The favorite holiday destinations of Luxembourgers are their neighboring countries

Luxembourgers have chosen their neighboring countries as their favorite holiday destinations.

Such conclusions were drawn by the recent survey by Democratic Party (DP) MP André Bauler, who wanted to know where people travel the most, how long they stay and how much of their income they spend on vacation, reports from SchengenVisaInfo.com.

According to the RTL report, Bauler also wanted to know whether the spread of the Coronavirus and its new variants has led to changes in travel behavior.

Regarding the survey, the Minister of the Economy, Franz Fayot, indicated that the neighboring countries of Luxembourg remain the most popular destinations for citizens of the Grand Duchy.

Despite the fact that one in four Luxembourg residents who traveled to other countries last year went to France, there has been an increase in the number of visits made by Luxembourgers to Germany, Belgium, Spain and the Portugal.

According to figures provided by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (STATEC), one in ten people chose the Grand Duchy as their favorite holiday destination last year. Moreover, the figures reveal that they stayed in a Luxembourg hotel or campsite for an average of four nights.

Furthermore, figures provided by STATEC show that Luxembourg citizens spent an average of €2,200 on holidays last year, which is twice as much as in 2020 and 2019. In addition, it has been reported that people spend a total of 4.3% of their travel budget, half as much as in previous years.

There has been a significant increase in holiday spending by Luxembourg citizens since 2010, when households spent an average of €3,360, which rose to €3,800 in 2015.

On the other hand, the Luxembourg authorities have confirmed that the country continues to maintain its travel restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus.

This means travelers from other countries planning to visit Luxembourg remain subject to entry restrictions after the country’s foreign ministry announced earlier this month that preventive measures against COVID-19 would remain. in effect for nearly three more months until September 30.

The Luxembourg authorities have clarified that third-country nationals who do not reside in any of the EU or Schengen zone countries should respect the entry conditions upon arrival in Luxembourg.

According to figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Luxembourg has reported a total of 276,135 people who have tested positive for Coronavirus in that country since the start of the pandemic, while a total of 1 106 people died during the same period. .

Separately, WHO figures reveal that as of June 26, a total of 1,269,673 doses of vaccine have been administered.