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RS 26.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Serbia (26 May 2020, 12:00)

On 20 May, the Serbian government announced the end of their state of emergency and the reopening of all border crossing points, with effect from 21 May. There will be no restrictions in place for people entering the country; the border force will however provide hand written guidance on how to prevent the occurrence and the spreading of Covid-19.

Source: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia

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DE 26.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Germany (26 May 2020, 11:15)

On 26 May, the German region of Niedersachsen decided to prolong the suspension of weekend and holiday driving bans for trucks until 31 August 2020. Niedersachsen has also decided to suspend the additional summer restriction (special sections of motorways on Saturdays between 1 July and 31 August from 07:00 to 20:00).

The German region of Baden-Wurttemberg has also decided to suspend the additional summer restriction (special sections of motorways on Saturdays between 1 July and 31 August from 07:00 to 20:00). This decision has already been reflected in the BAG publication. However, Baden-Wurttemberg has not yet decided to prolong the suspension of the weekend and holiday driving ban, which is valid until 30 June 2020.

Source: BGL

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


CN 25.05.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in China (25 May 2020, 16:52)

At a press conference held on 19 May, the Minister of Transport informed that the Ministry will ensure the smooth flow of international road transport by increasing transport capacity and conducting transshipment at borders.

Source: IRU Beijing office

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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