VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Luxembourg
Luxembourg is a member of the Schengen Agreement. To apply for a visa, the following documents are provided to the Embassy of the country: –
Passport, valid for at least 3 months from the end of the planned trip;
– a completed application form;
– a copy of all pages of the civil passport;
-2 color photographs 35×45 mm in size;
– a certificate from the place of work indicating the position, salary and length of service, for students – a certificate from the place of study;
– Confirmation of hotel reservation;
– medical insurance;
– for children under 18 traveling with one of the parents or on their own – a copy of the birth certificate and a notarized permission from the remaining parent or both parents to leave the child.
A consular fee is charged for issuing a visa.
There are no restrictions on the import and export of foreign currency. You can import up to 200 cigarettes duty-free. (cigarillos – 100 pcs., or cigars – 50 pcs., or tobacco – 250 g), coffee beans – 0.5 kg, spirits – up to 1 l, sparkling or liqueur wine – up to 2 l, ordinary wine – up to 2 liters, perfumes – up to 50 gr, eau de toilette – 0.25 liters and other goods with a total value of up to 500 euros. The import of drugs is prohibited. It is forbidden to export, without special permission, items of computer equipment, antiquities, weapons, as well as items that are national treasures.
When you leave, it is necessary that your visa must be “closed” with a special seal at the point of departure.
Embassy in Luxembourg
Luxembourg, embassy in Moscow
Khrushchevskiy per., 3.
Tel.: 786-66-65, 202-21-71, 202-53-81.
Luxembourg, Russian Embassy in the country:
Luxembourg, Chateau de Beggen.
Tel.: (352) 422-333, 422-929.
Fax: (352) 422-334.
Communication in Luxembourg
Everywhere on the streets of large cities of Luxembourg there are pay phones that work on cards. From here you can call anywhere in the world. You can also make an international call from the post office and from the hotel, but it will cost you more.
In order to call Luxembourg, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 352 (country code) – the subscriber’s number.
In order to call to Russia from Luxembourg, you need to dial 00 – 7 – area code – subscriber number.
Emergency Phones in Luxembourg
Police, fire brigade, ambulance, emergency services – 112.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year’s Day
May 1 – Labor Day
June 23 – Day of the Duke of Luxembourg
December 25-26 – Christmas
During Easter in Luxembourg, the Emeschen holiday is held, accompanied by fairs and exhibitions and sales of traditional handicrafts. Between March and May, the Musical Spring Festival takes place in Luxembourg, on the eve of the Day of the Duke of Luxembourg, a torchlight procession takes place in front of the Grand Duke’s Palace, fireworks and festivities, and in September Luxembourg celebrates the Beer Festival.
The country strictly respects the rights of private estates, so that before crossing them, arranging an overnight stay here or fishing, you must obtain permission from the owner.
According to ehuzhou, shops are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00, lunch break from 12:00 to 14:00, Saturday – from 9:00 to 12:00. Large supermarkets are open daily from 9:00 to 22:00.
In hotels and restaurants, tips are already included in the bill, but if you want to thank the staff for good service, you can round the amount up. Taxi drivers are usually given about 10% of the fare.
Luxembourgers are externally closed and reserved, but they are very polite, correct and easily come to the aid of tourists.
Before traveling to Luxembourg, be sure to take out medical insurance.
Clervaux is located in the northern part of Luxembourg, 50 km north of the country’s capital. It stands on the banks of the Clerve River. All buildings in the city are made in the Gothic style.
Of the architectural sights in Clervaux, the Abbey stands out; it was built in the 20th century. This stone building is 13 meters high. It is dedicated to the heroes of the fight against the French invaders in the 18th century. It is also worth seeing the ruins of a knight’s castle with a tower from the 12th century. Various exhibitions are constantly held in the castle, among the permanent ones there is an interesting exhibition “Models of ancient castles of Luxembourg” and a collection of photographs and documents called “The Human Community”.
Esch-sur-Sur is located 10 km from the city of Wiltz. This is an ancient center of cloth-making. From Esch-sur-Sur, most of the hiking trails through the spurs of the Ardennes and the German-Luxembourg National Park begin. The park covers an area of 358 sq. km, part of it is located in Germany. It is a hill with separate peaks. Here is the highest point in the country – Mount Burgplatz (559 m). In the National Park in 1960, after the construction of a dam, an artificial lake was formed, its area is 380 hectares. The lake is a wonderful place for recreation, it is surrounded by forests, where you can fish and swim in the summer.