Luxembourg's Ministry of Social Security confirmed today that the Grand Duchy and Belgium have agreed to extend their agreement on cross-border workers' social security affiliation for teleworking, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, until 31 December 2021.

This agreement avoids a change of affiliation if the 25% threshold provided for in European legislation is exceeded for the workers concerned. Concretely, this means that a cross-border worker who carries out his / her work from home due to the pandemic continues to be affiliated to the Luxembourg social security system.

The agreement with Belgium will enter into force on 1 July 2021 and will be formalised by the representatives of the Belgian federal government and the Luxembourg government during the "Gaichel" meeting, which will take place on 7 July 2021 in Luxembourg.

Discussions are still ongoing on the extension of agreements with France and Germany in this area.