Ministerial Order N ° 008231 Of March 25, 2020 Relating To Restrictive Measures In The Land Transport Sector For The Fight Against COVID-19


IN VIEW of the Constitution;

VU Law No. 65-60 of 21 July 1965 on the Penal Code, as amended;

CONSIDERING Law n ° 69-29 of April 29, 1969 relating to the state of emergency and the state of siege;

CONSIDERING Law n ° 2002-30 of December 24, 2002 on the Highway Code;

CONSIDERING Law n ° 2003-04 of May 27, 2003 on the Orientation and Organization of Land Transport;

VU Decree No. 69-667 of 10 June 1969 implementing Law No. 69-29 of 29 April 1969 on emergency and martial law state;

HAVING REGARD to decree n ° 2004-13 of January 19, 2004 setting the rules for the application of law n ° 2002-30 of December 24, 2002 of the Highway Code (Regulatory Part);

VU Decree No 2019-910 of 15 May 2019 on the division of state services and the control of public institutions, national companies and public participation in companies between the Presidency of the Republic, the General Secretariat of the Government and the ministries, amended;

CONSIDERING Decree No. 2019-1819 of November 2, 2019 setting the composition of the Government;

HAVING REGARD to Decree No. 2019-1843 of November 07, 2019 relating to the powers of the Minister of Infrastructures, Land Transport and Opening up;

HAVING REGARD to decree n ° 2020-830 of March 23, 2020 proclaiming the state of emergency on the national territory,


First article. – This decree sets out the restrictive measures taken in the land transport sector, as part of the fight against Covid 19.

Article 2: The boarding of passengers in buses, minibuses and coaches providing public and private passenger transport is done with respect for the seats and a distance of at least one (1) meter between passengers.

Article 3: Entrances and exits from urban passenger stations are carried out in compliance with the health and safety measures adopted by the competent health authority.

Any use of the urban passenger bus station not directly linked to transport activities is prohibited.

Article 4: The number of passengers on board all categories of private vehicles and public passenger transport vehicles is limited to half the number of places indicated on the vehicle registration document.

In the event that the number of seats in the vehicle is odd, the number of admissible passengers is the whole number resulting from the division by two.

When handling transport cards, banknotes and coins, transport operators must ensure that all necessary hygiene rules are respected, in particular by the use of hydro-alcoholic products and hand washing.

Article 5: The number of passengers on board city taxis of private vehicles with five (5) seats is limited to three (3), including the driver.

Article 6: The number of passengers in two-wheeled vehicles is limited to one (1).

Article 7: Transport operators carry out disinfectant cleaning of each transport vehicle (inside and outside) at least once a day.

They provide their staff with gloves, masks and hand sanitizers.

Article 8: The operators of large carrier loading platforms must control the flow of vehicles and avoid human regrouping, in accordance with the health measures decreed by the competent health authority.

Only two people, at most, are allowed to take a seat in the cabin of wide-body vehicles.

Article 9: Access by people whose activities are not directly linked to the operation and operation of large aircraft stations is prohibited.

Article 10: At the weighing stations of large carriers, the concessionaire is required to:

  • take all necessary measures to prevent physical contact between their staff and users of their services;
  • provide gloves and masks for checkers and cashiers;
  • systematize hand washing with the appropriate products;

Article 11: Motorway operators are required to:

  • implement personnel protection measures by avoiding contact with users, in accordance with the recommendations of the competent health authority;
  • adapt their workforce according to the scope of the tasks;
  • provide gloves and masks to staff in contact with users;
  • reduce manual channels.

Motorway operations must adapt their viability workforce according to the magnitude of the tasks.

Article 12: Any breach of these provisions will be punished by the penalties provided for by the laws and regulations in force,

Article 13: This decree comes into force from the date of signature.

Article 14: The regional governors are responsible for the execution of this decree which will be communicated wherever necessary.

Oumar YOUM

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