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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.

PT 03.06.20
Portugal: vehicles bans on the A25/IP5 highway (3 June 2020, 18:05)

From 1 June, and for a duration of 6 months, the A25/IP5 section of the motorway from Vilar Formoso to the border with Spain is only accessible to vehicles no larger than 3.5 metres. This is to allow the works for the extension of the highway to the border to be finished. Exceptional load transport operations are also banned from using this section of motorway.

Source: ANTRAM

PT 03.06.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Portugal (3 June 2020, 18:00)

On 29 May, Portugal entered the third phase of the lockdown easing plan, which will last until 23:59 on 14 June, and which can be renewed again if necessary. Social distancing measures remain mandatory and face masks should be worn in public areas and/or when social distancing is not possible

Members are reminded that relaxations on driving and rest time periods expired on 31 May, therefore, Regulation (EC) 561/2006 fully applies from 00:00 on 1 June.

People using the motorways can check the status and activity of service stations and rest areas here.

Source: ANTRAM

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

NL 03.06.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in the Netherlands (3 June 2020, 15:55)

On 3 June, the Dutch Infrastructure Authority announced the creation of a new free parking space to ease congestion on the border with Germany during the Corpus Christi day. The parking will be open from 22:00 as of 10 June until 22:00 of 11 June. The parking has 200 parking spaces and the authorities are asking drivers to use them as much as possible to prevent bottlenecks during that festive day.

The parking’s address is: Marketing 19 a, 6921 RE Duiven, The Netherlands. GPS 51.962767 - 06.028641.

Source: TLN

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

RO 03.06.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Romania (3 June 2020, 14:05)

As from 1 June, Romania resumed the international road transport of passengers through regular services, special regular services and occasional services in international traffic. Passenger transport operations are carried out in compliance with those prevention measures applicable to road transport, as established by Law 55/2020. The legal framework is available in Romanian here.

The validity of Romanian driving licences expiring during the state of emergency has also been extended until 13 August 2020. Further information can be found here.

Source: UNTRR

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