|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||C (2020) 1897|
Communication adopted by the European Commission on 23 March 2020 on implementing its Guidelines on health-related border management issues.
The coronavirus pandemic greatly affected EU-wide transport and mobility. The European supply chain is maintained through a network of freight transport services, including all modes of transport. Continued and uninterrupted services were seen as crucial for the functioning of the European Union's internal market and its effective response to the sanitary crisis.
To ensure that EU-wide supply chains continue to operate, Member States were requested to designate all the relevant internal border-crossing points on the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) as ‘green lane' border crossings. The green lane border crossings should be open to all freight vehicles, whatever goods they are carrying. Crossing the border, including any checks and health screening, should not take more than 15 minutes.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets, Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Border Control | Management, Connecting Europe Facility [CEF]|
|Keywords||CEF Transport | TEN-T, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Freight Services | Haulage
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|