Luxembourg - Shops - Restrictions

Any commercial operation with a sales area equal to or greater than 400 m2, which is accessible to the public, is subject to a limit of one customer per 10 m2.

Definition of "sales area":
Constitutes a sales area, the built-up area, measured inside the external walls.
The sales area does not include the areas reserved for sanitary facilities, offices, production workshops and storage depots, provided that they are clearly separated by means of a solid partition and, in the case of storage depots and production workshops, provided that they are not accessible to the public.
Any other construction or any covered building, whether or not incorporated into the ground, whether or not solidly built, shall be considered as a built-up area.

The following are not considered as sales areas
- the shopping arcades of a shopping centre provided that no retail trade can be carried on there;
- accommodation establishments, catering establishments, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks outlets;
- garage owners' showrooms;
- travel agencies;
- bank branches ;
- advertising agencies;
- fitness centres;
- beauty salons;
- hairdressing salons;
- opticians;
- consumer salons.

Source: Law of 17 July 2020 on measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, Art. 3bis

Listing created Nov 25, 2020

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