Truck traffic bans during European holidays in February and March 2021

11 February 2021

Some European Union countries are celebrating holidays in February and March, so additional restrictions on truck traffic will apply during this period.

Liechtenstein, Hungary and Slovenia are celebrating important national and religious holidays over the next two months. For drivers, this means above all restrictions at work and on the roads. France has also introduced additional restrictions on Saturdays, but later cancelled them because of changes in prognose in intensity of traffic.

February – restrictions for drivers in Liechtenstein and Slovenia

2 February

Liechtenstein celebrates the Feast of Our Lady on this day, therefore vehicle traffic restrictions apply around the clock. The bans apply to vehicles with a gross vehicle weight over 3.5 t and combinations with a gross vehicle weight over 5 t. 

8 February

Slovenia. During the Slovenian Culture Day, drivers will not drive from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The ban applies to vehicles and convoys over 7.5 t.

March – traffic restrictions in Liechtenstein and Hungary

14 March

Hungary. The restrictions are in force from 10 pm to midnight, for trucks over 7.5 t.

15 March

Hungary. The ban applies on Revolution Day and is in force from 0:00 to 22:00.

19 March

Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein celebrates St Joseph’s Day on this day, during which there is a ban on heavy goods vehicles from 00:00 to 24.

Please note that in addition to the above-mentioned additional bans, standard weekend bans apply in most EU countries. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic and due to events such as Brexit, the usual bans have changed in many regions. Up-to-date information about restrictions is available in the free Bans For Trucks app.

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