If your medication is a psychotropic or narcotic, you can review Luxembourg’s regulations on the International Narcotics Control Board. Note that these sources may provide incomplete or out-of-date information.

Road safety

Roads in Luxembourg are generally well maintained. Seat belts are required for the driver and passengers of a vehicle at all times. Helmets are mandatory for motorcycle drivers and passengers and are recommended for cyclists.



Luxembourg: At a glance

Capital: Luxembourg City

Population: 590,667

Official languages: French, German

Time zone: Central European Standard Time, Central European Summer Time

Emergency #: 112

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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