The Polish-Ukrainian border will be closed by the end of the year: what is the reason?
On November 3, Polish carriers plan to go on strike at the Ukrainian border. Previously, they were limited to one checkpoint, but now they plan to block all available entrances from Ukraine. Find out more about how long the action is planned and the reason for the strikes
The Ukrainian-Polish border may face traffic problems due to a planned strike by Polish carriers. This was reported by the UkrAvtoprom Telegram channel with reference to the International Transport Association of Ukraine.
Here's what we know so far and how long the inconvenience will last.
Polish carriers may block the border with Ukraine by the end of the year: details
It is noted that the action is planned for two months and is aimed at blocking the border between Poland and Ukraine by the end of this year.
The strikers, who previously limited themselves to blocking one checkpoint, now plan to block all available exits from Ukraine.
The first actions of the strikebreakers have already been agreed with local authorities near the Korchova checkpoint and are scheduled for November 3 at 10:00 a.m.
The main reason for the strike is excessive competition caused by the liberalization of international transportation between Ukraine and the EU. Polish carriers are putting forward demands, including:
- Return of permits for Ukrainian carriers.
- Strengthening the rules of transportation under the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) for foreign carriers.
- Establishment of a separate queue in the "eCherha" system for cars with EU license plates.
- Introduce a separate queue at all borders for empty trucks.
- Providing access to the "Shlyakh" system.
Please note! To quickly cross the border of Ukraine on your own, it is recommended to check the queues in advance and plan a route through the least busy checkpoint. This applies to both directions, both entering and leaving Ukraine. For more information on how to check the congestion at the checkpoints, please follow the link. We previously wrote about what documents are required for a car to travel abroad here.
If you are planning to leave Ukraine by car, you should take care of obtaining a Green Card policy in advance, because without it, your car will not be allowed to cross the border. You can buy car insurance quickly and profitably on the Visit Ukraine website.
Earlier, we wrote that citizens can no longer present e-documents to border guards when entering or leaving Ukraine. Read our article to find out what the new restrictions are and what documents from Diia are no longer accepted at the border.
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