Law ministry

Adaptation of the COVID law

Following today’s vote on Bill no. 7943, the amended law of July 17, 2020 relating to measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has been adapted on the following points:

Isolation period

Isolation is prescribed for 10 days. It can be terminated before the expiry of the 10-day period for the following cases:

  • people who received their full vaccination less than 6 months ago, or
  • people who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection within 180 days of a positive PCR test, or
  • people who received a vaccination booster

and if they perform rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing on days 5 and 6 of isolation at the earliest. If the results are negative, the isolation ends on day 6.

This decrease is justified by the fact that these people have a lower viral load and, in particular, a shorter period of contagiousness.

This change also applies to people who are already isolated.

Period of validity of vaccination certificates

In agreement with the European Commission, the the general validity of vaccination certificates is fixed at 270 days (9 months) from the date on which the vaccination is considered to be completed.

It should be noted that the European Commission has not set a standard deadline for the acceptance of certificates issued following the administration of a vaccination booster, because there is not yet sufficient data on the duration of protection. conferred by the recall. For the moment, the validity of the vaccination certificates issued following the vaccination booster has not been determined.

CovidCheck 2G + system

The CovidCheck 2G + system is maintained, but the categories of people who can be exempted from the testing requirement are extended to include:

  • those who completed their vaccination less than 180 days ago,
  • those who received a booster vaccination, or
  • those with a valid recovery certificate.

This adaptation takes into account the experience gained in a number of countries affected by the Omicron variant before Luxembourg, from which it emerges that, if the efficacy of the vaccine decreases with time, it again increases significantly with the vaccine booster.

Press release from the Ministry of State / Ministry of Health