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27.05.20
Impact on freight and passenger transport of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

With the current outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to evolve, IRU is closely monitoring the status of border crossings in affected areas around the world thanks to the global IRU member network.

Please find in the document attached the updated situation on national/international transport of passengers and goods in affected regions of the world.

All information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available on IRU dedicated webpage.

DE 28.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Germany (28 May 2020, 15:50)

On 28 May, the German government informed that, in the absence of compelling reasons that justify further prorogations, relaxations of driving and rest time rules will not be renewed after 31 May. Therefore, Regulation (EC) 561/2006 will fully apply from 00:00 on 1 June.

Source: BGL

A consolidated overview of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak situation is available on IRU Flash Info webpage.

EU 28.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in the European Union (28 May 2020, 15:20)

On 27 May, Regulation (EU) 2020/698 was published in the Official Journal of the EU. The Regulation lays down specific and temporary measures concerning the renewal or extension of certain certificates, licences and authorisation and the postponement of certain periodic checks and periodic training in the area of transport legislation. Concerning road transport, the following Regulations and Directives could be subject to temporary changes:

  • Directive 2003/59/EC on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers
  • Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences
  • Regulation 165/2014/EU on tachographs in road transport
  • Directive 2014/45/EU on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and trailers
  • Regulation (EC) 1071/2009 on access to the profession
  • Regulation (EC) 1072/2009 on access to the road haulage market
  • Regulation (EC) 1073/2009 on access to the market for coaches and buses

The Regulation enters into force on 4 June 2020. However, Article 3(4), Article 4(6), Article 5(5), Article 7(5), Article 8(5) and Article 11(5) apply from 28 May 2020.

Source: European Union

A consolidated overview of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak situation is available on IRU Flash Info webpage. 

GR 28.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Greece (28 May 2020, 12:00)

On 28 May, the Greek Government advised that the relaxation of driving and rest time rules will not be renewed after 31 May. Therefore, Regulation (EC) 561/2006 will apply from 00:00 on 1 June.

Source: OFAE

A consolidated overview of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak situation is available on IRU Flash Info webpage. 

ES 28.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Spain (28 May 2020, 11:05)

On 28 May, the Spanish Ministry of Transport informed that relaxations of driving and rest time rules will not be renewed after 31 May. Therefore, Regulation (EC) 561/2006 will fully apply from 00:00 on 1 June.

Source: CETM

A consolidated overview of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak situation is available on IRU Flash Info webpage.