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Some federal states in Germany have decided to extend the relaxation of the ban on driving heavy goods vehicles on Sundays and public holidays for a few more weeks.

So far, the German Länder have not been able to agree on uniform dates for the application of the relaxation. This means that regional variations exist.

Here is a list of what bans have been relaxed and where:

Brandenburg

The relaxation is valid until February 28, 2021 and covers all types of transport, including empty journeys (except oversized transport).

Lower Saxony

The relaxation is valid until February 28 this year and covers all types of transport, including empty journeys except oversized transport.

North Rhine-Westphalia

Again, the relaxation is valid until February 28 and applies to all types of transport, including empty journeys (except oversized transport).

Schleswig-Holstein

Relaxation applies until February 28 for all types of transport, including empty journeys (except oversized transport).

Saarland

The relaxation is valid until February 28 inclusive – it covers all transports, including empty journeys. It does not apply to oversized shipments.

The BAG’s update also shows that the relaxation applies as follows:

– until February 28 in: Hesse, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Berlin for all transports and empty journeys, with the exception of oversized transport.

– Until February 28, 2021 in Thuringia, but only for essential journeys – including empty transports.

A complete overview of the loosening, which is constantly updated, can be found on the BAG website.


Photo Pixabay / Alexas_Fotos / public domain

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