29 July 2020 – One free COVID-19 test offered to those travelling abroad

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health, Immigration, Transportation
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health

Overview: For the summer holiday period, Luxembourg has offered one free COVID-19 test per person ahead of a trip or stay abroad – this within the limit of a quota that does not affect strategic testing capabilities. A new procedure is put in place to make it easier for Luxembourg residents to obtain a COVID-19 test before their departure.
Full details here: https://gouvernement.lu/en/actualites/toutes_actualites/communiques/2020/07-juillet/29-covidtest-voyage.html

Type of Justification: Learning from other jurisdictions
Evidence/Justification: Following the upsurge of the COVID-19 virus in recent weeks, some countries are asking for a 14-day quarantine or a recent negative COVID-19 test for residents coming from the Luxembourg.