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Customer Information - Road Freight

 

At Rhenus Freight 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 to monitor the situation very carefully, reassess it every day and adapt the measures accordingly.

Please help us to keep operations running by following the below guidelines:

  • 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.

  • Please kindly make sure that you have personal protection equipment (gloves, masks) ready if you require truck drivers to wear them upon entering your premises. This makes sure that we can pick-up or deliver your shipment directly without the need of a second pick-up or delivery attempt.
  • Fixed Date Deliveries: In case of time-sensitive shipments, please directly contact our order acceptance department.

Information regarding Document Handling

 

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. This does Not apply to customs documentation. We kindly ask you to directly attach all documents in a delivery note pocket to the shipment.

Additional Information by Country:

  • After months of lockdown, cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as hotels and cultural institutions, are allowed to reopen in Austria. Not only the outdoor areas can be visited, also the indoor areas of the establishments. Conditions for visiting is a negative Corona test, a complete Corona vaccination or a recovered infection. Retailer in the provinces of Vienna and Lower Austria also welcomed customers back. 
  • According to the Federal Foreign Office, there are stricter entry rules for persons entering Italy coming from Austria who have stayed in Austria for more than 12 hours in the previous 14 days. The rules are expected to apply until March 5. Persons coming from Austria must carry a negative antigen or PCR test, undergo a second test within 48 hours, go into quarantine for 14 days and be tested again at the end of the 14-day quarantine. Drivers of goods transport and accompanying personnel are exempt from the quarantine obligation if they do not show any symptoms, but they must be able to present a negative antigen or PCR test not older than 7 days and the self-declaration before entering Italy.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Austria on a dedicated page provided by the Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection. (Information available in German and English). Additonally, the Austrian National Tourist Office provides up-to-date information on the latest measures in Austria. (Information available in several languages).
  • Information for the border Belarus/Poland: Due to measures implemented by the local authorities to stop the Coronavirus from spreading further, delays at the border checkpoints may occur. These measures may include the  obligation to present a negative Corona Test and/or to present or carry further documents or declarations.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • The country is loosening further Coronavirus restrictions. From Wednesday 09 of June on, restaurants can serve their guests indoors, the opening hours will be extended to 23:30 hours and cinemas and sport facilities can reopen under certain conditions.
  • As of 08 of March, lorry drivers in international traffic in Belgium no longer have to complete the online Passenger Locator Form even if they will be in Belgium for more than 48 hours. This means that lorry drivers in Belgium are exempt from all Corona testing obligations, from all quarantine obligations in connection with the Corona virus and from completing the online Passenger Locator Form (PLF).
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Belgium on a dedicated page provided by the Federal Public Service for Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (Information available in several languages).
  • General Remark: 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.

 

  • Bulgaria has again announced Corona restrictions due to sharply rising infection rates and an impending overload of hospitals. From Monday, 22 of March on, schools, restaurants and shopping centers must close for ten days.
     
  • General Remark: 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.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Croatia on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Croatia (Information available in several languages).
  • After a six-month closure, the entire retail sector in the Czech Republic has reopened. Strict hygiene rules apply, a FFP2 mask requirement and a limit on the number of customers.
  • The Czech government decided to loosen further Corona restrictions. In addition to retailers other service provider like (car houses, workshops etc.) will also be allowed to open from next Monday (10 May 2021) on.
  • The Czech Republic requires a negative test from all drivers of freight transports who want to cross the country on the way to Germany. According to the Czech legislative text, this measure is a reaction to the fact that Germany has added the Czech Republic to the list of virus-variant areas. Czech authorities require a negative test not older than 36 hours.
  • 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in the Czech Republic on a dedicated page provided by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic (Information available in English and Czech).
  • From the 5 of June, a 10-days self-isolation for German citizens is not necessary anymore. Due to the yellow classification of Germany, a self-isolation for German truck drivers, e.g., in the cab, is also no longer required if they have no transport.

  • Almost all establishments that have been closed so far will be allowed to reopen from Friday 21 of May. The conditions for opening are distance rules and, in many places, the presentation of the Corona Pass, which can be used in Denmark to prove negative Corona tests, vaccinations and recovered infections. Restaurants, bars, gyms, and many other establishments have already been opened. The government and parties also agreed to phase out regulations on wearing a mask and showing the Corona Pass gradually.

  • Transporting goods is a valid reason to enter Denmark. Truck drivers are exempt from all testing requirements before and during the entry.
    Due to some problems with the control personnel, the association ITD recommends that drivers should refer to the link here and to "Persons who enter Denmark for the purpose of freight transport" or in the case of a pure transit through Denmark to this link here  and to “Exemptions from the requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test”.

  • The government has adjusted and loosened the measures for all people involved in freight transportation, so truck drivers are not subject to a Corona testing anymore.

  • General Remark: 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.

  • Please find more information on the measures in Denmark on a dedicated page provided by Danish Health Authority (Information available in several languages).
  • Due to stable Corona infection figures in Estonia, all stores and outdoor restaurants are now allowed to reopen under strict conditions. The same applies to museums.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Estonia on a dedicated page provided by the government of Estonia (Information available in several languages).
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Finland on a dedicated page provided by the government of Finland (Information available in several languages).
  • France announced further relaxations of Corona restrictions. From 17 of June on, the wearing of face masks is only mandatory for crowds. Furthermore, the curfew at 23:00h will be cancelled, as of 20 of June 2021.
  • As of the 9 of June 2021, the French government is loosening further restrictions. After seven months, restaurants can serve their guest indoors again. A negative test result is not needed. The curfew was postponed from 21:00h to 23:00h. Furthermore, gyms and theme parks can open again.
  • Since the last week, for truck drivers who are entering France from Great Britain, tests are not obligatory anymore, but it is further needed to fill out and carry mandatory forms, e.g., the “Certificate for International Transport Workers “.
  • France is also loosening its restrictions. For the first time in six and a half months, cafés and restaurants are allowed to reopen their outdoor areas. In addition, "non-essential" stores etc. are opening as well. The nighttime curfew applies only from 21:00h now, two hours later than before. France has announced an extension of certain lockdown measures to the entire country. This will come into effect on Saturday, 03 April 2021 and will be enforced for at least one month. Previously, the regulations applied only in the greater Paris area and some other regions. Among other things, schools across the country will be closed for three weeks. In addition, the measures include curfew restrictions and the closure of most stores.
  • The French Ministry of the Interior has launched a website with information on entry requirements for drivers engaged in international road transport. The information is available in French and English here.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in France on a dedicated page provided by the French Government (Information available in English and French).
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Georgia on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Georgia (Information available in several languages).
  • The German government announced that Austria, Cyprus, and Ukraine will no longer be considered as risk areas, from the 13 of June.
    Furthermore, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) announced that the temporary exemptions for the Sunday and holiday driving ban for trucks will endin all federal states on the 30 of June.
  • As of 06 of June, Lithuania, Sweden, and Turkey were downgraded from high incidence areas to "simple" risk areas, according to an announcement of the RKI (Robert Koch Institute). Additionally, Italy and the Czech Republic are no longer “simple” risk areas.
  • As of 30 of May, the Netherlands was downgraded from high incidence areas to "simple" risk areas. Additionally, Bulgaria and Poland are no longer considered as “simple” risk areas.
  • As of 23 of May, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland including the Isle of Man as well as all Channel Islands and all British Overseas Territories became a virus variant area. France, Croatia and Slovenia are also considered now as "simple" risk areas.
  • Truck drivers who stayed 10 days before entry in a "simple" risk area or in a high incidence area, are exempt from the digital registration. If they stayed in a virus variant area it is still required to register. Furthermore, truck drivers who stayed 10 days before entry in a "normal" risk area do not need a negative test. If they stayed 10 days before entry and longer than 72 hours in a high incidence area it is required to show a negative test before entry (PCR test max. 72h old, rapid test max. 48h old). For stays 10 days before entering in virus variant area it is also needed to show a negative test (PCR test max. 72h, rapid test max. 24h old).
  • The BMVI (Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure) informed on the 17 of May that the Sunday and holiday driving ban for truck transports of goods of all kinds will remain suspended in all federal states until the 30 of June of 2021.
  • As of 09 of May, the German government downgraded Poland and Hungary from high incidence areas to “simple” risk areas. Therefore, before entering Germany from these countries, registration and testing for truck drivers is not mandatory anymore. Furthermore, no longer listed as risk areas are Malta and the Algarve, which is a part of Portugal.
  • As of 04 of May 2021, the German government announced that the French Département Moselle is no longer a virus variant area. It is now listed as high incidence area. Lithuania became a high incidence area as well. Bulgaria and the Czech Republic were downgraded from high incidence areas to “simple” risk areas.
  • As of 18 of April 2021, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) announced following change in the risk area classification:
    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including the Isle of Man as well as all Channel Islands and all British Overseas Territories (except for Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Falkland Islands), will be released from the category "simple" risk area, so that in the future all restrictions from the Corona Entry Regulation will no longer apply.
  • As of 11 of April, there have been changes in the “High Incidence Areas” and in the “Risk areas” . New high incidence areas are Armenia, Croatia, Turkey, and Ukraine, while the high-risk estimation was removed for Latvia, Slovakia, and Malta.
    New risk areas are the Finish region Kymenlaakso and the Spanish region Extremadura. The risk estimation was removed for the Finish region Kanta-Häme and for Israel. You find the current listing here and notes on registration and testing for transport companies here.
  • As of 06 of April, the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) has announced that the Netherlands are being treated as high incidence area. Croatia has become a "simple" risk area.
  • As of 28 of March, the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) has announced that France, Slovakia and Czech Republic are being treated as high incidence area. Tirol (part of Austria) has become a "simple" risk area.
  • As of 21 of March, the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) has announced that Great Britain, Ireland, and North-Ireland will no longer be a virus variant area. They will not revert to the status of a high incidence area but will become a "simple" risk area with the consequence that a stay there will no longer entail registration and testing obligations for truck drivers when they enter Germany. Additionally, Bulgaria, Poland, and Cyprus are listed as high incidence areas. You find the listing here and notes on registration and tests for transport companies here. Furthermore, the German government extends the current lockdown until 18 of April.
  • As of 07 of March, the Federal Ministry of Health has declared Sweden and Hungary as high incidence areas. The classification of a country as high incidence area means that drivers have to register and have to be tested if they have been in the area for more than 72 hours.
  • The German Government has introduced new guidelines and regulations for drivers in international freight transport who have stayed in risk areas, high-incidence areas and virus-variant areas in the 10 days before entry. Information on the classification of countries as risk, high incidence or virus variant areas can be found here.
  • The measures may differ per federal state, please find more information below.

  • These measures are mostly aimed at consumer-focused businesses and the impact on B2B business should be rather moderate. However, please take note of the General Remark affecting all shipments.

  • General Remark: 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.

  • Please find more information on the measures in Germany on a dedicated page provided by the German Government (Information available in German and English).

  • There are different measures in the 16 federal states of Germany. Please find more information here: Bremen, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, Northrine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia. (Information available in German, some Information available in English as well).
  • The Greek Ministry of Transport has announced the lifting of the traffic ban on national roads on the following days: 29 of April, 30 of April, 3 of May and 4 of May 2021.
  • As of 01 of March until 15 of March 2021, the Greek Ministry of Civil Protection has introduced new restrictions on entry into Greece Kakavia (Greece-Albania) and Evzoni (Greece-North Macedonia) to limit the spread of the Corona virus.
    The entry will be allowed only between 07:00am and 19:00 pm. The maximum number of people entering Greece via these borders is set at 400 including truck drivers per day. All citizens (including truck drivers) entering Greece from there will be required to take a Corona rapid test. Those who test positive will be refused entry and those who are entering must self-isolate for 14 days. It is reminded that all persons (including truck drivers) entering via these borders must have an already completed Passenger Locator Form prior to their journey.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Greece on a dedicated page provided by the Greek Government (Information available in French, German and English).
  • Hungary is loosening its measures. From last Saturday on, vaccinated and recovered people can visit restaurants, gyms, museums, zoos, cinemas, theaters, and sporting events again. They can also stay in hotels again.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • From 07 of June on, relaxations of the Coronavirus measures come into force. Restaurants, pubs, and cafés are now allowed to serve outdoors to their guests again. Gyms and swimming pools can reopen as well as cinemas, theaters, and theme parks.
  • Ireland has loosened some restrictions after several months in lockdown with wide-ranging contact and exit restrictions. Non-essential retail is now open to receive appointment  customers as well as offer click & collect. Hairdressers and beauty salons are open now (by appointment only). Museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions have also reopened.
  • Northern - Ireland: after four months of corona lockdown, pubs, restaurants, and cafés are once again allowed to serve guests outside. Northern Ireland is thus following the lead of other parts of the UK. Stores and gyms are also allowed to open under strict conditions.
  • General Remark: Before dispatching your shipment, please make sure that the consignee is open for 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Ireland on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Ireland (Information available in English)
  • As of 24 of May, an electronic entry declaration must be submitted before entering Italy, but the Bolzano Chamber of Commerce explicitly points out that truck drivers are exempt from the obligation to submit an electronic entry declaration. The previous mandatory entry declaration in paper form for truck drivers is no longer applicable as well.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Italy on a dedicated page provided by the Italian Government (Information available in English and Italian)
  • Information for the border Kazahkstan/Russia: Due to measures implemented by the local authorities to stop the Coronavirus from spreading further, delays at the border checkpoints may occur. These measures may include the  obligation to present a negative Corona Test and/or to present or carry further documents or declarations.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Kazakhstan on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Kazakhstan (Information available in several languages, limited information available in English).
  • As of 1 of March, it is no longer necessary for truck drivers to carry a negative PCR test before entry. But drivers must still carry the driving license of the class required for their vehicle, the driver card for the previous day, the electronic message and the completed "Certificate for International Transport Workers".
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Latvia on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Latvia (Information available in in Latvian only).
  • Before entering Lithuania, all persons without exception must complete the online form to receive a QR code. This rule does also apply to truck drivers.
    If a truck driver is not able to present a QR code upon entry into Lithuania, this may result in a fine of 500 - 1500 €. Drivers must be in quarantine except for transit, collection, or delivery of cargo in Lithuania.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Lithuania on a dedicated page provided by the  Government of the Republic of Lithuania (Information available in English and Lithuanian).
  • On the 15 of June 2021, Great Britain became a high-risk area, according to an announcement of the Dutch Government. Therefore, all people who are entering the Netherlands from Great Britain have to fill out and carry a quarantine declaration. This declaration can be downloaded in various languages here. Truck drivers are excepted from the quarantine if they confirm this under point two within the quarantine declaration. Furthermore, the function “truck driver” should be proved with the Certificate for International Transport Workers (Annex 3) here. If truck drivers are entering the Netherlands from high-risk areas, they are also exempted from any test obligations generally.
  • The Netherlands has loosend many Corona restrictions after four months. As of yesterday (28 of April), there is no longer a curfew, and stores and outdoor terraces of restaurants can reopen under certain conditions.
  • The Dutch government announced, that as of 16 of March, truck drivers will no longer need a negative Corona test when they are entering the Netherlands after stays of less than 48 hours in the UK.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in the Netherlands on a dedicated page provided by the  Government of the Netherlands (Information available in several languages).
  • The government presented stricter measures on Saturday 23rd of January for the greater Oslo region. They came after detecting an outbreak of the more contagious British virus mutation of COVID-19 in Nordre Follo municipality. According to them, all indoor and outdoor events are prohibited, home office for all who can and the closure of shops (exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, and petrol stations).
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in the Norway on a dedicated page provided by the  Government of Norway (Information available in English, Norwegian and German).
  • Poland is loosening its Corona restrictions. Shopping malls will be allowed to reopen from 4 of May, followed four days later by hotels. As of 15 of May, outdoor restaurants will be allowed to serve guests and from 29 of May they will also be allowed to reopen indoor areas.
  • Information for the border Poland/Belarus: Due to measures implemented by the local authorities to stop the Coronavirus from spreading further, delays at the border checkpoints may occur. These measures may include the  obligation to present a negative Corona Test and/or to present or carry further documents or declarations.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Poland on a dedicated page provided by the  Government of Poland (Information available in several languages).
  • The government loosened the driving and resting period for drivers from every country who come from the UK until further notice .
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Portugal on a dedicated page provided by the  Government of Portugal (Information available in Portugese, some information available in English).
  • General Remark: 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 for the border Kazahkstan/Russia: Due to measures implemented by the local authorities to stop the Coronavirus from spreading further, delays at the border checkpoints may occur. These measures may include the  obligation to present a negative Corona Test and/or to present or carry further documents or declarations.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Serbia on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Serbia (Information available in English and Serbian).
  • In view of decreasing numbers of new corona infections, the Slovakian health authorities have further loosend the curfew restrictions. E.g., the start of a nighttime curfew was moved from 20:00h to 21:00h. Restaurants are allowed to serve food and drinks again since Monday 26 of April, but only outdoors. Stores have been opened again for a week under certain conditions.
  • The health ministry in Bratislava has imposed a night-time curfew. People are not allowed to leave the house between 8pm and 5am.  The night curfew will apply at least until 19 of March.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Slovakia on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Slovakia (Information available in several languages).
  • Our partners have informed us that the government of Slovenia plans to introduce a hard lockdown between 01 April and 14 April 2021. All non-essential businesses and services are required to close. Therefore please take special notice of the general remark below.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Slovenia on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Slovenia (Information available in several languages).
  • Several Spanish Regions are still locked down with travel restrictions in place - however these measures usually are not aimed at the B2B Business.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Spain on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Spain (Information available in several languages).
  • The Corona measures in Sweden will be extended until the 01 of June in view of comparatively high new infection figures. Originally, the loosening of measures was scheduled for the 17 of May.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Sweden on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Sweden (Information available in English and Swedish).
  • 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Switzerland on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Switzerland (Information available in several languages).

  

  • Turkey is loosening its restrictions after a tough lockdown of almost three weeks. People are now allowed to leave the house again during the day, but a curfew applies in the evening from 21:00h and also on weekends. For residents it is then still only allowed to go on the streets for urgent things. Cafes and restaurants also remain closed for the time being and are only allowed to offer delivery services, but shopping centers and clothing stores can reopen.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Turkey on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Turkey (Information available in Turkish, some information available in English)
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in Ukraine on a dedicated page provided by the Government of Ukraine (Information available in Ukrainian and English)
  • Northern - Ireland: after four months of corona lockdown, pubs, restaurants, and cafés are once again allowed to serve guests outside. Northern Ireland is thus following the lead of other parts of the UK. Stores and gyms are also allowed to open under strict conditions.
  • In March, the government announced a four-step roadmap back to a normal life with the beginning of the first step on the 08 of March. As of Monday, 12 of April, "Step 2" of England's return out of lockdown comes into effect. All non-essential retail, personal care salons, outdoor hospitality, outdoor attractions, and indoor leisure facilities will be allowed to open. "Step 3" of England's return out of lockdown comes into effect on Monday, 17 of May. Larger events outdoors, indoor hospitality, indoor sports and remaining accommodations like hotels will all be allowed to resume. “Step 4” is scheduled for the 21 of June. Further information about the “Roadmap out of lockdown” here.
  • As of 06 April 2021, truck drivers staying in the UK for more than 48 hours will be required to undergo a COVID 19 test at one of the UK test centers, before the end of the 2nd day after entering the UK. For longer stays in the UK, a further test is required every further 72 hours, typically on the 5th and 8th day from entry. For stays of less than 48 hours, testing for truck drivers is not mandatory. All non-UK drivers will also apply that they must self-isolate in their cab for the duration of their stay in the UK. They are only allowed to leave for essential reasons such as purchasing food.
  • Due to the mutation of the virus in UK, traffics from the UK to France may suffer significant delays. Drivers must provide a negativ COVID-19 test when traveling to Denmark and Germany. The UK has already set up different testing stations for drivers. Please find more information here. In order to prevent the spread of new Corona variants, a negative Corona test is mandatory for entry into UK. Nevertheless there are exceptions for truck drivers and entries from Ireland.
  • As of February 22,truck drivers no longer need a negative Corona test when returning to France after stays of less than 48 hours in the UK.
    Various ferry companies as well as the Eurotunnel shuttle operators issue documents with a time stamp of the entry into Ireland so that drivers can prove that they have been in the respective country for less than 48 hours. These documents must be presented on re-exit in place of the negative Corona test. The exact procedure varies from operator to operator. For stays of more than 48h in the UK, the tests must still be carried out before entering France.
  • General Remark: 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.
  • Please find more information on the measures in the United Kingdom on the oficial webpage provided by the Government of the United Kingdom.

Truck border crossing times

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Together with Passion!

Border closures and related traffic issues, complete standstill in diverse industries of our customers. Despite the difficult circumstances, throughout the Corona Pandemic, Rhenus Road Freight continues to travel daily throughout Europe. With our video we want to express to you, our customers, that our network continues to work in times of crisis. We work closely with our customers, prior to, during, and after the crisis: "Together with Passion - we are here for you!"

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