13 Oct EU COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION ON COVID RESTRICTIONS AND EXCLUSION OF DRIVERS
The EU Council has adopted on 13 October a Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restrictions of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This recommendation aims to avoid fragmentation and disruption, and to increase transparency and predictability for citizens and businesses.
UETR welcomes the exclusion of drivers from quarantine ” Travellers with an essential function or need should not be required to undergo quarantine while exercising this essential function, in particular: [ (b) transport workers or transport service providers, including drivers of freight vehicles carrying goods for use in the territory as well as those merely transiting; “.
UETR hopes that all MS will comply with the recommendation as it is essential to have a level playing field and ensure certainly for all road haulers.