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RU 21.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Russia (21 May 2020, 17:40)

Following our last update on Russia, members are advised that the Blagoveshchensk-Heihe border crossing point will only open after consultations between relevant authorities in Russia and China are concluded, and after restrictions caused by Covid-19 pandemic are removed.

Source: ASMAP

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RU 20.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Russia (20 May 2020, 15:00)

On 20 May, the Russian Ministry of Transport announced that starting from 25 May a new land border crossing point will open in Kani-Kurgan, in the Amur region on the border with China. The border crossing point will be operating on a temporary basis, only allowing cross-border movement of goods at first. The projected capacity is 190 vehicles per day and its opening will reduce the workload at other border crossing points with China. Controls will start as soon as the bridge connecting Blagoveshchensk (RUS) and Heihe (CHN) is opened to traffic.

Source: Russian Ministry of Transport

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

FI 20.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Finland (20 May 2020, 14:20)

On 19 May, the Finnish Parliament adopted a legislative package on temporary modifications to transport legislation. The amendments aim to facilitate business activities and people's daily lives and ensure well-functioning transport operations under the emergency conditions resulting from the coronavirus epidemic. Concerning road transport, relevant measures are the following:

·       The notification period of providers of passenger transport services will be shortened from 60 days to 5 days.

·       The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency will be allowed to renew a taxi driver's licence so that the applicant can submit the required medical certificate within six months of the renewal of the licence. This applies to licences that expire between 16 March and 31 October 2020.

Full press release can be found here.

Source: SKAL

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

MN 19.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Mongolia (19 May 2020, 16:10)

On 19 May, the Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia confirmed that with effect from 25 May, the following vehicles will NOT be permitted to pass through the border crossing points of Mongolia:

  • Foreign vehicles destined for China via Mongolia, without valid Chinese permits;
  • Foreign vehicles not carrying one of the permits listed in the Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport

Source: NARTAM

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

NO 19.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Norway (19 May 2020, 15:55)

As from 14 May, the relaxations of driving and rest time rules have ceased to apply in Norway. The government decided not to prolong them, therefore drivers operating in Norway should comply with the original provisions.

Source: NLF

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