The European Commission issued guidelines on Friday not to let vehicles with Russian license plates enter EU member states. This ban applies to both private cars as well as company transports. Member countries are obligated to enforce these sanctions.
Although these sanctions aren’t new, however, as private vehicles are already subject to an import ban in the EU – the European Commission just launched new guidelines on how the ban is to be exercised.
On Monday, a Commission representative confirmed that the sanctions are part of EU law. Member states must enforce them due to this obligation. However, the entry ban on vehicles with Russian plates does not apply to vehicles owned by EU citizens or their immediate family members.