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Source: European Union/Re-open EU

13.09.2021

What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

  • "Green" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1,5 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Yellow" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1,5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Red" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.

The distinction is defined as follows:

  • Travellers coming from „green”, „yellow” or „red” areas (RO classification) in possession of an EU Digital Covid Certificate of vaccination (10 days after last required dose) or a Certificate of recovery (valid for 180 days) can enter Romania and are exempted from quarantine or testing requirements.
  • Travellers coming from a designated “green” area (RO classification), do not need an EU Digital Covid Certificate and no quarantine is imposed on travellers from these areas.
  • Travellers coming from a designated “yellow” area (RO classification), can also be exempted from quarantine if they present an EU Digital Covid Certificate indicating negative PCR test taken at the latest 72h in advance of the trip. Children under 3 are exempted from quarantine and testing requirements. Some exceptions apply for imperative reasons, transit, crossborder workers.
  • Travellers coming from a “red” area (RO classification), need to do 14 days of quarantine, even if they present a negative test. Children between 6 – 16 years old can be exempt from quarantine if they present a test certificate (PCR, taken the latest 72h in advance). Children under 6 are except from quarantine and testing requirements. Some exceptions apply for short stays (less than 72h, with a negative PCR test taken the latest 72h in advance), imperative reasons, transit, cross-border workers. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

The applied measures are subject to change and regular review. Travellers are advised to consult the measures in force at the time of their planned trip and the most recent decisions taken by the Government - https://gov.ro/ro/masuri.


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements


Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

  • "Green" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1,5 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Yellow" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1,5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Red" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.

The distinction is defined as follows:

  • Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.
  • Travellers arriving from countries classified as "green" can enter Romania without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.
  • Travellers arriving from countries classified as "yellow", who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, are subject to a 14-day quarantine. Children under 6 years old are exempted from the PCR test requirement. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.
  • Travellers coming from a “red” area (RO classification), need to do 14 days of quarantine, even if they present a negative test. Children between 6 – 16 years old can be exempt from quarantine if they present a test certificate (PCR, taken the latest 72h in advance). Children under 6 are except from quarantine and testing requirements. Some exceptions apply for short stays (less than 72h, with a negative PCR test taken the latest 72h in advance), imperative reasons, transit, cross-border workers. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.


Find out more:

General information
National health institute

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

  • "Green" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1,5 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Yellow" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1,5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Red" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.

The distinction is defined as follows:

  • Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.
  • Travellers arriving from countries classified as "green" can enter Romania without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.
  • Travellers arriving from countries classified as "yellow", who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, are subject to a 14-day quarantine. Children under 6 years old are exempted from the PCR test requirement.
  • The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.
  • Travellers coming from a “red” area (RO classification), need to do 14 days of quarantine, even if they present a negative test. Children between 6 – 16 years old can be exempt from quarantine if they present a test certificate (PCR, taken the latest 72h in advance). Children under 6 are except from quarantine and testing requirements. Some exceptions apply for short stays (less than 72h, with a negative PCR test taken the latest 72h in advance), imperative reasons, transit, cross-border workers. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.


Find out more:

General information
National health institute

May I transit this country?


Yes


Persons in transit are not subject to quarantine requirements if they leave Romania within 24 hours. 

May I fly to this country?


Direct passenger flights between Romania and some high risk countries are suspended following a Decision of the National Emergency Committee (cargo, humanitarian, technical, and repatriation flights are exempted from this restriction).

You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about air passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

General measures


General information on the situation


Use of facemasks


The use of face masks is mandatory in indoor public spaces and in crowded outdoor areas, for anyone aged above 5 years old. 


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


Private events (e.g. weddings, baptisms, and birthdays) may accommodate:

  • a maximum of 150 guests outdoor, 100 guests indoor if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 3 per 1000 inhabitants.
  • a maximum of 200 guests outdoor, 150 guests indoor if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 2 per 1000 inhabitants.
  • a maximum of 300 guests indoor if ensuring a surface of 2 sqm for each guest and if those attending are all vaccinated (at least 10 days passed since the administration of the final dose) or have a negative PCR test (in the last 72 hours) or negative rapid test (in the last 24 hours) or have recovered from COVID-19 (at least 15 days passed since getting infected, and not more than 180 days) if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 3 per 1000 inhabitants
  • a maximum of 400 guests indoor if ensuring a surface of 2 sqm for each guest and if those attending are all vaccinated (at least 10 days passed since the administration of the final dose) or have a negative PCR test (in the last 72 hours) or negative rapid test (in the last 24 hours) or have recovered from COVID-19 (at least 15 days passed since getting infected, and not more than 180 days) if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 2 per 1000 inhabitants
  • an unlimited number of guests outdoor if ensuring a surface of 2 sqm for each guest and if those attending are all vaccinated (at least 10 days passed since the administration of the final dose) or have a negative PCR test (in the last 72 hours) or negative rapid test (in the last 24 hours) or have recovered from COVID-19 (at least 15 days passed since getting infected, and not more than 180 days) if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 3 per 1000 inhabitants

Private groups of people that do not belong to the same household can gather in the public space up to 30 persons if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 3 per 1000 inhabitants, and up to 50 persons if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 2 per 1000 inhabitants.

Rallies and demonstrations can take place under strict regulations with maximum of 100 participants if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 3 per 1000 inhabitants, and with maximum of 500 participants if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 2 per 1000 inhabitants.

The organization and outdoor performance of shows, concerts, public and private festivals or other cultural events are allowed only with the participation of up to 2,500 spectators and wearing a protective mask, if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is between 2 and 3 per 1,000 inhabitants. In this case, those attending must be vaccinated or have a negative PCR test (in the last 72 hours) or negative rapid test (in the last 24 hours) or have recovered from COVID-19 (at least 15 days passed since getting infected but no more than 180 days).

The organization and outdoor performance of shows, concerts, public and private festivals or other cultural events are allowed with the participation of over 2,500 spectators and wearing a protective mask. In this case, those attending must be vaccinated.

The organization and outdoor performance of shows, concerts, public and private festivals or other cultural events are allowed only with the participation of up to 75,000 spectators and wearing a protective mask, if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is less than or equal to 2 per 1,000 inhabitants. In this case, those attending must be vaccinated or have a negative PCR test (in the last 72 hours) or negative rapid test (in the last 24 hours) or have recovered from COVID-19 (at least 15 days passed since getting infected but no more than 180 days).


Safety measures for public transportation


In all forms of public transport (as well as in taxis), face masks are mandatory. Also, social distance should be maintained as much as possible, as well as ventilation and disinfection. In some cases, temperature checks are conducted.


Places of worship


Open with limitations


Religious activities and services can be carried out inside and outside places of worship, provided they adhere to strict health protocols. Only local residents can participate in the services. 


Quarantine


Confirmed COVID-19 cases with mild symptoms, must isolate at home. Persons that are at high risk of having contracted a COVID-19 infection, need to self-quarantine for 14 days.


Find out more:

Measures to prevent and control the infection (in Romanian)

Testing centres


Non-essential (other than medicine and food) shops


Open


Shops, shopping centres, and markets should close at 18.00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is between 4 and 7,5 per 1,000 inhabitants.

Shops, shopping centres, and markets should close at 18.00 on every day of the week, if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is higher than 7,5 per 1,000 inhabitants.

Pharmacies and gas stations can remain open longer. Deliveries are permitted without time restrictions.


Tourist accommodations


Open


Hotels, guest houses and camping sites are open, with the following measures in place:

  • social distancing measures of 1.5 metres between customers;
  • limited capacity of 4 square metres per customer;
  • periodic disinfection of cashier and other important areas;
  • mandatory wearing of a face mask.


Catering establishments


Open with limitations


Restaurants and cafés may open between 05.00-02.00 at full capacity for counties where the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower or equal than 3 per 1,000 inhabitants.


Cinemas, museums and indoor attractions


Partially


Cultural institutions or entertainment services can only operate under strict conditions. Visitors’ capacity is established at 70% for areas where the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 3 per 1000 inhabitants.


Personal care services


Open with limitations


Gyms can operate at 50% capacity if ensuring a surface of 7 sqm per person if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 4 per 1,000 inhabitants.

Gyms and outdoor swimming pools can operate at full capacity without mask protection and ensuring a surface of 7 sqm per person if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 3 per 1000 inhabitants

Gyms can operate at full capacity without mask protection and ensuring a surface of 4 sqm per person if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 3 per 1,000 inhabitants. In this case, those attending must be vaccinated.

Indoor pools can operate up to 70% of maximum capacity, if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower or equal than 3 per 1,000 inhabitants.


Outdoors areas and beaches


Open


Health protocols for tourism services and tourists


Health Protocols for tourism

Information on Tourism at National level


National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM


Tourism in Romania


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22.07.2021


What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

  • "Green" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1,5 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Yellow" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1,5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Red" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.

The distinction is defined as follows:

  • Travellers coming from „green”, „yellow” or „red” areas (RO classification) in possession of an EU Digital Covid Certificate of vaccination (10 days after last required dose) or a Certificate of recovery (valid for 180 days) can enter Romania and are exempted from quarantine or testing requirements.
  • Travellers coming from a designated “green” area (RO classification), do not need an EU Digital Covid Certificate and no quarantine is imposed on travellers from these areas.
  • Travellers coming from a designated “yellow” area (RO classification), can also be exempted from quarantine if they present an EU Digital Covid Certificate indicating negative PCR test taken at the latest 72h in advance of the trip. Children under 3 are exempted from quarantine and testing requirements. Some exceptions apply for imperative reasons, transit, crossborder workers.
  • Travellers coming from a “red” area (RO classification), need to do 14 days of quarantine, even if they present a negative test (even if it is an EU Digital Covid test certificate). Children between 3 – 16 years old can be exempt from quarantine if they present a test certificate (PCR, taken the latest 72h in advance). The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10. Children under 3 are exempted from quarantine and testing requirements. Some exceptions apply for imperative reasons, transit, crossborder workers.

The applied measures are subject to change and regular review. Travellers are advised to consult the measures in force at the time of their planned trip and the most recent decisions taken by the Government - https://gov.ro/ro/masuri.


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements


Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

  • "Green" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1,5 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Yellow" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1,5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Red" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.

The distinction is defined as follows:

  • Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.
  • Travellers arriving from countries classified as "green" can enter Romania without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.
  • Travellers arriving from countries classified as "yellow", who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, are subject to a 14-day quarantine. Children under 3 years old are exempted from the PCR test requirement. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.
  • Travellers coming from a “red” area (RO classification), even if in possession of a PCR negative test, need to do 14 days of quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.


Find out more:

General information

National health institute

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

  • "Green" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1,5 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Yellow" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1,5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Red" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.

The distinction is defined as follows:

  • Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.
  • Travellers arriving from countries classified as "green" can enter Romania without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.
  • Travellers arriving from countries classified as "yellow", who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, are subject to a 14-day quarantine. Children under 3 years old are exempted from the PCR test requirement.
  • The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.
  • Travellers coming from a „red” area (RO classification), are subject to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.


Find out more:

General information

National health institute


May I transit this country?


Yes


Persons in transit are not subject to quarantine requirements if they leave Romania within 24 hours.

May I fly to this country?


Direct passenger flights between Romania and some high risk countries are suspended following a Decision of the National Emergency Committee (cargo, humanitarian, technical, and repatriation flights are exempted from this restriction).

You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about air passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

General measures


General information on the situation


Use of facemasks


The use of face masks is mandatory in indoor public spaces and in crowded outdoor areas, for anyone aged above 5 years old. 


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


Private events (weddings, baptisms, and birthdays) may accommodate a maximum of 150 guests outdoor, 100 guests indoor if the cumulative infection rate in the past 14 days is lower and equal than 3 per 1000 inhabitants. Private events may accommodate up to 300 guests indoor if ensuring a surface of 2 sqm for each guest and if those attending are all vaccinated or have a negative PCR test (in the last 72 hours) or negative rapid test (in the last 24 hours) or have recovered from COVID-19 (at least 15 days passed since getting infected). Private groups in the public space cannot be larger than 10 persons if they don’t belong to the same households. Rallies and demonstrations can take place with maximum 100 participants, and under strict regulations.


Information on Tourism at National level


National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM


Tourism in Romania


EU Digital COVID Certificates


This country is already connected to the Gateway and is issuing and/or verifying at least one EU Digital COVID Certificate (Vaccination, Recovery, Test)


Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Romania

_________


The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation entered into force on 01 July 2021. EU citizens and residents will now be able to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across the EU. National authorities are in charge of issuing the certificate. 

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from Covid-19, or test result. Despite the European Digital COVID Certificate, each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what is required to enter upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your destination. 


Find out more: 

Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" 

Press Release 

Questions & Answers 

Factsheet 


Further information: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ROU/7011

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


21.06.2021


What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Information not yet available.

Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements



Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

  • "Green" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1,5 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Yellow" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1,5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Red" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.


Travel from countries classified as "green"

Travellers arriving from countries classified as "green" can enter Romania without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.


Travel from countries classified as "yellow"

Travellers arriving from countries classified as "yellow", who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Children under 4 years old are exempted from the PCR test requirement.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.


Travel from countries classified as "red"

Travellers arriving from countries classified as "red" are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

No additional documentation required.


Find out more:
General information
National health institute

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Entry rules for Romania depend on its national classification of risk areas.

  • "Green" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1,5 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Yellow" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1,5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
  • "Red" areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.

Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to quarantine.


Travel from countries classified as "green"

Travellers arriving from countries classified as "green" can enter Romania without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.


Travel from countries classified as "yellow"

Travellers arriving from countries classified as "yellow", who do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

Children aged 3 and under are exempted from the PCR test requirement.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.


Travel from countries classified as "red"

Travellers arriving from countries classified as "red" are subject to a 14-day quarantine.

The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.


Find out more:
General information
National health institute


May I transit this country?


YES


Persons in transit are not subject to quarantine requirements if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country.


General measures



General information on the situation


Use of facemasks


The use of face masks is mandatory in indoor public spaces, for anyone aged above 5 years old.

Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


Social gatherings are discouraged. It is prohibited to organise private celebrations and events in closed spaces. Private groups cannot be larger than 6 persons. Rallies and demonstrations can take place with maximum 100 particpants, and under strict regulations.

Safety measures for public transportation



In all forms of public transport (as well as in taxis), face masks are mandatory. Also, social distance should be maintained as much as possible, as well as ventilation and disinfection. In some cases, temperature checks are conducted.


Information on Tourism at National level



National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM



Tourism in Romania


Useful Info for tourists



Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements for your destination at: The Schengen visa



EU Digital COVID Certificates


This country is ready to connect to the EU Digital COVID certificate Gateway



Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Romania

_________


The "EU Digital COVID Certificate" (available from 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
  • received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
  • recovered from COVID-19.

When travelling, holders of the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from COVID or test result. Each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what you will be eligible for, upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your country of destination.


How does it work:

  1. Member States issue a certificate automatically or upon request, which is issued either digitally or on paper, and has a QR code with an electronic signature;
  2. Citizens store the certificate in their digital app or wallet and can use it when they travel;
  3. When the verifier asks the citizen for the certificate, the QR code is shown and the digital signature is verified.


Find out more:
Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate"

Press Release
Questions & Answers
Factsheet



                                                                                                     


06.05.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


Partially


Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.


Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers from high-risk countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Children aged 3 and under are exempted.

 Provisions for vaccinated people

Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

Also, travellers that have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 disease in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country are exempt. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

Is a quarantine required?

Travellers coming from countries or areas that are considered at high epidemiological risk will also be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

 Provisions for vaccinated people

Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

Also, travellers that have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 disease in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country are exempt. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to quarantine.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

No additional documentation required.


Find out more:
General information
National health institute

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


Third-country nationals coming from high-risk countries need to present a negative PCR test result for SARS-Cov-2, performed no more than 72 hours before entry into the national territory. Children under 3 years of age are exempt from the testing obligation. 

Travellers coming from high-risk areas are also subjected to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. On day 8 you may get tested and if the test result is negative and you have no symptoms, quarantine ends on day 10.

 Provisions for vaccinated people

Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from presenting a negative PCR test result, and quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

Also, travellers that have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 disease in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country are exempt. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to quarantine.

Find out more:

General information COVID-19

National health institute


General measures


There is a night curfew in place between 20.00 or 22.00 and 05.00 (depending on infection rates).

General information on the situation


Use of facemasks


The use of face masks is mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, for anyone aged above 5 years old.

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ROU/7001

                                                                                                       

31.03.2021


From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


PARTIALLY


Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.


Is a coronavirus test required?

All travellers from high-risk countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Children aged 3 and under are exempted.


Is a quarantine required?

Travellers coming from countries or areas that are considered at high epidemiological risk will also be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

Also, travellers that have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 disease in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country are exempt. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to quarantine.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

No additional documentation required.


Find out more:
General information
National health institute

Documents you need to travel in Europe



What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Third-country nationals coming from high-risk countries need to present a negative PCR test result for SARS-Cov-2, performed no more than 72 hours before entry into the national territory. Children under 3 years of age are exempt from the testing obligation. 

Travellers coming from high-risk areas are also subjected to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. On day 8 you may get tested and if the test result is negative and you have no symptoms, quarantine ends on day 10.

vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

Also, travellers that have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 disease in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country are exempt. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to quarantine.

Find out more:

General information COVID-19

National health institute


May I transit this country?


YES


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

Also see: Border crossing points for Romania


May I enter this country by train?


PARTIALLY

International passenger trains operate between Romania and Bulgaria, Hungary and Austria (via Hungary). Travelling by train to Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova is halted. The on-board rules are similar to those of regional trains (more details are available at http://legislatie.just.ro
Rail passenger rights


May I fly to this country?



Direct passenger flights between Romania and some high risk countries are suspended following a Decision of the National Emergency Committee (cargo, humanitarian, technical, and repatriation flights are exempted from this restriction).

You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about air passenger rights on our portal for citizens.


May I enter this country by road transport?


YES

Driving abroad


General measures


There is a night curfew in place between 23.00 and 05.00.

General information on the situation

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks


The use of face masks is mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces, for anyone aged above 5 years old.

Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


Social gatherings are discouraged. It is prohibited to organise private celebrations and events in closed spaces. Private groups cannot be larger than 6 persons. Rallies and demonstrations can take place with maximum 100 particpants, and under strict regulations.


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ROU/7001

                                                                                                     

28.01.2021


From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


Partially


Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Is a quarantine required? 

Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries or areas that are considered at high epidemiological risk.

A 14-days quarantine applies to all persons arriving from countries and areas with high epidemiological risk, and who have the right to enter the national territory, respectively: Romanian citizens, citizens of European Union Member States, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, and persons who fall under one of the exceptions provided by Decree no. 553 of 15.07.2020, Annex 3, art. 2, paragraph 2, letters a) - l).

The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, if needed, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.

Is a coronavirus test required? 

Travellers who will remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, conducted no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to quarantine. 

The quarantine may be reduced to 10 days if a test for SARS-CoV-2, performed on day 8 of the quarantine provides a negative result, and the person has no symptoms.

Find out more:
National health institute
Border crossing points

Documents you need to travel in Europe


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Third-country nationals coming from countries or areas that are considered at high epidemiological risk will be subject to quarantine.

The quarantine measure applies to all persons arriving from countries and areas with a high epidemiological risk, and who have the right to enter the national territory, respectively: Romanian citizens, citizens of European Union Member States, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, and persons who fall under one of the exceptions provided by Decree no. 553 of 15.07.2020, Annex 3, art. 2, paragraph 2, letters a) - l).

The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.

Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to self-isolate.

The quarantine may be reduced to 10 days if a test for SARS-CoV-2, performed on the 8th day of quarantine provides a negative result, and the person has no symptoms.

Mandatory Travel Documentation

No additional documentation required.

Find out more:

National health institute


May I transit this country?


Yes

Border crossing points


May I enter this country by train?


Partially

International passenger trains operate between Romania and Bulgaria, Hungary and Austria (via Hungary). Travelling by train to Serbia, Ukraine and Moldova is halted. The on-board rules are similar to those of regional trains (more details are available at http://legislatie.just.ro


Rail passenger rights


General measures


There is a night curfew in place between 23.00 and 05.00.
Health cover for temporary stays

Use of facemasks


The use of face masks is mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces.

                                                                                                     

07.12.2020

Entry Restrictions

Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of countries or areas that are considered at high epidemiological risk.

A 14-days quarantine applies to all persons arriving from countries / areas with high epidemiological risk and who have the right to enter the national territory, respectively: Romanian citizens, citizens of European Union Member States, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, and persons who fall under one of the exceptions provided by Decree no. 553 of 15.07.2020, Annex 3, art. 2, paragraph 2, letters a) - l).

The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, if needed, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.

Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, conducted no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to quarantine. 

The quarantine may be reduced to 10 days if a test for SARS-CoV-2, performed on the 8th day of quarantine, provides a negative result.

Transit

Border crossing points

Third country nationals

Third-country nationals coming from countries or areas that are considered at high epidemiological risk will be subject to quarantine.

The quarantine measure applies to all persons arriving from an international journey from countries / areas with high epidemiological risk and who have the right to enter the national territory, respectively: Romanian citizens, citizens of European Union Member States, European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, and persons who fall under one of the exceptions provided by Decree no. 553 of 15.07.2020, Annex 3, art. 2, paragraph 2, letters a) - l).

The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.

Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to self-isolate.

The quarantine may be reduced to 10 days if a test for SARS-CoV-2, performed on the 8th day of quarantine, provides a negative result.

Find out more:

List of affected areas

                                                                                                     

28.08.2020

Travelling to Romania


Entry from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, with the exception of Luxembourg, Malta and some regions in Spain (Aragon, Catalonia, Navarra, Community of Madrid, Balearic Islands, Basque Country).


Entry from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as from the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.

Travelling from Romania or returning to Romania
No specific measures.

Rules and Exceptions
Travellers coming from countries where the incidence rate of new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days is less than or equal to the one registered in Romania in the same period, are allowed to enter without restrictions.

Citizens coming from countries with a high incidence of COVID-19 infection should self-isolate at home or quarantine for 14 days.


. For third-country nationals, the following exceptions apply:
- family members of Romanian citizens;
- EU/SEE/CH citizens with residence in Romania;
- holders of long-stay visa/residence permit/similar document;
- persons travelling for professional reasons proven by visa/residence permit/similar document;
- diplomatic or consular staff;
- staff of international organisations/military/who can provide humanitarian aid;
- persons in transit/travelling for imperative purposes/in need of international protection/humanitarian reasons.
Travellers coming from countries where the incidence rate of new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days is less than or equal to the one registered in Romania in the same period, are allowed to enter without restrictions.


Weekly updates are available in the list of affected areas

Direct passenger flights from Sweden, Portugal, UK, USA, Iran and Turkey are suspended.

Mandatory Travel Documentation
No.

Find out more:
List of affected areas
Border crossing points

Air passenger rights.

Updated info on air travel regulations may be found at the IATA website


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/ROU

Source: National Customs Authority

Closure of several border crossings

Several border crossings were closed to restrict trafic to certain points focussing screenings.

End date: not available

Further information: https://www.politiadefrontiera.ro/ro/traficonline/

Suspension of direct rail transport services between Italy and Romania (12.03.2020)

Romania has notified the Commission of its decision to suspend direct services of rail passenger transport between Italy and Romania.

Start date: 12.03.2020

End date: 31.03.2020

Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers of vehicles transporting goods.

Romania notifed a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times under Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. It will apply to those drivers involved in the transport of goods in all the Spanish territory. It will apply to those drivers involved in domestic and international transport.

Start date: 18.03.2020

End date: 16.04.2020

Further information: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/temporary-relaxatio...





Remarks from the International Road Transport Union

Romania: updated classification of countries/territories entering into force on 12.09.2021


The list entered into force on 12 September 2021 at midnight - 00h00.

Although the provisions of Decision no. 43 from 01.07.2021 did not change since July, the list of countries/territories according to the cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 updates every week on Thursday evening.

Last week, Germany, Portugal, Croatia and Latvia were added in yellow zone. In yellow zone are also the following European countries: Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Russian Federation.

In red zone are the following European countries: Montenegro, Kosovo, UK, Serbia, North Macedonia, Ireland, Switzerland, Albania, Greece, Estonia, Cyprus, Norway, France, Lithuania, and Bulgaria.

Drivers of goods vehicles and passenger transport, are subject to 14-day quarantine in Romania if they come from a country listed in yellow or red zone.

The information in IRU Flash Info from 16.07.2021 is still in force, only the paragraph regarding Brazil, Nepal, etc. (see in red below) is no more in force.

Foreign drivers arriving in Romania from third countries (other than Member States of the European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation)are not excepted from quarantine, regardless of the classification of the zone – green, yellow or red. (note that these rules do not apply to Romanian drivers, but to any other drivers regardless of his/her nationality).
Persons arriving in Romania from third countries (other than Member States of the European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation), the quarantine measure is established for a period of 14 days regardless of the area in which the country of arrival is located.
Exceptions from quarantine measure:
- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania.
- persons who stay in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and have a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently. If the persons do not leave Romania within 3 days (72 hours), they will be quarantined for a period of 14 days, starting with the fourth day following the entry on the Romanian territory.
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania.
- persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country
- cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova.
Documents of Proof :
The proof of vaccination is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or the document issued by the health center that administered it in Romania or abroad, and presented in the language of the country where the vaccine was administered, and in English language.
The proof of a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or by a negative result of an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no more than 72 hours before entering Romania, and issued in the language of the country where the test was performed, and in English language.
The proof of positive confirmation for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a positive RT-PCR test at the date of diagnosis by the competent authority from Romania or abroad, and presented in the language of the country where the test was performed, and in English language.

Reminder about the zones and their respective restrictions: 
Risk areas are classified as follows:
- Green areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1.5 per 1000 inhabitants;
- Yellow areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1.5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
- Red areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.
Persons arriving in Romania from green areas from Member States of the European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation are not subject to quarantine measure.
Persons arriving in Romania from yellow areas - including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport - are subject to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.
Exceptions from quarantine measure:
- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania.
- persons who are in possession of a negative RT-PCR test (completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently).
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania.
- persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country
- cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova
Persons arriving in Romania from red areas - including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport- are subject to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.
Exceptions from quarantine measure:
- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania.
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania.
- persons who stay in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and have a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently. If the persons do not leave Romania within 3 days (72 hours), they will be quarantined for a period of 14 days, starting with the fourth day following the entry on the Romanian territory.
- cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova
- persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country
 

 
The only information that is no more in force is the following:

For persons arriving in Romania (including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport) from Great Britain, Brazil, Nepal, South Africa and India,only the following exceptions from the quarantine measure apply:
- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania. The proof of vaccination is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or the document issued by the health centre that administered it, in Romania or abroad and presented in the language of the country where the vaccine was administered, and in English language.
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania. The proof of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate.  

Although UNTRR informed and sent to Romanian authorities numerous letters stating that drivers should be excepted from quarantine measure, and in all countries except Romania drivers are excepted from quarantine measure, unfortunately the Romanian authorities answered that the quarantine measure is for all persons ”in order not to discriminate certain professional categories in favour of others”.    

Source: UNTRR


27.08.2021

COVID-19 update: Updated classification of countries/territories in Romania


On 26 August 2021, the National Committee for Emergency Situations in Romania updated the list of countries/territories according to the cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 and added Switzerland, North Macedonia and Azerbaijan in the red zone. Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania, Slovenia and Belarus are now in the yellow zone. The updated list will enter in force on 29.08.2021 (00h00), and is available in the attachment.

The other measures published on Flash Info on 16 July 2021 remain the same.

Source: UNTRR

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16.08.2021

COVID-19 update: Updated classification of countries/territories in Romania


On 13 August 2021, the National Committee for Emergency Situations in Romania updated the list of countries/territories according to the cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 and added Turkey and Montenegro in the red zone, and the Netherlands is in the yellow zone. The updated list entered in force on 15.08.2021 (00h00), and is available in the attachment.

The other measures published on Flash Info on 16 July 2021 remain the same.

Source: UNTRR

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30.07.2021

COVID-19 update: Updated classification of countries/territories in Romania


The National Committee for Emergency Situations in Romania updated yesterday, 29 July 2021, the list of countries/territories according to the cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 and added Greece and Ireland in the red zone.

In the yellow zone France and Belgium were added.The updated list that will enter in force on 01 August 2021 (00h00) is available in the attachment.
The other measures published on Flash Info on 16 July 2021 remain the same.

Source: UNTRR


29.07.2021

Driving restrictions for vehicles with a maximum gross weight of over 7.5t in Romania


Due to extreme heat in Romania, the National Company of Road Infrastructure Management (CNAIR) informs that on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (29 – 31 July), between 12h:00 – 20h:00, there will be imposed driving restrictions for vehicles with a maximum gross weight of over 7.5t on the entire road network, except for counties : Harghita, Neamt, Suceava and Botosani.

Exceptions to driving restrictions: 
Passenger transport, transport of live animals and perishable products of animal and plant origin, vehicles of the civil protection service, funeral transport, first-aid and humanitarian transport, mail transport, fuel distribution, breakdown vehicles, vehicles belonging to sanitation services.

Source: UNTRR



23.07.2021

COVID-19 update: Updated classification of countries in Romania


The National Committee for Emergency Situations in Romania updated yesterday, 22 July 2021, the list of countries/territories according to the cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 and included Malta in the red zone. In the yellow zone Monaco, Ireland and Denmark were added. The updated list that will enter in force on 25.07.2021 (00.00) is available in attachment.

The other dispositions published on Flash Info on 16 July 2021 remain the same.


Source: UNTRR

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16.07.2021

COVID-19 update: updated classification of countries/territories entering into force on 18.07.2021


The National Committee for Emergency Situations in Romania updated yesterday the list of countries/territories according to the cumulative incidence rate of COVID-19 and included Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands in the red zone, in addition to UK and Cyprus. In the yellow zone Greece and Luxembourg were added, in addition to the Russian Federation. The updated list that will enter in force on 18.07.2021 (00.00) is available in attachment.

The other dispositions published on Flash Info yesterday remain the same:

Foreign drivers arriving in Romania from third countries (other than Member States of the European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation)are not excepted from quarantine, regardless of the classification of the zone – green, yellow or red. (note that these rules do not apply to Romanian drivers, but to any other drivers regardless of his/her nationality).

Persons arriving in Romania from third countries (other than Member States of the European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation), the quarantine measure is established for a period of 14 days regardless of the area in which the country of arrival is located. 

Exceptions from quarantine measure:
- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania.
- persons who stay in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and have a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently. If the persons do not leave Romania within 3 days (72 hours), they will be quarantined for a period of 14 days, starting with the fourth day following the entry on the Romanian territory.
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania.
- persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country
- cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova.

Documents of Proof :

The proof of vaccination is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or the document issued by the health center that administered it in Romania or abroad, and presented in the language of the country where the vaccine was administered, and in English language.

The proof of a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or by a negative result of an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no more than 72 hours before entering Romania, and issued in the language of the country where the test was performed, and in English language.

The proof of positive confirmation for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a positive RT-PCR test at the date of diagnosis by the competent authority from Romania or abroad, and presented in the language of the country where the test was performed, and in English language.


Reminder about the zones and their respective restrictions: 

Risk areas are classified as follows:
- Green areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1.5 per 1000 inhabitants;
- Yellow areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1.5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
 - Red areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.

Persons arriving in Romania from green areas from Member States of the European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation are not subject to quarantine measure.

Persons arriving in Romania from yellow areas - including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport - are subject to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. 

Exceptions from quarantine measure:
- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania.
- persons who are in possession of a negative RT-PCR test (completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently).
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania.
- persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country
- cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova

Persons arriving in Romania from red areas - including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport- are subject to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. 

Exceptions from quarantine measure:
- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania.
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania.
- persons who stay in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and have a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently. If the persons do not leave Romania within 3 days (72 hours), they will be quarantined for a period of 14 days, starting with the fourth day following the entry on the Romanian territory.
- cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova
- persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country


For persons arriving in Romania (including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport) from Great Britain, Brazil, Nepal, South Africa and India,only the following exceptions from the quarantine measure apply:


- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania. The proof of vaccination is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or the document issued by the health centre that administered it, in Romania or abroad and presented in the language of the country where the vaccine was administered, and in English language.

- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania. The proof of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Please find also attached the list of countries / territories of high epidemiological risk and the rules for applying the quarantine measure on persons arriving from them in Romania( in Romanian language).



Source: UNTRR


15.07.2021

COVID-19

19 update: Foreign drivers arriving in Romania from third countries are not exempted from quarantine, regardless of the classification of the zone

Romania (15 July 2021)


Please note that foreign drivers arriving in Romania from third countries (other than Member States of the European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation) are not excepted from quarantine, regardless of the classification of the zone – green, yellow or red.

Persons arriving in Romania from third countries (other than Member States of the European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation), the quarantine measure is established for a period of 14 days regardless of the area in which the country of arrival is located. 

Exceptions from quarantine measure:
- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania.
- persons who stay in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and have a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently. If the persons do not leave Romania within 3 days (72 hours), they will be quarantined for a period of 14 days, starting with the fourth day following the entry on the Romanian territory.
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania.
- persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country
- cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova.

Documents of Proof :


The proof of vaccination is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or the document issued by the health center that administered it in Romania or abroad, and presented in the language of the country where the vaccine was administered, and in English language.

The proof of a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or by a negative result of an RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed no more than 72 hours before entering Romania, and issued in the language of the country where the test was performed, and in English language.


The proof of positive confirmation for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or a positive RT-PCR test at the date of diagnosis by the competent authority from Romania or abroad, and presented in the language of the country where the test was performed, and in English language.


Quick Reminder about the zones and their respective restrictions: 

Risk areas are classified as follows:
- Green areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1.5 per 1000 inhabitants;
- Yellow areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1.5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
- Red areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.


Persons arriving in Romania from green areas from Member States of the European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation are not subject to quarantine measure.


Persons arriving in Romania from yellow areas - including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport - are subject to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. 

Exceptions from quarantine measure:
- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania.
- persons who are in possession of a negative RT-PCR test (completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently).
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania.
- persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country
- cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova


Persons arriving in Romania from red areas - including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport- are subject to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. 

Exceptions from quarantine measure:
- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania.
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania.
- persons who stay in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and have a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently. If the persons do not leave Romania within 3 days (72 hours), they will be quarantined for a period of 14 days, starting with the fourth day following the entry on the Romanian territory.
- cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova
- persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country


For persons arriving in Romania (including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport) from Great Britain, Brazil, Nepal, South Africa and India,only the following exceptions from the quarantine measure apply:


- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania. The proof of vaccination is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate, or the document issued by the health centre that administered it, in Romania or abroad and presented in the language of the country where the vaccine was administered, and in English language.


- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania. The proof of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Please find attached the list with the classification of countries/territories according to the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 (in Romanian). According to the list, Spain, Portugal and Russian Federation are in yellow zone and UK and Cyprus are in red zone.

Please find attached the list of countries / territories of high epidemiological risk and the rules for applying the quarantine measure on persons arriving from them in Romania( in Romanian language).

Source: UNTRR



13.07.2021

Professional Drivers are not exempted from the new regulations in Romania


Please note that new measures have entered in force in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. Professional drivers are NOT exempted from the new regulations.

Risk areas are classified as follows:
  - Green areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is less than or equal to 1.5 per 1000 inhabitants;
  - Yellow areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is between 1.5 and 3 per 1000 inhabitants;
 - Red areas: countries where the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days is greater than or equal to 3 per 1000 inhabitants.


Persons arriving in Romania from green areas are not subject to quarantine measure, nor isolation or test requirement.


Persons arriving in Romania from yellow areas - including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport - are subject to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. 
Exceptions from quarantine measure:

 - persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania. The proof of vaccination is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate.
- persons who are in possession of a negative RT-PCR test (completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently)
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania
- persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country
- cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova


Persons arriving in Romania from red areas - including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport- are subject to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person's home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. 

Exceptions from quarantine measure:
 - persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania. The proof of vaccination is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate.
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania. The proof of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate.  
- persons who stay in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and have a negative RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, completed no more than 72 hours before boarding or arriving at the border if travelling independently. If the persons do not leave Romania within 3 days (72 hours), they will be quarantined for a period of 14 days, starting with the fourth day following the entry on the Romanian territory. The proof of negative test for COVID-19 is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate.  
- cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova
- persons in transit, if they leave Romania within 24 hours from the time they entered the territory of the country


For persons arriving in Romania (including drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of passenger transport) from Great Britain, Brazil, Nepal, South Africa and India, only the following exceptions from the quarantine measure apply:
- persons who can demonstrate proof of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least ten days before arrival in Romania. The proof of vaccination is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate.
- persons who have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in the last 180 days prior to entry in Romania, for whom at least 14 days have passed from the date of confirmation to the date of entry in Romania. The proof of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection is made by EU Digital COVID Certificate.  


Please find attached the list with the classification of countries/territories according to the cumulative incidence rate of new COVID-19 (in Romanian). According to the list, Spain, Portugal and Russian Federation are in yellow zone and UK and Cyprus are in red zone.


Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                     

26.06.2020

On 17 June, the Romanian Authorities extended the state of alert by another 30 days. Each week, the National Institute of Public Health publishes a "Green zone" and "Yellow zone" list, more details here (in Romanian).  All persons coming to Romania from countries not included in the "Green zone" are subject to 14 days quarantine. Starting from 23 June the following countries are inlcuded in the "Green zone" list: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Croatia, Switzerland, Estonia, Finland, France (the European territory), Germany (except for Kreis Gutersloh which is in the Yellow zone), Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary.

The following categories are exempt from this provision:

  • Drivers of goods vehicles heavier than 2.4 tonnes who do not have symptoms associated with coronavirus
  • Drivers of passenger vehicles with more than 9 seats, including the driver's seat, who do not have symptoms associated with coronavirus
  • Drivers travelling for work purposes from their country of residence in another EU Member State or from an EU Member State to their country of residence, regardless of whether the journey is made by individual means (car) or own-account
  • Cross-border workers entering Romania from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine or the Republic of Moldova.

All border crossing points are open to goods vehicles, except Oancea (on the border with the Republic of Moldova) and Naidas (on the border with Serbia). Romanian border police provide updates on the current situation at borders here


Members are reminded that transit corridors are still in force: vehicles transiting through Romania must leave the country within 48 hours from their entry.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                     

03.06.2020

As from 1 June, Romania resumed the international road transport of passengers through regular services, special regular services and occasional services in international traffic. Passenger transport operations are carried out in compliance with those prevention measures applicable to road transport, as established by Law 55/2020. The legal framework is available in Romanian here.

The validity of Romanian driving licences expiring during the state of emergency has also been extended until 13 August 2020. Further information can be found here.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                     

18.05.2020

On 15 May, Romanian authorities confirmed that their ‘state of emergency’ status was reduced to ‘state of alert’ at national level. Social distancing measures remain mandatory and face masks should be worn in enclosed spaces. All foreign nationals are banned from entry into Romania, with the exception of: family members of Romanian citizens, family members of citizens of other member states of the European Union or of the European Economic Area or of the Helvetic Confederation, having residence in Romania; persons in possession of a long term visa or a residence permit; persons travelling in a professional capacity, proved by a visa, residence permit or other equivalent document; diplomatic or consular personnel, personnel of international organisations, military personnel or personnel ensuring humanitarian support; passengers in transit, including repatriated following the granting of consular protection; passengers travelling for imperative reasons (medical or familial); persons in need of international protection or other humanitarian reasons.

The international transport of passengers between Romania and Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Swiss Confederation, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, the Netherlands and Turkey is suspended until 1 June 2020.

There are no changes on the current measures regarding road freight transport.

On 14 May, the measure applied which lifted the traffic ban on the DN1 (E60), Ploiesti – Brasov for vehicles over 7.5t expired.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                     

22.04.2020

On 22 April, UNTRR confirmed that, although the Romanian Authorities have not sent the updated information to the European Commission regarding the extension of the state of emergency until 15 May 2020, it is understood that documents such as licences, transport certificates, authorisations, etc., will remain valid during the state of emergency period.

Therefore, documents issued by the Romanian Road Authority that expire during the state of emergency will remain valid until 15 May and can be renewed within 90 days of that date. Documents can be sent by post.

The validity of Romanian driving licences expiring during the state of emergency has also been extended until 15 May.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                       

21.04.2020

Romanian Authorities have extended the temporary relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest time rules for drivers performing domestic/international road transport of goods. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14.2 of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. This exception applies from 17 April to 31 May. The measures lifted are the following:

·        Art. 6.1: replacement of the maximum daily driving limit of 9 hours with one of 11 hours.

·        Art. 7: replacement of the minimum daily breaks requirements by imposing a break of 45 minutes after 5 and a half hours driving.

·        Art. 8.1: reduction of the daily rest requirements from 11 to 9 hours.

·        Art. 8.6: postponement of a weekly rest period beyond six 24-hour periods.

On 16 April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs issued a new Military Ordinance for which the measures regarding the ban on exporting some agricultural food products ceased to apply.

On 16 April, the National Company for Road Infrastructure Administration (CNAIR) extended the measures lifting the driving restrictions imposed on vehicles with a maximum authorised weight over 7.5 tonnes on the DN1 (E60) between Ploiesti and Brasov until 14.05.2020 (during the state of emergency). The driving restrictions are still in force on the DN1 between Bucharest and Ploiesti.

Also, the driving restrictions imposed on vehicles with a maximum authorised weight over 7.5 tonnes are lifted until 14 May 2020 (during the state of emergency) on the A2 highway (Bucharest - Constanta), DN7 (Pitesti - Vestem), and DN39 (Agigea - Mangalia) on the day before the public holidays and the day of public holidays (30 April and 1 May).

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                               

15.04.2020

On 14 April, the Romanian President extended the state of emergency on the territory of Romania for an additional 30 days, starting from 15 April. The same conditions apply. The text of the decree can be read here (Romanian only).

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                     

11.04.2020

The Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs issued Military Ordinance No.8, which details new measures as follows:

· The following State Border Crossing Points will remain totally or partially closed during the entire period of the state of emergency:

At the Romanian-Hungarian Border:

1. Turnu, Arad County (except for the movement of cross-border workers);

2. Salonta, Bihor County – railway and road (except for the movement of cross-border workers by road);

3. Sãcuieni, Bihor County (except for the movement of cross-border workers);

4. Valea lui Mihai, Bihor County - railway and road (except for railway freight traffic);

5. Carei, Satu Mare County.

Note: A cross border-worker is understood as a person who makes proof of living and working within an maximum area of 30 km from the Romanian-Hungarian state border, calculated from the nearest border-crossing point open for people, and who returns home at least once a week. The Romanian-Hungarian border-crossing points open for cross-border workers when entering Romania are the following: Cenad, Nãdlac, Turnu, Vãrșand, Salonta, Borș, Sãcuieni, Urziceni, Petea.

At the Romanian-Bulgarian Border:

1. Negru Vodã, Constanța County;

2. Lipnița, Constanța County;

3. Dobromir, Constanța County;

4. Zimnicea, Teleorman County;

5. Turnu Mãgurele, Teleorman County;

6. Bechet, Dolj County (except for railway freight traffic).

At the Romanian-Ukrainian Border:

1. Sighetu Marmației, Maramureș County;

2. Isaccea, Tulcea County.

At the Romanian-Moldovan Border:

1. Rãdãuți-Prut, Botoșani County;

2. Oancea, Galați County.

At the Romania-Serbian Border:

1. Porțile de Fier II, Mehedinți County;

2. Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Mehedinți (except for railway freight traffic);

3. Orșova, Mehedinți County;

4. Moldova Nouã, Caraș-Severin County;

5. Naidãș, Caraș-Severin County;

6. Vãlcani, Timil County;

7. Stamora-Moravița, Timiș County- railway (except for railway freight traffic);

8. Lunga, Timiș County;

9. Foeni, Timiș County;

10. Jimbolia, Timiș County - railway (except for railway freight traffic).

· The export of the following agricultural food products is prohibited/suspended during the state of emergency:

1. grain and meslin – tariff code 1001;

2. barley - tariff code 1053;

3. oat - tariff code 1004;

4. corn - tariff code 1005;

5. rice – tariff code 1006;

6. wheat flour or meslin - tariff code 1101;

7. soy beans, even crushed - tariff code1201;

8. sunflower seeds even shattered – tariff code 1206;

9. sunflower seed oil, saffron or cottonseed oil and their fractions even refined but not chemically modified - tariff code 1512;

10. cane or bean sugar and chemically pure sucrose in solid state - tariff code 1701;

11. bakery, pastry and biscuit products, unposted bread, empty capsules from starch leaf used for medicines, waffles with lid, dried pasta from flour, from starch, starch extracted from potatoes and similar products - tariff code 1905;

12. cakes and other solid residues, whether or not ground or agglomerated in pellet form, resulting from the extraction of soybean oil – tariff code 2304;

13. cakes and other solid residues, whether or not ground or agglomerated in pellet form resulting from the extraction of fats or vegetable oils, other than those of the positions 2304 or 2305 - tariff code 2306;

Notes:

- Export of the above-mentioned products is prohibited/suspended to non-EU Member States.

- Export of the above-mentioned products is allowed only if the EU Member State proves that the acquired products are destined for its own domestic market or another EU-Member state, and not for export outside EU. The Statement regarding the usage of the purchased goods must be filled.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                                  

06.04.2020

On 4 April, the Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs issued Military Ordinance No.7, which details new measures for the road transport of persons and goods that have been put in place and are as follows:

- Article 11. - The international road transport of persons through regular services, special regular services and occasional services in international traffic has been suspended until the end of the state of emergency. The provision applies to routes between Romania and Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Swiss Confederation, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands and Turkey.

- Article 12. - Upon entering Romania, drivers of goods vehicles heavier than 2.4 tonnes and who do not have symptoms associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) must complete a declaration using the template from the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communication, where details of the location where drivers can be contacted during the period between the two transports must be given (templates of these forms are available in Romanian here). Drivers are not required to undergo self-isolation at home or quarantine, provided that the employer ensures they use protective materials against coronavirus (COVID-19).

Note: Foreign drivers of goods vehicles heavier than 2.4 tonnes who are transiting Romanian territory are not required to complete the medical statement as provided in Art.14 (see below).

- Article 13. - The provision of Article 12 applies accordingly to drivers of goods vehicles heavier than 2.4 tonnes, who are travelling for professional reasons either from Romania to another European Union Member State, or from another EU Member State to Romania, to the state of residence of the driver, regardless of whether the trip is made in his/her freight vehicle, by individual means of transport or on his/her own. Upon entry to Romania they must present an employee certificate signed by the employer.

- Article 14.1 - Drivers of goods vehicles heavier than 2.4 tonnes who are transiting Romanian territory are not required to complete the medical statement upon entry into Romania, provided they meet the following minimum conditions:

a) They only use transit corridors, and border crossing points at the end of these corridors, approved by the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communication and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Any deviation from these is not permitted.

b) Transit through Romanian territory must be done within the minimum time frame, and must not exceed 48 hours from entry into Romania, including stationary periods for their daily rest.

c) Parking of the vehicle is done exclusively in allocated parking areas located along the identified transit corridors.

Drivers transiting Romania must fill out this form when entering the country. The form must be handed over at the border of exit.

Note: In this case, the Romanian Inspectorate for Road Transport Control confirmed that professional drivers are also required to have the form provided by ANNEX 3, Template of Certificate for International Transport Workers (EC communication on green lanes) details here.

- Article 14.2 - In the case of non-compliance with the conditions provided in paragraph 1 (14.1), the driver of the vehicle will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days, bearing any expenses incurred for this quarantine.

- Article 14.3 - Upon entering Romania the driver is required to apply a special sticker from by the State Inspectorate for Control of Road Transport to the vehicle’s windscreen, in order to show the transit corridors (the model of which has been established by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications).

Romanian authorities have also published an interactive map displaying transit corridors, refuelling stations and rest areas.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                             

05.04.2020

The Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs issued the Military Ordinance no. 7. New measures for road transport of persons and goods have been put in place and are as follows:

Article 11. - The international road transport of persons through regular services, special regular services and occasional services in international traffic is suspended until the end of the state of emergency. The provision applies to routes between Romania and Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Swiss Confederation, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands and Turkey.

Article. 12. - Upon entering Romania, drivers of goods vehicles heavier than 2.4 tonnes that do not have symptoms associated with COVID-19 shall fill out a declaration on their own responsibility whose model is established by the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communication where they assume the location where they can be contacted during the period between two transports. They do not undergo isolation at home measure/quarantine provided that the employer ensures the protective materials against COVID-19.

Article. 13. - The provision of article 12 shall apply accordingly to drivers of goods vehicles heavier than 2.4 tonnes which are moving for professional reasons from Romania to another European Union Member State or from another EU Member State to Romania, to the state of residence of the driver, regardless of whether the trip is on board of the freight vehicle or by individual means of transport or on its own. Upon entrance to Romania they must present an employee certificate signed by the employer.

Article. 14.1 - Drivers of goods vehicles heavier than 2.4 tonnes which transit Romanian territory are not required to complete the epidemiological statement, upon entry into Romania, if they meet the following minimum conditions:

a) They only use transit corridors and border crossing points at the ends of these corridors approved by the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communication and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, deviation from these being forbidden.

b) The transit through Romanian territory shall be done in a minimum time frame without exceeding 48 hours from entering Romania including periods of stationary for the daily rest.

c) Parking of the vehicle is done exclusively in parking lots located on the identified transit corridors.

Drivers transiting Romania have to fill out this form when entering the country. The form must be handed over at the border of exit.

Article 14.2 - In case of non-compliance with the conditions provided in paragraph 1, the driver of the vehicle will be obliged to enter quarantine for 14 days, bearing the expenses incurred with his quarantine.

Article 14.3 - Upon entering Romania the driver is required to apply on the glazed parts of the vehicle (windshield) a special sticker made available by the State Inspectorate for Control of Road Transport, respectively to keep the transit form whose model is established by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communications. 

Romanian authorities have also published an interactive map displaying corridors, refueling stations and rest areas.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                                  

04.04.2020

On 4 April, the National Company for Road Infrastructure Administration (CNAIR) lifted driving restrictions on vehicles heavier than 7.5 tonnes on the Ploiesti-Brasov section of DN1 (E60) national road. The measure applies until 16 April.

Driving restrictions on the Bucharest-Ploiesti section of DN1 are still in force.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                              

30.03.2020

The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Romania has announced new measures which will enter in force on 31 March, 2020:

When entering the country, for the protection of their families, drivers of freight vehicles with maximum permitted weight of more than 2.4 tones have the option to choose for quarantine/isolation, for a maximum 14-day period between journeys. One of the following options can be chosen to protecting against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19):

a) quarantine in spaces provided by the employer;
b) the isolation at home together with all the persons with whom they live, or alone, in another available living space;
c) quarantine upon request, in the spaces made available by the public administration authorities, with the support of the expenses related to the quarantine.

Drivers of these freight vehicles (with a maximum permitted weight of more than 2.4 tons) must communicate their chosen option for their period of quarantine/isolation (a), b) or c)), by filling a declaration on their own responsibility. The above-mentioned provisions also apply to aircraft pilots and ship crews.

These measures only applies to Romanian drivers.

For additional references, regular updates are also available in English on UNTRR website.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                             

29.03.2020

The Romanian Ministry of Transport publishes daily information regarding the situation at border crossing points on its website.The updated border waiting times can also be found here. Currently, the main bottlenecks reported are the following (at 16:00):

CALAFAT EXIT FROM THE COUNTRY
More than 125 vehicles are waiting and the queue extend over 2.7 km with a waiting time of more than 3 hours.
CALAFAT ENTRY IN THE COUNTRY
51 vehicles are waiting and the queue extend over 1.2 km with a waiting time of 50 min

GIURGIU ENTRY IN THE COUNTRY
Queue of 500 meters, waiting time 60 minutes,
GIURGIU DEPARTURE FROM THE COUNTRY
5 trucks are currently waiting
Between 14:00 and 15:00, 44 vehicles entered through Giurgu Customs and 32 vehicles left.

NADLAC II ENTRY TO THE COUNTRY
Queue of approximately 2.5 km with a waiting time of approx.  2 hours.
NADLAC II EXIT FROM THE COUNTRY
Queue of approximately 3 km, waiting time approx.  2 hours.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                               

26.03.2020

On 24 March 2020, the Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs announced the following new measures:

·       Isolation at home or, as the case may be, quarantine for all persons entering Romania (it is not clear if this measure also applies to truck drivers). This measure entered into force on25 March 2020 at 12:00 (Romanian time).

·       All flights to France and Germany, and from France and Germany to Romania, are suspended for a period of 14 days. This measure does not apply to flights by state aircraft, freight and mail, humanitarian or emergency medical services, andauthorised non-commercial technical flights. This measure entered into force on25 March 2020 at 23:00 (Romanian time).

·       Documents issued by the public authorities that expire during the state of emergency may be exchanged within 90 days from the date of cessation of the state of emergency.

Passage transit corridors in Romania

In line with the EC request, Romania has established the following transit corridors (map here):

Corridor 1

·       Alternative 1: Nădlac (border crossing point)  – Arad – Timișoara – Lugoj – Ilia – Deva – Simeria – Sebeș – Sibiu - Râmnicu Vâlcea – Pitești – Bucharest – Giurgiu (border crossing point).

·       Alternative 2: Borș (border crossing point)  – Oradea – Cluj Napoca – Alba Iulia – Sebeș – Sibiu - Râmnicu Vâlcea – Pitești – Bucharest – Giurgiu (border crossing point).

·       Additional corridor from Bucharest to Constanța A2.

Corridor 2

·       Giurgiu (border crossing point) – București – Urziceni – Buzãu – Focșani – Bacãu – Suceava – Siret (border crossing point).

Corridor 3

·       Nădlac (border crossing point) - Arad – Timișoara – Lugoj – Caransebeș – Orșova – Drobeta Turnu Severin – Șimian – Maglavit - Calafat (border crossing point).

Corridor 4

·       Moravița (border crossing point) – Timișoara – Arad – Oradea – Satu Mare – Halmeu (border crossing point).

Corridor 5

·       Nãdlac (border crossing point) – Arad – Timișoara – Lugoj – Ilia – Deva – Simeria – Sebeș – Sibiu – Brașov – Târgu Secuiesc – Lepșa – Focșani – Tesila – Tecuci – Bârlad – Huși – Albița (border crossing point).

The Romanian Ministry of Transport publishes daily information regarding the situation at border crossing points on its website here. The information is updated every evening at 20:00.
According to this information (updated 25.03.2020), there are long queues of trucks and long waiting times at the border crossings with Hungary and Bulgaria.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                                          

22.03.2020

Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs announced new measures as follows:

1)        Retail activities, products and services are temporarily suspended in the shopping centers where several economic operators operate, except for the sale of food, veterinary or pharmaceutical products and cleaning services.

2)        Recommendations entering in force on March 22, 2020, at 22.00 (local time) for the movement of people between 06.00 – 22.00:

-        the movement of persons outside the home/household should be carried out only for the following reasons:

a) travel in professional interest, including moving between home/household and the workplace, when the professional activity is essential and cannot be postponed or performed remotely;

b) travel for the provision of goods that cover the basic needs of the persons and their pets, as well as goods necessary for the professional activity;

c) travel for healthcare that cannot be postponed or performed remotely;

d) displacement for justified reasons, such as caring/accompanying the child, the assistance of elderly, sick or disabled persons or death of a family member;

e) short trips, near the home/household, related to the individual physical activity of the people and the needs of their pets.  

3)        Between 22.00 – 06.00 the movement of persons outside the home/household is allowed only by presenting, at the request of the competent authorities, a certificate issued by the employer or a declaration on their own responsibility. The declaration on its own responsibility must include name and surname, date of birth, address of place of residence/household/place of work and reason for travel. The measure shall be applied from March 23, 2020, at 22:00 (local time).

4)        Foreign citizens cannot enter Romania's territory unless they transit Romania through designated corridors, whose list will be shared as soon as it is made available. The following categories are exempted from such provision:

a) family members of Romanian citizens;

b) family members of citizens of other EU Member States, of the European Economic Area, or of the Swiss Confederation, residing in Romania;

c) citizens who hold a long-stay visa, a residence permit or a document equivalent to the residence permit issued by the Romanian authorities, or an equivalent document issued by the authorities of other states, according to the law of the European Union;

d) people travelling in professional interest, evidenced by visa, residence permit, or other equivalent documents;

e) diplomatic staff or consular personnel, personnel of international organisations, military personnel or personnel who can provide humanitarian aid;

f) passengers in transit, including those repatriated as a result of granting consular protection;

g) passengers travelling on imperative grounds (medical or family);

h) persons who need international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.

Exceptions:

-     National transport of goods and passengers

-     International road freight transport  

-     Drivers of goods vehicles over 2.4t who arrive from or have passed through "red areas" or "yellow areas" are not subject to quarantine or isolation measures if at the border crossing point they do not show symptoms associated with coronavirus infection SARS-CoV-2. All persons entering Romania will have to fill in a form. Templates of these forms are available in Romanian and  English here.

-    Drivers of goods vehicles over 2.4t have the obligation, at the border crossing point, to have on them and to wear individual means of protection, such as disinfectant, gloves, face mask and to present documents attesting the route of travel to the destination.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                                          

19.03.2020

Restrictions

The President of Romania declared on Monday 16 March 2020, a 30-day state of emergency to limit the spread of COVID-19. Additional measures have also been taken:

  • All persons entering Romania from countries where there are at least 500 confirmed COVID-19 cases (based on the WHO list), will be placed under quarantine or self-isolation. According to Romanian Authorities, the red zones are: China - Hubei zone, Italy, Republic of Korea - Daegu City and Chengdu zone, Iran - persons coming from above mentioned regions will be put in quarantine for 14 days.  Persons coming from the following countries (which register more than 500 confirmed COVID-19 cases) will spend 14 days of self-isolation at home: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Republic of Korea, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Malaysia, Norway, Netherlands, China, Spain, United States of America, Sweden.
  • Restaurants, hotels, cafes and pubs are closed.
  • All flights to and from Spain are suspended at all Romanian airports for a period of 14 days. This decision takes effect on 18.03.2020, 20:00 Romanian time.
  • Romania’s decision to suspend flights to and from Italy has been extended for a period of 14 days, from 23 March 2020.
  • Road transport of passengers by regular services, special regular services and occasional services in international traffic for all journeys performed by transport operators to/from Italy from/to Romania from 10.03.2020 at 12:00 until 31.03.2020 at 12:00 (Romanian time) are suspended.

Exceptions:

  • National transport of goods and passengers,
  • International road freight transport,
  • Drivers of goods vehicles over 3.5t who arrive from or have passed through "red zones" or "yellow zones" are not subject to quarantine or isolation measures if at the border crossing point they do not show symptoms associated with COVID-19. All persons entering Romania will have to fill in a form. Templates of these forms are available in Romanian and English here.
  • Drivers of goods vehicles over 3.5t are obligated, at border crossing points, to have on them and to wear personal means of protection such as disinfectant, gloves, face masks, and present documents attesting the route of travel to the destination.

The following border crossing points have been closed:

  • Border crossing points with Hungary: Turnu, Săcuieni, Salonta and Valea lui Mihai.
  • Border crossing point with Ukraine: Sighet.
  • Border crossing points with Bulgaria: Negru Vodă, Lipniţa, Dobromir, Zimnicea, Turnu Măgurele and Bechet.
  • Border crossing points with Moldova: Rădăuţi, Prut and Oancea.
  • On Thursday 12 March 2020, the Serbian Authorities unilaterally closed the following border crossing points with Romania: Porţile de Fier 2, Moldova Nouă, Foieni, Lunga, Vâlcani, Drobeta Turnu Severin and Naidăş.

Due to the volume of traffic, the waiting times at borders will be significantly longer. The updated border waiting times can be found here.

Relieves

Romanian Authorities has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for drivers performing domestic/international road transport of goods. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. This exception applies from 18.03.2020 to 16.04.2020. Measures lifted are the following:

  • Art. 6(1): replacement of the maximum daily driving limit of 9 hours with one of 11 hours.
  • Art. 7: replacement of the minimum daily breaks requirements by imposing a break of 45 minutes after 5 and a half hours driving.
  • Art. 8(1): reduction of the daily rest requirements from 11 to 9 hours.
  • Art. 8(6): postponement of a weekly rest period beyond six-24 hour periods.

Source: UNTRR

                                                                                                                          

18.03.2020


On Monday 16 March, the Romanian authorities declared a 30-day state of emergency in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Additional measures have been taken to ensure that all persons travelling to Romania from countries with at least 500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be placed under either quarantine or self-isolation.

According to Romanian authorities, the following are red zones and persons coming from these areas will be put under quarantine for 14 days: Hubei zone (China), Italy, Daegu City and Cheongdo zones (Republic of Korea), Iran.

Persons coming from the following countries (which have confirmed more than 500 confirmed cases of COVID-19) must spend 14 days of self-isolation at home: Austria; Belgium, Republic of Korea (other provinces), Denmark, Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Norway, the Netherlands, China (other zones), Spain, United States of America, and Sweden.

Although the transport of goods is permitted, the measures mentioned above also include drivers, and UNTRR has requested that the Romanian authorities consider the potential exemption of the above quarantine and self-isolation rules for drivers.

Source: UNTRR

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