COVID-19: Global Supply Chain Update

May 21st, 2020

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As part of our continued work during the COVID-19 crisis, we are keeping you up to date on the supply chain. Below you will find some of the key updates happening around the world. Yourway remains fully operational despite the challenges presented. We are continuing to support ongoing clinical trials to develop life-saving medicines via our DTP service offering, and have been able to keep up our everyday operations while ensuring the safety of our staff throughout the pandemic.

Global News Brief

news bullet Three vaccines for COVID-19 have entered phase II clinical trials in Beijing, China.
news bullet Human monoclonal antibody S309 was found to neutralize SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV2 and is being fast-tracked to clinical trials.
news bullet Canada has approved the country’s first COVID-19 clinical trial vaccine.
news bullet There are currently 8 coronavirus vaccines in clinical trials, with another 110 in various stages of development.
    

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Regional Breakdown

North America

US flag USA
news bullet All states will be partially reopened this week, in spite of 17 currently experiencing a rise in cases.
news bullet The U.S. and Canada have extended their border closure through June 21.
news bullet Anyone that has traveled from the U.S.’s list of restricted countries but is allowed to return to the United States is only permitted to arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Honolulu (HNL), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD).
news bullet Major U.S. airports remain operational, with flights limited from individual carriers in both domestic and international lanes, and ongoing limitations from smaller ports.
news bullet Non-essential travel is limited both domestically and internationally.
news bullet Ocean carriers are fully operational and are following standard crisis protocols, but cargo transport between China and North America is significantly reduced.
    
CA Canada
news bullet Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada, though this does not apply to Canadian nationals, US citizens, or others who meet specific eligibility requirements.
news bullet Prime Minister Trudeau emphasized that restrictions on international travel will continue.
news bullet A total of five provinces have reopened, though others remain in a state of emergency.
news bullet Air Canada flights have been suspended to the U.S. until May 27.
news bullet International flights may only land at international airports in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver as an enhanced screening measure.
news bullet Air Canada’s international flights have been suspended through June.
news bullet Air Transat and Sunwing Airlines flights remain canceled until May 30.
news bullet Trade across the border is unaffected, and supply chains remain intact.
    
MX Mexico
news bullet Approximately 300 municipalities throughout the country have lifted sheltering-in-place recommendations, with other regions reopening on June 1.
news bullet There are no specified quarantine or travel restrictions.
news bullet The U.S.-Mexico border is expected to remain closed after restrictions expire on May 21.
news bullet Air, ocean, and road traffic are all still operational — Yourway’s operations remain unaffected.
    

Europe

UK flag United Kingdom
news bullet There are no direct flight, travel, or quarantine restrictions specified for the UK.
news bullet London City Airport remains closed until the end of May.
news bullet Northern Ireland has announced a five-step plan to end the lockdown, though dates have not been specified.
news bullet London Stansted will be closed daily between 16:00 UTC and 04:00 UTC until further notice.
    
DE Germany
news bullet Non-EU-citizens and citizens of non-Schengen states are subject to travel restrictions until June 15.
news bullet Passengers are not allowed to enter Germany, with the exception of German nationals and those who meet eligibility criteria. Those who do enter are subject to a 14-day quarantine.
news bullet Bavaria has lifted its driving ban on Sundays and public holidays until May 30. The Land of Hesse has lifted its driving ban on Sundays and holidays to vehicles transporting goods until June 30.
news bullet Eurail service has been reduced to the Netherlands.
news bullet Air travel capacity has been reduced, affecting regional hubs and Lufthansa, specifically, though cargo continues.
    
FR France
news bullet The state of emergency declaration has been extended to July 10.
news bullet Public gardens and parks will remain closed.
news bullet Passengers arriving from a non-Schengen member state are not permitted to enter France, with some exceptions.
news bullet Flights are reduced.
news bullet Orly Airport has been closed since April 1.
    
DK Sweden
news bullet Sweden is one of the only European countries that never went into full lockdown.
news bullet Passengers arriving from outside Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and, the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter, with specified exceptions.
news bullet Entry restrictions have been extended to May 16.
news bullet All non-essential businesses are open.
    
IT Italy
news bullet Travel restrictions will be lifted on June 3.
news bullet The country is awaiting guidelines for the reopening of places of worship; mosques will be closed until May 23.
news bullet Those traveling as tourists may not enter Italy.
news bullet All arrivals are subject to a 14-day quarantine period.
news bullet Lockdown restrictions eased beginning May 4, with many nonessential workers returning to their jobs, largely in manufacturing.
news bullet Travel restrictions have been partially lifted.
news bullet Transport by road and rail remains operational.
    
ES Spain
news bullet A mandatory 14-day quarantine period for international travelers arriving in Spain went into effect on May 15.
news bullet Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain, except those arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden or Switzerland, and those who meet other specified requirements.
news bullet Spain has initiated a four-phase plan to end lockdown.
news bullet Travel remains restricted and is reserved for essential travel.
news bullet Land borders are closed to entry but not for cargo, allowing clinical trial materials and DTP services to continue.
news bullet Airports, ports, warehouses, and carriers remain open and operational.
    
DK Denmark
news bullet Denmark has created a new agency to be better prepared for pandemics, which will focus on logistics.
news bullet There are no direct flight limitations or airport restrictions.
news bullet No passengers aside from Danish nationals and residents are permitted to enter Denmark.
    
BE Belgium
news bullet Brussels Airlines will cut 25% of its workforce.
news bullet Lufthansa expects to decrease its airline fleet by 1,000 planes and let go of 10,000 employees.
news bullet Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7:00 and 21:00.
news bullet Passengers are not allowed to enter Belgium with the exception of those arriving from EEA member states, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, Belgium nationals, and select others who meet government criteria.
    
RU Russia
news bullet The Putin administration has eased coronavirus restrictions, giving mayors and governors the authority to control local regions.
news bullet Passengers are not allowed to enter Russia with the exception of nationals and select others.
news bullet Non-essential businesses have been mandatorily closed.
news bullet An overnight curfew was implemented in Chechnya, with road, rail, and air transport links suspended in the region.
news bullet All commercial, international, and charter flights are suspended.
    

Asia Pacific

CN China
news bullet Airlines plan more international flights to China in June in anticipation of travel restrictions lifting.
news bullet Almost 108 million residents will face renewed lockdown in China’s northeast region as infections continue.
news bullet Mainland China has temporarily suspended entry by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits.
news bullet Quarantine restrictions vary by airport, with most mandating COVID-19 tests.
news bullet Schools are reopened in China’s major cities.
news bullet The land border between Russia and China remains closed.
news bullet Passenger and international flights are limited, with cargo unaffected.
news bullet There have been minimal changes to import and export regulations.
    
KR South Korea
news bullet Restrictions have been lifted on U.S. military bases in Korea except in Seoul.
news bullet Transit is permitted with some restrictions.
news bullet Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before April 5 are invalidated.
news bullet Visa exemptions for 90 nationalities with normal passports are temporarily suspended.
news bullet Korean visas issued by the Wuhan Consulate in the Hubei Province are invalidated.
news bullet Nationals of China (People's Rep.) with a passport issued in the Hubei Province are not allowed to transit or enter Korea.
news bullet Nationals and residents of Korea (Rep.) are required to install the self-quarantine safety protection mobile app.
news bullet Passengers and airline crew must install a self-diagnosis mobile app and complete a Health Declaration Form and a Special Quarantine Declaration Form.
news bullet All arrivals are subject to a 14-day quarantine period.
news bullet All flights into South Korea are landing at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 5:00 and 20:00.
    
IN India
news bullet Lockdown restrictions have been extended until the end of May, with air travel, most trains and buses, schools, and colleges remaining closed across the country.
news bullet States are empowered to decide when to relax restrictions on business, industry, public transport, and other economic activities.
news bullet Flights to India are suspended, with the exception of those that carry essentials.
news bullet Rail service has partially resumed.
news bullet Air cargo and port operations are active.
news bullet Restrictions have been eased overall.
    
AU Australia
news bullet Passengers are not allowed to transit or enter Australia, though this does not apply to Australian nationals and others who meet certain criteria.
news bullet All passengers must complete an Incoming Passenger Card (IPC) and an Isolation Declaration Card and are subject to health screening on arrival.
news bullet All passengers are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
news bullet Airline crews must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and are not subject to mandatory isolation.
news bullet Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined a three-step plan to remove most lockdown measures by July.
news bullet Virgin Airlines' limited domestic flight service will resume on June 7; cargo is not affected.
   
NZ New Zealand
news bullet Passengers are not allowed to enter New Zealand, though this does not apply to nationals of New Zealand (including Cook Isl., Niue, Tokelau) and those who meet exclusion criteria.
news bullet All arrivals must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period at a government facility.
news bullet Nationals and residents are exclusively permitted to travel to New Zealand.
news bullet Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and are not subject to mandatory isolation.
news bullet Lockdown restrictions will be eased following a lack of new cases.
news bullet Freight flights are operating under limitations, with service exclusive to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson, and Dunedin.
   

Middle East

IL Israel
news bullet Synagogues are reopened with restrictions.
news bullet Transit facilities at Tel Aviv airport (TLV) are temporarily suspended.
news bullet Passengers are not allowed to enter Israel with the exception of nationals and select others.
news bullet All international arrivals will be quarantined at a government-designated facility for a period of 14 days.
news bullet The Israeli government has approved steps to ease restrictions.
    
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
news bullet Passengers are not allowed to enter Saudi Arabia, with the exception of nationals.
news bullet Airline crews are subject to a 14-day quarantine if they have been through a country with an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak within two weeks.
news bullet The Saudi government has permitted the entry to and exit from the Qatif province in efforts to ease restrictions.
news bullet Traveling is restricted between regions.
news bullet International flights are suspended but freight and commercial flights remain available.
    
TU Turkey
news bullet Malls and salons are reopening as Turkey eases coronavirus restrictions.
news bullet Turkish Airlines has suspended all flights until May 28.
news bullet Nationals of, and those that have traveled through Algeria, Angola, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece. Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Niger, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan in the last two weeks are not allowed to enter Turkey.
news bullet All passengers who traveled to the above restricted countries during the last 14 days may be prohibited from entering Turkey. Otherwise, all passengers on the flights will be quarantined for 14 days.
news bullet Passengers with a British or a Chinese Taipei passport are not allowed to enter Turkey.·
    

South America

CL Chile
news bullet Citywide lockdowns have led to food shortages and protests.
news bullet Passengers are not allowed to enter Chile, with the exception of nationals, residents, and a select group of others.
news bullet The Chilean government-issued “immunity passports” to those who have recovered from coronavirus, allowing their return to work.
news bullet The Chilean government issued “immunity passports” to those who have recovered from coronavirus, allowing their return to work.
news bullet Limited domestic flights are available through LATAM Airlines.
news bullet International flights remain suspended until the end of May.
news bullet A nationwide curfew is in place until June 17.
news bullet Borders remain closed to non-resident foreigners.
news bullet Cargo transport is not restricted, including ports, airports, and customs processing.
    
Brazil Brazil
news bullet Brazil is currently the fastest-growing outbreak hotspot in the world, with hospitals on the brink of collapse.
news bullet State and city governments are enforcing restrictions in defiance of President Jair Bolsonaro.
news bullet Lockdown restrictions have been extended an extra two weeks, until the end of May.
news bullet The U.S. government is considering limiting travel from Brazil.
    

Africa

ZA South Africa
news bullet Capetown is home to 10% of Africa’s coronavirus cases.
news bullet Flights to South Africa are suspended, but essential service flights are still operating.
news bullet Anyone entering the country is subject to a 21-day quarantine.
news bullet Domestic flights are currently suspended.
    
NI Nigeria
news bullet Lockdown restrictions have been extended an extra two weeks, until the end of May.
news bullet Airports in Nigeria are closed, though this does not affect emergency and essential flights.
news bullet Nigeria has placed a complete travel ban on 13 countries.
    

 

 

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Thank you for reading the Yourway newsletter. As we navigate the current global situation, our priority is to keep our customers abreast of ongoing developments, including border closures and openings.

Our 21 global depots re operating at full capacity and we continue to deliver clinical trial materials around the world and directly to patients without issue.

If your company is experiencing disruptions or challenges in your supply chain, contact Yourway for solutions to your specific needs.


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