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The relaxation of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 introduced by the French government in connection with the coronavirus pandemic has expired. And it has not been prolonged.

France did not extend the relaxation of the rules on working and rest time for drivers, which allowed for longer driving times and shorter breaks. As in the case of the abolished bans on truck traffic, the relaxed rules do not apply from 20 April this year, the French association of carriers FNTR reports. 

Relaxations in Germany are about to expire

Also in Germany, the exceptions established for the transport industry in connection with the coronavirus pandemic will soon expire. 

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), in response to a question from the transport association BGL about further relaxation, explained that the government did not want to loosen the regulations further on the transport industry. The relaxed regulations on working and rest time are to apply for certain groups of goods until 17 May this year, and it is expected that the department will not extend this period. In turn, the lifting of traffic bans in each of the federal states expires at a different date.

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