Travel Consideration: Luxembourg

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Luxembourg is a highly developed stable constitutional monarchy. Tourist facilities are widely available.

A passport is required. A visa is not required for American citizens for business or tourist stays of up to 90 days. For further information concerning entry requirements for Luxembourg, travelers can contact the Embassy of Luxembourg at 2200 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, Tel. (202) 265-4171/72, or the Luxembourg consulates general in New York or San Francisco.

Luxembourg has a low crime rate. However, during the tourist season, pickpocketing, theft from vehicles, and theft of unattended baggage can occur. The loss or theft abroad of an U.S. passport should be reported immediately to the local police and the nearest embassy or consulate. U.S. citizens can refer to the Department of State's pamphlet A Safe Trip Abroad for ways to enjoy a more trouble-free voyage. The pamphlet is available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, via the Internet at docs, or via the Bureau of Consular Affairs home page at

Medical facilities are available, but may be limited outside urban areas. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost thousands of dollars or more. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services.

While in a foreign country, U.S. citizens may encounter road conditions that differ significantly from those in the United States. The information below concerning Luxembourg is provided for general reference only, and may not be totally accurate in a particular location or circumstance.

Safety of Public Transportation: Good
Urban Road Conditions/Maintenance: Good
Rural Road Conditions/Maintenance: Good
Availability of Roadside Assistance: Good

Luxembourg has a modern, well-maintained system of highways and secondary roads. In mountainous areas, winding roads and cyclists sometimes slow traffic, and roads can be congested during rush hour in the Luxembourg City environs. Visitors should drive defensively in high volume commuter and tourist traffic, or during winter fog and ice.

For specific information concerning Luxembourg driver's permits, vehicle inspection, road tax and mandatory insurance, contact the Luxembourg National Tourist Office in New York at 212-935-8888, or via the Internet at For international driving permits contact AAA or the American Automobile Touring Alliance.

Americans living in or visiting Luxembourg are encouraged to register with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg and obtain updated information on travel and security within Luxembourg. The Embassy is located at 22 Boulevard Emmanuel Servais in Luxembourg City, Telephone (352) 46-01-23.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed Luxembourg Civil Aviation Authority as category 1- in compliance with international aviation safety standards for oversight of Luxembourg air carrier operations.

For further information, travelers may contact the Department of Transportation within the U.S. at 1-800-322-7873, or visit the FAA Internet home page at The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) separately assesses some foreign air carriers for suitability as official providers of air services. For information regarding the DOD policy on specific carriers, travelers may contact DOD at (618) 229-4801.

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