Thursday 09.07.2020
INCLUDING TRANSPORT LICENCES

Finland to extend the validity of driving licences

Transport licences validity will be also extended in line with EU derogations.

A Finnish driving licence. Photo: Foreigner.fi.
A Finnish driving licence. Photo: Foreigner.fi.

Finland will extend the validity of driving licences in accordance with the temporary derogations provided for in the EU Regulation, the Ministry of Transport and Communications said in a press release.

If the validity of a driving licence expires between 1 February and 31 August 2020, it will be extended by seven months.

In addition, the renewal of the period of validity of driver cards in professional transport will be extended by two months, if the cards expire between 1 March and 31 August 2020.

In terms of Community licences for goods, bus and coach transport and of the international driver attestations, the validity period will be extended by six months, if these expire between 1 March and 31 August 2020, while the validity of professional qualifications of lorry and bus drivers will be extended by seven months, if they expire between 1 February and 31 August 2020.

Tachograph inspections

Vehicle roadworthiness tests and tachograph inspections will be carried out as normal in Finland, regardless of the EU Regulation, the Government says.

On 28 May 2020, the Government issued a decision on the non-application of certain provisions of the EU Regulation.

The EU Commission will be informed of the decision without delay.

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