Luxembourg added to ‘Do Not Travel’ list, arrivals in England face 14-day quarantine

Jul 31, 2020

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Luxembourg has been added to the U.K. government’s “Do Not Travel” list, advising against all non-essential travel to the European destination. Additionally, anyone arriving in England from Luxembourg will be subject to a 14 day quarantine. The restrictions come into effect immediately.

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The news follows the surprise restrictions on travel to and from Spain announced with just a few hours notice last weekend. While Luxembourg does not see nearly the same number of British tourists as the popular beaches of Spain in summer, the BBC reports that more than 100,000 British nationals reside in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg was initially taken off the government’s travel corridor and “Do Not Travel” lists along with dozens of others earlier this month.

On Thursday, U.K. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tweeted: “Unfortunately the latest Luxembourg data shows an increase in COVID-19 cases meaning the country will be removed from the travel exemptions list”.

Neighbouring Belgium is currently considered safe to travel to, though this is being kept under constant review.

Related: All 78 countries and territories that are currently on the UK’s travel corridor list

Luxembourg’s flag carrier Luxair is currently operating daily flights from the reopened London City Airport (LCY) to its hub in Luxembourg (LUX), with Ryanair also operating four weekly flights from London Stansted (STN). British Airways has currently suspended flights to the prominent financial centre.

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