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Luxembourg

Luxembourg is a highly developed, stable constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. Tourist facilities are widely available. Read the Department of State Background Notes on Luxembourg for additional information.

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 COUNTRY OVERVIEW
Country Name: Luxembourg
Continent: Europe
Capital City: Luxembourg
Boundary Countries:

Belgium, France, Germany

Recommended Hospitals in Capital:
Main Cities:

Belgium, France, Germany

Country Size: 2,586 sq km
Population: 462,690

 

COUNTRY GENERAL INFORMATION
Language:

Luxembourgish (national language), German (administrative language), French (administrative language)

Currency: Euro (EUR)
Predominant Religions:

87% Roman Catholic, 13% Protestants, Jews and Muslims

National Holidays: National Day (Birthday of Grand Duchess Charlotte) 23 June
Economic Status:

Luxembourg is a highly developed, stable constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy. This stable, high-income economy - benefitting from its proximity to France, Belgium, and Germany - features solid growth, low inflation, and low unemployment.

Security:

Army

US Presence:

The US Embassy is located at 22, Blvd Emmanuel Servais, L-2535 Luxembourg City, tel: (352) 46 01 23 (available 24/7), fax: (352) 46 14 01. Consular Section phone: (352) 46 01 23 -22 13, Consular Section fax: (352) 46 19 39, email: LuxembourgConsular@state.gov.

The US Embassy’s Internet home page is http://luxembourg.usembassy.gov.

Document Requirements: A passport is required. Luxembourg is a party to the Schengen agreement. As such, U.S. citizens may enter Luxembourg for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. Sufficient funds and a return airline ticket are required. For further details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen fact sheet. No immunization is necessary. For further information concerning entry requirements for Luxembourg, travelers may contact the Embassy of Luxembourg at 2200 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008, phone (202) 265-4171 or 4172, or the Luxembourg Consulate General in New York, phone (212) 888-6664 or in San Francisco, phone: (415) 788-0816. Visit the Embassy of Luxembourg website for the most current visa information. Information about dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction can be found on our web site. For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information Sheet.
Major Airports:

Airports:  2, Airports w/paved runways:  1

Luxembourg – Findel International Airport (LUX/ELLX)
Luxembourg Airport, Luxembourg, PO Box 273, L-2012 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
Tel: +352 47 98-2001
Fax: +352 47 98-2850
Website: 
www.airport.lu
Customs, hours:  Mon-Fri 07:0-12:00 & 13:00-19:00
Tel: +352 47 98-2132
Fax: +352 42 21 06

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Risks and Precautions:

Terrorist incidents are rare in Luxembourg. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid areas where public demonstrations are taking place. The crime rate in Luxembourg is low to moderate when compared to other European countries. Travelers should take common-sense precautions while in Luxembourg.

Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR total:  4.74 deaths / 1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth:  TOTAL  78.89 years  (male 75.6/ female 82.38)

Immunization Indicators:

Required:  None

Recommended:  Hep A & B
Boosters:  MMR, DPT, poliovirus

Infectious Disease Concerns:

Tickborne encephalitis, a viral infection of the central nervous system, occurs in Austria, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark (only on the island of Bornholm); a few cases have also been reported from Italy, Norway, and France. To prevent tickborne encephalitis, as well as Lyme disease, travelers should take precautions to prevent tick bites (see below).

Overall Quality of Medical Services:

Medical facilities are widely available. Patients may self-refer to any clinic Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm.  In Luxembourg City, three major hospitals offer comprehensive general medical and surgical treatment, as well as specialized care in orthopedics, cardiology and psychiatry. Hospitals also exist in the south of the country (Esch-sur-Alzette) and in the north (Wiltz).  For more specialized care, including major burns, transfer to a regional burn center in Belgium or France is necessary.

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Direct Payment: 1
Referrals: 31
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Recent Medical Threats/ Concerns/Warnings:

Legionnaries disease, caused by the Legionella bacterium, is sporadic; some outbreaks have involved tourists at resort hotels.

Communications Info:

Country Calling Code:  +352

Internet Country Code:  .lu

 



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