France changing the requirements for foreign truck drivers: the certificate approved by the EU is enough
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The French authorities do not require additional documentation for transport companies from abroad. Instead, they will accept the international document approved by the European Commission.
Last week, France introduced another form that drivers had to have when entering the country (Attestations de déplacement international et à l’Outre-mer). This was yet another French document required from truckers due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On 15 April, the French transport organization FNTR announced that the mandatory certificates can be replaced by the EU’s document titled „Certificate for international transport employees” (DOWNLOAD FORM HERE) . Thus, France is adapting to the recommendations of the European Commission, which wants to harmonize procedures across the Union.
In mid-March, Brussels issued relevant guidelines for member countries fighting the coronavirus pandemic. According to them, drivers should not be required to have during border checks other than an ID card and driving license, and the aforementioned certificate, so as not to slow down or hinder cross-border freight transport.
— FNTR (@FNTR) April 15, 2020
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