- March 25, 2020
UNECE launches Observatory on Border Crossings Status due to COVID-19
International movement and connectivity are facing unprecedented challenges as an increasing number of countries around the world close their borders and impose travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The patchwork of uncoordinated measures taken complicates compliance by transport operators. This is causing huge delays at borders in many countries and making it increasingly difficult to keep road transport supply chains open.
If this situation lasts, it could impact the delivery of essential goods, such as food and medical items, especially for the countries that are the most dependent on imports to cover basic needs. More globally, excessive restrictions to cross-border and transit freight transport are aggravating the economic and social impacts of the shock to the global economy created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To facilitate the work of transport operators and preserve connectivity by keeping supply chains working as smoothly as possible, UNECE is launching an “Observatory on Border Crossings Status due to COVID-19” which gathers all updated information regarding border crossing limitations worldwide.
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