This week, Corpus Christi is celebrated in several EU countries. For this reason, heavy goods vehicle bans will apply in some parts of Europe.
June 11 is a holiday in several EU countries. However, this does not mean that the bans will apply in these countries as they do every year. Some countries have lifted restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. That is why we have prepared for you a summary of current information on truck bans.
10 June (the day before Corpus Christi):
– Croatia – from 3 pm to 11 pm. The ban applies to trucks and combinations with GVW above 7.5 t and trucks and vehicles with trailers above 14 m in length. The restriction covers only specific road sections.
– Poland – usually the restrictions on truck traffic on the eve of the holiday apply from 6 pm to 10 pm. However, the Ministry of Infrastructure has prepared a draft regulation to lift this ban. For the time being, the draft is in public consultation. We will inform you as soon as the exemption is approved.
11 June (Corpus Cristi):
– Austria – from midnight to 10 pm. 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 pm to 11 pm (only specific road sections).
– In Germany, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all regions where truck bans normally apply have lifted them. This time there will be no restrictions on Corpus Christi in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.
– Italy – from midnight to 10 pm on the Brenner motorway. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles with GVW above 7.5 t.
– Poland – from 8 am to 10 pm. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles with GVW above 12 t. However, they do not apply to trucks returning from abroad.