AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING LUXEMBOURG
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Luxembourg starting from 2021.
A valid passport is required to enter Luxembourg. All tourists entering Luxembourger territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Luxembourger authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
Luxembourger custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Luxembourger territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:
If arriving from a non-EU country:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), tobacco (250g)
- Alcohol: Spirits over 22% alcohol volume (1L), Spirits less than 22% alcohol volume (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L)
If arriving from an EU Country:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), tobacco (1Kg)
- Alcohol: Spirits over 22% alcohol volume (10L), Spirits less than 22% alcohol volume (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L)
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Luxembourg with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.
Australia and Luxembourg
Migrants to Australia did not include nationals from Luxembourg over time, and as the nation remained neutral during both world wars, despite being occupied by Germany during wartime, the citizens were not required to take refuge outside of their borders.
Australia and Luxembourg enjoy a constructive and positive bilateral relationship focusing largely on multilateral issues including in the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and international disarmament negotiations.
Australia and Luxembourg have bilateral agreements covering such issues as mutual assistance on criminal matters, extradition and visas.
Australians wanting to visit The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg can presently do so bearing only a valid passport. Once ETIAS is implemented, Australians will have to go through a process similar to Australia’s own ETA and obtain pre-authorisation before embarking. Just like ETA, the process is inexpensive and not at all time-consuming.
List of Luxembourgish diplomatic offices in Australia
Consulate of Luxembourg in Sydney, Australia
Address: Sydney, NSW 2000, Damour Avenue, 6, East Lindfield, NSW 2070
Phone: +61 2 9880 8002
Fax: +61 2 8920 2720
Office Hours: 10.00am - 4.00pm weekdays (by appointment only)
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Area: 2,586 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +352
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