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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
Eat Drink
malaria no
typhus no
cholera no
yellow fever no

Overview

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. The temporary provider in Luxembourg is the national health insurance fund for workers (Caisse national d’assurance maladie des ouvriers). In the event of illness, EHIC holders should contact a resident doctor or dentist of their own choice. The costs of the treatment must first be paid by yourself before they can be reimbursed in your home country. The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. Check directoryaah for more information.

Food and drink

Tap water can be drunk without hesitation. The hygiene standards in the restaurants are good, so that the food can be consumed without hesitation. In rare cases, eating shellfish can lead to infection.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Across the country, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. The transmission period is from April to October. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Hepatitis B occurs. Vaccination should be given for longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Epidemic outbreaks of meningococcal meningitis do occur. In order to protect themselves, children and young people planning a long-term stay in particular should be vaccinated. Luxembourg is considered rabies-free.

Health certificate

In Luxembourg and in all other EU countries, proof of the COVID vaccination status with the paper vaccination card is valid in addition to the digital COVID-19 vaccination card (EU Digital COVID Certificate). Luxembourg accepts the Swiss COVID certificate.

Money

Currency

1 euro = 100 cents. Currency code: €, EUR (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins in denominations of 1 and 2 euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.

Credit cards

American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Diners Club are widely accepted. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.

ATMs

Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Travelers checks are not accepted in Luxembourg.

Bank opening hours

Usually Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.30. Some banks are also open during lunchtime and on Saturdays.

Foreign exchange regulations

For travelers within and from outside the EU, there are no restrictions on the import or export of national and foreign currencies, but there is an obligation to declare funds from an equivalent value of €10,000 (in addition to cash, cash also includes travelers cheques, savings accounts, other currencies, to third parties checks drawn, the true value of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum (gold coins containing at least 90 percent gold grade, uncoined gold in the form of bars, nuggets or nuggets containing at least 99.5 percent gold grade), precious stones (but not jewelry). )).

Currency Exchange

Money can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices at the airport, in train stations, in post offices and in larger hotels (but usually at a less favorable rate there).

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
EUR 1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €

Luxembourg Money