Restaurant tickets: 2020 vouchers remain usable until August 2021 – Economy

The announcement made in December officially comes into effect on Wednesday February 3, 2021. Restaurant vouchers for 2020 will be usable until August 31, 2021.

The 2020 restaurant tickets will be usable in 2021

The Minister of the Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire announced in December that the restaurant vouchers for 2020 which expired at the end of February 2021, would be extended until August 31, 2021. It is now the case. made. The decision was published in Official newspaper Wednesday 3 February 2021.

The minister had motivated this decision, explaining that it would allow ” to give back 700 million euros of purchasing power to restaurateurs », Which health measures have forced to close and whose opening is not envisaged before mid-February. Thus, the decree specifies that the validity date for meal vouchers issued in 2020 “is” extended from March 1 to August 31, 2021 “.

Meal vouchers can be used for take-out

In his announcement in December 2020, Bruno Le Maire had specified that if the restaurants remained closed, the restaurant tickets could still be used for take-out. The decree published in the Official Journal also confirms this announcement and specifies that the lengthening is intended for ” encourage the use of meal vouchers in restaurants, hotel-restaurants and owners of similar drinking establishments, and thus respond, in the context of the health crisis, to the economic difficulties of these establishments “.

The validity dates are extended but the ceiling remains unchanged. The use of meal vouchers is limited to a daily amount of 38 euros. On weekends and public holidays, the latter can still be used in restaurants but not in supermarkets.

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