List of statutory minimum employment leave by country

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In most industrialised nations, advances in employee relations have seen the introduction of statutory minimum tariffs for employee leave from work, i.e. the amount of entitlement to paid holiday/vacation. Several companies will offer contractually more time, depending on the sector. Companies and the law may also differ as to whether national holidays are counted as part of the minimum leave. Disparities in national minimums are still subject of debate regarding Work-life balance and perceived differences between nations. These numbers usually refer to full-time employment, part-time workers may get a reduced numbers of days. In most countries public holidays are paid and usually not considered part of the annual leave. In most countries there are additional paid maternity/paternity/parental leaves that are not listed here.

Country Minimum annual leave Paid vacation days
(five-day workweek)[1][2]
 Afghanistan Employees are entitled to 20 days recreational leave and 15 paid public holidays.[3] 20
 Albania 20
 Algeria The paid annual leave is calculated on the basis of 2 and 1/2 days per month of work. The total duration of the leave cannot, however, exceed 30 calendar days per year.[4] 22
 Angola The period of annual leave for workers is of 22 days per year, not including weekends, complementary weekly rest days and holidays in this calculation.[4] 22
 Antigua and Barbuda The length of the annual leave for an employee who has successfully passed his probationary period is at least one day per month of employment; 12 days per year of work performed. Every employees is also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[5] 10
 Argentina 14 calendar days (from 0 to 5 years seniority), 21 calendar days (from 5 to 10), 28 calendar days (from 10 to 20) and 35 calendar days (from 20). Every employees is also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[5] 10
 Armenia Generally, the duration of annual leave is 28 calender days. Extended annual leave up to 35 calendar days is granted to certain categories of employees whose work involves great nervous, emotional and intellectual strain and professional risk.[6] 20
 Australia For each year of service with his or her employer, an employee is entitled to 4 weeks of paid annual leave, unless the employee is a shiftworker, in which case he or she is entitled to 5 weeks of paid annual leave. Every employees is also entitled 9 to 11 paid public holidays depending on state and territory.[3][7] 20
 Austria If the employee has less than 25 years of service, he is entitled to 30 days of annual leave. If the employee has 25 years of more, he is entitled to 36 days of annual leave. Every employee is also entitled to 13 paid public holidays.[6][8][9] 25
 Azerbaijan Employees are entitled to a minimum of 21 calendar days of annual leave.[10] 15
 The Bahamas 14 days after 1 year employment, 21 day after 7 years of employment.[5] 10
 Bahrain An employee who has been in the service of an employer for at least one year is entitled to a paid annual leave not less than thirty days, with an average of two and a half days for each month.[11] Every employee is also entitled to 15 paid public holidays.[12] 22
 Bangladesh All workers except tea plantation workers are entitled to 10 days of paid casual leave in each calendar year. An adult worker is entitled to: (a) for shop, commercial or industrial establishment, factory, or road transport service industry workers - one day’s paid annual leave per 18 days of work;(b) for tea plantation workers - one day’s paid annual leave per 22 days of work; and(c) for newspaper workers - one day’s paid annual leave per 11 days of work. Every worker is also entitled to 11 paid public holidays[3] 10
 Barbados An employee who completes a year of employment with an employer is entitled to - (a) an annual holiday of not less than 3 weeks where he has been in the employment of that employer for less than 5 years; and (b) an annual holiday of not less than 4 weeks where he has been in the service of that employer for 5 years or more.[5] 15
 Belarus 18
 Belgium A worker after one year of full employment, the employee shall be entitled to: 24 working days if they work 6 days per week; and 20 working days if they work 5 days per week. Workers are also entitled to 10 paid public holidays.[6][9] 20
 Belize The duration of the annual leave shall be two working weeks. Every employee is also entitled to 13 paid public holidays.[5] 10
 Benin Unless there are more favorable provisions in collective agreements or employment contracts, the worker acquires the right to leave, to be paid by the employer, at the rate of 2 working days per month of effective service. A working days is every day other than the day of weekly rest period and holidays. Every worker is also entitled to 13 paid public holidays.[4] 20
 Bhutan 9
 Bolivia There are different scales of annual leave depending on the seniority of the worker. To this respect; workers having performed from 1 to 5 years of service are entitled to enjoy 15 working days, from 5 to 10 years, 20 working days, and from 10 years onwards, 30 working days. Every worker is also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[5] 15
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 18
 Botswana Every employer is required to grant to every employee employed by him leave with basic pay at the rate of not less than 1.25 days per month. Every employee is also entitled to 14 paid public holidays.[4] 15
 Brazil The length of annual leave depends on the number of days of absence from work: 30 days when the worker was absent no more than 5 days; 24 days when the worker was absent between 6 and 14 days; 18 days when the worker was absent between 15 and 23 days; 12 days when the worker was absent between 24 and 32 days.[5] 25
 Brunei Darussalam The duration of the paid annual leave corresponds to 7 days in respect of the first 12 months of continuous service with the same employer, and an additional one day of annual leave for every subsequent 12 months of continuous service with the same employer and up to a maximum 14 days of such leave. Every employee is also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[3] 7
 Bulgaria An employee has the right to paid annual leave in the duration of at least four weeks for each calendar year.[6][9] 20
 Burkina Faso The employee has a right to a paid leave chargeable to the employer, at the rate of two and a half calendar days per month of effective service. Every employee is also entitled to 15 paid public holidays.[4] 22
 Burundi Workers are entitled to 1 and 2/3 working days per month of completed of service.[4] 17
 Cabo Verde Every worker in an employment contract for an indeterminate period is entitled to twenty-two days of annual leave.[4] 22
 Cambodia All workers are entitled to paid annual leave at the rate of 1.5 work days per month of continuous service. However, the length of paid leave entitlement shall be increased according to seniority, at the rate of one day per 3 years of service.[3] 15
 Cameroon Workers acquire the right to annual leave at the rate of one and a half days per month of effective service, paid by the employer.[4] 15
 Canada Determined by provincial law. Minimum 10 working days depending on province (i.e. the Ontario Public Service has exempted itself as an employer from sections of the Employment Standards Act that require employers to compensate for vacations and statutory holidays) and tenure of employment.(15 days in Saskatchewan). In addition, 5–10 public holidays depending on province.[13] 10
 Central African Republic Workers are entitled to leave at the rate of 2 working days per month worked.[4] 20
 Chad Workers are entitled to two days per month of paid leave - to be paid by the employer. One month of effective work is the period equivalent to 4 weeks or 24 days of work. Every worker is also entitled to 3 paid public holidays.[4] 20
 Chile The duration of the annual leave is 15 working days.[5] 15
 China The duration of the annual leave entitlement is: (a) 5 days for employees who have accumulatively worked for 1–10 years; (b) 10 days for employees who have accumulatively worked for 10–20 years; and (c) 15 days for employees who have accumulatively worked for more than 20 years. Every worker is also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[3] 5
 Colombia Employees are entitled to 15 consecutive working days of paid annual leave. Every employee is also entitled to 18 paid public holidays.[5] 15
 Comoros Workers are entitled to annual leave at the rate of at least 2 and half days per month of work. In order to determine the duration of the leave, it shall be considered as a month of work, the period equivalent to 4 weeks or 24 days of work.[4] 25
 Democratic Republic of Congo The duration of annual leave has to be of at least one day for every month of effective service, for worker over the age of 18. It shall be of at least one and a half day for workers under the age of 18. It shall be increased of one day per month every 5 years of seniority in the same employer or replaced employer.[4] 10
 Republic of Congo Workers are entitled, after one year of service, to 26 working days of annual leave paid by the employer.[4] 22
 Costa Rica Employees are entitled to 2 weeks minimum of annual leave after 50 weeks of work performed with the same employer. Every employee is also entitled to 9 paid public holidays.[5] 10
 Croatia An employee has the right to paid annual leave in the duration of at least four weeks for each calendar year and 13 paid public holidays.[6][9] 20
 Cuba Every worker is entitled to enjoy one month of paid annual leave after 11 months of effective work. Workers are also entitled to 9 paid public holidays.[5] 22
 Cyprus 20 working days of leave for workers on a five-day week and 24 working days of leave for workers on a six-day week over a period of one year's employment.[6][9] 20
 Czech Republic The basic vacation allowance is a minimum of 4 weeks per calendar year. Employees of employers who are not part of the private sector or engaged in non-commercial activities are entitled to a vacation allowance of 5 weeks. Teachers and the academic staff of higher education institutions are entitled to a vacation allowance of 8 weeks per calendar year.[6][9] 20
 Denmark Employees are entitled to 30 days of annual leave per year worked, prorated at 2.5 days per month. Employees are also entitled to 9 paid public holidays.[9][14] 25
 Djibouti Employees are entitled to two and half working days of paid leave per month. Every employee is also entitled to 10 paid public holidays.[4] 25
 Dominica Employees are entitled under five years of continuously service two weeks paid annual leave, and for five years and over of continuously service three weeks of paid annual leave. Every employee is also entitled to 12 paid public holidays.[5] 10
 Dominican Republic The employer shall provide every employee a paid vacation period of two weeks, according to the following scale: After a period of at least 1 year and up to 5 years, 14 days with full pay; After a continuous period of work of not less than 5 years, 18 days with full pay. Every employee is also entitled to 13 paid public holidays.[5] 10
 Ecuador Every worker shall be entitled to enjoy 15 consecutive days of paid annual leave, including the non working days.[5] 11
 Egypt Employees are entitled to 21 days of paid annual leave for each completed year of service. Employees who have completed 10 years of service with one or more employers, and employees over the age of 50 years, shall be entitled to 30 days of annual leave per year. Every employee is also entitled to 13 paid public holidays.[4] 21
 El Salvador The length of annual leave is 15 days. Every employee is also entitled to 9 paid public holidays.[5] 11
 Equatorial Guinea Workers are entitled to one month of paid annual leave, for each year of continuous work. After 10 years of service, annual leave shall be increased one day per year worked.[4] 22
 Eritrea An employee is entitled to annual leave with pay amounting to: fourteen working days for the first year of service; and fourteen working days plus one working each additional year of service. Annual leave may not exceed 35 working days.[4] 12
 Estonia It is presumed that an employee’s annual holiday is 28 calendar days, unless the employee and the employer have agreed on a longer period, or unless otherwise provided by law.[6][9] 20
 Ethiopia Employees are entitled to no less than 14 working days of annual leave for the first one year of service, and 14 working days plus one working day for every additional year of service.[4] 12
 European Union European Union legislation mandates that all 28 member states must by law grant all employees a minimum of 4 weeks of paid vacation.[9] 20
 Fiji Workers are entitled to 10 days paid annual leave for each complete year of service. Every employee is also entitled to 12 paid public holidays.[3] 10
 Finland 5 weeks (30 days with Saturdays, but not Sundays counted as holidays) is the minimum mandated annual leave by law.[15] Workers are also entitled to 9 paid public holidays on average.[9][14] 25
 France 5 weeks (30 days with Saturdays, but not Sundays counted as holidays) plus up to 22 days of RTT (Réduction du Temps de Travail, English: Reduction of Working Time) for the employees that choose to work more than 35 hours per week - the "limit" is 39 per week, further additional hours are compensated in almost all the cases by money and not by additional leave hours. Bonus days off are given to people who take a part of their annual leave outside summer (3 days grant 1 bonus day off, 6 days grant 2 bonus days off). Combining all these rules, in a few public offices and in a few companies like Orange, the resulting total, for certain employees, might be of 9.5 paid vacation weeks (5 weeks of vacation + 4 weeks of RTT + 0.5 week of bonus days off). Furthermore, there are 11 public holidays (that, though, in many companies are not paid days off, with the exception of the 1st of May, for which a remuneration is compulsory).[9][14][16] 25
 Gabon 24
 Gambia 21
 Georgia 24
 Germany 24 working days (defined as all calendar days that are not Sundays or public holidays). Therefore, a worker with a 5-day workweek has the right to 20 days off.[6] There is one national paid public holiday, German Unity Day. States regulate the remaining paid public holidays which vary between 9 and 13 in total.[14] Bavaria and Baden Wuerttemberg provide the most.[17] Civil employees receive a minimum of 30 days after a law against age discrimination was passed in 2012.[18] 20
 Ghana In any undertaking every worker is entitled to not less than 15 working days leave with full pay in any calendar year of continuous service.[4] 13
 Greece Workers on a five-day week are entitled to a 20 working days or 24 working days for six-day week workers. The leave entitlement is increased by one working day for each year of employment in addition to the first year, up to 26 working days, or up to 22 working days if the undertaking operates a five-day week.[6] There are 6 paid public holidays.[14] 20
 Grenada Workers are entitled to a period of annual leave with pay of not less than two weeks during the first year of employment and thereafter, three weeks.[5] 10
 Guatemala The minimum duration of the annual leave period to which all workers are entitled is 15 days.[5] 13
 Guinea Unless there are more favourable provisions agreed, the worker is entitled to leave, paid by the employer, at a rate of 2 and half days per month of effective service. Employees are also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[4] 21
 Guinea Bissau The annual leave shall be of 30 consecutive days, not counting weekly rest periods nor initial or final holidays.[4] 21
 Guyana Every worker being in employment shall be allowed a period of holidays with pay of not less than one day for each completed month of employment computed from the date of engagement.[5] 12
 Haiti Any employee continuously working upon one year of service is entitled to paid leave of at least 15 consecutive days, comprising 13 working days and 2 Sundays. Public holidays and interruptions of work due to sickness or maternity enjoyed by the worker should not be deducted from the fifteen days off.[5] 11
 Honduras The period of time of annual leave differs in relation to the time of work performed with the same employer: 10 consecutive working days after one year of service; 12 consecutive working days after two year’s consecutive service; 15 consecutive working days after three year’s consecutive service; 20 consecutive working days after four or more year’s consecutive service.[5] 8
 Hong Kong 7 days(1 to 2 years), Add one day per year until 14 days (3+ years)[19] 7
 Hungary 20 working days (increasing up to 30 with age). The employee will get additional days for children. 2 days for one child, 4 days for two children and 7 days for more than two children.[6][20] 20
 Iceland The legislation provides for a minimum of two working days of holiday for each month in employment during the past holiday allowance year (May 1 to April 30). The minimum holiday for each year is therefore 24 working days. There are also 12 paid public holidays.[6][21] 24
 India Adult factory workers are entitled to one day of paid annual leave for every twenty days of work performed by him during the previous calendar year.(around 12 work days a year).[3][22] 0
 Indonesia The annual rest period entitlement is to 12 days of leave.[3] 12
 Iran The annual paid leave entitlement is one month, including four Fridays.[3] 25
 Iraq A worker shall have a right to 20 days’ leave for each year of work. A worker employed in work which is arduous or harmful to health shall have a right to 30 days’ paid leave for each year of work. The length of a worker’s annual leave shall be increased by 2 days after every additional 5 years of continuous service with the same employer.[12] 20
 Ireland Employees are entitled to 4 weeks of paid annual leave and 9 paid public holidays.[14][23] 20
 Israel For 5 (6) working days week: 10 (12) working days for the first 4 years. 12 (14) days from the 5th year. 14 (16) days from the 6th year and 15 (18) days from the 7th year. From the 8th year, an additional day is added per year up to 28 days. Not including official holidays, sick leave, etc. Public service, including the military sector, workers may benefit from additional paid vacation days.[24] 10
 Italy At least 20 working days (exact amount depends on contract details, a few contracts guarantee up to 25 days), entirely paid, plus up to 104 hours of ROL, that means the reduction of working time (in Italian Riduzione Orario di Lavoro), that have to be used primarily in blocks of a few hours each time for family/personal needs (for example bringing a kid to the doctor, going to the bank etc.) but may be utilized as well, just for the unused part of them and just if the company/the collective contract allows that, to get additional vacation hours/days, or to shorten of 1 or 2 hours the working day on Fridays. Employees also receive 12 paid public holidays.[14] 20
 Ivory Coast The worker is entitled to annual leave, paid by the employer, at the rate of 2 working days per month of effective service. Young workers under the age of 18 are entitled to two and 2/10 working days per month of effective service. The annual leave is increased at the rate of 2 days after 15 years of seniority in the same company; 4 days after 20 years of seniority in the same company; 6 days after 25 years of seniority in the same company; and 8 days after 30 years of seniority in the same company.[4] 20
 Jamaica Workers who have worked up to 220 days enjoy 10 days maximum (if minimum worked 110 days) calculated as follows; 1/22 of the number of days of work. Any fraction of a day of holiday shall be reckoned as 1 day. For workers who have worked more than 220 days: 2 working weeks. For workers with 10 years of service or more and who have worked more than 220 days in each qualifying year: 3 working weeks.[5] 10
 Japan The initial annual leave entitlement is 10 days’ leave. Workers who have been employed continuously for at least one and half years shall be granted one additional day’s leave for each year of service, up to a maximum of 20 days’ leave.[3][25] 10
 Jersey 2 weeks[26][clarification needed 10 days or 14?] 10
 Jordan Each employee shall be entitled to an annual leave with full pay for fourteen 14 days per each year of service.[12] 14
 Kazakhstan Employees are entitled to 24 calendar days of paid annual leave.[6][27] 17
 Kenya An employee is entitled to not less than 21 working days after every 12 consecutive months of service with his employer. Where employment is terminated after then completion of two or more consecutive months of service during any 12 months of leave-earning period, to not less than 1.75 days of leave for each completed month of service. Employees are also entitled to 10 paid public holidays.[4] 18
 Kiribati 0
 South Korea 15 days[3][28] and for workers who have worked 3 years, one day will be added to every one year continuously worked up to a maximum of 25 days.[29][30] 15
 Kosovo 20
 Kuwait Every worker is entitled to enjoy a paid annual leave of 30 days. In addition, the worker who completes 2 continuous years in the service of his employer shall be entitled to a paid leave of 21 days for performing Haj rituals, provided that he should not have previously performed the Haj.[12] 25
 Kyrgyzstan 20
 Lao People's Democratic Republic The general annual leave entitlement is to 15 days leave per year.[3] 13
 Latvia Employees are entitled to 4 calender weeks of paid annual leave.[6] 20
 Lebanon Every wage-earner or salary-earner employed in an establishment for at least one year is entitled to an annual leave of 15 days with full pay.[12] 15
 Lesotho An employee shall be entitled to one working day’s holiday in respect of each month of continuous employment with the same employer, i.e. a minimum of 12 working days’ holiday in each year. Employees are also entitled to 10 paid public holidays.[4] 10
 Liberia 0
 Libya Every worker is entitled annually to 30 days leave. Workers who have reached the age of 50 or have completed 20 years of service are entitled 45 days.[4] 21
 Lithuania Employees are entitled to 28 calender days of paid annual leave.[6][31] 20
 Luxembourg The legal duration of annual leave is set to 25 working days per year. Supplementary leave of 6 days for workers with disabilities and for physically or mentally disabled persons.[6] Workers are also entitled to 10 paid public holidays.[32] 25
 Macedonia Employees are entitled to 20-26 working days, as specified in a collective agreement in accordance with years of service and working conditions; 3 additional days for older workers.[6] 20
 Madagascar Workers are entitled to leave paid by the employer, at 2.5 days per month.[4] 21
 Malawi 18
 Malaysia Starts at 8 days for first 2 years employment with an employer. Increases to 12 days for between 2 and 5 years employment and 16 days for 5 or more years.[3] 8
 Maldives 30
 Mali 22
 Malta Every worker is entitled to paid annual leave of at least the equivalent in hours of four weeks and four working days calculated on the basis of a 40 hour working week and 8 hour working day. Workers are also entitled to 14 paid public holidays.[6] 24
 Marshall Islands 0
 Mauritania After the reference period of 12 months, a worker is entitled to 1.5 days of leave per month of effective service. An exception is 3 days per month for employees whose normal residence is not in Mauritania. One additional day annual leave is granted for 10–15 years of seniority, two additional days for 15–20 years seniority and 3 days for a seniority exceeding 20 years. Employees are also entitled to 7 paid public holidays.[4] 15
 Mauritius Every worker, other than a part-time worker, who remains in continuous employment with the same employer for a period of 12 consecutive months is entitled, during each subsequent period of 12 months while he remains in continuous employment, to 20 working days of annual leave or such similar leave under any other name. Besides that every worker is entitled to an extra 2 days of leave in every year and 16 paid public holidays.[4] 22
 Mexico The duration of the annual leave is set at 6 working days minimum, after one year of service with the same employer. This duration shall be increased by two working days (up to a maximum of 12) for each subsequent year of service. After the fourth year, the vacation period shall be increased by two days for every five years of service. Workers who perform discontinuous and seasonal work are entitled to an annual holiday period in proportion to the number of the working days performed in the year.[5] 6
 Micronesia 0
 Moldova All employees have the right to an annual paid holiday, with duration of not less than 28 calendar days without taking into account the non working holidays. Employees of special sectors (education, health service, public service, etc.) can be granted annual leave of a different duration.[6] 20
 Mongolia 15 working days for the 1 year of employment. Increase up to 29 working days after 32 years of employment. 48 working days paid vacation for teachers and professors for all levels of school, kindergarten and university regardless of the number of years of service.[3][33] 15
 Montenegro 21
 Morocco Every employee, having worked at least 6 months continuously in the same company, is entitled to paid annual leave as it follows: 1 and 1/2 day of effective work for every month of service; and 2 days of effective work for every month of service for those aged under 18. The paid annual leave is increased in one and a half day of effective work for an entire period, continue or not, of 5 years of service. However, this increase cannot be accumulated when the total annual leave has reached the limit of 30 working days. An "effective day of work" day is that which is not a weekly rest day, a holiday and general holidays of the company. The working month is defined as: 26 effective working days or 191 working hours in the non agricultural sector or 208 in the agricultural sector. Employees are also entitled to 10 paid public holidays.[4] 15
 Mozambique Employees are entitled to one day for every month of actual service, during the first year of service; two days for every month of actual service, during the second year of service; and thirty days for every year of actual service, from the third year onwards.[4] 10
 Myanmar Employees over the age of 15 years are entitled to 10 consecutive days’ leave per year. Employees under the age of 15 years are entitled to 14 consecutive days’ leave per year.[3] 7
 Namibia Every employee is entitled to at least four consecutive weeks annual leave in respect of each annual leave cycle (which means the period of 12 consecutive months employment with the same employer immediately following an employee`s commencement of employment or the completion of the last annual leave cycle). If the number of days in an ordinary work week are 6 the annual leave entitlement in working days is 24.[4] 20
   Nepal Every worker or employee shall be entitled to paid home leave at the rate of 1 day for every 20 days that he/she works.[3] 12
 Netherlands Workers are entitled to four times the number of days they work per week. In this respect, for a five-day working week the worker is entitled to 20 days of annual leave.[6][34] 20
 New Zealand Employees are entitled to not less than 4 weeks of paid annual holiday. Employees are also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[3][35] 20
 Nicaragua Every worker is entitled to enjoy 15 days of continuous and remunerated annual leave after 6 months of uninterrupted work with the same employer.[5] 10
 Niger Workers are entitled to 30 calendar days (two and a half calendar days per month of work). Seniority entitles a worker to additional days of leave: 2 additional days after 20 years with the same enterprise; 4 additional days after 25 years; 6 additional days after 30 years. Workers are also entitled to 12 paid public holidays.[4] 21
 Nigeria Every worker is entitled after twelve months continuous service to a holiday with full pay of at least six working days.[4] 5
 Norway Employers are required that employees have 25 working days of leave in connection with holidays each holiday year. (All days count as working days except Sundays and statutory church or public holidays)[6] Workers are also entitled to two paid public holiday.[14] 21
 Oman 22
 Pakistan Factory workers are entitled to 14 days’ holidays, inclusive of weekly rest days.[3] 0
 Palau 0
 Panama Workers are entitled to enjoy 30 days of annual leave.[5] 21
 Papua New Guinea Employees are entitled to 14 consecutive days’ annual leave, including non-working days.[3] 10
 Paraguay Every worker shall be entitled to a paid annual leave after a year of work within same employer that shall be at least: a) 12 consecutive working days for workers with less than 5 years of continuous service; b) 18 consecutive working days after 5 years and less than 10 years of continuous service; c) 30 consecutive days after 10 years of continuous service.[5] 10
 Peru 30 calendar days.[5] 21
 Philippines The entitlement is to 5 days’ leave per year.[3] 5
 Poland 20 working days per year during the first 10 years of employment and 26 working days thereafter. Secondary and tertiary education partially counts towards employment time,[36] ranging from 3 years for basic vocational school, up to 8 years for Masters degree. 20
 Portugal Workers are entitled to payed holidays which are mandatory and have a minimum duration of 22 working days. Workers are also entitled to 9 paid public holidays.[6][37] 22
 Puerto Rico 15
 Qatar Annual leave shall not be less than three weeks for the worker whose service is less than five years and four weeks for the worker whose service is more than five years.[12] 15
 Romania Workers are entitled to 20 working days.[6] 20
 Russia Workers are entitle to 28 calendar days of annual leave and 12 paid public holidays.[6] 20
 Rwanda Worker are entitled to a paid leave at the employer’s expenses, on the basis of one and a half working days per month of effective continued work. Official holidays are not considered as part of the annual paid leave. The worker benefits from one working day per year of annual paid leave for every three years of experience in the same institution. However, annual paid leave, in any case, can not exceed twenty one (21) working days. Workers are also entitled to 7 paid public holidays.[4] 15
 Samoa 10
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Every worker shall be entitled to a paid annual leave of not less than 14 days, after one year of employment. Sundays and public holidays shall not be included in the annual leave period and so this period shall be increased by one day for each Sunday or public holiday occurring therein.[5] 14
 Saint Lucia 21
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 16
 San Marino All workers are entitled to annual leave with pay, varying from 1 to more than 15 years’ service from 10 to 20 days a year for wage earners and from 1 to more than 12 years’ service from 10 to 12 days a year for salaried employees and intermediary staff.[6] 10
 Sao Tome and Principe Workers are entitle to 30 consecutive days of annual leave, not counting weekly rest periods nor initial or final holidays.[4] 21
 Saudi Arabia A worker shall be entitled to a prepaid annual leave of not less than twenty one days, to be increased to a period of not less than thirty days if the worker spends five consecutive years in the service of the employer.[12] 21
 Senegal Workers are entitled to 2 days of annual leave for each month of work performed over a year.[4] 20
 Serbia 20 working days minimum (effectively 4 weeks, law defines working week as 5 working days for purpose of paid vacation),[6] plus 9 bank holidays and up to two more days depending on religion of employee. 20
 Seychelles A worker is entitled to 21 days of paid annual leave or, where the employment is for less than a year, to 1.75 days for each month of employment, the aggregate number of days being rounded up upon addition to the highest integer.[4] 15
 Sierra Leone 18
 Singapore For regular employees, 7 days with 1 additional day per year up to a maximum of 14 days. No statutory minimum leave for seamen, domestic workers, or employees in managerial or executive positions. Employees are also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[3][38][39] 7
 Slovakia The duration of the paid annual leave is at least four weeks, provided that seven consecutive calendar days is understood as one week paid holiday. The annual leave period of an employee of 33 years old or over at the end of the applicable calendar year is at least five weeks.[6] 20
 Slovenia A worker has the right to annual leave in an individual calendar year, which may not be shorter than 4 weeks, regardless of whether he works full-time or part-time.[6] 20
 Solomon Islands Each worker is entitled to be given by his employer a holiday at the rate of not less than 1.25 working days for each complete calendar month of employment in an undertaking.[3] 15
 South Africa 21 consecutive days, or 1 day for every 17 days worked, or 1 hour for every 17 hours worked,[40] Regular workers may take a further 3 days of family responsibility leave.[41] Leave legislation does not apply to members of the National Defence Force, National Intelligence Agency, South African Secret Service or unpaid volunteers working for a charity. 15
 South Sudan 20
 Spain Workers are entitled to 30 calendar days of annual leave and 12 paid public holidays.[14][42] 21
 Sri Lanka Shop and office employees are entitled to 14 days’ annual leave for each ’year of employment’ (being calendar years, as defined).[3][43] 0
 Sudan Workers are entitled to annual leave as follows: 20 days if a worker has been continuously employed by his employer for a period of one to three years; 25 days if a worker has spent eight years or less than 15 years of continuous service with his employer; 30 days if a worker has spent 15 or more years of continuous service with his employer.[4] 20
 Suriname 12
 Swaziland An employee is entitled to no less than two weeks of holiday for every 12 months of employment with an employer.[4] 10
 Sweden Every worker is entitled to 25 work days of annual leave.[6][44] 25
  Switzerland Every worker is entitled to 4 weeks of annual leave.[6] 20
 Syria Workers are entitled to one annual leave of twenty-four working days, with full pay, after 1 to 5 years of employment; twenty-one working days, after 5 to 10 years of employment; and thirty working days, after 10 or more years of employment or when they are over 50.[12] 24
 Taiwan 7 days (from 1 to 3 years), 10 days (3 to 5 years), 14 days (5 to 10 years), and one additional day per year until 30 days (10+ years). 7
 Tanzania An employer is required to grant an employee at least 28 consecutive days of leave in respect of each 12 month period of employment, and such leave is inclusive of any public holiday that may fall within the period of leave.[4] 20
 Thailand Annual leave shall be for a period of not less than 6 working days following the employee’s first year of employment. In subsequent years, the employer may fix the annual vacation at more than 6 working days for an employee.[3][45] 5
 East Timor 12
 Togo Workers are entitled to two and a half days per month.[4] 21
 Tonga 0
 Trinidad and Tobago All workers in general are entitled to 14 consecutive days holiday with pay at the expiration of each complete year.[5] 10
 Tunisia All workers who perform at least 1 month of work during the reference year are entitled to enjoy 1 day of leave per month with a total duration not exceeding 15 days, of which 12 will be working days. Workers are entitled to additional leave days as follows; 1 day yearly for every 5 years of work with the same employer to a maximum of 18 days.[4] 10
 Turkey 14 work days for 0–5 years, 20 work days for 5–15 years and 26 days for over 15 years seniority. 14
 Uganda An employee, once in every calendar year, is entitled to a holiday with full pay at the rate of seven days in respect of each period of a continuous four months’s service.[4] 15
 Ukraine 24
 United Arab Emirates The worker shall be entitled during every year of service an annual leave of no less than the following periods: Two days for each month should the period of service of the worker be of six months at least and a year at most; Thirty days for each year should the period of service of the worker exceed one year.[12] 30
 United Kingdom 28 calendar days (5.6 weeks) These can include the 8 public/bank holidays (9 in Scotland) which otherwise would be unpaid. Many employers will offer 25 days of paid annual leave in addition to the 8 or 9 recognised bank holidays. Paid time off usually increases with years of service. For example, an employee might accrue one extra day for every 5 years of service up to a maximum of 30 days paid leave, exclusive of bank holidays. Some employers will allow staff to purchase or sell holiday, usually a maximum of 5 days.[46][47] Part-time workers are entitled to the same amount of leave but this is calculated on a pro-rate basis[48] 28
 United States There is no statutory minimum. It is left to the employers to offer paid vacation days as part of the compensation and benefits package.[49] Larger companies will typically offer between 10 and 20 working days, depending on the company and years of service, plus a number of paid public holidays, typically 6-8.[citation needed] Smaller employers may offer no vacations at all.[citation needed] The average number of paid vacation days offered by private employers is 10 days after 1 year of service, 14 days after 5 years, 17 days after 10 years, and 19 days after 20 years.[50] 0
 Uruguay All workers, in the private sector and civil servants, are entitled to at least 20 days of paid annual leave. Workers who have worked in the same company, are entitled to an additional day of leave for every four years of seniority.[5][51] 20
 Uzbekistan 15
 Vanuatu Every employer shall grant to an employee who has been in continuous employment with the same employer for: (a) a period of 1 to 6 years - annual leave on full pay at the rate of 1.25 working days per month for each year of employment; or (b) a period of 7 to 19 years - annual leave on full pay at the rate of 1.75 working days per month for each year of employment.[3] 15
 Venezuela Workers are entitled to enjoy 15 days of paid annual leave in the first year plus one day for each year of service with the same employer up to a maximum of 15 extra days.[5] 13
 Vietnam Employees working in normal working conditions are entitled to 12 working days after every 12 months of employment. This entitlement increases by one additional day of leave for every five years of employment in an enterprise or with an employer.[3] 10
 West Bank and Gaza 12
 Yemen Workers shall be entitled to leave of not less than 30 days with full pay for each year of effective service, to be calculated on the basis of at least two-and-a- half days for each month.[12] 25
 Zambia Employees are entitled to two days of paid holidays in respect of each period of one month’s service. Employees are also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[4] 20
 Zimbabwe An employee is entitled to one twelfth of the employee’s qualifying service in each year of employment, subject to a maximum accrual of ninety days of paid vacation leave. Employees are also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[4] 21

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