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PL 26.03.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Poland

In the ordinance dated 24 March 2020, the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration has extended the period of border control at the internal border with Germany, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia by another 20 days, i.e. until 13 April. The current restrictions on the entry of foreigners into Poland will also be maintained.

Full text of the ordinance can be found here.

Source: ZMPD

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KZ 26.03.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Kazakhstan

Freight vehicles and their drivers can now circulate across the state border of the Republic of Kazakhstan without restrictions.

In order to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and according to the decision of the State Commission following the state of emergency declared on 20 March 2020, freight vehicles and their drivers can cross the state border of the Republic of Kazakhstan without restriction, but will however be subject to sanitary epidemiological measures.

Source: KAZATO

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NP 26.03.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Nepal

On Sunday 22 March, Nepal’s Cabinet took the decision to shut down all customs points with China and India to prevent the movement of people from both countries. This measure will remain in place for a period of at least one week. However, import and export of goods from both sides will continue.

The Government has already decided to shut down all international flights.

From Tuesday 24 March, transport of goods and people is also restricted within Nepal. Only essential goods can be transported, and the emergency movement of people is permitted. 

Source: NASA

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RO 26.03.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Romania

On 24 March 2020, the Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs announced the following new measures:

·       Isolation at home or, as the case may be, quarantine for all persons entering Romania (it is not clear if this measure also applies to truck drivers). This measure entered into force on25 March 2020 at 12:00 (Romanian time).

·       All flights to France and Germany, and from France and Germany to Romania, are suspended for a period of 14 days. This measure does not apply to flights by state aircraft, freight and mail, humanitarian or emergency medical services, andauthorised non-commercial technical flights. This measure entered into force on25 March 2020 at 23:00 (Romanian time).

·       Documents issued by the public authorities that expire during the state of emergency may be exchanged within 90 days from the date of cessation of the state of emergency.

Passage transit corridors in Romania

In line with the EC request, Romania has established the following transit corridors (map here):

Corridor 1

·       Alternative 1: Nădlac (border crossing point)  – Arad – Timișoara – Lugoj – Ilia – Deva – Simeria – Sebeș – Sibiu - Râmnicu Vâlcea – Pitești – Bucharest – Giurgiu (border crossing point).

·       Alternative 2: Borș (border crossing point)  – Oradea – Cluj Napoca – Alba Iulia – Sebeș – Sibiu - Râmnicu Vâlcea – Pitești – Bucharest – Giurgiu (border crossing point).

·       Additional corridor from Bucharest to Constanța A2.

Corridor 2

·       Giurgiu (border crossing point) – București – Urziceni – Buzãu – Focșani – Bacãu – Suceava – Siret (border crossing point).

Corridor 3

·       Nădlac (border crossing point) - Arad – Timișoara – Lugoj – Caransebeș – Orșova – Drobeta Turnu Severin – Șimian – Maglavit - Calafat (border crossing point).

Corridor 4

·       Moravița (border crossing point) – Timișoara – Arad – Oradea – Satu Mare – Halmeu (border crossing point).

Corridor 5

·       Nãdlac (border crossing point) – Arad – Timișoara – Lugoj – Ilia – Deva – Simeria – Sebeș – Sibiu – Brașov – Târgu Secuiesc – Lepșa – Focșani – Tesila – Tecuci – Bârlad – Huși – Albița (border crossing point).

The Romanian Ministry of Transport publishes daily information regarding the situation at border crossing points on its website here. The information is updated every evening at 20:00.
According to this information (updated 25.03.2020), there are long queues of trucks and long waiting times at the border crossings with Hungary and Bulgaria.

Source: UNTRR

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

PL 26.03.20
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – updated situation in Poland

On 24 March, Polish Authorities amended the rules on mandatory quarantine: drivers engaged in international road transport operations using vehicles below 3.5 tonnes are not any longer subject to quarantine.

The provision entered into force immediately.

Source: ZMPD

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