Luxembourg's Ministry of Finance has announced the decision of the Grand Duchy and Germany to extend their teleworking agreement for cross-border workers once more in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This teleworking agreement has been extended until 30 June 2022, after which, according to a decision by the responsible authorities, it will come to an end.

This agreement provides that the working days during which cross-border workers carry out their employment from home due to the measures taken to combat COVID-19 count as working days spent in the contracting state.

Similar taxation agreements with France and Belgium remain valid until 30 June 2022.

With regard to social security, Luxembourg's agreements with Belgium, France and Germany will continue to apply until the end of June 2022.

Luxembourg's Minister of Finance, Yuriko Backes, commented: "This is good news for the approximately 50,000 German commuters who come to us mainly from Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. My thanks go to the German government, with whom we have worked so well during the COVID crisis".