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ES 25.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Spain (25 May 2020, 16:20)

The Spanish Government has extended the state of alarm until 00:00, 7 June.

Controls at the internal borders of the European Union due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be maintained throughout the duration of the state of alarm and its extensions (official decree here – in Spanish only).

Borders are closed for the movement of persons, except for the following exemptions:

a) Spanish citizens

b) Residents in Spain, who must have proof of their place of residence

c) Residents in other EU Member States or Schengen Associated States who are travelling to their place of residence

d) Cross-border workers

e) Health professionals or elderly care professionals who are crossing the border to carry out their professional activity

f) Those who are going to stay on Spanish territory for any other labour reason, including seasonal workers, provided that they have documentary proof of employment

g) Those that have documentary proof of reasons of force majeure or situations of need

h) Those involved in the transport of goods

This Order has an amendment to Order 403/2020, which introduces a 14-day mandatory quarantine measure for individuals returning from abroad.

Pursuant to this modification, during quarantine, in addition to essential grocery shopping or medical appointments, activities that are considered essential in Royal Decree-Law 10/2020 are allowed, among which is the transport of goods by road. Therefore, a truck driver entering Spain by any other means of transport other than by his truck would be subject to a 14-day quarantine, but could come out of quarantine to transport goods. Note that the exemption of quarantine continues to apply to truck drivers entering by truck.

Source: ASTIC

 

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GR 25.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Greece (25 May 2020, 15:00)

The previous truck movement restrictions at the Customs office of Evzoni (BCP Greece-North Macedonia) have been lifted. The Customs office of Evzoni is now back to 24/7 operations for all types of goods transport.

Source: OFAE

 

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DE 25.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Germany (25 May 2020, 14:40)

On 19 May, the German Federal Ministry of Transport recommended that regional governments suspend the additional German summer restrictions concerning special sections of motorways on Saturdays between 1 July and 31 August from 07:00 to 20:00. However, for the time being, implementation of this recommendation is still pending implementation by the regional governments. The states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony-Anhalt have already granted such an exemption.

Detailed information on the progress of the implementation is expected to be published in the BAG information (in German only) in due course.

Source: BGL and DSLV

 

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

GB 25.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in the UK (25 May 2020, 13:08)

The government has announced new plans for passengers arriving in the UK from abroad. As expected, these introduce new measures at the UK border to guard against a second wave of coronavirus (Covid-19) infections and include 14 days self-isolation for anyone entering the UK, bar a short list of exemptions.

FTA is pleased to confirm that road haulage and freight workers are exempt from the requirements in order to ensure the supply of goods is not impacted. Exemptions also include anyone travelling within the Common Travel Area, covering Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The Home Office announcement may be found here.

Source: FTA

 

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FI 25.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Finland (25 May 2020, 12:03)

The temporary relaxations on driving and rest time rules based on EU Regulation 561⁄2006, which apply until 31 May in Finland, will not be further extended. Normal driving times and rest periods will apply again as of 1 June 2020.

More information here.

Source: SKAL

 

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