Communication on the new health measures for air travel to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - Gouvernement.lu

by msan.gouvernement.lu 01/26/2021

Anyone, regardless of nationality, aged 6 or over, wishing to travel by air to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, must present upon boarding the negative result (on paper or electronic document) of a test that detects SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid, or of a rapid antigen test, performed up to 72 hours before the flight.


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The Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Ambassador Oana Kristina Popa and Chief Negotiator Zorka Kordić signed today the Agreement on EU Financial Support to the Health Sector in the Fight against COVID-19. The Union’s € 9.5 million grant is aimed at supporting the health sector after the end of the current health crisis […]

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2020 was the year that travel forgot. As we move into 2021, the road to recovery for travel is still bumpy, but the end is definitely in sight. Global mass vaccination programs and the return of strict lockdowns means that hopefully, we’ll soon be able to start adventuring again. Pre-COVID-19, I was fortunate enough to spend …

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Despite government warnings, millions of Americans traveled over the holidays. Schools, universities, and workplaces face difficult decisions as people return in the midst of a coronavirus surge, potentially bringing Covid-19 with them. While vaccines are already being distributed, there’s a long road ahead until we achieve widespread vaccination and herd immunity. What if there was a better way to determine who is most at risk for Covid-19 and who should be tested and quarantined? We’re data scientists at USC Marshall School of Business and this summer we built an artificial intelligence system to help Greece safely reopen its borders to over 80,000 tourists a day. The system, known as Eva, determined which foreign visitors to admit and who to target for testing. As schools, businesses, and tourist destinations navigate a new wave of coronavirus cases amid the busy holiday season, they should consider how to use data and artificial intelligence to deploy their testing resources efficiently and reduce the spread of the virus. Tourism is central to Greece’s economy. This spring, the country faced a dilemma: It needed to reopen its borders for the prime summer vacation season but couldn’t test every incoming traveler. We created Eva to safely manage the flow of visitors. Every person entering Greece had to submit basic demographic information along with details about what countries they’d been in recently. Using a machine learning algorithm to predict risk, Eva selected which travelers to test on arrival at the border. After quarantining for 48 hours while...