MINSK, 29 May (BelTA) – As many as 44 additional locations in Belarus where transit trucks can refuel and their drivers can rest and enjoy meals have been specified, the press service of the Belarusian Transport and Communications Ministry told BelTA.
The total number of such locations now stands at 98.
During stops transit drivers must not leave the premises. Transit drivers are also supposed to have means of individual protection (medical masks, gloves) and wear them when they leave their vehicles. If the truckers come from a country where COVID-19 cases have been registered, they are supposed to remain in self-isolation till the next freight delivery run or for 14 days.
Transit trucks are supposed to leave Belarus via the shortest route the day after they enter the country at the latest. Exceptions are granted if the driver needs a special permit along the way, permits for transporting hazardous cargoes or if the truck breaks down or experiences a traffic accident.
Officials of the State Customs Committee and the Transport Inspectorate are supposed to hand out leaflets with COVID-19-related restrictions, maps of roads and authorized parking lots in Russian or English.
Violators will be fined for up to 50 base amounts (one base amount equals Br27) or will be punished by administrative arrest.
These restrictions are designed to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 infection. The list of roads and maps to guide transit truckers are available on the website of the Transport Inspectorate of the Belarusian Transport and Communications Ministry and in social networks.