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27.03.20
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.

SK 28.03.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Slovakia

After yesterday’s (27 March) closures of border crossing points with the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Austria to freight vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, due to bottlenecks and resulting traffic jams at the Hungarian border, the situation is now slowly getting back to normal.

All border crossings are now open, including the border crossing point Brodske - Breclav between Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Source: CESMAD-Slovakia and CESMAD-Bohemia

 

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

EU 28.03.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – update on the acceptance of double-manning in the European Union

According to information exchanged among IRU members, the large majority of EU Member States allow double-manning, whereby the multi-manning crew is composed of two drivers (Article 4, paragraph o)) of Regulation 561/2006.

Specific rules are applied in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal where a social distance of 1 meter must be respected.

In the case of UK, double-manning is not prohibited provided the following conditions are fulfilled:

- Minimise contact with the colleagues and customers. Minimum contact is a combination of time and distance.

- When close contact is not required then you should be separated by at least two meters.

- Regular hand hygiene either using formal hand washing (best) or alcohol gel (good) is important.

- Do not bring hands to face / head (for instance to blow your nose) unless you have just washed / gelled hands.

- Dispose of any tissue used to blow nose and then wash/gel hands prior to any further action.

- If using gloves, change them if physical damage or visible contamination present or if physical damage, or as needed for operator comfort.

- If you use PPE, ensure that it (e.g. gloves and / or aprons) is removed safely when you have finished – this is the most important step – and safely disposed of.

The information on the UK is based on advice valid at the time of writing, but subject to change.

For the moment, we do not recommend to make use of double-manning in Hungary.

We shall keep monitoring the situation and inform members of any changes.

Source: IRU and exchange with IRU members

 

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

MD 27.03.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Moldova

According to PROVISION No.6 of 26 March 2020 from the Commission for Exceptional Situations of the Republic of Moldova, there will be a temporary closure of border crossing points "Costești-Stanca" (Moldo-Romanian border) and "Briceni-Rossoșanî" (Moldo-Ukrainian border), from 29 March 2020 at 08:00.

Source: AITA

 

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

SK 27.03.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Slovakia - CORRIGENDUM

According to information from the Slovak Government Authorities, Slovakia is currently closing its borders with the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Austria, to freight vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, due to bottlenecks and resulting traffic jams which have accumulated since this morning at the Hungarian borders.

The only exempted transports are those unloading in Slovakia and those allowed on the dedicated green lanes https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/green-lanes.pdf. The list of goods allowed to use the green lanes are  post, perishable goods, fuel supply for gas stations, foodstuff, transport of live animals, and medical and biological products.

Exiting Slovakia is possible.

The duration is not specified.

Sources: CESMAD Slovakia and CESMAD Bohemia

 

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