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Information on Covid-19: measures for passenger and road transport in Europe

Information about the measures introduced in European countries in light of Covid-19 is provided by the ITF/ECMT member countries national Competent Authorities and Observer organisations. The information is updated following incoming information from the member countries and observers. The ITF Secretariat does not bear responsibility for this content or its timely update.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON TEMPORARY DEROGATIONS as regards the goods transport related documents to be used within the ECMT quota system: 

  1. Mutually recognise and grant extension of validity of ECMT Certificate of Roadworthiness Test for Motor Vehicles and Trailers until 30 June 2020 (included). This extension should refer to documents which have expired after 12 March 2020.  

  2. Treat with leniency and recognise extension of validity of short-term licences, which have expired en route due to different administrative procedures in force following the Covid-19 measures, until the vehicles are able to complete the journey. 

These derogations shall be applied by default to the actual certificates or short-term licences, without changes. 

The two temporary measures are set for a limited period of time as from Wednesday 1 April 2020 until 30 June 2020 (included) by default.



Information from ECMT member countries




European Commission

Coronavirus response: Transport measures
Temporary exemptions on driving and rest times applied in EU Member States due to COVID-19 outbreak (19/03/2020) 
Measures taken by EU Member Countries (16/03/2020)

Guidelines for cross-border measures (16/03/2020)
In the context of coronavirus, documents with recommendations for preparedness at ground crossings and the land transport sector, published on 9 March 2020, is available here.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) information hub

Recommendations for International Drivers in Covid-19 period:


Observatory on border crossing status due to Covid-19