Christmas truck bans in Europe. Check out in which countries they apply

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23.12.2020
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Christmas truck bans in Europe. Check out in which countries they apply

As a reminder, here are the countries in which restrictions on truck traffic will apply in connection with Christmas and New Year’s Day.

24 December (Thursday, Christmas Eve)

Croatia – from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. The restriction applies to all vehicles and vehicle combinations with a GVW of over 7.5 tonnes.

Czech Republic – from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to trucks and vehicle combinations with GVW above 7.5 t.

France – from 10 p.m. to midnight. During this time, vehicles with a GVW exceeding 7.5 t must not be on the road.

Luxembourg – from 9.30 p.m. to midnight, a ban on all roads to France; from 11.30 p.m. to midnight, a ban on all roads to Germany. Restrictions apply to vehicles with GVW over 7.5 t, with or without trailer.

Slovakia – from midnight to 10 p.m. The ban in Slovakia applies to trucks and vehicle combinations with GVW above 7.5 t. The Slovak Police Bureau has introduced a relaxation for all trucks travelling on motorways, class I roads and international traffic routes coming to the country from neighbouring countries whose destination (e.g. place of unloading) is in the Slovak Republic.

Hungary – from 10 p.m. to midnight The ban applies to trucks, agricultural tractors with trailers with GVW above 7.5 t.

25 December (Friday, Christmas)

Austria – from midnight to 10 p.m. The ban applies to tractors with trailers with GVW of the tractor or the trailer over 3.5 tonnes, trucks, articulated vehicles with GVW exceeding 7.5 t.

Croatia – from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Czech Republic – from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

France – from midnight to 10 p.m.

Liechtenstein – from 12:00 a.m. to midnight.

Luxembourg – from midnight to 9.45 p.m. – towards both France and Germany.

Germany – from midnight to 10 p.m. HGVs with a GVW greater than 7.5 t and trucks with trailers are not allowed to drive on German roads during this time. The exceptions are the federal states which have lifted restrictions in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, namely North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Poland – from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles with GVW above 12 t.

Slovakia – from midnight to 10 p.m. (except for the vehicles mentioned above).

Slovenia – from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The traffic ban applies to heavy goods vehicles and vehicle combinations with GVW exceeding 7.5 t.

Switzerland – from 12:00 a.m. to midnight. The Swiss ban pertains to vehicles with GVW over 3.5 tonnes.

Hungary – from midnight to 12 a.m.

26 December (Saturday, second day of Christmas)

Austria – from midnight to 10 p.m.

Croatia – from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Czech Republic – from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

France – from midnight to 10 p.m.

Liechtenstein – from 12:00 a.m. to midnight.

Luxemburg – from midnight to 9:45 p.m.

Germany – from midnight to 10 p.m. (with the exception of the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern).

Poland – from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Slovakia – from midnight to 10 p.m. (except for the vehicles mentioned above).

Slovenia – from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Switzerland – from 12:00 a.m. to midnight.

Hungary – from midnight to 10 p.m.

31 December (Thursday)

Croatia – from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

France – from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Luxembourg – from 9.30 p.m. to midnight, a ban on all roads to France; from 11.30 p.m. to midnight, a ban on all roads to Germany.

Hungary – from 10 p.m. to midnight

1 January (Friday, New Year’s Day)

Austria – from midnight to 10 p.m.

Croatia – from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Czech Republic – from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

France – from midnight to 10 p.m.

Liechtenstein – from 12:00 a.m. to midnight.

Luxemburg – from midnight to 9:45 p.m.

Germany – from midnight to 10 p.m. (with the exception of the abovementioned federal states).

Poland – from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Slovakia – from midnight to 10 p.m. (except for the vehicles mentioned above).

Slovenia – from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Switzerland – from 12:00 a.m. to midnight.

Hungary – from midnight to 10 p.m.

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