Bans for lorries in December 2020. See what restrictions to expect

4 December 2020

The pandemic will not change the bans on heavy goods vehicles in December, at a time of major holidays and the most intense traffic during the year. Below is a list of restrictions that will apply in December and early January 2021.

December is an exceptional month – because of Christmas and the New Year, it is the hottest period of the year in the transport and logistics industry. December is a special month – because of Christmas and the New Year, it is the hottest period of the year in the transport and logistics industry. During this time, many European countries are choosing to introduce additional restrictions on heavy goods vehicles due to increased traffic. We tell you exactly where and when the bans will apply.

It is worth noting at the outset that the French authorities have decided to temporarily suspend the weekend bans on parcel transport vehicles. Empty returns are also permitted at the end of such delivery. The order entered into force on 28 November and will last until the end of the year.

8 December – the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Austria

The ban applies from 0:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to vehicles with a GVW (hereafter: gross vehicle weight) over 7.5 t, and articulated vehicles with a DMC over 3.5 t.

Liechtenstein

In Liechtenstein, the ban applies from 0:00 to 24 hours and applies to heavy goods vehicles with a DMC of more than 3.5 tones and sets with a GVW of more than 5 tones.

Italy

From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The restrictions apply to vehicles with a GVW of more than 7.5 t carrying out transport operations within Italy, that is to say, until the announcement of further ordinances by the Italian Minister of Transport, international transport is exempt from traffic bans due to the need to ensure the continuity of supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

24 December (Christmas Eve)

Croatia

In Croatia, on Christmas Eve, restrictions apply from 15:00 to 23:00. The ban applies to all vehicles and sets with a GVW over 7.5 t on the following roads and towns:

– D 8 – (intersection D8/D40 in Bakar) – Zadar – Split – Klek (border with Bosnia and Hercegovina) – Zaton Doli (border with Bosnia and Hercegovina) – Dubrovnik – Karasovići (border with Montenegro). Exception: from intersection with D27 at Šibenik bridge to the eastern entrance to Šibenik, from the Bilice roundabout in Solin to the intersection with trade-transport terminal in Stobreč

– D 9 – Metković – Opuzen – intersection D9/D8

– D 21 – Kaštel (border with Slovenia) – Buje – Kanfanar. Exception: section between Kanfanar interchange to Pula (junction D21/D66)

– D 23 – Žuta Lokva – Senj

– D 39 – roundabout in Šestanovac – intersection with D8 in Dupci

– D 66 – Pula (intersection D66/A9) – Raša – Opatija – intersection with D8

– D 200 – Buje – Plovanija (border with Slovenia)

– D 300 – Buje – Umag

– Ž5002 – Novigrad – Tar – Poreč – Vrsar (intersection with D21)

– on the territory of state ferry port in Split

– on the territory of state ferry port in Zadar

Czech Republic

From 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles and combinations over 7.5 t.

France

From 10 p.m. to midnight. Restrictions apply to vehicles with GVW over 7.5 t.

Luxembourg

Towards France: 21:30 to midnight.

Towards Germany: 11.30 p.m. to midnight.

Restrictions apply to vehicles over 7.5 t GVW.

Slovakia

From 0:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bans apply to heavy goods vehicles and convoys with a GVW of over 7.5 t.

Hungary

From 10 p.m. to midnight. The ban applies to the movement of lorries with trailers with a GVW of more than 7.5 t, except for vehicles with an exhaust emission class of not less than EURO-3 involved in international transport.

25 December (Christmas)

Austria

In Austria, the restrictions on the first day of the holiday will apply from 0:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. The traffic ban covers tractors with trailers with a GVW of more than 3.5 t and articulated vehicles with a DMC of more than 7.5 t.

Croatia

From 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., the same restrictions apply as the day before.

Czech Republic

From 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles and combinations over 7.5 t.

France

From 0:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. Restrictions apply to vehicles with GVW over 7.5 t.

Liechtenstein

A 24-hour ban. The restrictions apply to vehicles with a GVW above 7.5 t.

Luxembourg

In the direction of France and Germany: from 0:00 to 21:45. The restrictions apply to vehicles with a GVW above 7.5 t.

Germany

From 0:00 to 22:00. The ban applies to vehicles with a GVW over 7.5 tons and trucks with trailers. The ban applies only in the following federal states: Bayern, Brandenburg, Hessen, Sachsen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Berlin, Saarland and Bremen.

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Poland

From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles with a DMC over 12 t.

Slovakia

From 0:00 to 22nd.

Slovenia

From 8.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles and sets with a DMC of over 7.5 tones and applies to main roads and motorways, which are detailed in the Bans for Trucks application.

Switzerland

A 24-hour ban. The bans include trucks with a GVW above 3.5 t.

Hungary

A 24-hour ban. This ban applies to the movement of heavy goods vehicles with trailers with a GVW of more than 7.5 tones except for vehicles with an exhaust emission class of not less than EURO-3 involved in international transport.

26 December (Christmas)

Austria

From 0:00 to 22nd.

Croatia

From 2.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. The ban applies to the same types of vehicles and applies on the same roads as and before.

Czech Republic

From 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles and combinations over 7.5 t.

France

From 0:00 to 22nd.

Liechtenstein

From DMC 0:00 to 24.

Luxembourg

From 0:00 to 21:45.

Germany

From 0:00 to 22:00. The ban applies to vehicles with a GVW over 7.5 tons and trucks with trailers. The ban applies only in the following federal states: Bayern, Brandenburg, Hessen, Sachsen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Berlin, Saarland and Bremen.

Poland

From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles with a GVW over 12 t.

Slovakia

From 0:00 to 22nd.

Slovenia

From 8 am to 9 pm.

Switzerland

From 0:00 to 24 hours.

Hungary

From 0.00 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to the movement of heavy goods vehicles with trailers with a GVW of more than 7.5 t, except for vehicles with an exhaust emission class of not less than EURO-3 involved in international transport.

31 December

Croatia

From 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

France

From 10 p.m. to midnight. Restrictions apply to vehicles with GVW over 7.5 t.

Luxembourg

Towards France: 21.30 to 24 hours.

Towards Germany: 23:30 to 24 hours.

Hungary

From 10 p.m. to midnight, the ban applies to the movement of lorries with trailers with a GVW of more than 7.5 tonnes, except for vehicles with an exhaust emission class of not less than EURO-3, engaged in international transport.

1 January (New Year)

Austria

From 0:00 to 22nd.

Croatia

From 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Czech Republic

From 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles and combinations over 7.5 t.

France

From 0:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. Restrictions apply to vehicles with GVW over 7.5 t.

Liechtenstein

From 0:00 to 24 hours.

Luxembourg

From 0:00 to 21:45.

Germany

From 0:00 to 22:00. The ban applies to vehicles with a GVW over 7.5 tons and trucks with trailers. The ban applies only in the following federal states: Bayern, Brandenburg, Hessen, Sachsen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Berlin, Saarland and Bremen.

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Poland

From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles with a GVW over 12 t.

Slovakia

From 0:00 to 22nd.

Slovenia

From 8 am to 9 pm.

Switzerland

From 0:00 to 24 hours.

Hungary

From 0.00 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ban applies to the movement of heavy goods vehicles with trailers with a GVW of more than 7.5 t, except for vehicles with an exhaust emission class of not less than EURO-3 involved in international transport