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

The two countries recently agreed to extend the exceptional provision not to take into account teleworking days linked to the COVID-19 crisis for the determination of the social security legislation applicable to cross-border workers until the end of the year.

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 residing in France who carries out his / her work from home due to the pandemic continues to be affiliated to the Luxembourg social security system.

Similar agreements between Luxembourg and Belgium and Germany had already been extended until the end of 2021.