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Hard lockdown affects transportation all over Europe

26. januar

More countries introduce further restrictions.

More and more European and Scandinavian countries are now affected by hard lockdowns, due to increasing Covid-19 cases. The following measures, therefore, apply to a lesser or greater extent in several countries:

  • Quarantine rules have been introduced for all travelers. However, transport workers and drivers are exempt.
  • People are urged to work from home if possible.
  • People should not leave their homes except for going to work, buying essentials, seeking healthcare, etc.
  • Shops, stores, personal services, restaurants, bars, and hotels must close. However, grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, post offices, gas stations, etc. can remain open on a daily basis for a limited period of time.
  • Schools and universities have introduced online learning

How does this influence transportation?

Until now, it is still possible to enter all European countries with supplies. When booking transporting of goods, it is your responsibility to check whether your trading partners in the countries concerned are open and manned for pick-up and/or delivery. If LEMAN is not able to load/unload due to these circumstances, any cost will be at the expense of the transport buyer. Please notice that in certain regions, the current lockdown may result in a less frequent delivery or pick-up service.

Until further notice, the restrictions apply until 7 February, depending on the destination.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact your personal LEMAN specialist if you want to know more about your options or if you have questions regarding the latest restrictions.