The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine simplifies the rules for issuing permits for international road transport

Considering the closure of transit through Belarus and the Russian Federation, as well as an increase in the number of freight transported by road, from April 4, 2022 a number of restrictions have been removed or adjusted, in particular

  • increased the validity of the electronic application for permits from 7 to 10 days;
  • increased to 5 permits of all types of the Republic of Poland per vehicle from April to May;
  • increased to 2 permits of all types of the Czech Republic for one month per vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of up to 10 tonnes;
  • prior to Romania’s decision on transit passage through its territory without permits, it was decided to issue BSEC permits to those road transport operators who carry out transportation to Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan with vehicles of Euro-3 environmental standard and above;
  • restrictions for transportation on the territory of Serbia were withdrawn (vehicles weighing less than 10 tons were allowed for transportation).

In addition, since the beginning of the war, the Ministry of Infrastructure has been conducting systematic negotiations with partner countries on the cancellation of the permit system for the period of martial law.

As of April 4 it was possible to agree on the abolition of bilateral and transit transport permits in the territory of seven countries of the European Union, in particular from Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, as well as on the territory of Georgia and Turkey. Slovakia also consented to transit traffic without permits.

Also the mechanism of permit-free transit of all humanitarian cargoes was established with Moldova, Romania, Slovenia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Lithuania.