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05.06.20
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.

GB 05.06.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in the UK (05 June 2020, 16:50)

The UK has introduced new border measures that will be implemented from 8 June:

- Drivers of goods vehicles and bus/coach drivers will be exempt from the new 14-day quarantine requirement that will apply to most arrivals in the UK. Drivers will have to demonstrate that their travel into the UK is part of their job. They can do this in a number of ways, for example a letter from their employer, a consignment note or the operator licence would be acceptable. UK authorities provided an indicative template for a letter from the employer; using this template is not mandatory.

- Even though they are exempt from quarantine, drivers will have to fill in an online locator form with their contact details and details of their journey. Officials confirmed the “address” field will be optional. Drivers can complete the form no more than 48 hours in advance and will have to show either the digital version or the printed version of the form upon arrival at the UK border.

Official guidance is available here.

Source: FTA

 

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

BG 05.06.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Bulgaria (05 June 2020, 14:26)

After assessing the epidemiological situation, the Bulgarian Minister of Health issued a new order (already in force) on 4 June amending the previous order issued on 14 May.

The exceptions of the temporary entry ban for all foreign nationals through all border crossing points by all means of transport have changed for the following categories:

- persons arriving from the Republic of North Macedonia are not exempt anymore from entry and transit bans;

- in addition, persons arriving from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro are now exempt from entry and transit bans;

- coach and truck drivers are exempt from these restrictions.

Source: AEBTRI

 

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

GR 05.06.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Greece (05 June 2020, 11:45)

Passenger Transport:

From 1 to 15 June: Random testing on arriving passengers applies, and anyone who is allowed to  enter Greece from abroad (i.e. people travelling by air from airports  in areas NOT deemed to have “high risk of transmission”, as listed by the EU Aviation Safety Agency) must self-isolate for 7 days, even if they have tested negative. Those testing positive must isolate for a further 7 days, bringing the total time of isolation to 14 days.

From 15 to 30 June: no travel restrictions apply on individuals entering Greece from abroad, but random testing still applies. However, people travelling by air from airports in areas deemed to have “high risk of transmission”, as listed by the EU Aviation Safety Agency, will have to stay overnight in a designated hotel for testing.If they test negative, they must quarantine for seven days; if positive, they will be quarantined under supervision for 14 days.

Goods Transport:

On 29 May, the Greek Government extended the quarantine rules for international truck drivers until 15 June. The number of days to be spent in isolation however has been reduced from 14 to 7.

Facilitation measures:

Greece has signed these ADR Multilateral Agreements: M324 on driver training certificates and safety adviser certificates, and M325 on periodic or intermediate inspections of tanks and certificate of approval for vehicles.

Source: OFAE

 

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

EU 05.06.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in the European Union (05 June 2020, 10:40)

On 3 June, the Official Journal of the EU published a list of Member States that decided not to apply certain provisions of Regulation (EU) 2020/698, which lays down specific and temporary measures in view of the COVID‐19 outbreak concerning the renewal or extension of certain certificates, licences and authorisations, and the postponement of certain periodic checks and periodic training in certain areas of transport legislation. Member States involved are as following:

These Member States are added to those whose notification was published on 2 June: France, the Netherlands, Finland, Croatia, Lithuania.

Source: European Commission

 

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