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EU 28.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in the European Union (28 May 2020, 15:20)

On 27 May, Regulation (EU) 2020/698 was published in the Official Journal of the EU. The Regulation lays down specific and temporary measures concerning the renewal or extension of certain certificates, licences and authorisation and the postponement of certain periodic checks and periodic training in the area of transport legislation. Concerning road transport, the following Regulations and Directives could be subject to temporary changes:

  • Directive 2003/59/EC on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers
  • Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences
  • Regulation 165/2014/EU on tachographs in road transport
  • Directive 2014/45/EU on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and trailers
  • Regulation (EC) 1071/2009 on access to the profession
  • Regulation (EC) 1072/2009 on access to the road haulage market
  • Regulation (EC) 1073/2009 on access to the market for coaches and buses

The Regulation enters into force on 4 June 2020. However, Article 3(4), Article 4(6), Article 5(5), Article 7(5), Article 8(5) and Article 11(5) apply from 28 May 2020.

Source: European Union

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GR 28.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Greece (28 May 2020, 12:00)

On 28 May, the Greek Government advised that the relaxation of driving and rest time rules will not be renewed after 31 May. Therefore, Regulation (EC) 561/2006 will apply from 00:00 on 1 June.

Source: OFAE

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ES 28.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Spain (28 May 2020, 11:05)

On 28 May, the Spanish Ministry of Transport informed that relaxations of driving and rest time rules will not be renewed after 31 May. Therefore, Regulation (EC) 561/2006 will fully apply from 00:00 on 1 June.

Source: CETM

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BY 27.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Belarus (27 May 2020, 12:30)

 On 26 May, the Government of Belarus informed of a new procedure for booking a place in the queue at the border.

Further details can be seen here.

Companies should be aware that the service is not mandatory, does not come for free and only concerns transport operators crossing the border with Latvia.

Source: BAMAP

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

SE 26.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Sweden (26 May 2020, 15:55)

On 25 May, it was confirmed that relaxations of driving and rest times rules currently in place in Sweden will not be extended further. Therefore, as from 00:00 on 1 June, normal driving and rest time periods will apply.

More information can be found here.

Source: DTL

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