Country Info

Czech Republic

The state of emergency in the Czech Republic will last at least until November 20.
It is forbidden to move persons freely on the territory of the whole Czech Republic in the period from 05:00 to 20:59.
Prohibition of sales - all shops (supermarkets, retail stores) are closed, except for pharmacies, gas stations, sales in places of high concentration (passengers at airports, railway stations, and bus stations).

For entry, you must have a certificate for an international transport worker or other proof of professional competence (sample on the website of the Ministry of the Interior). Truck drivers are not allowed to drive other people.
After entry, these persons are obliged to:
Wear respiratory protective equipment (face masks) in the Czech Republic for 14 days from entry into the Czech Republic.

Slovak Republic

On September 30, 2020, the government declared a state of emergency in Slovakia, and a curfew was announced on October 24, with some exceptions.
If it is not possible to keep a safe distance of two meters from other people, it is necessary to cover faces in rural public spaces.
Truck drivers (professional) must be equipped with protective equipment, which must be developed by their employer.

Germany

From November 2, 2020, the country has declared a partial lockdown for 4 weeks.
Restaurants, cultural and leisure facilities are now largely forbidden.
People who show signs of coronavirus will be denied to enter the country.
Border checks are limited to sample checks.

Hungary

The new restrictions come into force on November 2, concerning the wearing of face masks in restaurants and entertainment establishments.
Masks will only be able to be removed for food and drink.
Public areas, parks, shops, shopping malls, and markets are open.

Freight transport is still possible without restrictions.
Border crossing restrictions: A border crossing is only possible at designated border crossings. You can find the designated border crossings on the police website (www.police.hu) under the item border information offer.

Poland

Wearing face masks is currently mandatory in public places throughout the country, except for movement in nature.
Cafes, bars and restaurants are closed. However, hotels remain open.
Freight transport must take place as part of a professional activity consisting in the transport of passengers or goods.

Austria

The curfew is currently in force between 20:00 and 06:00 until 12 November.
Restaurants and bars can only offer takeaway, dining is not allowed.
Hotels can only remain open for business trips. Shops may remain open; there must be at least 10 square meters of space per customer.
Alcohol cannot be consumed within 50 meters of places where alcohol is sold. It includes gas stations, bars and restaurants.
Entry and transit declarations are required.

Switzerland

Since October 28 masks are compulsory to be worn outside in all built-up urban areas, where "the concentration of people does not allow respect for space distance."
Restaurants and bars must be closed from 23:00 until 06:00.
Guests are required to sit and can only eat and drink at the table.
A maximum of four people, with two children, can sit at each table.

Portugal

From Wednesday 4 November, partial closure will be introduced in several regions, including Lisbon and Porto.
It is to last until the end of November 15.
Bars, restaurants and cafés can be open until 22:00.
Wearing face masks is mandatory for residents over the age of 10 in public transport, shops and supermarkets and in all other public indoor areas.
It is also mandatory in all other outdoor areas where it is not possible to keep a distance of 1.5 meters and where people are not from the same household.

Bulgaria

In indoor public spaces, it is mandatory to use face masks.
They do not need to be worn in cafes, bars and restaurants.

Romania

Extension of the state of emergency in Romania until 13 November 2020.
In shops, public transport, work and other enclosed spaces, the obligation to wear face masks, and this also applies in the case of crowded open spaces such as markets, public transport stations, pedestrian zones or within a radius of 50 m from schools.
It is also necessary to keep a social distance of 2 meters.
Romanian police forces monitor compliance with emergency measures and impose heavy fines for non-compliance.

Spain

Spain has declared a national emergency and a curfew. Most citizens in Spain now have to stay indoors from 23:00 to 06:00.
Due to the difficult situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the state of emergency, the Directorate-General for Road Transport (DGT) has also decided to temporarily suspend truck traffic restrictions. However, this release does not apply to all heavy goods vehicles.
Bars and restaurants will remain closed, although takeaway meals and services will still be allowed.
The borders will be closed to regular traffic.