Coronavirus: Family support leave extended -Temporary restrictions on entering Luxembourg

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Date:
03 Dec 2020

Newsflash

By:
Dorothée David

Coronavirus 

1. Family support leave extended until 25 May 2021

The Law of 23 November 2020[1], which came into force on 25 November 2020, extended the ability of employees, self-employed workers and public workers to benefit from family support leave until 25 May 2021.

For more information about family support leave, please refer to our Newsflash published on 26 June 2020.

2. Temporary restrictions on entering Luxembourg extended until 31 December 2021

Bill no. 7717[2] was submitted to the Chamber of Deputies on 24 November 2020.

The Bill provides that the restriction on entering Luxembourg applicable to third-party nationals, as provided by the law of 20 July 2020 (see our Newsflash published on 2 July 2020), has been extended up to and including 31 December 2021, where an earlier date can be set by way of a Grand Ducal regulation.

The conditions for applying the restrictions on entering Luxembourg, as well as its exceptions, are governed by the modified Grand Ducal regulation of 20 June 2020.

In particular, since 9 November 2020[3], residents of the following third-party countries have still been able to enter Luxembourg: Australia, China (subject to confirmation of a reciprocal agreement with the European Union), South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Uruguay.

 

[1] Law of 23 November 2020 modifying the law of 20 June 2020 introducing family support leave within the context of combating the Covid-19 pandemic, published in Mémorial A no. 922 on 23 November 2020.

[2] Bill no. 7717 modifying the law of 20 June 2020 introducing certain temporary measures concerning the application of the modified law of 29 August 2008 on the free movement of people and immigration.

[3] Grand Ducal regulation of 4 November 2020 modifying the modified Grand Ducal regulation of 20 June 2020 on the duration of the restrictions and the scope of the exceptions stipulated by article 2 of the law of 20 June 2020 introducing certain temporary measures concerning the application of the modified law of 29 August 2008 on the free movement of people and immigration, published in Mémorial A no. 885 of 5 November 2020, which came into force on 9 November 2020.