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CORONAVIRUS // UPDATES FROM ITALY

 

Dear Customer,

At Rhenus Logistics we are observing the situation related to the Coronavirus very closely and have already introduced extensive precautionary measures and developed procedures in order to protect our business sites and particularly our employees, if the virus continues to spread.  We have also set up a working group that monitors the situation very carefully, reassesses it every day and adapts the measures accordingly.

ITALY // LATEST UPDATES

(June 12, 2020) 

The situation is starting to relax more and more. The government has announced that in its “Phase 3” plan, gyms and pools are allowed to reopen. Therefore, most businesses will open again and there should be only minor issues with deliveries.

On 17 May 2020, the Italian Prime Minister published updated regulations, applicable from 18 May 2020 until 02 June 2020. Freight transport to/from Sicily can only be operated via the port of Messina-Tremestieri. Rules on freight transport from/to Sardinia remain unchanged. For movement between different regions, as intra-region movement is now permitted. Our branches in Italy are open and will continue their operational services.

Before dispatching your shipment, please make sure that the consignee is in business and able to receive your shipment. In order to ensure that our supply chains remain operational, we are carefully planning our transportation and warehousing capacities. Shipments that can’t be delivered will be returned or stored temporarily - all costs incurred will be charged to the consignor. Thank you for your kind understanding.

AIR & OCEAN FREIGHT UPDATES

OCEAN FREIGHT

Our services are fully operational. 

AIR FREIGHT

Our services are fully operational. We register a reduction of space due to cancellation of passenger flights. Cargo flights are still operative from/to Italy, with potential delays due to reduction in cargo space.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Please note that some Countries have now closed one or several border checkpoints. Although these measures usually do not apply to freight transportation, they can still lead to diversions and delays due to health checks and traffic jams. 
  • These infos are verified and up to date at the date and time of creation. However, the situation is changing fast – therefore it is possible that some information may not be available at the moment and will be updated as soon as possible.
  • Please do also have a look at our global page, which is frequently updated: https://www.rhenus.group/corona-information/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION APPLYING TO ALL SHIPMENTS

  • Before dispatching your shipment, please make sure that the consignee is in business and able to receive your shipment. In order to ensure that our supply chains remain operational, we are carefully planning our transportation and warehousing capacities.
  • Shipments that can’t be delivered will be returned or stored temporarily - all costs incurred will be charged to the consignor. Thank you for your kind understanding. 

INFORMATION REGARDING DOCUMENT HANDLING AND POD SIGNATURES

  • DOCUMENT HANDLING: Due to the current situation, the handling of documents (invoices, delivery notes and related documents) within our network will be suspended until further notice. Customs documents are explicitly expected from this rule. We kindly ask you to directly attach all documents in a delivery note pocket to the shipment. 
  • PROOF OF DELIVERY SIGNATURES: If the consignee refuses to sign on glass or on the physical proof of delivery, our drivers are now instructed to ask for the name and ID of the recipient.

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING

We have currently raised hygiene standards in all our buildings and regularly inform our employees about the recommendations and preventive measures announced by the authorities and the WHO. Wherever possible, our employees are increasingly working from their home office. This applies to sales and administration operations as well as to the operating units. All business trips have been cancelled and conferences are now being replaced by virtual meetings. This means that not only are we limiting infection chains, but we are also creating backups to better maintain operations at our corporate headquarters. Our drivers are equipped with disinfectants and have been instructed to follow all government-mandated health guidelines. Canteens and sharing rooms are closed until further notice.

The company has also activated an additional health policy in case of infection with COVID-19, to protect the health and well-being of its employees.

DO YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Rhenus Logistics Italy has a dedicated Team which is monitoring daily all the developments on this critical situation and decides accordingly on all the further measures that need to be taken. Our priority is everybody's health: therefore, our aim is to take care of your business keeping in mind everyone's safety.

We are at your full disposal to assist you on your requests, needs and questions about the current situation and how to manage your shipments and goods.  

If you need more information about the Coronavirus situation in Italy, you can get in touch with our dedicated Team via e-mail coronavirus_update@it.rhenus.com. If you need updates on your shipment status or if you have specific shipping requirements please get in touch with your Rhenus Representative who will be glad to assist you.   

LATEST UPDATES FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

JULY 8

Czech Republic

Since Monday, 30 March 2020, the quarantine in the Czech cities has been ended and deliveries are possible again. The state of emergency in the Czech Republic has officially ended on 17 May 2020. All driving restrictions are in place again.

All drivers wanting to enter the country are checked for their health and can enter without problems if they do not show signs of infection. Border controls with Austria and Germany ended on 05 June 2020.

For other cases:

  • If the CZ driver has COVID-19 symptoms, he will be taken to the hospital and quarantined
  • If the foreign driver has COVID-19 symptoms, he will not be admitted to the CZ

Lithuania

Lockdown in Lithuania is no longer in place. Citizens of Estonia, Latvia and the EU will be allowed to enter Lithuania without any restrictions and without a quarantine after entry. The ferry travel with Kiel, Rostock, Travemünde, and Klaipėda is permitted again.

Spain

The state of alarm in Spain has ended and the borders have reopened. The Borders to Portugal are open again.

JULY 1

Latvia

The Latvian borders are only open for European citizens, but countries with 15 cases per 100.000 per inhabitant will have to go under a 14-day quarantine. Face masks are also mandatory to wear in public and recommended for drivers.

United Kingdom

From 30 June to 17 July, the area of Leicestershire has been locked down locally following a surge in corona virus cases in the region. The affected regions are: 

In Blaby District:

  • Braunstone Town (including Fosse Park)
  • Glenfield
  • Glen Parva
  • Leicester Forest East (east of the M1)
  • Thorpe Astley

In Charnwood:

  • Birstall
  • Thurmaston
  • all areas of Oadby and Wigston

In these areas, non-essential shops have been forced to close again and all shops that were supposed to open on 4 July (bars, restaurants and hairdressers) will not be allowed to open. Please contact your customers first and make sure that their consignees are open and able to receive shipments.

The opening on 04 July is a nationwide opening of all remaining businesses and will be done in the whole UK, except for the mentioned areas. These restrictions might lead to delays in deliveries for this area.

JUNE 25

Finland

The Finnish government lifted the state of emergency on 16 June 2020. The internal border controls with Norway have been stopped as well. Border controls with the other countries remain in place until 14 July 2020. On 24 June 2020 the Finnish government adopted the guidelines on travel and border crossing rules. Internal border controls have been lifted for the following countries: Germany, Italy, Austria, Greece, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Liechtenstein. People coming from Croatia, Cyprus and Iceland are allowed to enter Finland.

Self-isolation remains recommended for people arriving from countries that are still subject to internal or external border control. Such countries include Sweden and Russia. Self-isolation is not required if the person arrives from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Denmark or Iceland.

The government has been confirmed that the driving and resting times came back into effect from 01 June 2020.

France

As announced by the government, France is now starting to leave the lockdown. The situation has relaxed, the national distribution networks are recovering, but are not yet on full capacity. Issues are still to be expected in the western and southeastern regions of France. Most of the business reopened, cafes and restaurants are also allowed to reopen, if they are located in specific “green zones”. We would like to remind you to please make sure that the consignee of your shipment is in business and able to receive your shipment.

On 14 May 2020, the French Ministry of the Interior issued an authorisation form with which transport companies can perform domestic operations beyond 100km from their place of establishment and outside their department of residence.

Same day deliveries, advices or fixed dates cannot be offered anymore. The reduction of capacity in the French networks will lead to delays. We are aware of the current performance issues in the whole domestic transport market. Domestic networks have already restarted and increased their production this week. Performance improvements are expected for next week.

The French government has also released a decree that signatures for B2C deliveries are not necessary anymore and are therefore suspended until further notice.

JUNE 23

Hungary

There are no restrictions on freight transport. The existing mandatory transit routes have been dropped. The temporary relaxation of the steering and rest period provisions expired on 31 May 2020.

Hungary also has imposed a national lockdown for its inhabitants since 28 March 2020, This does not affect road transportation in general.

Norway

The government of Norway has closed their border to their neighboring countries. The borders will remain closed for a further 90 days after 15 May 2020. Quarantine for business trips has been reduced to 10 days, for non-Nordic citizens. Persons whose work is necessary to maintain the proper functioning of critical social functions or to satisfy the basic needs of the population, this provision should not apply. Drivers should be exempted from quarantine if they move between their place of residence and their working place and are travelling during the period of their employment. During their free time, the quarantine is mandatory.

Freight transport is still possible; we are however experiencing delays at the borders.

The regular ferry cargo line between Kiel and Oslo has been reintroduced and is now running three times a week both ways. The government has announced that the driving and resting time restriction come into effect again immediately.

Spain

The state of alarm in Spain has ended and the borders have reopened to European Union and Schengen-area countries. An exception are the borders to Portugal, which will remain closed until 01 July 2020. Since 21 June 2020 quarantine to visitors no longer applies. Driving restrictions are in place again.

All businesses are open with the known safety measures.

Switzerland

All borders are open since 15 June 2020. In addition, almost all measures have been relaxed. Bars and restaurants no longer have to close at a fixed time.

JUNE 18

Estonia

The Government of Estonia has announced a lockdown in the country and has decided to close all shops in the country except supermarkets and pharmacies. There are border checks conducted by the authorities, but no delays are reported. As of 01 June 2020, the Estonian borders have been reopened for people arriving from European countries.

The free movement between the three states (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) has been restored since 15 May 2020. This is possible for people with a permanent residence in the three states and that do not show any symptoms. It has also been announced that people from Finland are allowed to travel to Estonia more frequently, without being required to go into quarantine, only if they do not show any symptoms.

Finland

The Finnish government lifted the state of emergency on 16 June 2020. The internal border controls with Norway have been stopped as well. Border controls with the other countries remain in place until 14 July 2020. Self-isolation remains recommended for people arriving from countries that are still subject to internal or external border control. Such countries include Sweden and Russia. Self-isolation is not required if the person arrives from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Denmark or Iceland. Self-isolation remains recommended for people arriving from countries that are still subject to internal or external border control. Such countries include Sweden and Russia. Self-isolation is not required if the person arrives from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Denmark or Iceland.

The city of Helsinki also imposed a general lockdown but will not restrict the transport of goods.

The government has been confirmed that the driving and resting times will come into effect again after 31 May 2020.

Russia

It has been announced by the government that the Russian borders will remain closed indefinitely. As of 17 June 2020, controls on access to some regions within Russia remain in place, but freight transport will still be allowed.

JUNE 12

Austria

Most of the business in Austria reopened and there should be only minor issues in deliveries.

The weekend and holiday driving bans have been reinforced as of 18 May 2020.

The border controls have been suspended at the internal borders with Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Border controls are maintained at the border with Italy. Border controls at the borders with Hungary and Slovenia will be maintained until 11 November 2020.

Belgium

Belgium reopened most of its business and there should be only minor problems with deliveries. Social distancing and the use of masks are highly recommended.

Before dispatching your shipment, please make sure that the consignee is in business and able to receive your shipment.

Denmark

Denmark reopened almost all business and there should be only minor issues with deliveries. Before dispatching your shipment, please make sure that the consignee is in business and able to receive your shipment.

Still, delays at the border are to be expected.

France

As announced by the government, France is now starting to leave the lockdown. Most of the business reopened, cafes and restaurants are also allowed to reopen, if they are located in specific “green zones”. We would like to remind you to please make sure that the consignee of your shipment is in business and able to receive your shipment.

On 14 May 2020, the French Ministry of the Interior issued an authorisation form with which transport companies can perform domestic operations beyond 100km from their place of establishment and outside their department of residence.

Same day deliveries, advices or fixed dates cannot be offered anymore. The reduction of capacity in the French networks will lead to delays. We are aware of the current performance issues in the whole domestic transport market. Domestic networks have already restarted and increased their production this week. Performance improvements are expected for next week.

The French government has also released a decree that signatures for B2C deliveries are not necessary anymore and are therefore suspended until further notice.

Germany

The German government has opened the borders to Austria, Switzerland, France, and Luxembourg on 16 May 2020. On 15 June 2020 the border with Denmark will be opened again. All border crossing points will be operative again. The controls will be reduced to sample checks at the borders with Austria, Switzerland, and France. With Luxembourg, the controls will be abandoned completely.

The German Federal administration did not extend the temporary driving and rest time regulations after 31 May 2020. The regulation according to Article 14.2 of the EU Regulation 561⁄2006 will fully apply again from June.

The government has also decided to close all malls, bars, restaurants and similar locations. The government has announced that from 20 April 2020, smaller shops are allowed to reopen again.

The delays from the Czech Republic to Germany have been cleared so far and there are no delays reported.

Greece

The government has announced that the relaxation of driving & resting times will not be extended after 31 May 2020 and will therefore come into effect again on 01 June 2020.

The Greek Prime Minister announced that Greece has imposed a national lockdown since 23 March 2020. This does not affect freight transportation.

From 01-15 June 2020, random testing on arriving passengers applies, and anyone who is allowed to enter Greece from abroad.

Netherlands

The Dutch government has relaxed the lockdown measures and almost all businesses are open again, with only minor issues in deliveries. No delays are reported.

Portugal

Portugal has entered the third phase of the lockdown, which will end on 14 June 2020. Social distancing is still in place and masks are obligatory in public spaces.

The borders remain closed and can only be crossed through the following crossing points: Quintanilha, Tui, Vilar Formoso, Elvas, Castro Marim, Vila Verde de Raia (Chaves), Monfortinho (Castelo Branco), Marvão (Portalegre) and Vila Verde de Ficalho (Beja).

The Portuguese government has now officially ended the quarantine in the Ovar area. Pickups and deliveries are possible again. Regulations on driving and resting times apply again since 01 June 2020.

Slovakia

Slovakia has decided to open all border-crossing points with their neighboring countries, except for the border with Poland. On the Slovakian-Polish border, controls will be conducted until 26 June 2020. The only open crossing points there are TrstenáChyžné and Vyšný Komárnik-Barwinek.

The state of emergency were applied to public hospitals, from 16 March 2020 temporary closure measures for shopping centers and some service providers excluding food shops, pharmacies, gas stations etc. Other measures valid from 24 March 2020 are the ban on organizing collective sporting, cultural and social events is extended until further notice. From 22 April 2020 the Slovakian government introduced the first phase of release measures, shops are open except shopping centers.

On Wednesday, 06 May 2020, the 2nd and 3rd phases of the release of measures were launched, including the operation of taxis and accommodation in a restricted mode, strict hygiene measures must be observed. The 4th phase of release of measures from 20 May 2020: Wearing a protective mask in the exterior at a distance of 5 meters is optional, in the interior it remains obligatory to wear a protective mask. From 21 May 2020 people can visit the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia and Croatia for 24 hours without testing or quarantine. Catering establishments can provide services in compliance with strict hygiene measures. Shopping centers, cinemas, theaters and other mass events with up to 100 people are also opening. The same conditions must be observed in areas intended for the consumption of food and beverages as in public catering establishments. From June, primary schools will be open on a limited basis. Situation is monitored by the Ministry of Health.

Spain

The state of alarm in Spain will end on 21 June 2020. At the end of June, if the epidemiological curve follows the same trend as until now, Spain would reach the so-called “new normal life”.

The following areas are in phase 2: Madrid, Catalonia (the health or sanitary districts of Alto Penedés y El Garraf, Cataluña Central, Girona, Barcelona, Metropolitana Norte y Metropolitana Sur, Lleida), Castilla y León (Ávila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid and Zamora), Castilla – La Mancha (Toledo, Albacete and Ciudad Real), Ceuta, Valencia (Castellón, Valencia and Alicante).

The following áreas are in phase 3: Andalusia (Malaga, Almería, Cádiz, Granada, Córdoba, Huelva, Jaén and Sevilla provinces), Aragón (Huesca, Teruel y Zaragoza), Asturias, Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca and Formentera), Canary Islands (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, El Hierro, La Graciosa and La Gomera), Catalonia (Alt-Pirineu y Arán health district and Tarragona), Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha (Guadalajara and Cuenca provinces), Extremadura (Cáceres and Badajoz), Galicia (A Coruña, Lugo, Orense and Pontevedra), La Rioja, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, Basque Country (Álava, Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa).

In Phase 3, companies are still recommended to encourage remote work whenever possible. In those positions that, due to the type of activity, are mandatory in person, companies must comply with the hygiene and prevention measures of their workers (use of protective equipment, safety distance, substitution of transfer by fingerprint, etc.). In addition, companies must adjust schedules to avoid fringes of massive concentration of personnel.

Services, stores and retail stores, all open-air markets, large stores such as shopping malls are open, with a capacity limitation. Hotels, bars and restaurants can reopen inside. In all these places, a safety distance of two meters between people must also be guaranteed and customer cannot touch any of the products.

From Thursday, 21 May 2020, the use of face masks is compulsory in all public spaces – open and closed – where social distancing cannot be respected. A distance of two meters between clients needs to be respected.

The government has announced that the relaxation of driving & resting times will come into effect again on 01 June 2020. The mandatory 14-days quarantine for individuals returning from abroad, announced by the Spanish government on 12 May 2020, does not apply to drivers performing international transport operations.

Sweden

Businesses are operating as normal. Normal driving and rest periods are applying.

Switzerland

Some borders remain closed. International freight transport is not affected by these measures, and all border crossing points are open for freight movements. Green lanes are also in place at some border crossings for import, export and transit of medical products, foodstuff, fuel supplies, and post.

Please check with all consignors if the shipments can be delivered to the consignees. All hazardous goods, which cannot be delivered will be returned.

Ukraine

On 29 May 2020, Ukraine opened 66 border crossing points on the borders with EU Member States and Moldova. 56 border crossing points on the border with Belarus remain closed because of the epidemiological situation in the country.

Given the fact that Ukraine and neighboring countries have imposed restrictions on crossing the state borders, the State Border Service of Ukraine has released a list of checkpoints that operate between Ukraine and neighboring countries. In addition, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Ukraine and most of the neighboring countries have restricted entry of foreigners to their territory. Some border-crossing points remain open to international road transport.

JUNE 9

Slovenia

The Slovenian government has updated its regulations on the road freight transport to Slovenia. Only four border crossing points remain open for entry through Italy. The road freight transport from Italy to Slovenia is currently stopped at the border except for:

• Trucks with their final destination in Slovenia

• Trucks with postage, medicine equipment, pharmaceutical products or humanitarian help.

From 31 May 2020, the freight vehicle restrictions on Sundays and holidays are back on for trucks whose weight exceeds 7.5 tons.

Delay on entry from Croatia is 5 hours, other crossing points have delays up to an hour. Traffic through the Karavange tunnel will be limited to one lane only, in the nights between 08 – 09 and 09 - 10 June 2020 from 18:00 h to 05:30 h. We are currently expecting delays of at least 24 hours for all collections and deliveries made.

Turkey

On 27 April 2020, the Turkish government has changed the regulations for truck drivers entering the country to support international trade for most countries. Trucks carrying goods like medicine, medical supplies or food supplies are now prioritized. Drivers in transit through Turkey are required to leave the country as soon as possible and their routes and parking areas, will be given to them by the customs administrations.

The procedures at the Turkish Border checkpoints are to be adjusted, this includes a disinfection of the trucks. The changed procedures may have an effect on the waiting times at the Turkish border. We will observe how these changes will impact the situation at the border.

Barbers and shopping malls are allowed to open again. Please check if the consignees are open again before shipping any goods.

JUNE 2

Croatia

After the announcement of the European Commission, the Croatian government has confirmed that there will be no restrictions to the transport of goods when using the Green Lanes.

The delays at the Croatian-Serbian border are at about 1-2 hours for entry to Croatia and 1 hour for exit from Croatia.

We are expecting delays of at least 24 hours for deliveries and collections. Shuttle services are scheduled for Serbia, Bosnia and Slovenia.

Serbia

As from 22 May 2020, a negative test is no longer necessary to enter Serbia nor a special permit for domestic and foreign citizens. It has been announced that from 01 June 2020 , the borders will be fully open for people coming from the 4 neighbouring countries – BiH, Montenegro, Albania, North Macedonia.

The delays at the Serbian-Hungarian border are currently about 1-2 hours on entry to Serbia and 1-2 hours on entry to Hungary. The delays at the Croatian-Serbian border are at about 1 hour for entry to Serbia and 1-2 hours for exit from Serbia. Currently trucks with a Serbian Number plate cannot enter Albania, shipments will be delayed by 24 hours. We are currently expecting delays of at least 24 hours for all collections and deliveries made.

MAY 26

United Kingdom

The Government issued Step 2 of their roadmap, which includes opening of non essential stores. Outdoor markets and car showrooms are allowed to reopen from 01 June 2020. Retail shops are expected to be able to reopen from 15 June 2020.

The UK government has announced that the logistics sector is considered essential and will therefore not be subject to a shutdown.

The UK government has decided to lift the restrictions on driving and resting times, we are expecting a positive impact on our operations. These measures have been extended until 31 May 2020.

Before dispatching your shipment, please make sure that the consignee is in business and able to receive your shipment.

Update for Northern Ireland: Due to the current situation, our network is now working with limited staff and a reduced fleet, which leads to less capacities in their collections and deliveries. This might lead to delays. It has also been announced that the driving and resting times in Northern Ireland have been lifted until 31 May 2020.

MAY 22

Bosnia

The situation at the Bosnian border with Serbia has relaxed a little bit since last week. There are currently waiting times at the border with Croatia, due to reduced staff at the customs checks. There are currently no waiting times to enter Croatia from Bosnia.

MAY 20

Czech Republic

The state of emergency in the Czech Republic has officially ended on 17 May 2020. All driving restrictions are in place again.

All transports to and from the Czech Republic are still possible with some delays to be expected at the borders, as the smaller border crossing points are closed and health checks are conducted.

Norway

The government of Norway has closed their border to their neighboring countries. The borders will remain closed for a further 90 days after 15 May 2020. Freight transport is still possible; we are however experiencing delays at the borders.

The regular ferry cargo line between Kiel and Oslo has been reintroduced and is now running three times a week both ways. The government has announced that the driving and resting time restriction come into effect again immediately.

MAY 18

Ireland

The ferry services have now stopped carrying passengers. It is still possible to ship semi-trailers, containers and swap bodies. Delays are to be expected.

Ireland has also lifted the regulations on driving and resting times. This measure has now been extended until 31 May 2020. Ireland has now entered the first phase of easing the lockdown - as from 18 May 2020 Hardware Shops, Garden Centres, Homeware shops, electrical and IT shops and phone shops are allowed to reopen. Outdoor Construction workers and Gardeners can return to work as well. We are expecting a positive impact on our operations. Other shops and industries will follow from June to August in different phases. Updates will be provided accordingly. Therefore, please check with your customers whether they are still open and only send the goods to Ireland, if the consignee can accept the shipment. Update for Northern Ireland: Due to the current situation, our network is now working with limited staff and a reduced fleet, which leads to less capacities in their collections and deliveries. This might lead to delays.

Romania

Romania has confirmed that the state of emergency in the country has been reduced to a state of alert. Face masks should be worn in public places. Romania imposed travel restrictions, which do not apply to international road freight transport.

Quarantine rules are now in place for drivers entering into the country, they are however not quarantined at the border.

The Romanian government has also set up transit corridors through the country, where transit is possible without interruptions.

There are currently some delays to be expected at the Hungarian – Romanian border. The government also announced that the driving restrictions have been lifted until 31 May 2020, we expect a positive impact on our operations.

MAY 15

Bulgaria

The Bulgarian government has lifted the state of emergency in the country and announced an emergency epidemic situation, which will be in place from 14 May 2020 to 14 June 2020. Entry bans for foreign nationals from risk areas are still in place and the measures for international freight transports remain the same.

Since 18 March 2020, Bulgaria has closed its borders for people coming from risk areas. There are special restrictions for truck drivers in place. Generally, there is a 14-day quarantine rule, which does not apply to foreign drivers if they leave Bulgaria immediately after unloading in Bulgaria or if they transit within 24 hours. Bulgarian drivers are also subject to the quarantine unless they are returning to one of risk areas. In this instance they must remain in quarantine until they leave.

The government has also suspended the driving and resting time restrictions. Since 30 March 2020, the border crossing point with Greece “Zlatograd – Thermes” has been closed until further notice. The check points that had been established at the town of Bansko and all regional centers have been lifted. People’s movements is restricted to essential activities. Freight transport is not restricted, but delays are to be expected.

The Government of Bulgaria now requires truck drivers coming from countries with registered Covid-19 cases to undergo a 14-day quarantine. However, drivers are still allowed to transit Bulgaria for the purpose of carrying out or completing international transport and related activities. Therefore, Road Transport is not affected.

The government has also announced to suspend the holiday driving bans for trucks over 12 to between 17 April 2020 and 17 May 2020.

MAY 14

Poland

The government of Poland declared the state of epidemiological emergency and has closed the borders for all foreign travelers. The border controls have officially been extended until 12 June 2020. Freight transportation is not affected.

Poland has lifted the rules for driving and resting times until 31 May 2020, we expect a positive impact on our operations.

APRIL 27

Hungary

Since 17 March 2020, the Hungarian government has closed the borders. This does not apply for international transports or transit.

The delays to enter Hungary from Croatia are currently about 4 hours. Hungary also has imposed a national lockdown for its inhabitants since 28 March 2020, This does not affect road transportation in general.

APRIL 24

Lithuania

Lithuania has extended the country-wide lockdown until 11 May 2020. Since 16 April 2020, smaller shops are allowed to reopen again. Lithuanian drivers must go into a 14-day quarantine when returning to the country but are allowed to leave if they have to perform another transport.

Lithuania is on quarantine and foreigners are not allowed to enter, which does not apply to freight transportation. Health checks are conducted, which might lead to delays when entering to Lithuania. The traffic jams at the border to Poland have been cleared for now and traffic is running smoothly. Several smaller border checkpoints have been closed.

MARCH 30

Belarus

Health checks are carried out at the border from Poland to Belarus.

Average delays of 1-2 days have been reported.

Georgia

The entry requirements for Georgia have been tightened. With few exceptions, foreign travelers are no longer allowed to enter. Freight traffic is still allowed. Drivers who have been in the EU in the past few days are placed into a 14-day quarantine.

Average delays of 1-2 days have been reported.

Kazakhstan

Foreigners can only enter Kazakhstan in exceptional cases. However, international road freight traffic should not be restricted. 
Nevertheless, drivers from the EU (DE, IT, FR, ES) are denied entry, or they have to go into a 14-day quarantine

MARCH 25

Latvia

The government of Latvia has imposed restrictions for truck drivers entering the country. Currently, freight transport is not affected in any way.

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