Lying between Belgium, France and Germany, Luxembourg is one of the smallest European country, and the last Grand Duchy in the world. Despite its reduced size, Luxembourg has a strong identity and a very rich history. The tiny country is very involved in the European Union, hosting several high institutions. Cosmopolitan nation, Luxembourg is officially trilingual, with Luxembourgish, French and German spoken. From the World Heritage Luxembourg City to medieval castles, magnificent palaces and ancient abbeys, numerous cultural treasures are scattered across Luxembourg. The country also offers various sublime landscapes made of picturesque vineyards, gentle hills, rocky cliffs and lovely mountains.
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
LUXEMBOURG – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for most travelers, especially those who are staying with friends or relatives; visiting smaller cities, villages, or rural areas where exposure might occur through food or water; or prone to “adventurous eating”|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Lyme disease||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
Luxembourg has a health care system among the best on the planet. The medical equipment is on the cutting edge of technology, the infrastructure is following international standards and the care provided in the country is of excellent quality. The Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (www.chl.lu, (+352)44 11 11) is the main public hospital facility. It is located in the capital, Luxembourg City. The Hopital Kirchberg and the private clinic of Dr E. Bohler are other high quality addresses in the center of the capital. Every city in Luxembourg has at least one medical establishment. The following hospitals and clinics can be quoted : the Emile Mayrisch Hospital Center in Dudelange, the François Baclesse Center in Esch-sur-Alzette (which hosts the National Radiotherapy Center), the Ste Marie clinic also in Esch-sur-Alzette and the Nord Hospital Center in Ettelbrück.
In case of emergency in Luxembourg, call 112.
Pharmacies are numerous and well stocked in Luxembourg. Medicines are entirely reliable in the country and most of the European and American drugs can be found.
In case of emergency, dial:
- police: 113
- medical assistance: 112
- firefighters: 112