The Department of Foreign Affairs strongly recommends that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance which will cover all overseas medical costs, including medical evacuation, before travelling to Luxembourg. You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake.
Irish Citizens should note that the Irish Government does not provide funds for emergency medical repatriation or for repatriation of remains.
You should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) free of charge which entitles you to emergency medical treatment. This card is NOT a substitute for travel insurance. See www.ehic.ie for further details. The EHIC replaces the Form E111, which is no longer valid.
Irish citizens do not require a visa to enter
It is advisable to carry your passport - or at least a clear photocopy of same - at all times should you be requested to produce a form of identification by the Luxembourg police.
Luxembourg shares with the rest of Europe a threat from terrorism.
Most visits to Luxembourg are trouble-free. You are advised to take the usual, sensible precautions with your valuables and travel documents.
A H1N1 Virus (Human Swine Flu)
Information can be found on the dedicated Luxembourg Government website http://www.grippe.public.lu/ (French version only) or on the website of the Luxembourg Health Ministry at http://ms.public.lu/fr/actualites/2009/04/2009-04-27_swine-influenza/index.html
Diplomatic and Consular Missions in Luxembourg
Contact details for the Irish Embassy in Luxembourg are available here. (Opens in new window)