Luxembourg officially advises against non-essential travel to China, where the coronavirus is still very present.

Luxembourg wants to keep the coronavirus outbreak under control. The disease is considered to be on the decline in the Grand Duchy, but is virulent in China.

After announcing the introduction of increased surveillance for travellers from China on Friday, Luxembourg is now stepping up its vigilance.

From now on, travel that is not absolutely necessary will be officially discouraged. A similar decision was made by Germany. China "is facing a very large wave of Covid-19 infections", the foreign ministry explains. "The Chinese health system is overloaded".

From this Monday, 9 January, and up to and including 31 March, every person who has been in China in the 14 days before arriving in Luxembourg is obliged to declare their presence to the health inspectorate.