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Customer Advisory – COVID 19 Update: Europe Border Closures & Restrictions

March 16, 2020

In recent days many European countries have advised new border controls for road traffic which are primarily focused upon non-essential travelers and non-nationals. At this point there are no specific restrictions on the movement of commercial road freight (nor of the nationalities of involved drivers), though in many countries additional documentation may be required at the border, and some countries have introduced body temperature checking of drivers. Additionally some smaller border crossing points have been closed between many countries which may add to transit times.

There are already some delays reported arising from these additional controls, and we are in touch with customers individually where such delays might impact delivery schedules.

Please see the below sites and articles for more information on European road closures and restrictions.

Business Insider: The EU will ban all non-essential travel into Europe for 30 days to slow the spread of the coronavirus

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this challenging period. Please contact your local APL Logistics representative with any questions or concerns.

Click here to download the advisory

As always, information regarding the COVID 19, including Q&A, online training, technical guidelines, preventative measures, travel guidance, etc. can be found on the WHO website:, and we encourage you to reference local health authorities and guidelines in your area.

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