Country Info

Czech Republic

The state of emergency ended by 17th May, border controls and health checks are in place. All border crossings are slowly being reopened - more information here.

Cross border movement of goods remains guaranteed.
The holiday driving ban has been reapplied.

Relaxation of driving & rest times until the end of May:
Daily driving limit: 11 hrs
Weekly driving limit: 60 hrs
Fortnightly driving limit: 100 hrs

Slovak Republic

State of emergency declared.
Freight transport is allowed, drivers must be equipped with protective equipment. Border controls are extended.
Police in Slovakia have set border crossings and routes for trucks. Slovakian truck drivers performing freight transport are exempt from the quarantine.
Procedures at green lane border crossings remain unchanged.

Relaxation of driving & rest times:

  • Daily driving limit: 11 hrs
  • Weekly driving limit: 60 hrs
  • Fortnightly driving limit: 96 hrs
  • Daily rest period: 9 hrs

Latest info (in Slovak): CESMAD Slovakia

Germany

Border controls - Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxemburg, and Denmark; access via dedicated border crossings only.
Cross border movement of goods remains guaranteed. There are no restrictions on the cross-border movement of goods, regardless of the nationality of the drivers.
The region of Niedersachsen has prolonged the lift of holiday and weekend driving ban until the end of August. Additional summer restrictions suspended also in the Baden-Wurttemberg region.
Persons with any of the symptoms of the illness will be refused entry. Border controls are reduced to sample checks.

It is recommended for drivers to wear a facial mask whenever leaving their vehicle’s cabin.

Relaxation of driving & rest times:

  • Possibility to extend the driving time to 10 hours, five times per week
  • Possibility to take two consecutive reduced weekly rests within a period of four weeks
Hungary

Internal and external borders are closed for passenger transport operations. Hungarian citizens and their close relatives are allowed to enter the country.
Cross border movement of goods remains guaranteed but only through designated border crossing points.

Medical examination upon entering Hungary:

  • Those who are not showing symptoms must leave Hungary within 24 hrs from unloading.
  • Drivers must wear a facemask and rubber gloves when traveling in Hungary.

Relaxation of driving & rest times:

  • Daily driving limit: 11 hrs
  • Weekly driving limit: 65 hrs
  • Fortnightly driving limit: 105 hrs
  • Daily rest requirement: 9 hrs

More info: mkfe.hu/en

Poland

State of emergency declared, border controls are temporarily restored. Health checks are taking place at border crossing points.
Borders remain open to the flow of goods.
The list of open border crossing points can be found here.

Relaxation of driving & rest times:

  • Daily vehicle transport time cannot exceed 11 hrs
  • The weekly transport time of the vehicle cannot exceed 60 hrs
  • The fortnightly driving limit may not exceed 96 hrs
  • After a five and a half-hour driving period, the driver shall be entitled to a continuous break of at least forty-five minutes
Austria

Temporary border controls remain with Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Hungary, and Slovenia. Health checks are carried at all border crossings.
Some of the small border crossings remain closed.
The weekend and holiday driving ban has been reapplied.

Relaxation of driving & rest times:

  • Daily driving limit: 11 hrs
  • Weekly driving limit: 60 hrs
  • Fortnightly driving limit: 100 hrs
Switzerland

The de-confinement plan has started, several phases will be introduced.
International freight transport is not affected.
Some border crossings remain closed.
Green lanes are introduced at some border crossings for the movement of medical products, foodstuffs, fuel supplies, and post.

Portugal

State of emergency was declared, border controls are re-introduced.
Portugal is slowly introducing their plan to ease the lockdown.
Road traffic is interrupted at internal land borders. International freight transport is exempted from the restriction, together with cross-border commuters and emergency vehicles.
Only major border crossing points with Spain are open: Quintanilha, Tui, Vilar Formoso, Elvas, Castro Marim, Vila Verde de Raia (Chaves), Monfortinho (Castelo Branco), Marvão (Portalegre), and Vila Verde de Ficalho (Beja).

Bulgaria

State of emergency was lifted and replaced by "emergency epidemic situation", entry bans for foreign nationals apply.
Transport personnel involved in the carriage of goods is excluded from the ban, the same applies to transit.
Non-Bulgarian drivers should load or unload and leave Bulgaria in the shortest time possible. For transit, there are special routes determined by RIA.
The deadline for leaving the country has been determined to be 24 h maximum.
Drivers entering and exiting is required to present a new declaration.
A map of green corridors has been established.
Drivers are required to wear facial masks in public places.
The holiday driving ban (trucks over 12 t) has been temporarily suspended.
Relaxation of driving & rest times:
Daily driving limit replaced by 11 hrs

Romania

The state of emergency was reduced to state of alert.
A driver with no symptoms entering Romania must present a completed declaration and an employee certificate signed by the employer.
For transit, no certificate is needed (dedicated transit corridors need to be used). The following form will be required for transit.
There are no changes on the current measures regarding road freight transport.

Relaxation of driving & rest times:
Daily driving limit: 11 hrs
Daily rest requirement: 9 hrs
Weekly rest period: six-24 hrs periods

Spain

State of alarm was extended.
Freight transport is remained to keep the economic activity running, however, transporters should check with clients based in Spain to verify if they are running.
Drivers must wear a facial mask in public places as well as inside in case of double manning in the cabin.
Border control measures remain.
Week traffic ban (for vehicles above 7,5 t) and weekend & festive ban for ADR vehicles have been lifted.

Relaxation of driving & rest times:
Daily driving limit: 11 hrs
Daily rest requirement: 9 hrs