Corona virus: the validity period of the various vouchers is again extended

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
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In our infoflash of 15 June 2020, we informed you that the validity period of the various vouchers (meal vouchers, sports and culture vouchers, eco vouchers, gift vouchers) was extended due to the closure of the shops during the health crisis.

As the shops were closed again as of 2 November 2020, this validity period is again extended.

This new extension has not yet been published in the Belgian Official Gazette. So changes are still possible.

In addition, an extension of the consumption vouchers until 31 December 2021 was also requested (instead of currently 7 June 2021). This extension must still be officially confirmed as well.

Type of voucher

Validity period to be observed

1st extension of the validity due to COVID-19

Type of voucher

2nd announced extension

Paper or electronic eco vouchers expiring in March, April, May and June 2020

24 months

Extension by 6 months

Paper or electronic eco vouchers expiring between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2021

Extension by 6 months

Gift vouchers expiring in March, April, May and June 2020

No specific period of validity, but it must be limited

Extension by 6 months

Gift vouchers expiring between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2021

Extension by 6 months

Electronic meal vouchers expiring in March, April, May and June 2020

12 months

Extension by 6 months

Electronic meal vouchers expiring between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2021

Extension by 6 months

Sports and culture vouchers expiring on 30 September 2020

15 months (from 1 July to 30 September of the following year)

Extension up to and including 31 December 2020

Sports and culture vouchers expiring on 30 September 2020

Extension until 30 September 2021

 

Source: Draft law of 1 December 2020 on temporary support measures following the COVID-19 pandemic

 

 

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